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Old 10-06-2014, 07:00 PM   #1861
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My dad was a B-17 radio/machine gun operator in WWII and a few years ago, I took a ride on a B-17- it was great and was neat to see the spot where he would have been on missions.
Words cannot express the respect I have for those WWII vets who flew missions and submarine missions and others. I did go on the ride and it was great and well worth the money. I posted about it here.

I remember touring the Torsk submarine in Baltimore harbor and coming away with much the same impression (didn't have a camera with me then).
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:03 PM   #1862
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Words cannot express the respect I have for those WWII vets who flew missions and submarine missions and others. I did go on the ride and it was great and well worth the money. I posted about it here.

I remember touring the Torsk submarine in Baltimore harbor and coming away with much the same impression (didn't have a camera with me then).

Yep - although I've always admired and respected veterans, I've come to appreciate the WWII vets the most. Here's a couple of shots of the B-17 giving rides at this year's Oshkosh, Wi airshowImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1412650954.894991.jpgImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1412650984.225130.jpg




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Old 10-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #1863
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A couple of shots from a recent trip to Sedona, Az

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Old 10-08-2014, 07:40 AM   #1864
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Nice image, Audrey. I've a 10-24 lens I really like. It's a DX lens, and I'm using it's on a full frame camera now, so it's something like a 9-16 now, without vignetting. I love the ultra wide angle.


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Nice image, Audrey. I've a 10-24 lens I really like. It's a DX lens, and I'm using it's on a full frame camera now, so it's something like a 9-16 now, without vignetting. I love the ultra wide angle.


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Thanks!

My camera is full frame too, although I'm not sure I'm willing to go below 14mm with it.

This camera works really well in low light - tons of details in the shadows, which made it great for handheld without stabilization inside buildings. The posted photo was taken at ISO 4000.
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My camera is full frame too, although I'm not sure I'm willing to go below 14mm with it.



This camera works really well in low light - tons of details in the shadows, which made it great for handheld without stabilization inside buildings. The posted photo was taken at ISO 4000.

I'm old school, and always shot at low ISOs. I'm just now getting used to the idea I can decent quality at higher ISOs with modern cameras.

You can do some neat stuff with ultra wide - especially landscapes and architectural


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Rainy day - went for a walk and took the AW1 along. Stopped at a farmer's market, and took these photos just after someone deigned to inform me this was not a 'good day' for taking photos lol.

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I have posted this picture in the awful weather forum but thought it might be of interest to someone here. When there are a lot of ice crystals in the air the light is refracted into what is known as "sun dogs". These only happen on very cold days.
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That's a neat effect...


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Nice Sun Dog, Nodak! I'm in no hurry to see those again
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Went for another walk today, and took the AW1, this time with a Nikon FX mount 28-70 2.8 lens (effective 75.6 - 189)

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Went hiking at Starved Rock State Park in Il. Shot some birds and some other stuff

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Saw a heron out today, and with the 200mm lens (full frame) on my D800 - this was my closest shot

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Didn't have a longer lens, so I switched cameras and put the AW1 on the 200mm

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Not the same quality, but a usable shot at an effective 550 mm. Even got a decent crop off it

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Been waiting for the opportunity to try this. AF even worked


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It was also done handheld - difficult because the AW1 has no viewfinder, so I can't brace the camera against my forehead


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Golden hour in a cemetery near Nippori Station, Tokyo. Taken while traveling in Sept.

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Not the same quality, but a usable shot at an effective 550 mm. Even got a decent crop off it
Far more useable than what I expected from that camera.
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This is not a good technical photo but it was interesting.

This man was in the market in an old part of Jakarta selling live frogs (to eat, not as pets) and he would skin them for you while they were still live (so presumably you knew they were fresh).

I have been through that market before but never notice the frog man before.
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Nice use of color and shadows...


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That's a good street portrait


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