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Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:54 pm

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Oh, long post, but everything gots its story i guess. And the trip to the philippines is probably a good sized paper in itself.


awesome - i'd love to hear about it... plz post!

and if u wanna gander at my filipino pix, click the url below:

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Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:34 pm

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Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:08 pm

Just to let ya'll know, I recently got gallery installed on my home webserver and have put up all my pics i've taken with my new camera. Feel free to browse and enjoy. PM me for more info if ya want.

http://usacomp.zapto.org/gallery/index.php
 
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Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:34 pm

awesome - i'd love to hear about it... plz post!
Ill see when i have time. Right now i only have a a4-paper with points of what the whole thing was about, we covered alot of ground in 2.5 weeks there, together with the week in thailand before that too.

Mainly, a friend of mine was doing a practial half year as a social worker in an exchange program in baguio. So me and another friend went down and celebrated christmas and newyear with her and stayed about 2.5 weeks. And as she had already gotten to know people, we kindof got in on that too, which was extremely nice as we wasnt playing tourist and really got to know some people.
 
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Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:27 pm

I was out on a walk shooting some stuff, only got one keeper, my muse has been really low lately. Still, i found it pretty nice.


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Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:50 pm

The sunset tonight as taken by me from the top of our football stadium
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Or the full-res one:
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Another amazing view of the sky at the same time:
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full-res: http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8086/stitch04729tb.jpg

I love the stitch software 8)

I wonder if any of that is from the Hurricane that's coming through south of us?
 
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The little guy seems like he functions like a normal small largemouth bass ought to in spite of the chunk taken out of his back, there are a lot of snapping turtles around so maybe those did this to him...
 
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Time to get this thread back to the surface once more. Got myself a new watch a few days ago, but i couldnt find any good images how the watch really looked instead of showing the features(like the product images) so i had to roll my own so to speak. Still didnt get the reflective parts as i wanted and it was lots of other tiny faults here and there, but then, it was a quick shot. :D

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From my summer job doing software engineering for a horse feed manufacturer that provides services to the thoroughbred breeding industry.
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Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:32 am

two more pics, hope you like'em :-)

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Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:53 am

Aphasia wrote:
Time to get this thread back to the surface once more. Got myself a new watch a few days ago, but i couldnt find any good images how the watch really looked instead of showing the features(like the product images) so i had to roll my own so to speak. Still didnt get the reflective parts as i wanted and it was lots of other tiny faults here and there, but then, it was a quick shot. :D



The focus just seems off inside the face, or just a little blurry or something.
 
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Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:49 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Aphasia wrote:
Time to get this thread back to the surface once more. Got myself a new watch a few days ago, but i couldnt find any good images how the watch really looked instead of showing the features(like the product images) so i had to roll my own so to speak. Still didnt get the reflective parts as i wanted and it was lots of other tiny faults here and there, but then, it was a quick shot. :D



The focus just seems off inside the face, or just a little blurry or something.
He, that was one of the tiny faults that was here and there. DOF got quite short, so yes, as the face is slightly slanted, the DOF doesnt cover all of it as it should if it wasnt a quick snapshot. Compare the upper part vs. the lower part of the face.

Some of the other faults include having my dinner(can of meatsoup) being reflexted in the upper bracelet part of the watch, and not having lit the watch with tiny spots and getting a better angle that would bring out the more reflective parts beside the face. Also, the time should have been set to actually reflect the shape of the face and arms. Also, all highlights actually got a blue fringing that i had to lessen before i shrunk it, not much to get away from that as long as you use digital. Overloaded cells are overloaded cells.

But yeah, thats if you are picky, which i am for my product shots that goes into the magazine, but not for a quick, "look-heres-my-new-thingy" shots. :P
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What size fstop is that you are using?
 
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What size fstop is that you are using?
Hmm, that was a handheld shot under the weak kitchen counter light, so probably F/2.8 or perhaps F/4 at the most. Tamron 90 Macro.
 
