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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:43 am 
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Hi patti,

Re: sunset sailboat

Nice one patti - very atmospheric. It took me straight back to many happy hours spent in the top floor bar of the old Huntley Hotel (just behind the Sheraton) in Santa Monica. A great place to admire the sunsets ("haze" permitting) with free eats, a pitcher of cold beer and attractive waitresses blocking the view! Excuse me while I lapse into politically incorrect memories... :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:11 pm 
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yes, Defiance, that would be "Ventura Highway"...(like the song) better known as Pacific Coast Highway, or if you are going by the numbers...Highway 101.

Let me tell you, I thought I was gonna miss this too...BOB the beach bum, this is just up the road from Santa Monica..and there really is something about the beaches in So. Cal...most of us have found fond memories stirred here..


thank you for the good comments. So, does this mean Drazen will critique us, (if he wants too?).
For me, that was one of the best parts of submitting a photo. Hope it will continue, but understand that I would not be advanced enough to offer a great critic like Luis'.

Gordon, if I say I am in, I am in hook line and sinker, and I would not let ya down on the Assignment! I am in, for next month, too.!!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:24 pm 
Panic......... :shock: :shock: :shock: all my planning for my shot went in the bin...............the race is on I shall have to improvise. I got sidetracked completing my first module on my photography course.

Fear not fair maidens and geezers for I shall have a shot by midnight on 28th

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Well Ormina (and anyone else who's not yet submitted!), you have the benefit of a leap year - but beware, the cut-off is midnight GMT on the 29th.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:47 pm 
Phew...........................the pressure

Cheers Ormina


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I knew it, I knew you would find something O. And O. Do WE know how to turn back the hands of time...he he he..or what?...Hurry don't miss the deadline, for this months assignment...That Gordon is a rough task master.

whooohoooooooooo...can not wait to see..

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I was just looking at all the new posters who have submitted shots, and I counted 25 entries total..unless I miscounted...but more than last month, still time left for some great shots...who is out there lurking, that has a spectacular shot...going to spring it on us at the last minute....

This is so much fun.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:54 am 
eddcunningham,

Thanks for your entry - I'm not a moderator, but I've noticed your entry is greater than the 500pixel limit set under the rules.

Secondly, being eager-eyed, you couldn't possibly shot at 70mm at f/3.5. At 70mm (any 18-135 Nikkor users please correct me) I recall the lens at that length when wide open, already hits f/5.6.


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Hi Photoj,

The EXIF data shows Ed's shot was taken at f/5.6. Good spot!

You are right, the image did (EDIT) exceed the width guidelines. Now fixed. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:55 pm 
Photoj wrote:
I recall the lens at that length when wide open, already hits f/5.6.


Unfortunately, that's true, 70mm(give or take 2mm) is the point at which it reaches f/5.6.

BTW, nice entries everyone! I especially like yours Patti!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:13 pm 
grahamnp wrote:
Unfortunately, that's true, 70mm(give or take 2mm) is the point at which it reaches f/5.6.


Thanks for confirming what I faintly recall. It's been over a year since I handled an 18-135.


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eddcunningham...I share your angst...takes me a while to get the rules straight in my head...but once I got them am good to go...
Love that greenery, with the little yellow dabs...

Spring must be coming...and I like your idea!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:03 pm 
patti wrote:
Love that greenery, with the little yellow dabs...



patti


Hi patti that greenery is called "Gorse" it is quite prolific here in the UK the green part of the bush has got very sharp ends, you would come out very badly scratched if you try to walk through them... the yellow flowers that abound them this time of year are sometimes very bright yellow other times can be quite dull, from where I originate (Oxford) there used to be an "Old Wives Tale" that if the gorse was bright it would be a good summer and if dull it would not.


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Thank you Defiance...so neat to see the things that are so normal in the lives of all of you, and loved the explaination...and lore of the Gorse...
around here, we have cactus, and thistle that would bring tears to your eyes...riding thru the "chaparal"..requires leather "leggings" that we call chinks...(sorta like chaps, but more fringe)...so sticker-y things are abundant on all continents..and hemispheres...will look thru my photos, and see if I can find something with a little sticker on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:35 pm 
eL, i really like that shot i m big fan of night photography as previously stated in other threads!

and think taht its better that the sky came out black like that because its encanes the main subject in the middle of the shot! you can get the light to show if u play ur apperture time on very high, its quite funny at some stages you can get colours that you uself cant see, maybe u should try that next time.

And passing on a tip from gordon, by adjusting you white balance you can make the images look diffrent, maybe you should try that out next night ur out :D

p.s i checked that link and that place looks bad ass, i could see myself having alot of fun there!


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