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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Thanks Lloyd, Matt, Tim, Steve, for your kind words.



    Tim, for sure they knew how to build them sturdy at the time, pretty much with bare hands, a couple of tools and astute brains. Another round one then, couple of hundred miles from there... got targetted and hammered pretty badly over history, but somehow still standing.
    Lovely shapes, Corlan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I was planning to buy a D700, but something went wrong, so I bought a nice, second hand D300 instead. Tried it out last week. Nice camera

    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 34mm and f/6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    It can make colour photos also. Pretty advanced, eh?

    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8

    Looking nice, Jorgen.
    Now that these are going for a "song", it'll be interesting to hear about your ongoing thoughts -and results- with that body. Would make a nice backup, and a nice "zoom" when using a FF main body.
    Still using ACR for raw comversion? Took me some time to find and fine tune the profile with the D700 (and ended up using C1 eventually). Apparently the recent ACR updates, such as the one used by Lloyd in LR3 is a great improvement.



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    Lovely shapes, Corlan.
    Now i feel like someone's trying "a little Rayyan" on me

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    Thanks, Corlan. So far, I'm very happy with the D300. It's too big and too heavy for travel, at least for me, but what comes out of it looks better than I had expected. A nice partner for the S5. I'm very happy with ACR, currently using CS4. Consider upgrading to CS5 and/or LR3 within the near future.

    For me, getting used to another user interface is such a large obstacle that I don't really consider other software at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thanks, Corlan. So far, I'm very happy with the D300. It's too big and too heavy for travel, at least for me, but what comes out of it looks better than I had expected. A nice partner for the S5. I'm very happy with ACR, currently using CS4. Consider upgrading to CS5 and/or LR3 within the near future.

    For me, getting used to another user interface is such a large obstacle that I don't really consider other software at the moment.
    Yes i was aware at the new interface side of things Just wondering if you were satisfied with first results in ACR, and mentionning that a little bit of tweaking was sometimes welcome with these files.

    I cannot remember the D300 as being much bigger than the S5, but then it's true that i don't care too much about that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Yes i was aware at the new interface side of things Just wondering if you were satisfied with first results in ACR, and mentionning that a little bit of tweaking was sometimes welcome with these files.

    I cannot remember the D300 as being much bigger than the S5, but then it's true that i don't care too much about that...
    I'm quite satisfied with the results from ACR, but I treat each photo individually, so the interface is probably more important for me than what the software does by itself.

    The D300 is 5 grams heavier and 1 mm taller than the S5, but apart from that, they are identical. I guess that isn't really noticeable, except for really bad days
    On the other hand, I think the S5 is to large also. The D80/90 with grip is perfect for me, but for the kind of work I do now, the D300 is a much better option.

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    m_driscoll;225136]Harris: Interesting image. Very detailed. Nice color and OOF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Harris, nice selective focus, color & composition!

    Thanks Matt, thanks Steve. The wind was waving the sunflowers back and forth, and when I took this photo, I thought the bee was landing. What a surprise when I brought it up large in Lightroom!

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    A visit to a local Alpaca breeder's farm today to see a one-day old.

    Mom first.



    And the newborn.


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    Excellent, Tim. Love the DOF on the first one, and the next made me smile

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    Today, new toy. Lotsa fun








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    Thanks Corlan!

    And it seems you have a lot to smile about. Congratulations.

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    Sooo cute, Tim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Thanks Corlan!

    And it seems you have a lot to smile about. Congratulations.
    Well, i don't usually care much about "things" (and esp. cars) since i'm a grown up (am i? ), but this one kinda fun. That said, we live in a crazy economy: with the company lease plans, fun toys come sometimes much cheaper than their boring counterparts. In this case, same cost, or even a bit less, than a Ford Fiesta .
    Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Fantastic set, Lloyd, Mimi stealing the show as usual
    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lloyd, haven't you heard? One does not take good fireworks photos hand held. It's impossible, impolite and makes your fellow photographers feel inferior
    Great shots
    Lloyd: +1, +1! Nice fireworks shot and set of photos giving a sense of the event. Great shot of Mimi and your granddaughter. I won't be posting my fireworks shots, because I forgot to check the focus after thinking that i'd set it manually for infinity. They looked good on the LCD? Cheers, Matt.
    Jorgen: And, I did have a tripod, remote release, and all. Should have shot handheld!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Totem pole, tug boat, water, clouds, container ship...Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

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    Cool perspective & intense contrast Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Better to be lucky than good sometimes.

