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    Stay away a couple of days and the good shots just pile up ...
    Love the cub(s) and; that secret trout pond ...

    More cloudy from me and the S5

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    Beautiful (and stark) landscape Leif.

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    Beautiful photo
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    Occasionally I find myself playing with a photo that won't mean much to anyone but me. This is one of the old boats that fisherman have carried into any one of a hundred little trout ponds in the wilderness of Maine. They get portaged in and left there for the next trip. Some of them have been there for many years, summer and winter. Whenever I make the trip into one of those ponds, I see them. Battered and, in some cases, un-floatable. Reminders of many fishing trips made into these remote ponds by strangers, some of which are probably no longer afloat themselves!



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    I like that a lot! Actually; in the overview pic I just posted there is are two secret (well ...)trout ponds just to the left off the frame. NooneŽs carried a boat there yet ...

    These are the catch my wife and my granddaughter made ine one of those ponds one afternoon this summer. The biggest just under one kilo.

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    You grow 'em big there Leif! Nice catch, your wife has the knack.

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    Yeah, she has! And, more interesting; sheŽs the least patient person IŽve ever met - in every other sense/meaning. When it comes to trout fishing, however ...

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    Beautiful mountain cloudscapes Leif. I think I'll buy myself a pair of hiking boots, just in case I get the opportunity to visit the Norwegian goodness once or twice during the next umpteen years.

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    One more of the old boats. A metal skiff that's seen a few paint jobs and a few drags over the rocky shore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    just got back from two weeks in the Baltic.

    Got lots to catch up on here, but for now...
    That's a gorgeous shot Jason.

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    Stay away a couple of days and the good shots just pile up ...
    Love the cub(s) and; that secret trout pond ...
    More cloudy from me and the S5
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    Leif: These are great. That first one's spectacular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Occasionally, I stumble over ignorant foreigners who make me aware of the fact that there are still unused areas in Bangkok, like canals and parks, that could be used for roads, making room for even more cars in this city. Removing those foreigners from Bangkok, along with McDonalds, KFC, 7Eleven and a few other establishments would probably be a better idea, to make room for more water and more boats.
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    Jorgen: Hard to believe that's right in the city. Beautiful color and composition. I hope you stuck around to rescue those two boys after the motor boat's wake swamped them.
    PS: Those are all franchises (probably owned by Thais) and foreigners don't build roads in Bangkok and fill in the canals?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    One more of the old boats. A metal skiff that's seen a few paint jobs and a few drags over the rocky shore.

    Tim: I love the color, the scrapes in the paint, and the nail heads (?). Nicely composed.

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    That's a gorgeous shot Jason.
    Jason: +1, Very beautiful.

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    More bears. You can see why the mama grizzly's not worried about us. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jorgen: Hard to believe that's right in the city. Beautiful color and composition. I hope you stuck around to rescue those two boys after the motor boat's wake swamped them.
    PS: Those are all franchises (probably owned by Thais) and foreigners don't build roads in Bangkok and fill in the canals?.

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    Thanks Matt. That's right, the franchises are mostly owned by locals. They are trying to set a new world record with regards to 7 Eleven. I believe they are past 6,000 shops already. There are three within 100 meters from where my father lives, and they sell mostly junk food.

    As for the roads, the story I've heard is that they had some western advisers during the fifties and sixties. One of the advices they got was to close down local railways and build roads instead, and they did actually make roads where some of the most important canals were. The result is a never ending traffic jam 24/7, which is also the opening hours of the convenience stores. You never run out of traffic and junk food in Bangkok

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    Here's another road. Today's panning practice.

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    Beautiful (and stark) landscape Leif.
    Yes! Awesome Leif!

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    One more of the old boats. A metal skiff that's seen a few paint jobs and a few drags over the rocky shore.

    Nice texture,color & comps Tim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    One more of the old boats. A metal skiff that's seen a few paint jobs and a few drags over the rocky shore.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    More bears. You can see why the mama grizzly's not worried about us. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Ongoing Amazement! Love It!

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    D300 with 70-300 ED @ 145mm and f/7.1

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    Thank you. Here's another:

    D300 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/6.3

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    Perfect day for trout fishing in one of my favorite "secret" ponds.



    There were lots of wriggling Brook Trout and some good vibrations!

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    just got back from two weeks in the Baltic.

    Got lots to catch up on here, but for now...

    Just Fantastic Work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Just Fantastic Work!!!
    Thank you sir!

