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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,549
    First day of summer tomorrow.

    Here is picture of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach on Alabama Coast that was in email vacation invitation yesterday. All of the beaches along the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast are wonderful. White sand and crystal clear water.

    Ready to go!!

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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Fort Morgan area was my fav part of GS down there. Beautiful
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,560
    You think we actually have the Blue Ridge Mountains? Think again!

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,860
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

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    Definitely not for me!!!
    I'd rather starve. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,560
    What happens to that guy when a sudden burst of wind comes? Is that when the life insurance kicks in?

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 4,515
    edited June 2020
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).

    $2000/hr and I might consider it. Probably not though.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,337
    edited June 2020
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 19,234
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Help Wanted: maintenance technician for local wind farm. Pays $20/ hr plus benefits ( life insurance).
    No effin way for $20 an hour! I make more than that working the supply operations area for an insurance company.

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,917
    edited June 2020
    CH46E wrote: »
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!

    I suppose it depends upon one's definition of slight. ;)
    30 seconds at f/5 @ ISO 10000

    also from last night...

    50027667496_e3ce80ae2f_b.jpgDSC_0515 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

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  • aprazer402
    aprazer402 Posts: 2,411
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    It was real pretty last night -- and my new DSLR does pretty good with low light (thanks, son o' mine, for the gift!)

    A night sky like this has to be one of the top five reasons to live out of the city. <3
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,917
    the night before wasn't bad, either :)

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,917
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    It was real pretty last night -- and my new DSLR does pretty good with low light (thanks, son o' mine, for the gift!)

    A night sky like this has to be one of the top five reasons to live out of the city. <3

    In 2020, an even better reason is "sheltering in place" is a lot less claustrophobic. :)

  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,337
    edited June 2020
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!

    I suppose it depends upon one's definition of slight. ;)
    30 seconds at f/5 @ ISO 10000

    also from last night...

    50027667496_e3ce80ae2f_b.jpgDSC_0515 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I don't know much about photography. I would have thought 30 seconds would have made a slight streak on the stars. Guess it's not enough time. Very cool!

    Edit: actually I see the streak now that I zoom in on the photo. Still looks amazing.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,337
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,354
    With apologies to Maxell. :)
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,621
    CH46E wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???

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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,445
    audioluvr wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???

    Mt. Adams

    We lived in the Tri-Cities for a couple years when I managed the Lowe’s there - had a great view of Mt Adams from our living room window.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,917
    edited June 2020
    CH46E wrote: »
    I don't know much about photography. I would have thought 30 seconds would have made a slight streak on the stars. Guess it's not enough time. Very cool!

    Edit: actually I see the streak now that I zoom in on the photo. Still looks amazing.

    Yup, one sure does :)

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    Take a long enough exposure, and it's easy enough to spot Polaris (the North Star). :)

    For "serious" astrophotography (with just a camera and lens or a 'scope) one would use an equatorial mount and a 'clockwork' tracker to synchronize the camera's motion with the earth's (so to speak) and hold everything still.

    To me, one of the most remarkable things about astronomy in general and astrophotography in particular is that the magic ingredient usually isn't magnification, it's light gathering. Many objects of astronomical interest aren't particularly "small" to a terrestrial observer -- but they're dim. Digital photography brings at least a glimpse of lots of cool stuff into easy reach for folks with access to a reasonably dark sky, some time to kill, and (in the summertime, at least) some bug repellent :)

    High-er magnification is nice to have for, e.g., observing planets -- but that's almost a different hobby altogether (see, e.g., the gorgeous lunar photos posted earlier by @joecoulson ).

  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,337
    edited June 2020
    I've spent a lot of time with Military spec night vision goggles. At that time, the most advanced in the world. Every chance I had, I was looking at the stars. Its amazing. You can see other galaxies without magnification. They look like little night time clouds in the sky.

    Unfortunately our home telescope is only really good at looking at our own moon. I do like seeing Jupiter's largest moons on line with its self. I usually get to see Jupiter then 4 moons all on one plane.

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