Okay, okay. The winter's been long and dreary. It's time for some fun. Remember last year's “thunder thread” that surfaced near the ides of March? Let's off the slush and let 'er rip.
First, a question - how many paparazzi do you need to take a picture? Only three - two for the heist, and one for the getaway car. Then there’s the matter of Rochester student arrogance. They are sure they can’t fail at photography. Why? The f-stop.
Oh, one thing is junky about my D700. The jetsam and flotsam left in its wake. I’ve had mine a year: it is sweet!
Right you are Howard about the D700 being an all-weather tool. I was looking forward to some great snow landscape shots this past winter but Toronto has so little snow, I thought I was in Vancouver! Fun thread. Ray
>Right you are Howard about the D700 being an all-weather >tool. I was looking forward to some great snow landscape shots >this past winter but Toronto has so little snow, I thought I >was in Vancouver!
DON'T SAY THE "S" WORD AFTER APRIL 15!
Bad luck . . . very bad luck.
'Stuck' in London. High altitude volcanic ash particulate preventing air travel all over the UK and western Europe. Weather is gorgeous - 19c/70f today and sun, sun, sun. Late day light is amazing due to all the high level volcanic junk in the atmosphere. D700 working well - photographer working not as well, but we're trying to equalize.
The light in this photo of St. Paul's Cathedral in London is not enhanced, no polarizer was used to get that deep blue sky. I love naturally polluted air. Volcanic ash is good for something (besides the garden). D700 + 24-70 two days ago.
I'm jealous!!!! (face is green now!) Here in the Modesto area we have had about 5 clear days over the past 6 or 7 weeks. The rest of the time it's been either rain or cloudy. Even the clear days have been, for the most part VERY hazy (cloudy bright sun with faint shadows). Yesterday was hazy sun, so I did go out and did a little HDR work. Supposed to rain today, then hazy or partly cloudy for the next 5 days. Right now I'm feeling somewhat akin to what we used to call when I was aboard a navy ship...CHANNEL FEVER! Yup!
It would be nice to have ONE day of VERY heavy snow (doesn't happen here except during a green moon)so that I could go out and take some "snow" photos... but alas, 'tis not to be! I could drive up to Yosemite, but I hate tire chains!
Channel fever - cabin fever, it's all gray to me. Two more days of rain in the Ozarks (Missouri - "where the rivers run" - and run, and run, do they ever run). Charlie Brown nailed it, "ARRRRRGGGHHH!" I was also in the Navy (way before there was light). I worked in an underground computer center where we savored tunnel fever. Twice my work took me aboard submarines. Subs exude a special charm - sewer pipe fever.
Locals think the sun took global warming seriously and will not return until Rush Limbaugh gets a Nobel for correctness. We'll have clouds a long, very long time.