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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    edited October 2014
    Nice GBHs, Hermitism!

    Dis' mo'nin' @ my house (nary a heron in sight)...


    15001549034_4e2ba84285_b.jpgDSC_0530 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    I am planning (as much as I plan anything) to finish up with your lens and teleconverter in the next week & get 'em on their way back to you; thanks again!

    EDIT: ...and a week or so ago (evening not morning)...

    15002161063_05ae316a72_b.jpgDSC_0512 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,195
    A pond would look gorgeous on your property pal. Leaves ? A properly installed pond doesn't worry about leaves....plus mother nature takes care of them in her own way. I would have it professionally done though, seen too many train wrecks by some DIY'ers. Not only will it add beauty to the landscape, but will also attract additional wildlife while giving your camera an additional workout. Stock with some wild native fish and your supper is always available. Put a pier in with a bench at the end to sit with the wife and take it all in. Talk about stress relief....go for it bro.
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  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    Saturday sunrise from my backyard across the open space preserve
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    ^^^ Beautiful, that is.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    weird weather in New England -- gorgeous yesterday, "unsettled" today. Rain and sunshine @ the same time today, yup, unsettled.

    15638606762_3fbb593e23_b.jpgDSC_0546 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Pretty at sunset tonight though...

    15452130910_6fc29d67c5_b.jpgDSC_0550 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • BKphotoBKphoto Posts: 406
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    aww, man -- that last photo makes me cold just lookin' at it!
    We'll be seeing that soon enough here...

    Yeah, I know. I've been contemplating my fall routine -- get the belly mower off my John Deere and get the 60" snowblower on! Got to get ready for the onslaught -- AND pray that this winter is not like the last one. :\

    Nevertheless, it is a terrible kind of beauty!

    oh, yeah -- you're somewhere up this-a-way, aren't you?
    Last winter was, shall we say... a late bloomer :- (


    Now... thanks to the exceptional kindness of the Polk Forum's "Hermitism" -- and due to my deeply-ingrained sloth -- I am finally getting around to putting some photons through his very interesting and rather rare 85 mm (EDIT: D'oh! 80 mm... Eighty mm!) Nikkor AF lens. I cannot take advantage of the AF, so it's on an old but proud Nikon F body for some good old film photography. Further details as events warrant :- )

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    DSC_0192 (Modified) by mhardy6647, on Flickr
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    DSC_0191 (Modified) by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    (sorry about the screwy color balance on the second photo. I tried to "improve" it using unfamiliar s/w... and couldn't figure out how to undo it. Fortunately, I do still have the original image on the memory card.)

    take the UV filters off when you shoot...they hurt sharpness....Teacher of mine once said "why are you covering a $500 lens with a $5 piece of glass...?"
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  • sandwormssandworms Posts: 1,047
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  • gdbgdb Posts: 6,125
    Bad parenting skills ?? oa1ddt3vudb5.jpg
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    edited October 2014
    15664879171_f358bb0c71_b.jpgDSC_3043 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    15481991510_d00508b210_b.jpgDSC_3044 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    15664882531_d5293f25ff_b.jpgDSC_3040 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,117
    gdb wrote: »
    Bad parenting skills ?? oa1ddt3vudb5.jpg
    Now that is downright funny....cruel,but funny!!!
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,670
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    Guess what it is....and its not a sound treatment
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    today's backyard critter -- out by the septic field...

    15489017217_c7e105a8d9_b.jpgDSC_3062 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    15674227075_171f0d8d6e_b.jpgDSC_3071 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
  • Jay's RadioJay's Radio Posts: 29
    edited October 2014
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    today's backyard critter -- out by the septic field...

    15489017217_c7e105a8d9_b.jpgDSC_3062 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    15674227075_171f0d8d6e_b.jpgDSC_3071 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    Awesome !!!
  • Jay's RadioJay's Radio Posts: 29
    edited October 2014
    Not my pic... but "somewhat" Awesome !!! all the same.garycp0xz4so.jpg
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,195
    You seem to have an abundance of Coyote and Bobcats.....how the heck do the Turkeys survive ? They aren't exactly the Roadrunner of ground birds.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    ... but they can fly -- and there're thousands of acres of forest in the vicinity.

    The one thing we haven't seen, to date, is a moose. The moose population in the northeast is down due to a tick-borne disease, unfortunately.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,670
    yes, a working speaker.lc4p2swoqy66.jpg
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    edited November 2014
    Why I like Nikon :- )

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    Ca. 1959 vintage Nikon F (35mm) and 2014 vintage Nikon Df (full-frame digital); both cameras sporting similar, and very vintage, "non-AI" 50 mm f1.4 Nikkor-S lenses.

    Nikon customers tend to be a loyal bunch... and Nikon does encourage that (to their credit).
    (photo from the Nikon corp. website)
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,247
    gotta love that classic look.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    my F is a little skankier lookin'...

    15531867169_2b40a864e4_b.jpgDSC_0564 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    my son has the nice one.

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    Hey, in case Hermitism is still watchin' this thread (and hasn't given up on me yet!)... I just got an order of 35 mm film in from B&H today! Goin' to take some pix with your lens this weekend - barring calamity!


  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    Q: When is a Nikon not a Nikon?
    A: When it's a Mamiya!

    15719324632_32613da01b_b.jpgDSC_0557 by mhardy6647, on Flickr

    https://www.cameraquest.com/nfrex.htm
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,247
    I always wanted a Mamiya 645 medium format camera.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    mmmm :- )

    I have this weird -- nonlinearity -- when it comes to Mamiya products -- my first real camera was a mamiya/sekor 500TL (from Monkey Wards!), ca. 1973. My son has it now, and other than the light meter being kaput it still works fairly well.

    http://icouldbeahero.blogspot.com/2012/02/this-old-camera-mamiyasekor-500tl.html

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    The medium format Mamiya cameras and lenses were danged nice; the aforementioned son has a C330 TLR but I don't think he has one of their medium-format SLRs (I think the 645's an SLR, yes?). I don't think... ;- )

    camera stuff is at least as cool as hifi stuff! :- )
    It takes up less space, too... but it's not as interesting to listen to...
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,247
    edited November 2014
    Yeah I think it was a SLR style as the latest ones were mostly automatic. I forgot about the C330. I even look on over really hard before I bought a Bronica SQ, as I loved the looks of the Twin lens reflex like it and the Rolleiflex!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    heh -- the boy's got a Bronica, too... he's got the bug pretty bad :- )

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    http://icouldbeahero.blogspot.com/2014/01/zenza-bronica-etr.html

    He doesn't just collect shelf queens, either -- he feels quite strongly that the only reason to own cameras is to use 'em.

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,247
    That is cool, glad to see he's bitten bad by the right kind of bug. that ETR is a 645 format and their really great for portraits. a 6x9 or bigger medium format would be great for taking pictures of your open country area! I found the Square 6x6 of my SQ hard to compose a great picture with but that has been the Hassey's forte forever.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,530
    oh... he's got a real camera too :- )

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