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Sam,

I consider myself to be an 'aspiring' photographer. Want to get better at it. Also, in both cases I didn't have the luxury of time to take the shot. The bird photo came from a series of 6 that I took while it was taking off, shooting continuously and panning along.

What's that last photo of? A shipwreck on the beach?
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No Hans it was just that wildlife shots aren't my thing and I didn't want to leave a comment on the other two sets of photos if you know what I mean. I've been playing with taking photos while panning after seeing some good examples of movement from a blurred background - not as easy as I'd like.

Nice spotting - is an old steel hulled (passenger I think) ship The Hydrabad which was wrecked in 1878 on Waiterere Beach about 1.5hr drive from where I live.

Funny the number of us into taking photos here...
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Lots of reading (I recently plowed through a lot of George Orwell). Snowboarding, hiking, and backpacking. Running and lifting weights. Continuing my pilot training when I find time or money (mainly the latter). Fixing/breaking my vehicle. Reading Reason magazine. Camping with friends.

And soon, to the detriment of all of the above, being a homeowner. :unsure:

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Lots of reading (I recently plowed through a lot of George Orwell). Snowboarding, hiking, and backpacking.  Running and lifting weights. Continuing my pilot training when I find time or money (mainly the latter). Fixing/breaking my vehicle. Reading Reason magazine. Camping with friends.

And soon, to the detriment of all of the above, being a homeowner.  :unsure:

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And Pete - here in SoCal, that's *quite* the accomplishment. Congrats!
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Hi, a bit strange that mapping and cartography get along so often... i'm a amateur photographer too :) :

http://www.flickr.co.../laurent_jegou/

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Hi, a bit strange that mapping and cartography get along so often... i'm a amateur photographer too :) :

http://www.flickr.co.../laurent_jegou/

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Very nice! what type of macro lens are you using?

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Very nice!  what type of macro lens are you using?

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Thanks :)

My main macro lens is the Sigma 50mm EX, a great portait/macro lens, quick (f/2.8) and not expensive. The other one is a Sigma 70/300 apo/macro, with it's 90cm minimal focal distance i can safely (and quietly) take photos of more spicky insects :)

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... exhibit at:  SuperValu Redux

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Congrats... you have some nice shots in there.

What kind of photo equipment do you use?

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All photos were taken with a Nikon Cookpix 5400. It's a lemon of a camera though. I can't wait till I can afford to buy a new (different make) one. Btw, there are now new photos of the exhibit itself, which opened last week. Here's the link:
http://www.supervaluredux.org/exhibit

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... exhibit at:  SuperValu Redux

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Congrats... you have some nice shots in there.

What kind of photo equipment do you use?

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All photos were taken with a Nikon Cookpix 5400. It's a lemon of a camera though. I can't wait till I can afford to buy a new (different make) one. Btw, there are now new photos of the exhibit itself, which opened last week. Here's the link:
http://www.supervaluredux.org/exhibit

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cheers,
Drew

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Congrats! Wonderfully put together. I like the nuts and bolts and scraps that were used as displays. it really brings together the mood of the pictures. well done!

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This seemed like a good thread for my first post. My two non-computing related interests are digital photography and fly fishing. In particular, I really enjoy spending as much time as possible floating in my drift boat on the various rivers out west.



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Morris dancing. No jokes please. OK, I know that's impossible, but please be gentle...

I dance with Ramsey's Braggarts here in Minneapolis in the summer (that's me in the front, this past Memorial Day weekend in Madison, about a block from where NACIS meets this fall) and with Great Northern Border in the winter. I also dance with Juggler Meadow Morris Men when I'm in New England.

I know there are other morris-dancing cartographers out there, or at least geographers. Are any of you on here?

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I spend time outside with my 5.5-year old son...we hike, bicycle...

I'm an amateur astronomer as well and have sparked an interest with my son with a 5.5" Newtonian Reflector telescope.

I'm also an avid trance-progressive-house music fanatic...I admin on http://www.crystalclouds.com if you have an interest in that sort of music. :ph34r:

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I'm an amateur astronomer as well and have sparked an interest with my son with a 5.5" Newtonian Reflector telescope.

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You might want to check out the new Sky & Telescope pocket Star Atlas....

yours truly worked on all the charts...

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I know there are other morris-dancing cartographers out there, or at least geographers. Are any of you on here?

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I'm not a morris dancer, but I play English Concertina, with a lot of folk music from the Britsh Isles (see Paul Hardy's Tunebook), so I have an interest in morris.

As an English exile in California, I was surprised on my first visit to San Diego to hear strains of 'Speed the Plough' and find a morris band performing in Balboa Park. Even more surreal, was a trip to San Francisco last year, to find Union Square filled with at least ten morris bands for some kind of reunion!
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My non-computing related interests (are) fly fishing...

I really enjoy fly-fishing out west too. I am more of a Rocky Mountain dry-fly fisherperson, but am slowly learning the way of the salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.

My other top hobby/interest is telemark skiing. This last weekend I climbed up to the "snowdome" on the NE side of Mt Hood to grab some summer turns and beat the heat (it was 105+F) in Portland!).

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