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Chairman Bill
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« on: July 16, 2012, 07:20:57 AM »
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No photos of lighthouses. I feel so inadequate  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 08:00:40 AM »
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No photos of lighthouses. I feel so inadequate  Sad
Don't give up yet. Try photographing cats or kittens!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 08:50:21 AM »
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Castles? Nearly as good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 09:38:30 AM »
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No, not much by way of castles. I'm feeling even less good about myself now  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 10:52:40 AM »
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Cheer up, Bill: you've posted some good stuff here, even without lighthouses. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 11:28:15 AM »
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Cheer up, Bill: you've posted some good stuff here, even without lighthouses. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 11:28:35 AM »
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No photos of lighthouses. I feel so inadequate  Sad

Do you have a D800? That would make you a proper photographer regardless of subject matter.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 11:33:43 AM »
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Do you have a D800? That would make you a proper photographer regardless of subject matter.

That's not helping you know!
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 02:17:59 PM »
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There exist neither lighthouses nor castles anywhere within a reasonable drive from where I live. Worse, I do not own a D800. So I do share your feelings.  Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 02:22:04 PM »
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Do you have a D800? That would make you a proper photographer regardless of subject matter.
Right! With a D800 you don't have to take pictures; juat carry it around for the rest of us to admire.

Reminds me of the joy of working with an old 8x10" view camera many years ago. It was such fun just to set it up and look at scenes on the ground glass that I didn't feel the need to put film through it. After several years using a 4x5" it was a joy to see the image Full Size. (That was back when an 8x10" print was a big print.)
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 04:39:56 PM »
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It appears that some D800s are able to give you a selective focus gizmo you didn't know you were buying; that can't be bad, can it?

Oh, there are plenty of castles here in Spain, but I haven't felt any overpowering urge to photograph even a single example - for posterity, as it were -  not even one.

Lighthouses are a different thing: like airports, you could get arrested, so I've hung off shooting any of them recently. Anyway, all too phallic for my sensibilities.

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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »
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Have you considered tunnels?
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 03:36:17 AM »
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Have you considered tunnels?



But a car driving into one isn't the same as a train doing it; size matters. I'd have to visit the Alps.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 06:33:13 AM »
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Here's one for you Bill which will POSSIBLY help you get over your blues? It is situated on the Holy Island just of the coast of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.  I have a lot more light house images taken in the Firth of Clyde and I can post them if it helps cheer you up. Wink
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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2012, 06:35:28 AM »
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Have you considered tunnels?

His vision of photography is related to one? Smiley Wink
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2012, 06:39:17 AM »
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Right! With a D800 you don't have to take pictures; juat carry it around for the rest of us to admire.

I was thinking of buying a Nikon strap with D800 emblazoned on it and attaching it to my Nikon D80 . If anyone asks I will tell them a 0 rubbed off on my camera. Does anyone think I will get away with it? Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2012, 08:22:36 AM »
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Can't you just paint an additional "0" after the "80?"

I've got a label maker and I'm thinking of making one that says "Nikon D800" to paste on the front of my Canon 5DII. I'd have to get the Nikon strap, too, I suppose.

It's not easy trying to become a proper photographer!
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 08:56:44 AM »
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How wrong can you guys be?

A proper photographer hides the names completely, thinking that he's no sandwich board man. If CaNiketc want to advertise, let them pay us upfront.

As you will always be asked what cameras you are using, you must rehearse the reply in a mirror so that it comes out naturally: "black ones, of course."

These little tricks help smoothe the life of a snapper. Heysoos! the gratuitous help I give you lot.

Rob C
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 09:24:03 AM »
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Hi,

You missed to tape the red bar below the shutter release, it is almost as bad as adding a red dot...

Best regards
Erik

How wrong can you guys be?

A proper photographer hides the names completely, thinking that he's no sandwich board man. If CaNiketc want to advertise, let them pay us upfront.

As you will always be asked what cameras you are using, you must rehearse the reply in a mirror so that it comes out naturally: "black ones, of course."

These little tricks help smoothe the life of a snapper. Heysoos! the gratuitous help I give you lot.

Rob C
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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »
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Cheer up, Bill. Go on over to the Continent and shoot the most boring picture of the Rhine you can find. That'll put you in the same class as Andreas Gursky. Be sure to post it here, and let Christie's know you have it.
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