    D3, 28-70/2.8 @ 45mm f5 This is a 3 second exposure, ISO 200, handheld:


    The fun part was that this was our granddaughter's first fireworks show. She loved it!


    The show before the show (All with the D3, 70-300 VR):


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    Lloyd....Magnificent! So Adorable!!!

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    What a wonderful treat you folks have lined up in the few days since I last visited.

    It will take me some time to go thru them all, but a quick comment:

    Steve: The two fingers!! Churchill's of course.

    Corian: The Castle/church in the last post.

    Lloyd: The fourth of July, and Mimi.

    Matt: Lest I forget, The Seattle expert...The guitar player..my my.

    All the others which I shall savor in time.

    Superb work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    What a wonderful treat you folks have lined up in the few days since I last visited.

    It will take me some time to go thru them all, but a quick comment:

    Steve: The two fingers!! Churchill's of course.

    Corian: The Castle/church in the last post.

    Lloyd: The fourth of July, and Mimi.

    Matt: Lest I forget, The Seattle expert...The guitar player..my my.

    All the others which I shall savor in time.

    Superb work.
    Hi Rayyan. Thanks, hope to see more of you around here soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Today, new toy. Lotsa fun


    Congrats C! You Deserve It! Enjoy!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Thanks Lloyd, Matt, Tim, Steve, for your kind words.



    Tim, for sure they knew how to build them sturdy at the time, pretty much with bare hands, a couple of tools and astute brains. Another round one then, couple of hundred miles from there... got targetted and hammered pretty badly over history, but somehow still standing.

    C, I believe i dated a girl that lived in that castle......Her name was Rapunzel Schwartz. Took her forever to do her hair Sorry....! Beautiful framing & tone of a relic that withstood the test of time!

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    Welcome back madam, mr. Rayyan. We got your message from Zurich. How was your flight sir?

    We felt right at home.

    We have kept your usual room for you madam.


    Let me open the balcony door for you sir. We are having beautiful weather lately.


    Everything to your liking sir? Perfect, I said. Ayesha, please show John out.

    I looked right...


    Breathed in the fresh air. Wonderful. Clean. Looked left...


    Looked below, brilliant as usual for the umpteenth time we were here..


    We were going to have one h*ll of a holiday. But we always do here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    A visit to a local Alpaca breeder's farm today to see a one-day old.

    Mom first.



    And the newborn.

    Tim, these guys are so neat! There's an Alpaca farm on Marthas Vineyard that we go to every summer. They are funny, cute characters! Nice grabs!

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    Welcome Back Rayyan! Wonderful Set! How Is Hamza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    C, I believe i dated a girl that lived in that castle......Her name was Rapunzel Schwartz. Took her forever to do her hair Sorry....! Beautiful framing & tone of a relic that withstood the test of time!
    So you 're the Bostonian version of that guy who fell from the window? "Hairy" fall, wasn't it?


    Rayyan: Zurich, Stockholm... life's hard. What else?
    Question: when Ayesha walked John to the door, did she expect it was for letting you take pictures in peace?
    (sorry, Steve's a bad influence... ... told you we needed you back )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Interesting juxtaposition, Matt.
    Lloyd: Just needs a ferry boat, jet airplane and a Starbucks cup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I was planning to buy a D700, but something went wrong, so I bought a nice, second hand D300 instead. Tried it out last week. Nice camera
    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 34mm and f/6.3
    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    It can make colour photos also. Pretty advanced, eh?
    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8
    Jorgen: Congrats. I think the D300 is a great camera. And, it works pretty well in your hands. I do sometimes miss the crop factor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Let's say that in addition to 'historical' damages, plus the last WW bombings (roofs...), various guns and methods were used by troops leaving the area about 65 years ago with the intention of leaving very little monuments standing. Hopefully they were in a hurry and did not succeed everywhere (and many buildings proved way sturdier than expected). I've started to document that aspect last year then found it too depressing -hearing all the local stories, too.
    ("tried a little "rayyan" on them" )
    Corlan: Well, they're still there. My grandfather slogged through that area in 1918 and my father flew over, heading East, in 1943.

    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    A visit to a local Alpaca breeder's farm today to see a one-day old.
    Mom first.


