SI - Work - Comments

Discussion in 'Photography' started by tony cooper, Mar 24, 2012.

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    Eric Stevens Guest

    No, no, no, no.

    What a waste of time. If you are going to tell me I'm wrong you should
    first find out what I was complaining about. It was retaining the
    visual impact of the image while getting it down to 300kB that I said
    I found tight. There was no complaint on my part about down sizing.

    Go and read the thread.

    --- snip ---

    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 26, 2012
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  2. Clearly I did. Do you know what you wrote?
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Mar 26, 2012
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Thanks for the comment. You are right of course. Hand held cranked
    the ASA to 400 to reduce blurring and start shooting a working helicopter
    laying the pull ropes tower to tower. This was a particularly tricking section
    of crossing an existing lower active powerline (and a highway). I was
    driving by at just the right time.

    It did stop the blurring, good point. It has been my screen saver for a few weeks.

    Walter..
     
    Walter Banks, Mar 26, 2012
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Mar 26, 2012
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Aww c'mon. It was somewhere around 1987 and Kodachrome, (I think). They
    were installing pipeline under the highway with an auger - all 3 photos.
    Shot with a Minolta X-700 and Vivitar Ser 1 28-90 zoom (I think). Back in
    the days when I could climb down the ladder and do all those cool things 200
    lbs and 20+ years ago. :) At the time, I hadn't been into photography all
    that long.
     
    Tim Conway, Mar 26, 2012
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    Bowser Guest

    Actually, my wife saw it first and suggested a shot. We didn't go in.
    But you have to appreciate the working girls.
    Not a helicopter, but the Kroll crane. At the time it was the tallest
    free-standing crane in the world at 425'. The operator sat about 400'
    off the ground.
    This is the reactor vessel from Seabrook Station unit #1, a nuclear
    power plant. The vessel weighs nearly 500 tons and is lowered into
    place very, very carefully and very slowly. It took 7 days to position
    and lower it onto its foundation. Lots of work involved.
     
    Bowser, Mar 26, 2012
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    Walter Banks Guest

    I hope he is okay. He did have some health issues

    Anybody heard from him in a while. I haven't seen a good political discussion (argument) in months.
     
    Walter Banks, Mar 26, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    No such thing as a good political discussion.

    I just sent him an e-mail - we'll see what pops up.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 26, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I know he bought a used D700 some time ago. I think his wife had more
    serious health issues than he did. However, like many of us here, old
    fartdom had descended on him, so anything might have happened. He was
    always seeking out facilities where he could keep company with those
    who had yet to give up smoking, as California had taken that lethal
    pleasure from him with smoking bans and tobacco taxes, and that
    certainly wouldn't do his health much good.

    He last posted to the photo groups on 10/24/2011. He was hanging about
    in misc.legal more than the photo groups back then. I have just checked
    there, and his last post to misc.legal was today at 11:07 PDT. So he
    seems to be alive and kicking as much the same Bill we all know.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 26, 2012
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    Bowser Guest

    Talk to my wife. For some unknown reason we never went inside. We did,
    however, see them on the porch later in the day, and some were very
    good looking.

    Not that I was looking.
     
    Bowser, Mar 27, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    I am sure that they would have been more than happy to arrange a
    "Family Plan" appointment for you and your wife.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    No topic war started.
    I was also curious as to what had happened to him, and I was happy to
    find that he is still among the living, doing what makes him happy.
     
    Savageduck, Mar 27, 2012
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    Walter Banks Guest

    I wasn't really wanting to start an other off topic war.

    I realized that I had not heard from him in quite a while.

    w..
     
    Walter Banks, Mar 27, 2012
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Just received an e-mail.
    * * * * *
    Yes, Alan. I am alive and well and still living here in Salem, Oregon.
    It is getting a bit harder for me to keep up with too many hobbies,
    however, so I have settled on playing my flugelhorn for the senior
    citizen dances twice a week, and pretty well stopped messing with
    photography. For one thing, the diabetes is wrecking my macular plane,
    and I am going blind. I can no longer drive at night, so my wife has to
    deliver me to all the evening gigs. It won't be too long before I will
    have to stop driving altogether. Otherwise, my wife and I and our 5 cats
    are doing well, and thanks for asking.....

    Bill Graham
    * * * * *

    Despite Diabetes and failing eyesight he's active. We can all hope to
    be as positive when health declines.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 27, 2012
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Good to hear.
     
    Paul Furman, Mar 28, 2012
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    That too.

    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Mar 28, 2012
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    Walter Banks Guest

    Attitude can keep him alive, and he still has it.

    Thanks

    w..
     
    Walter Banks, Mar 28, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    While I hope for comments, good or bad, i like to share my thoughts with
    others. i learn a lot from simply viewing. Comments are a plus, and the
    comment lets me know that at least someone is interested enough to look.
    Keep participating.
     
    PeterN, Mar 30, 2012
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    PeterN Guest


    Would your wife talk to me after I encourage you to go inside?
    Purely for the advancement of photography, of course?
     
    PeterN, Mar 30, 2012
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