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    Summer Doldrums

    Is near 100 here in Dallas
    In weather like this, its hard to have any energy
    hence my lack of photos lately

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    Lili,
    know the feeling... I'm just tired although the wild variations of weather
    here havent helped lately
    I've forced myself to do a few pix, mainly to train.

    I'm using the EVF on the GX100, works well.

    When I get something good I'll be posting again!

    all the best

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Is near 100 here in Dallas
    In weather like this, its hard to have any energy
    hence my lack of photos lately
    same here in NY
    Best to You
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Helen, Paul
    Thanks so much
    Here is some new stuff




    Part of my driving series, it is good to have the GRD in hand again
    To quote Sweeney Todd
    MY HAND IS COMPLETE!

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Ugh, I am with you. I really really hate summer here in NYC. Hot, humid, polluted and the buildings just soak up the heat and radiate it all night. I know I am a humbug for that, but I love winter, so it balances out. Fall's the best though, so at least there is that to look forward to!
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Lili,
    like the first pic a lot. I downloaded a copy of raw therapee and I'm toying with that:-
    One i took strolling about Seregno:-


    Another of an Oleandra on my balcony:-


    Both run through Raw Therapee , the buildings also run through ShiftN.
    Raw therapee looks very good. Freeware.

    all the best

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Hi All,

    Well we are waiting for some hot weather here in Belgium. I am sure that when it arrives I will feel much like you all do.

    Take it easy!

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Nice shots Paul!
    Number one of mine used some differing jpeg settings that normally I do for color with my GRD
    Sharpness high
    Contrast med low
    Saturation normal
    It hadled the brightness range well son't you think?

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Why don't you all come on up here to Maine and escape that heat? It's pretty nice here today, mid-70s with a few clouds to block the sun.

    Even if it isn't the doldrums here, I now have a small sensor camera that I've started playing with. Here's a couple from this morning. The little Pentax will focus to within 1 cm!

    Tim

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    The one of the stamens is really beautiful Tim.

    The close focus capabilities of small sensor cameras is great fun!

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    Thanks Will. I'm a little overwhelmed with all the possible configurations. They build a lot of preset shooting modes into these little cameras. Finding the right ones will take a little experimenting.

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    TR,
    nice pix - I think more than doldrums its need for a break thats my problem.
    I'll be off to this place in august for a few days:-
    http://www.agriturismoilburlino.it/


    all the best
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Tim,
    Lovlely, love the irst the most.
    I know what you mean about small sensor cams and macro.
    Amazing

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Paul I love the delicate Coral in the first one
    Bravo!

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Hiya, Lili. The heat is oppressive here as well, humidity enough to choke a horse. Always like your urban landscapes with the GRD though, these are great as usual.

    Nice shots, Paul, also. I can almost smell the oleander. Tim, lovely macro and green tomatoes, yum. :-)

    We did get out for a short trip around Florida, encountered quite a bit of rain, but had one fairly sunny day at Daytona Beach:

    Attachment 6447

    Panasonic TZ3 in 16:9 mode.
    Regards,
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Thanks Joan,Lili

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    If you need cooling down come over here!

    Double rainbow. Taken last week.
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Currently on board MyAir to Palermo...
    Actually the Cassata are disgustingly Gorgeous!! Cannoncini too.



    A really hot day in Bergamo,GX100 and RawTherapee PP
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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Quote Originally Posted by pollobarca View Post
    Currently on board MyAir to Palermo...
    Actually the Cassata are disgustingly Gorgeous!! Cannoncini too.



    A really hot day in Bergamo,GX100 and RawTherapee PP

    (I love Palermo!) YOU MUST GO TO the underground crypt in Palermo, the Capuchin Catacombs. There are a bunch of mummified people in there. Use to be wealthy folks had their dead family members dried out (dehydrated, made into beef jerky) to preserve the body, and then they would occasionally go down into the crypt and brush the deceased's hair, dress them up for holidays, like dolls. They used to allow photography in there, maybe still do so take you camera if you go.

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    Re: Summer Doldrums

    Only been to Palermo for work, during first Gulf War , and met some interesting people. Sicilian women are gorgeous, much better than looking at stiffs in a crypt!

    b rgds

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