    And the newborn.
    Tim: Very Nice. The newborn's cute, but the mother's portrait is stunningly elegant. You should give her a copy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Today, new toy. Lotsa fun
    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Well, i don't usually care much about "things" (and esp. cars) since i'm a grown up (am i? ), but this one kinda fun. That said, we live in a crazy economy: with the company lease plans, fun toys come sometimes much cheaper than their boring counterparts. In this case, same cost, or even a bit less, than a Ford Fiesta .
    Go figure.
    Corlan: Congratulations. You can't always rely on public transport to get from point a to b. Same kind of logic and "grown up" decision, i would have made. Although, I don't think they even sell them in Seattle, anymore.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Corlan: Congratulations. You can't always rely on public transport to get from point a to b. Same kind of logic and "grown up" decision, i would have made. Although, I don't think they even sell them in Seattle, anymore.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Deep in the country we don't even have public transport (true)... need something for the narrow bumpy roads...


    P.S. 1943 was probably not the best time (strong understatement) for flying over heading east . Hopefully the story ended well for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Cool perspective & intense contrast Matt!
    Steve: Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    What a wonderful treat you folks have lined up in the few days since I last visited.
    It will take me some time to go thru them all, but a quick comment:
    Steve: The two fingers!! Churchill's of course.
    Corian: The Castle/church in the last post.
    Lloyd: The fourth of July, and Mimi.
    Matt: Lest I forget, The Seattle expert...The guitar player..my my.
    All the others which I shall savor in time.
    Superb work.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Welcome back madam, mr. Rayyan. We got your message from Zurich. How was your flight sir?
    We felt right at home.
    We have kept your usual room for you madam.
    Let me open the balcony door for you sir. We are having beautiful weather lately.
    Everything to your liking sir? Perfect, I said. Ayesha, please show John out.
    I looked right...
    Breathed in the fresh air. Wonderful. Clean. Looked left...
    Looked below, brilliant as usual for the umpteenth time we were here..
    We were going to have one h*ll of a holiday. But we always do here.
    Rayyan: Welcome back. Nice views! I'm sure you enjoyed your family's visit. Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Deep in the country we don't even have public transport (true)... need something for the narrow bumpy roads...
    P.S. 1943 was probably not the best time (strong understatement) for flying over heading east . Hopefully the story ended well for him.
    Corlan: Exactly! A very practical decision. It didn't. He (B17, Bombardier) spent the next two years in a Stalag Luft, until Patton rolled in. Although, it could have been worse, and we wouldn't be having this exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post

    Rayyan: Welcome back. Nice views! I'm sure you enjoyed your family's visit. Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: Great to be back here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post

    Rayyan: Zurich, Stockholm... life's hard. What else?
    Question: when Ayesha walked John to the door, did she expect it was for letting you take pictures in peace?
    (sorry, Steve's a bad influence... ... told you we needed you back )
    Corian: Ain't it just! I carry the luggage, the cameras..she carries the
    dirhams!!

    Corian: Did it work? The ' Rayyan ' routine?

    You folks are too cool.

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    Welcome Back Rayyan! Wonderful Set! How Is Hamza?
    Steve: Thanks a lot pal. Glad to be back.

    Hamza is fine, so is Mariam, so is Rayyan ( grandson ) and his sister Raneem.

    So are their parents.

    My bedroom, has been taken over. The kids want to be with grandpa. In my
    bed, I find ( at the last count ! ), a couple of F-16s, a humongous caterpliiar earth digger with accessories, a few gaming machines, Dora and Diego, Few teddies and puppies.

    The youngest ( Raneem ) has taken to my pillow. she drags it everywhere
    she goes!!

    Ayesha and the others have gone to the other side of the house, leaving me
    in charge.

    Everyone has a jetlag. I have not slept for 2 nights.

    It is wonderful!!

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    Ayesha why don't you have coffee while I sort this out. She left.

    I leaned forward, very forward, trying to read the acetate nameplate attached
    to her chiffon blouse.

    Mrs. Sommer, I said, my eyes on the nameplate, fixed. There seems to be a mistake.

    I shall put it right sir, she said in a swedish voice. And it is Miss Sommer.

    Of course, I said looking up. How very unthoughtful of me. But of course!

    The keys you gave for the vehicle, I said. There seems to be some error.

    We wanted a small, not flashy wheels to move around, I said. The one you gave us cannot take two, I said.

    Impossible sir. It is a brand new fleet from Hertz and takes four.

    Would you mind showing me Miss Sommer. Maybe I miss the Swedish way of
    doing things, I said expectantly.


    Oh! Mr. Rayyan but you are in the wrong alley. She said, laughing.

