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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by terry-a » 04 Apr 2019 03:14

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
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terry-a wrote:
02 Apr 2019 01:33
If Eva Cassidy is playing I'm heading to DC.
Well, I would to. But unlikely. Considering.

Where are you from? Back when she was alive and singing, she was barely known outside the city limits.

Recently found her as part of a duet on a disc from 2008....?!?!

Don't usually like this kind of deal but it was so nice to hear Eva's voice on a track on someone's disc who was barely 3yo when Eva passed that I allowed myself to enjoy it. :D

Let's get back to the subject of this thread: photography.

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This is one you will never see in the digital photo world. Physically impossible.

Although this one was not part of my first show, it is the same technique.

And, yes, my show was a bit controversial. Just a bit because I wasn't not a well known artists but, hey, who doesn't love some controversy. :lol:
I'm on the west coast so I didn't know about her as early as those closer to her home, but I might still be considered a fairly easy fan as compared to most in the US.

Some time ago I picked up Nightbird on vinyl, which is the entire show represented in pieces on Live At Blues Alley, which I've had for years on CD. Nightbird is absolutely stunning.

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 04 Apr 2019 08:44

terry-a wrote:
04 Apr 2019 03:14
Nightbird is absolutely stunning.
Agreed. And I have it on CD.

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by terry-a » 06 Apr 2019 16:01

ethorn66 wrote:
03 Apr 2019 01:21
Hey guys, this is a great thread! You all have fascinating photos and stories!
terry-a, those are some awesome photos and very similar to pics I look for! I say pics because all of mine are taken on my HTC ONE M8 phone. So, I am truly an amateur at photography...I did take photography as a teenager at school. I learned how to develop black and white photos!😉

This is my favorite pic I took when visiting my daughter at college in Western North Carolina.
It was taken at Waterrock Knob lookout on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sunset in October at 6300 feet elevation.

I call it Eye of God
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It's not so easy to shoot straight at the sun, but sometimes the results can be stunning.

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by ethorn66 » 08 Apr 2019 18:11

vinyl master wrote:
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ethorn66 wrote:
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VM I love light house's also! I have a couple from the Outer Banks.
You know, ethorn...My vinyl mentor lives out in the Outer Banks near Kill Devil Hills in Nags Head (after living 13 years here in Michigan), but even I don't think he has seen all the lighthouses from Currituck to Ocracoke! =D>
VM, that's a great area! We stayed in Kill Devil Hills and loved it there! I'm always torn between the mountains or the ocean, either are great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Charlotte area! Also, I spent a week up your way in Traverse City. Beautiful along the shoreline! Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to see more as I was there on business.

Here's some pics from one of our many trips to Myrtle Beach
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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by vinyl master » 13 Jun 2019 14:24

vinyl master wrote:
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Tinkaroo wrote:
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Some of the colours are amazing, and I really like the ones of the ships and boats. Most of what I get near me are fishing boats for lobster or scallops.
I'd actually love to see some pics of your lobster boats, Tink...Maybe some lobster traps, too...Sometimes, you can find beauty in the smallest, insignificant-looking things...Speaking of lighthouses, here are a few shots I took of a few around my state of Michigan...

This is the South Beaver Island Lighthouse...

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And then, Sturgeon Point, just south of Alpena...

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The lighthouse in Charlevoix...

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The one at Tawas Point...

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And the one at Point Aux Barques in Michigan's Thumb region...

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My dad loved lighthouses, and I plan on seeing a few more that he never got the chance to see...Hopefully, I'll have an opportunity when the summer comes...We shall see, but they are beautiful subject matter, no? :-k
Well, guys...I did have a chance to visit a few more lighthouses recently on a day trip and I thought you might like to see some pics...This is the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron...

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Then, on up the coast of Lake Huron to Port Sanilac where their lighthouse, I believe, is a private residence...Still, you can get some good views from the sidewalk...

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Finally, there was one more in Harbor Beach...The breakwall was lovely...

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...but the actual lighthouse is too far out to see by land...There is a pic of it on a mural in town, though, on the local theater...

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It doesn't do justice to the real thing, though...Here's a pic of it I found online...

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Come to find out later that there is a boat tour in the summer you can go on to visit it, so maybe I'll be back at some point...Still, a fun day out in the Great Lakes State! :D

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Tinkaroo » 13 Jun 2019 14:59

Thanks for sharing your latest lighthouse photos! There are some interesting and unique designs.

It is unfortunate that lighthouses around the world are endangered as governments abandon them and leave it up to locals to rescue or preserve them. They are a great tourist attraction but also an important piece of our heritage that needs to be preserved to remind future generations of our history and their importance in it.

PS- I will work on some photos of lobster boats when I get a chance. :wink:

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Post by Tonybro » 13 Jun 2019 15:21

We get lots of wild birds in the garden. Grabbed this Nuthatch a few weeks ago. Had three of them on the feeder this week! We also get woodpecker...
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Post by Tinkaroo » 13 Jun 2019 16:18

Those are a couple of beautiful photos Tony! 8)

I love the birds coming back this time of year, plus some of them sing so beautifully too.

Here are a few from this area.:
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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Tinkaroo » 21 Jun 2019 11:14

I came across this Minolta camera lot at a very good price, but the main point of attraction was for one lens.

It included:
-Minolta 9000 professional autofocus film camera with motor winder and power pack.
-Top of the line 4000 AF flash
-A 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 lens
-A 70-200mm f4 lens
-An 85mm f1.4 lens
-All in a sturdy aluminum case.