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    Back to processing some old bear photos. Mama bear and two cubs. She's very used to the zodiac. We weren't a threat! A male grizzly, on the other hand...Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Beautifully cuddly shot Matt. From a distance I am sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D300 with 70-300 ED @ 145mm and f/7.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thank you. Here's another:

    D300 with 70-300 ED @ 165mm and f/6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Occasionally, I stumble over ignorant foreigners who make me aware of the fact that there are still unused areas in Bangkok, like canals and parks, that could be used for roads, making room for even more cars in this city. Removing those foreigners from Bangkok, along with McDonalds, KFC, 7Eleven and a few other establishments would probably be a better idea, to make room for more water and more boats.

    D300 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/3.5



    D300 with 70-300 ED @ 240mm and f/7.1

    Jorgen, now you are in your element my friend. Brilliant shots for composition, color, environs, execution and presentation. Great stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    just got back from two weeks in the Baltic.

    Got lots to catch up on here, but for now...

    Worth the trip to the Baltics, Jason. Awesome color, subject and capture.

    Truly excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    More bears. You can see why the mama grizzly's not worried about us. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt, talking about franchises, you setting one up for bears? They seem so
    attuned to you. Relaxed and dare I say huggable.

    Wow.

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    Just a couple of days, and a lot of catch up to do. In the meantime... excellent job all around, guys

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

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    Quite an elaborate observation of a relatively mundane situation. Well done, Matt!

    And, love the bear shots as always -but you knew that already



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    D300 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5

    What a great portrait, Jorgen.
    it's perfect.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
    just got back from two weeks in the Baltic.

    Got lots to catch up on here, but for now...

    Great shot and excellent PP, Jason.
    Love the atmosphere in this shot.



    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    Stay away a couple of days and the good shots just pile up ...
    Love the cub(s) and; that secret trout pond ...

    More cloudy from me and the S5

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    Another set of spectacular B&W from your mountains, Leif.



    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Occasionally I find myself playing with a photo that won't mean much to anyone but me. This is one of the old boats that fisherman have carried into any one of a hundred little trout ponds in the wilderness of Maine. They get portaged in and left there for the next trip. Some of them have been there for many years, summer and winter. Whenever I make the trip into one of those ponds, I see them. Battered and, in some cases, un-floatable. Reminders of many fishing trips made into these remote ponds by strangers, some of which are probably no longer afloat themselves!


    Your narration of the nostalgic tale of the boats and ponds of the Maine wilderness is very evocative, Tim.
    And your photos are for sure beautiful illustrations.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Here's another road. Today's panning practice.

    D300 with Tamron 17-50 @ 45mm, f/14 and 1/80s

    Masterful shot.
    But... would you spell this "panning", or "panining"?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thanks Matt. That's right, the franchises are mostly owned by locals. They are trying to set a new world record with regards to 7 Eleven. I believe they are past 6,000 shops already. There are three within 100 meters from where my father lives, and they sell mostly junk food.

    As for the roads, the story I've heard is that they had some western advisers during the fifties and sixties. One of the advices they got was to close down local railways and build roads instead, and they did actually make roads where some of the most important canals were. The result is a never ending traffic jam 24/7, which is also the opening hours of the convenience stores. You never run out of traffic and junk food in Bangkok
    Jorgen: There aren't that many 7 Elevens around here! That's The American way; we export our worst bits to the third world (and what used to be the third world). The highway thing is what happened to Los Angeles. The auto and oil industry got PG & E (rail/street cars) shut down to support the automobile culture. In seattle, we're spending billions of dollars to get a transit system that won't be as efficient as the one we had 80-90 years ago. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Here's another road. Today's panning practice.
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    Jorgen: Pizza and auto racing. Pizza from the US; auto racing from Europe. Nice shot. How fast are they going?

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    Beautifully cuddly shot Matt. From a distance I am sure!
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Matt, talking about franchises, you setting one up for bears? They seem so
    attuned to you. Relaxed and dare I say huggable.
    Wow.
    Steve/Rayyan: Thank you, gentlemen! We kept getting closer. At one point, one of the cubs tried to come out and visit. We backed off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Quite an elaborate observation of a relatively mundane situation. Well done, Matt!
    And, love the bear shots as always -but you knew that already ...
    Corlan: Thanks. Much appreciated!

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    Sunset over rice steppes...zf 100/2 + D700


    When I could carry the load!!

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    Thanks! Luckily for me, there wasn't much PP at all. I just removed the sensor dust/tar that plastered itself over all 1,200 images from the Baltics. The D700 "auto cleaner" thingy isn't quite up to snuff.

    Got lots more that I'll be posting soon!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Sunset over rice steppes...zf 100/2 + D700



    When I could carry the load!!
    Beautiful and warm, Rayyan

    On the way up in Nepal?

