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    Have started "Charlie Wilson's War" by George...

    Have started "Charlie Wilson's War" by George Crille (I *think* that's the author), after being so impressed with the movie.

    The writing is a bit raw and rough, but the story is fantastic. IMO...
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    Here's a shot of a younger Jean-Luc. Age 6,...

    Here's a shot of a younger Jean-Luc. Age 6, outside Warm Springs VA.

    Can tell you it's tough to dismount with a sleeping passenger....
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    James Dean? I'll pass that on to him. :):) ...

    James Dean? I'll pass that on to him. :):) Though I'll have to explain who that is. Wait a sec - no I don't. We visited the James Dean museum in Indiana when we drove to Indy to check out the...
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    "Hell or High Water" by Eilean Adams. Story of...

    "Hell or High Water" by Eilean Adams.

    Story of James White's disputed first descent through the Grand Canyon in 1867 on a makeshift log raft, two years before Major John Wesley Powell's US...
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    Wonderful shot, Tom. I love the rather muted...

    Wonderful shot, Tom.

    I love the rather muted colors combined with the soft-flowing WHITE of the water.
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    My son Jean-Luc, now 13 y/o, has ridden quite a...

    My son Jean-Luc, now 13 y/o, has ridden quite a bit with me, from our home in Ohio, to points as far as New Jersey, Deal's Gap, the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    I actually wrote a book...
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    "Home Country" by Ernie Pyle. Pyle, known for...

    "Home Country" by Ernie Pyle.

    Pyle, known for his Pulitzer-prize winning coverage of WW2 combat, was a roving reporter in the 1930s, traveling the US and interviewing interesting people, and...
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    Late to the party, but here's what I use / carry,...

    Late to the party, but here's what I use / carry, and where, on a bike trip.

    Gear (Rolleiflex TLR and a 35mm Widelux pano) go into a Lowe camera bag, which then goes into a Marsee tankbag. The...
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    << Doug, I noticed you post images that were scanned in from slides, etc. Your Low light / night shot in Az. with the lightning bolts was most excellent! >>

    Thanks!

    << Since most of our pre...
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    Grand Canyon, south rim, east end of the Canyon. ...

    Grand Canyon, south rim, east end of the Canyon. Desert View lookout point, I believe. Would have to check notes to be sure. Scrambled to get there when I glanced at the sky and GPS and realized...
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    Very sweet. I try to be more like a sniper, so...

    Very sweet.

    I try to be more like a sniper, so I don't have to edit much at home. Even when I'm shooting digital, I'll take the one or two shots that I have in my head, and then say "Got it" and...
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    My own favorite nighttime shot, taken October...

    My own favorite nighttime shot, taken October 1982, during the time I lived in Phoenix / Tempe, from South Mountain Park.

    <img src="http://gallery.photo.net/photo/4086911-md.jpg"/>

    Details:...
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    Dave, Every now and then I get elitist about...

    Dave,

    Every now and then I get elitist about folks who click away in the hopes of getting lucky. But shoot - you do it so often, and get conistently great results, that you're the one "machine...
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    One more water pic, from a trip down the Blue...

    One more water pic, from a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, and then Deals Gap, with my then 10 y/o son over Spring Break on the GS in April 2006. Very cool trip - not crowded, the first time I'd...
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    Water pics? Good gosh, that's me! Surrounded by...

    Water pics? Good gosh, that's me! Surrounded by the Great Lakes, and most recently by snowmelt and floodwater....

    Following water shots were taken during a 2006 trip to Michigan's Drummond...
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    Very nice work. Most of my panos aren't...

    Very nice work.

    Most of my panos aren't stitched, but when they are I'm always in a quandary as to leaving tourists in or out in the overlap areas. Almost invariably, I'll leave them in, in the...
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    Sticky: All in good time, Dave. Actually, the latest...

    All in good time, Dave.

    Actually, the latest rev. of the weather-resistant Olympus Stylus has really caught my eye. Submersible and droppable and IIRC about 7mp. Perfect..!

    But no hurry, as...
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    Sticky: Cool, thanks for the reply. I usually have a...

    Cool, thanks for the reply.

    I usually have a pretty good idea of what shutter / aperture I shot at, so that's not a biggie.

    And I can scan a little bit larger than the neg image for you, so you...
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    Sticky: Agreed with Gail, this is a nice addition to the...

    Agreed with Gail, this is a nice addition to the forum. I hadn't bothered to post anything in the MOA forum for months and months, until the photo area was added.

    A question on submitting photos...
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    My GS on February 6th, 2008. For those...

    My GS on February 6th, 2008.

    For those wondering, it stayed out of the flood waters.

    http://photo.net/bboard-uploads/00OOSR-41686984.jpg

    The woman standing there is a newcaster from Toledo...
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    Josh, Gary;

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Gary, I know Josh F2F, and I suspect he's been through Pemberville on a few rides. We live just a few towns apart, roughly.

    The flood looks worse than...
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    Student volunteers filling sandbags, Pemberville Flood February 2008:

    http://photo.net/bboard-uploads/00OOSG-41686684.jpg
  23. PANO: Airhead GS survives NW Ohio flooding....

    See far left.

    Nice that the whole town of Pemberville, and the Pemberville OH VFD, put all those pumps to work just to save my bike... ;);) Operation was a success, the water didn't get any...
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    Josh, Nice pics. I think I know exactly...

    Josh,

    Nice pics.

    I think I know exactly where each of those shots was taken... :)
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    Interesting site I stumbled across. Shows...

    Interesting site I stumbled across. Shows step-by-step the setup for shooting those old-fashioned group photos, people in an arc, etc.... with a rotating camera. And then it shows the result.
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