Assateague Under Cover of Snow

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Ed Ruf, Dec 31, 2004.

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    Benny Guest

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    Don F Guest

    Great pictures, Ed! Your photos are improving.
    How did you mange to keep your D70 dry and warm in such an unfriendly
    enrironment?
    Don F
     
    Don F, Dec 31, 2004
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    Thanks to you and the others for your kind comments.
    Some were taken through an open window of my truck, the horses mostly.
    Otherwise, under my coat for the trip up over the dunes to the beach or the
    1/2 miles loop trail hike on the bay side. That was about 15-20 min outside
    and a fair part under tree cover which at least did greatly break much of
    the wind. Unlike the beach which was pretty brutal.
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    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
    http://EdwardGRuf.com
     
    Ed Ruf, Dec 31, 2004
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    Mike Fields Guest

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    Kitt Guest

    Great shots! What lens were you using? I just got my D70 and am
    looking for a zoom to go up from the far end of the kit lens. If I can
    get bird shots like you have here, I'll be tickled to death.
     
    Kitt, Dec 31, 2004
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    The bird shots were taken with the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR. A great lens. Be
    prepared for sticker shock though. I recently bought a TC-20E 2x converter
    to use with it, but they were flying close enough and it was also too cold
    to just play around with it all.
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    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
    http://EdwardGRuf.com
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 1, 2005
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    Kitt Guest

    I was kind of afraid you were gonna' say that. Before I bought the
    Nikon, I was considering both that and Canon and the usual tab for
    vibration reduction on either one was somewhere near the price of the
    camera or more, per lens, so I guess I'll have to save for another two
    years for the lens. ;o)

    Guess I'll settle for the 55-200 Sigma that I saw at Sam's club for
    $138. It's about half that speed at 4-5.6 and has no VR. I've read
    several places that it's okay quality, so I guess I'll be setting up
    the tripod and make myself happy with that for now. Thanks for the
    response. Happy New Year!
     
    Kitt, Jan 1, 2005
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    Cynicor Guest

    Before I got the VR lens, I rented it for a day or two for $50. If you're
    going on a special shooting trip, you might consider something like that.
     
    Cynicor, Jan 1, 2005
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    Thanks Frank. BTW, did Santa bring your hoped for (IIRC) D70?
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    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
    http://EdwardGRuf.com
     
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    Frank ess Guest

    Yes, Ed. Not only was I pulled back in to the SLR camp, but beyond the
    Pale: Canon 20D. I am now involved in a rigorous physical training
    regimen designed to increase my strength and endurance. I need all the
    energy and force I can generate to hoist and control this massive piece
    of equipment. Thank goodness I still have the ancient Gitzo Studex iron
    tripod to support it.

    Santa was very kind (fooled him again, I did ! ) and left the body, kit
    lens 18-55, 1.8 50, 10-22 EF-S, and 70-300 IS. That is a daunting array,
    and once I get the rest of my person and hardware ducks in a row, will
    be the focus of a real storm of activity. A very deliberate, perhaps
    even plodding storm, but an intense one, I assure you.

    I have been scouting brick buildings for a few weeks. Most convenient so
    far is the California National Guard Armory, two blocks over and three
    blocks down. One day soon I expect I'll don my body armor and head over
    that way. Perhaps I can set up, snap, and decamp before they see my
    beachead. Maybe I should wait until the office is open, and ask first.

    That Armory, by the way, is notorious as the origin of the dramatic and
    sad escapade seen weekly, if not daily, on "Most Magnetic Car Chase Film
    That Everyone In the World Has Seen At Least Twice", where the ex-army
    guy cranks up a tank, runs over whatever he wants to --except a
    pedestrian overpass and the freeway divider barrier-- and gets killed
    for his trouble.

    I was a telecommuter working at home, and heard the tank's unmuffled
    exhaust as he turned the corner to drive over a fire plug and someone's
    front yard, two blocks over. Of course the law enforcement helicopter
    was quickly joined by those from the three major network affiliates, one
    each, and they wouldn't give it a rest.