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    Wednesday's post from my daily photo blog.



    D700 + 50mm Sigma f1.4 @f1.4. ISO 8000.

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    Today's post.



    D700 + 70-200 VR + 1.7x - effective FL about 210mm.

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    Beautiful and warm, Rayyan

    On the way up in Nepal?

    Corlan, thanks. On the way up where I bedded for a couple of days.

    Best.

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    Leif: Great stuff, and some nice fish too.
    Tim: Stunning shots. Love 'em... and the texture of the old wood and boats as well.
    Jorgen: Great to see you posting more here. Amazing shots.
    Matt: Fantastic bear shots!
    Jason: Wow... just wow.
    Rayyan: Lovely warm light. Another magical place.
    Woody: Nice b/w. Magic light in that first one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Sunset over rice steppes...zf 100/2 + D700


    When I could carry the load!!
    Very beautiful, Rayyan

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jorgen: There aren't that many 7 Elevens around here! That's The American way; we export our worst bits to the third world (and what used to be the third world). The highway thing is what happened to Los Angeles. The auto and oil industry got PG & E (rail/street cars) shut down to support the automobile culture. In seattle, we're spending billions of dollars to get a transit system that won't be as efficient as the one we had 80-90 years ago. Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt,
    I believe LA was indeed the "success" they were going to copy. They are still building motorways in a desperate attempt to solve the problem, but the City of Bangkok can't take any more cars, and more motorways, while solving some problems, generates even more traffic. Investments in public transport is lagging so far behind that the best solution would probably be to build a new capital and start from scratch. That has been discussed, and sooner or later, it will happen.

    There's an interesting (American) story behind Pizza Company. The owner, Bill Heinecke, had the franchise for Pizza Hut in Thailand, starting the first restaurant in 1980. Around ten years ago, when Pizza Hut became greedy and wanted a larger piece of the cake, it took him one month to change all restaurants to Pizza Company. Pizza Hut then had an 80% market share. Now they are fighting for a share of the 30% that is left after Pizza Company's 70%.

    Mr. Heinecke, a Thai Citizen since 1991, also owns the franchises for Swensen's, Sizzler, Dairy Queen and Burger King through Minor Food Group as well as a few hotels in the region (Four Seasons, Marriott Resort & Spa and Anantara). It's an impressive story, and although they mostly sell junk food (my definition), it's high quality junk. Even I eat at Burger King occasionally, but if you see me at McDonald's, you know the end is near

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    D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 80mm and f/2.8



    D300 with Nikkor 300mm AF @ f/8

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    An old woodshed door. Wire fence after the rain.
    S5, 2,5/105mm ais ISO 100
    F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or aiŽd), 1,8/85 af-d,
    2,8/60 af-d

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    Leif, very good choice of subjects and execution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Wednesday's post from my daily photo blog.



    D700 + 50mm Sigma f1.4 @f1.4. ISO 8000.
    Excellent, Woody.
    Very clever use of the ambient and "spot" light.




    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 80mm and f/2.8


    D300 with Nikkor 300mm AF @ f/8


    Wow.
    First one's great, but this one's just stunning, Jorgen.

    (don't know how you handled the light here... did you use a fill in?)




    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    An old woodshed door. Wire fence after the rain.
    S5, 2,5/105mm ais ISO 100
    Quite nice, Leif.
    And another proof that Nikon always had a way with their various 105mm lenses.

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    Thanks Corlan. No fill-in. Just spot metered off the pale blue on the guy's jacket. Rather long exposure, at 1/60s or something, but the camera/lens was on a monopod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Sunset over rice steppes...zf 100/2 + D700


    When I could carry the load!!
    Magical Glow Rayyan! Very Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    An old woodshed door. Wire fence after the rain.
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    Excellent texture,contrast & selective focus Leif!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    Today's post.



    D700 + 70-200 VR + 1.7x - effective FL about 210mm.
    Beautiful comp & contrast Woody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 80mm and f/2.8



    D300 with Nikkor 300mm AF @ f/8

    Excellent teamwork captured Jorgen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post

    Rayyan: Lovely warm light. Another magical place.
    Lloyd, where have you been pal. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Very beautiful, Rayyan
    Jorgen, much appreciated sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Magical Glow Rayyan! Very Nice!
    Steve, you too seem to be becoming a stranger in these parts. Gracias.

    Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D300 with 80-200 AF-S @ 80mm and f/2.8



    D300 with Nikkor 300mm AF @ f/8

    Jorgen, excellent in-situ shots. The second one is exemplary for its control of exposure and clarity. Super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post

    D300 with Nikkor 300mm AF @ f/8

    Great shots. I especially like this second one.

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