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    [QUOTE=KBasa;292370]Easter morning ride to Mt. Tamalpais




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    Great images... Kbasa...

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    Strolling Through Budapest with a P&S

    Taken with my old Canon S70 and no tripod ('cause I'm a dummy).
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    Second Shot From Budapest

    No tripod, used the curb then cropped it out.
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    [QUOTE=OUTBACKUFO;295087][QUOTE=KBasa;292370]Easter morning ride to Mt. Tamalpais





    Great images... Kbasa...
    Thanks, Mike!
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    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 gun" photographer that makes me accept the technique as valid.

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



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    I'd only been out of high school only 2 years, had completed motorcycle mechanic school at Phoenix's MMI, and was living 2000 miles from home. No car, no family, no entanglements. And had finally gotten into photography after wanting to do so for years.

    Shot on Kodachrome 25, F5.6, shutter speed of 4 minutes. Everything that came down during that time was captured.

    I was glad not to be electrocuted, or wet. I'd ridden up on my Kawasaki KZ-650c, mini-tripod and stopwatch and camera in the Eclipse tankbag, in windy weather. When I arrived, I could see rainy areas scattered in the valley below. I'd been up there many times before to shoot the valley below at night, all lit up, so knew the exposure. I pulled out my mini-tripod and my 35mm SLR and my stopwatch. Exposure was 4 minutes, f5.6, on Kodachrome 25. I took 3 shots; this was the first. The second shot all the lightning bolts were in one area on the left, and the third shot the show was over, there was no lightning.

    Dodged every drop of falling rain, saw an awesome storm, and got one shot that still stuns viewers over 25 years later.

    It wasn't just luck that I had my camear and tripod and knew the exposure. I was prepared for something, but didn't know just what when I left my apartment in Tempe AZ. But I sure can't take all the credit, because I couldn't control where the lightning bolts came down at, or where they appeared in the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougGrosjean View Post
    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 gun" photographer that makes me accept the technique as valid.
    You miss every ball you don't swing at.

    So I swing a lot. I think I shot about 200+ frames that morning over about a two or three hour period.

    I took this one in Camp Scheideck about a year ago on a nice, moonlit night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    You miss every ball you don't swing at.

    So I swing a lot. I think I shot about 200+ frames that morning over about a two or three hour period.

    I took this one in Camp Scheideck about a year ago on a nice, moonlit night.

    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 go on to next activity. Usually I'm pretty sure of when I've got a great shot.

    My son would get crazy-impatient if I shot 200 frames for your (excellent) shot.

    But it does work for you, so don't take any of this as criticism. Far from it.

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    Downtown Honolulu

    This was shot on a monopod from the deck of a Crusie Ship just before we sailed from Honolulu.

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    i love taking photos at night. brace yourselves...

    san antonio with the tower backlit by the moon:


    4th of july:


    capitol:


    more 4th of july:


    still more:


    at night in the airport:


    cue slack key guitar:


    boo!


    son of san antonio:


    venice:


    more venice:


    still more venice:


    is there ever enough venice?


    go horns:


    best kept secret:


    more later...

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    Watch night come on in....

    I took this video over about 45 minutes...


    Click here for video version


    Using this little setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougGrosjean View Post
    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 go on to next activity. Usually I'm pretty sure of when I've got a great shot.

    My son would get crazy-impatient if I shot 200 frames for your (excellent) shot.

    But it does work for you, so don't take any of this as criticism. Far from it.
    I think I shot about 15 or 20 to get that one.

    The rest are here: http://kbasa.smugmug.com/gallery/2201987_2AAc2#P-3-20

    I was just sitting at the picnic table, drinking beer and pointing the camera at different objects and pulling the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    best kept secret:


    more later...
    Yum.

    Speaking of tasty stuff, here's my neighbor at his 50th birthday party.

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    Dubrovnik, Croatia 2006

    Handheld after dinner with seceral glasses of wine...
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    Very nice, sir.
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