    Three hours after the fellow went to his reward, these (can I coin a
    word here?) _chopperazzi_ were still hovering around, standing on two-
    or three-hundred-foot columns of battered air. I called and emailed each
    station; each had a canned response to my complaint: "The People have a
    right to the news." Well, yes. I agree; "however", I said to each, "It
    is no longer news. It is buzzarding, picking the bones for every last
    shred of carrion. If your camera operators didn't get it within half an
    hour of the end, maybe they need new jobs. Maybe all you are doing is
    trying to justify the expense of that 'journalistic' toy that spends
    most of its time gathering dust at Montgomery Field."

    "Tell your pilot to look down", I said. "I will send him a signal
    showing my opinion of his --and your-- judgement". He did, and I did,
    and he (all three of him) went away.

    Amazing. I can still get a rant going after all these years.

    Any road, I'll try to keep you current on my struggle to catch up with
    Santa's largesse. So far it's a treat: fast focus, no discerable
    shutter-lag, big, clear pictures, and a physical mirror-slap to let you
    know the deed has been done. Takes me back twenty-five F1n years, it
    does.

    Happy 2005 and subsequents,
     
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    Good golly, maybe we should nominate you for sainthood. :)


    snip...snip of the infamous tank escape...

    I feel your pain for what many news agencies have become. My local daily
    rag now routinely has errors that would shame a high school paper, over and
    over and over.
    Keep us posted on your discovery and fun.
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    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
    http://EdwardGRuf.com
     
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    DC Dave Guest

    These wonderful photographs deserve a wider audience. Ed should send
    them to Wunderground at http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/about.asp .
    As weather-related images, they would be a natural for this weather
    site.

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    DC Dave
    Author, "Who Killed James Forrestal?"
    "America's Dreyfus Affair, The Case of the Death of Vincent Foster"
    "Upton Sinclair and Timothy McVeigh"
    "Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression"
    http://www.dcdave.com

     
    DC Dave, Jan 11, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Sorry, but the terms are too onerous for my to even consider posting a sing
    photo to their site:

    http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/agreement.asp?URL=/wximage/viewimages.html

    2. Agreements of Image Authors. An Image Author has the right from at any
    time to submit one or more Images for display in the Photo Gallery. By
    submitting an Image to the Photo Gallery, the Image Author grants to WUI a
    perpetual non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right to place that
    Image in the Photo Gallery and to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display,
    distribute, adapt, modify or otherwise exploit that Image and to
    incorporate that Image in other works and to sell, license or otherwise
    commercially utilize that Image. By submitting an Image to the Photo
    Gallery, the Image Author warrants to WUI that: the Image Author has read
    and is bound by the terms of this Agreement; the Image Author is at least
    18 years old and is a photographer; the Image Author owns and has the legal
    right to submit the Image to the Photo Gallery and to grant to WUI the
    rights to the Image described in this Agreement; the Image Author has
    obtained all required releases from any persons who are recognizable in the
    Image and from any persons who have provided any materials appearing in the
    Image; WUI's copying, publishing, displaying or otherwise utilizing the
    Image will not infringe upon the rights of any other party; the Image
    Author waives any rights of attribution, integrity or otherwise with
    respect to WUI's copying, publishing, displaying or otherwise utilizing the
    Image; the Image Author agrees that WUI may use the Image Author's name in
    publicity or advertising of the Image without compensation to the Image
    Author; and the Image Author recognizes that WUI has no liability for any
    unauthorized use of the Image by third parties.
    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
    http://edwardgruf.com/Digital_Photography/General/index.html
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 11, 2005
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    DC Dave Guest

    Yeah, now that I read them I would have to agree, at least for
    photographs of the quality of yours. I'd be real pleased if they'd use
    one of my shots, though. On the other hand, I don't think I would
    offer up any of my writings on those terms.
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    DC Dave
    Author, "Who Killed James Forrestal?"
    "America's Dreyfus Affair, The Case of the Death of Vincent Foster"
    "Upton Sinclair and Timothy McVeigh"
    "Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression"
    http://www.dcdave.com
     
    DC Dave, Jan 15, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Well, then this is an area where we disagree. It begins as a matter of
    principle and has nothing to do with the quality of the photo. They are
    running a website. IMO, their terms should be what is reasonably required
    to do just that and nothing else. Same reason I refrain from posting
    anything to yahoo or google groups.
     
    Ed Ruf, Jan 15, 2005
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