All of these lenses will work great on my present Sony DSLRs, but the real prize is the 85mm f1.4 lens which is a fast prime portrait lens. Top notch primes are always nice to have, and this was a very lucky find at a great. All the rest of the equipment is what some might call gravy.
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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Alec124c41 » 21 Jun 2019 14:46

Nice find, Tinkaroo. Not a bad case, either.

Cheers,
Alec

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 21 Jun 2019 18:16

Tinkaroo wrote:
21 Jun 2019 11:14
I came across this Minolta camera lot at a very good price, but the main point of attraction was for one lens.

It included:
-Minolta 9000 professional autofocus film camera with motor winder and power pack.
-Top of the line 4000 AF flash
-A 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 lens
-A 70-200mm f4 lens
-An 85mm f1.4 lens
-All in a sturdy aluminum case.

All of these lenses will work great on my present Sony DSLRs, but the real prize is the 85mm f1.4 lens which is a fast prime portrait lens. Top notch primes are always nice to have, and this was a very lucky find at a great. All the rest of the equipment is what some might call gravy.
Since I'm not a lover of zooms, I would have to agree that the 85 is the real prize.

As for autofocus, it just gives me shivers of the worst kind. I mean, if you can't focus, why call yourself a photographer.

Now I have a much better set of lenses for sale (getting smaller all the time) but the shipping costs will make it crazy for you. How about a 250mm mirror?

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Tinkaroo » 22 Jun 2019 10:32

Alec124c41 wrote:
21 Jun 2019 14:46
Nice find, Tinkaroo. Not a bad case, either.

Cheers,
Alec
Thanks Alec! Your opinion is always valued.

I agree the case is a nice bonus too. =D>

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by paul401 » 22 Jun 2019 20:21

Tinkaroo wrote:
21 Jun 2019 11:14
I came across this Minolta camera lot at a very good price, but the main point of attraction was for one lens.

It included:
-Minolta 9000 professional autofocus film camera with motor winder and power pack.
-Top of the line 4000 AF flash
-A 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 lens
-A 70-200mm f4 lens
-An 85mm f1.4 lens
-All in a sturdy aluminum case.
Hi Tink,

well this was pretty much my first slr kit, back when it was first released. The 9000, 35-70, 70-210 ('beer-can' so called as it was the size of a beer-can!), and 4000 flash. I soon added the MD90 motor drive + battery pack and then over time added/acquired various other bits, as you do, including the 1200 ring flash, the two smaller flash units 2800 and 1800, off camera 'shoe attachment, a 7000 body and a couple more lenses.
It was great piece of kit, and I still have it all, stored in a selection of camera bags. Still all good (afaik) with the exception of the usual 'bleed' on the 9000 lcd.

The auto focus was still quite a novelty back then, it worked well enough, but very slow compared to modern cameras. However auto-focus wasn't my reason for choosing the Minolta, I wanted 'spot -metering' common enough today, but quite rare back then, so my choice was, Minolta 9000, Canon T90, Nikon F3 (possibly the 4?) and Olympus OM4. The Canon was a bit 'blobby' looking, the Nikon (and associated lenses) where expensive, so finally the good reviews and perhaps the novelty of the auto-focus swayed me to choose the Minolta over the Olympus. No regrets, a great camera that gave me a lot of pleasure over the years.

Paul

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Tinkaroo » 23 Jun 2019 00:26

That sounds like a really great Minolta system you had Paul! 8)

My first auto focus was the Minolta 7xi which came after the 9000. Before that I had a Minolta
X-700 manual focus camera which I liked a lot till it was stolen.

Thanks for sharing those memories.

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Re: Let's Talk Photography!

Post by Tinkaroo » 23 Jun 2019 10:05

paul401 wrote:
22 Jun 2019 20:21
well this was pretty much my first slr kit, back when it was first released. The 9000, 35-70, 70-210 ('beer-can' so called as it was the size of a beer-can!), and 4000 flash. I soon added the MD90 motor drive + battery pack and then over time added/acquired various other bits, as you do, including the 1200 ring flash, the two smaller flash units 2800 and 1800, off camera 'shoe attachment, a 7000 body and a couple more lenses.
It was great piece of kit, and I still have it all, stored in a selection of camera bags. Still all good (afaik) with the exception of the usual 'bleed' on the 9000 lcd.

The auto focus was still quite a novelty back then, it worked well enough, but very slow compared to modern cameras. However auto-focus wasn't my reason for choosing the Minolta, I wanted 'spot -metering' common enough today, but quite rare back then, so my choice was, Minolta 9000, Canon T90, Nikon F3 (possibly the 4?) and Olympus OM4. The Canon was a bit 'blobby' looking, the Nikon (and associated lenses) where expensive, so finally the good reviews and perhaps the novelty of the auto-focus swayed me to choose the Minolta over the Olympus. No regrets, a great camera that gave me a lot of pleasure over the years.

Paul
I read that one of the reasons for the slower auto focus in the 9000 was the voltage of the batteries used.My newer DSLR uses a 7.2 volt lithium battery but the older 9000 used 3 volts.

Thankfully some of the lenses other than later xi lenses(power zoom) also have manual focus,focus hold or focus limiters if needed.

Yes, spot metering is a great feature so a welcome addition.

This article explains the features and innovations of the groundbreaking Minolta 9000:
http://cjo.info/classic-cameras/minolta-9000/

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