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Another one for ya'll:


That's a cool picture, it looks 3d.
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This looks like crap . Took it with my cheap digital instead of the good one . Lighting wasnt very good at the time , no tripod , and its 5 photos ran through a stitch program . But it kind of gets the point across . ITS REALLY TALL . The quality of the bottom stitch is terrible . When i get a minute i will fix that .

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Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:52 pm

*screams* WIDE PAGES! NOOO!

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It's my spare-parts Model M. I removed the keys from the Print Screen block, and pulled an I, a B, and an M, and popped them in that location. Then, I used my Crappy Snake Webcam(tm) to take that pic (that's why it's 352x288...)
 
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javadog, that picture of the aquarium looks like a screenshot of a game more than a picture. How did you do that? (it's the chain that looks rendered)
 
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Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:47 am

Great pics everyone.

You are an inspiration for me to someday get a really nice camera.

Dig the dragonfly pic. I love dragonflies. Cool horse pics too.
 
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This is my girlfriend and my new puppy. What do you guys think?
 
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:26 am

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javadog, that picture of the aquarium looks like a screenshot of a game more than a picture. How did you do that? (it's the chain that looks rendered)


The chain does look rendered, but the whole ship looks like it has that 3DMark2005 glow to it. The picture is a bit blurry, so it looks ethereal.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and it's very well done.

That tower looks nice and tall, too. Too bad you can't lock the camera settings to take multiple pictures.
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:48 am

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That tower looks nice and tall, too. Too bad you can't lock the camera settings to take multiple pictures.

On my camera you can :wink:
/me pats my canon a520 with it's panorama setting on the back 8)
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:43 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
FireGryphon wrote:
That tower looks nice and tall, too. Too bad you can't lock the camera settings to take multiple pictures.

On my camera you can :wink:
/me pats my canon a520 with it's panorama setting on the back 8)
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Nice! Go Gators!

I was down there for the game against LTU. What a slaughter that was, we at least tripled all their stats during the game. For what it's worth, my seats were more or less directly across from the vantage point from which that picture was taken. Look horizontal across the field, and a bit to the right and a little bit down and I'm there.
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This is my girlfriend and my new puppy. What do you guys think?


Is that a serious question? :o
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Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:26 pm

The GF is hot :(, I don't care about the puppy...

Oh, wait, you actually wanted comments on the photography? Not bad at all.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:28 pm

This is something quite unheard of in western NY, a large cat print. I may have gotten really lucky and have the first hard evidence of one inthe wild! The DEC has been searching for proof for a while apparently, and I have it!

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This is something quite unheard of in western NY, a large cat print. I may have gotten really lucky and have the first hard evidence of one inthe wild! The DEC has been searching for proof for a while apparently, and I have it!


Sure its not a dog? Not meaning to pee on your bonfire either btw.
 
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Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:09 pm

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Sure its not a dog? Not meaning to pee on your bonfire either btw.

I've got 2 cats and a dog; that print is definitely from a cat.

According to this LINK, the size of those prints argues for a bobcat. Big cat prints (mountain lion et al) would be 3" by 3.5" and the picture sure looks more like the 1.5" by 1.5" typical of bobcats.
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Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:32 pm

Linkage:

http://www.markwyman.com/pictures/HomeP ... arters.jpg

I superimposed the quarters. Either my quarters are unnaturally small, or that is one BIG bobcat. I have seen bobcat prints, and they are not this large. We do have bobcats, but you can usually identify thier prints because they are surrounded with a fur ring, especially this late in the season.

Remember a quarter is just shy of an inch. So this is a smaller mountin lion if it is one. Possibly a young one.

A local outdoors expert agrees, he has never seen a cat print this large. It is almost 2x what he is used to seing.

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Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:20 pm

I stand corrected as to size. That is a big cat.

We've had much the same issue here in VT. Many long-time woods types see mountain lions (called catamounts 'round here) and their prints, but the Fish & Wildlife people refuse to believe the sightings, or claim it's an "escaped exotic pet".

I think they're waiting for one to show up as road kill.
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