    What could be better Miss Sommer, I said. Us being in the wrong alley!

    They shall miss me at the counter, I should be going, No?

    No? I said. First show me how to ride twosome on this.

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    Great photos from Stockholm, Rayyan. Beautiful city, but I think I prefer Corlan's transport

    Corlan, I'm envious! Wanna swap with a somewhat vintage Toyota?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Fantastic set, Lloyd, Mimi stealing the show as usual
    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lloyd, haven't you heard? One does not take good fireworks photos hand held. It's impossible, impolite and makes your fellow photographers feel inferior

    Great shots
    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Lloyd, very nice set. Cool fireworks (hanheld ), so are the cops/firemen (?), the lady reading... all of them. Then of course, the shot with Mimi and lil' pumpkin do steal the show... simply, way beyond priceless.
    Thank you gentlemen. Much appreciated.

    Jorgen: Congrats on the new (to you) camera. I know I really enjoy my D300, and if your posts today are any indication, I think you will as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    A visit to a local Alpaca breeder's farm today to see a one-day old.

    Mom first.

    And the newborn.
    Cute little critter. Love the shot of Mom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Today, new toy. Lotsa fun
    Oh yes! That does look like fun, Corlan. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Steve: Thanks a lot pal. Glad to be back.

    Hamza is fine, so is Mariam, so is Rayyan ( grandson ) and his sister Raneem.

    So are their parents.

    My bedroom, has been taken over. The kids want to be with grandpa. In my
    bed, I find ( at the last count ! ), a couple of F-16s, a humongous caterpliiar earth digger with accessories, a few gaming machines, Dora and Diego, Few teddies and puppies.

    The youngest ( Raneem ) has taken to my pillow. she drags it everywhere
    she goes!!

    Ayesha and the others have gone to the other side of the house, leaving me
    in charge.

    Everyone has a jetlag. I have not slept for 2 nights.

    It is wonderful!!
    Life Is Grand My Friend! Enjoy Your Family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Lloyd: +1, +1! Nice fireworks shot and set of photos giving a sense of the event. Great shot of Mimi and your granddaughter. I won't be posting my fireworks shots, because I forgot to check the focus after thinking that i'd set it manually for infinity. They looked good on the LCD? Cheers, Matt.
    Jorgen: And, I did have a tripod, remote release, and all. Should have shot handheld!

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    Thanks Matt. Pure luck on my part on the fireworks handheld. I hadn't planned to shoot them at all, so I didn't bring a tripod. I really just wanted to shoot our friends and family before the show. I just thought I'd try fireworks, my thinking was that if I underexposed the sky (low ISO, stopped down, 3 second shutter speed), that the fireworks themselves would be bright enough, and of short enough duration that I'd have a chance. I did find that racked out didn't work. I got too much movement of the camera. I just chose 45mm, and put the camera on my knee, hoping it would hold still enough.
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    C, I believe i dated a girl that lived in that castle......Her name was Rapunzel Schwartz. Took her forever to do her hair Sorry....! Beautiful framing & tone of a relic that withstood the test of time!
    You crack me up, Cuz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Welcome back madam, mr. Rayyan. We got your message from Zurich. How was your flight sir?

    We felt right at home.

    We have kept your usual room for you madam.

    Let me open the balcony door for you sir. We are having beautiful weather lately.

    Everything to your liking sir? Perfect, I said. Ayesha, please show John out.

    I looked right...

    Breathed in the fresh air. Wonderful. Clean. Looked left...

    Looked below, brilliant as usual for the umpteenth time we were here..

    We were going to have one h*ll of a holiday. But we always do here.
    Glad you're going to share more Stockholm with us! Welcome back, my friend. You've been missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Steve: Thanks a lot pal. Glad to be back.

    Hamza is fine, so is Mariam, so is Rayyan ( grandson ) and his sister Raneem.

    So are their parents.

    My bedroom, has been taken over. The kids want to be with grandpa. In my
    bed, I find ( at the last count ! ), a couple of F-16s, a humongous caterpliiar earth digger with accessories, a few gaming machines, Dora and Diego, Few teddies and puppies.

    The youngest ( Raneem ) has taken to my pillow. she drags it everywhere
    she goes!!

    Ayesha and the others have gone to the other side of the house, leaving me
    in charge.

    Everyone has a jetlag. I have not slept for 2 nights.

    It is wonderful!!
    Congrats on the bedroom (and house) full, my friend. Lucky you, lucky Ayesha, lucky grandkids. Have a great time!!

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    Ayesha why don't you have coffee while I sort this out. She left.

    I leaned forward, very forward, trying to read the acetate nameplate attached
    to her chiffon blouse.

    Mrs. Sommer, I said, my eyes on the nameplate, fixed. There seems to be a mistake.

    I shall put it right sir, she said in a swedish voice. And it is Miss Sommer.

    Of course, I said looking up. How very unthoughtful of me. But of course!

    The keys you gave for the vehicle, I said. There seems to be some error.

    We wanted a small, not flashy wheels to move around, I said. The one you gave us cannot take two, I said.

    Impossible sir. It is a brand new fleet from Hertz and takes four.

    Would you mind showing me Miss Sommer. Maybe I miss the Swedish way of
    doing things, I said expectantly.


    Oh! Mr. Rayyan but you are in the wrong alley. She said, laughing.

    What could be better Miss Sommer, I said. Us being in the wrong alley!

    They shall miss me at the counter, I should be going, No?

    No? I said. First show me how to ride twosome on this.
    Clever work... on both counts.

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    Rayyan, beautiful narrative, masterful shots. Welcome back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Life Is Grand My Friend! Enjoy Your Family!
    Steve: Much Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Glad you're going to share more Stockholm with us! Welcome back, my friend. You've been missed!
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    Congrats on the bedroom (and house) full, my friend. Lucky you, lucky Ayesha, lucky grandkids. Have a great time!!
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    Clever work... on both counts.
    Lloyd: It is great to be with friends again Lloyd.

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    Rayyan, beautiful narrative, masterful shots. Welcome back!
    Osman: Humbled sir. Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Better to be lucky than good sometimes.

    D3, 28-70/2.8 @ 45mm f5 This is a 3 second exposure, ISO 200, handheld:


    The fun part was that this was our granddaughter's first fireworks show. She loved it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    The fireworks backdrop, about 90 minutes before the show:

    The show before the show (All with the D3, 70-300 VR):



    Lloyd: Priceless. Priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Today, new toy. Lotsa fun


    Corian: Wonderful. May you and all who travel in it do so in safety and happiness.

    Lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I was planning to buy a D700, but something went wrong, so I bought a nice, second hand D300 instead. Tried it out last week. Nice camera

    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 34mm and f/6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    It can make colour photos also. Pretty advanced, eh?

    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/8

    Jorgen: Were have been hiding these super photos?

    Honestly brilliantly shot. Congrats on the D300.

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    Steve: Yes.


    p.s where u around for M.A.S.H?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Some from today. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt

    4. DS3; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 175mm; 1/250s @ f/2.8; ISO 200


    5. DS3; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 200mm; 1/800s @ f/2.8; ISO 200


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    Matt: Awesome. beautiful capture.

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    Steve: Yes.


    p.s where u around for M.A.S.H?
    Thanks Rayyan & Yes... A Classic! I Remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Ayesha why don't you have coffee while I sort this out. She left.

    I leaned forward, very forward, trying to read the acetate nameplate attached
    to her chiffon blouse.

    Mrs. Sommer, I said, my eyes on the nameplate, fixed. There seems to be a mistake.

    I shall put it right sir, she said in a swedish voice. And it is Miss Sommer.

    Of course, I said looking up. How very unthoughtful of me. But of course!

    The keys you gave for the vehicle, I said. There seems to be some error.

    We wanted a small, not flashy wheels to move around, I said. The one you gave us cannot take two, I said.

    Impossible sir. It is a brand new fleet from Hertz and takes four.

    Would you mind showing me Miss Sommer. Maybe I miss the Swedish way of
    doing things, I said expectantly.


    Oh! Mr. Rayyan but you are in the wrong alley. She said, laughing.

    What could be better Miss Sommer, I said. Us being in the wrong alley!

    They shall miss me at the counter, I should be going, No?

    No? I said. First show me how to ride twosome on this.
    Excellent find, splendid photo, great narrative.

    Love the "humongous caterpillar" description, too


    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Corian: Did it work? The ' Rayyan ' routine?
    Can't really answer this Rayyan, i was actually quoting a passage of one of Matt's post. Photography wise, it apparently worked

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    Lloyd: Priceless. Priceless.
    Much appreciated, my friend.

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    Looking up can give a bad neck strain. But sometimes it is worth the pain!






    p.s of course, you can go to the building across the street!!

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