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bluzman

bluzman

Member Since 23 Mar 2019
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#74437 Club Judge slated this as '2 Pictures' what do YOU think ?

Posted by bluzman on 28 July 2021 - 04:23 PM

You get caught taking pictures of children around here without consent and the police questioning would be the better thing that may happen to you that day.  Most parents around here guard their children like a  momma bear guards her cubs...and some of them mamma bears carry guns.

 

U.S. law is very much alike, a street scene with people doing normal things, I wouldn't ask everyone for permission, but I would do it openly to give anyone a chance to vacate, turn, or object.  I'm not out there to make enemies or be known as, ''that creepy guy with a camera''.  If an individual is interesting, ask, talk to them and mention you would like to photograph them.  Those videos I suggested are a wealth on ideas to get to photograph people on the street.

I agree that, when it comes to children, discretion is warranted although that doesn't preclude taking a shot.

 

Momma was there for these shots.

 

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OTOH, this little girl was by herself and clearly waiting for someone. I was on the opposite side of the street, found her to be an interesting subject, and had no qualms about capturing the image.

 

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For adults, I prefer candid shots, although I had a nice chat with the man in the chair before I took the shot of him.

 

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#74417 1938 Revolver Camera

Posted by bluzman on 27 July 2021 - 03:08 PM

A precursor to police officer body cams?? :)




#74416 D7500 Help

Posted by bluzman on 27 July 2021 - 03:00 PM

Shutter speed, aperture and ISO are different from one camera to the other

 

D75001

 

Model: NIKON D7500
Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.2 (Macintosh)
Date/Time: 2021-07-23 10:53:57
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F Number: f/11
ISO Speed ratings: ISO 100
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No flash,auto
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Equivalent: 27 mm
 

D902

Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.2 (Macintosh)
Date/Time: 2021-07-23 11:23:41
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F Number: f/16
ISO Speed ratings: ISO 200
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No flash,auto
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Equivalent: 27 mm

 

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D75002

Model: NIKON D7500
Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.2 (Macintosh)
Date/Time: 2021-07-23 10:53:49
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
F Number: f/10
ISO Speed ratings: ISO 100
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No flash,auto
Focal Length: 22 mm
35mm Equivalent: 33 mm

 

D901

Model: NIKON D90
Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.2 (Macintosh)
Date/Time: 2021-07-23 11:23:51
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F Number: f/14
ISO Speed ratings: ISO 200
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No flash,auto
Focal Length: 22 mm
35mm Equivalent: 33 mm
 




#74193 Need a new camera recommendation, or extra lens

Posted by bluzman on 15 July 2021 - 03:36 PM

The Coolpix A1000 seems like it would be a good choice at an MSRP of less than $500. I owned an A1000 so I can say that it's a very capable camera. Size-wise, it's similar to the S9100, it weighs a bit more (240g vs 330g) but it uses the same EN-EL12 batteries as your current camera. It has a viewfinder and a touch screen, 35X vs 18X zoom, a 16.0 vs 12.1 megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, and can capture 4K video.

 

Here are images I took of mine with my B700 (similar in size to a B600) and P1000 cameras when I owned all three.

 

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Here are a couple of wildlife shots with taken the A1000

 

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1/320 sec, f/6.9, ISO 100, 151 mm (35mm Equivalent: 840 mm)

 

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1/800 sec, f/6.9, ISO 100, 151 mm (35mm Equivalent: 840 mm)




#74140 Single lens in July

Posted by bluzman on 09 July 2021 - 01:56 PM

Mold for the largest projectile I cast  .732" for rifled 12gauge barrel.  This 12 bore almost 800grain projectile  proves effective in dense cover for large thin skinned or dangerous game at close range.  Excellent for wild hogs!

 

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Yikes! We've got some big wild hogs here in Texas but I've never heard of anybody using that large of a caliber to take one down.




#74115 My Favourite Quotes — Please Chime In

Posted by bluzman on 06 July 2021 - 10:04 AM

People today would do well to heed the many still relevant lessons in Solzhenitsyn's writings.

 

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”

 

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn




#74013 1961 Studebaker Hawk GT

Posted by bluzman on 27 June 2021 - 03:42 PM

Thanks




#73993 1961 Studebaker Hawk GT

Posted by bluzman on 26 June 2021 - 01:48 PM

On the last Saturday of each month, people bring their classic or modified cars and pickup trucks (it's Texas, after all :)) to our downtown area and display them around the historic square. As one would expect, many of the same vehicles are shown month after month. Occasionally, though, one that's not seen too often shows up. Today was one of those times when I saw a car I'd not seen before. The uniqueness of this car is described below.

 

"A 4-speed floor shift manual transmission became standard for 1961. Studebaker produced a total of 78,664 cars for 1961. Studebaker also produced a limited edition Studebaker Hawk called the 'Gran Turismo' and featured a four-barrel carbureted V8 mated to a four-speed transmission. They also had a dash plaque with the owner's name engraved on it. This model was different from the Gran Turismo Hawks that was offered between 1962 through 1964."

 

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#73883 Editing Mini Challenge week ending 6/13/2021

Posted by bluzman on 15 June 2021 - 02:52 PM

I was curious about what the image would look like if rendered in gray scale since that would have been the look at the time. But I also wondered what the same image would look like if it was rendered in sepia tone although that seemed to be most common in images of people.

 

This is very simplistic. I just exported the .NEF file from NX Studio to a .JPG file and then used the free FastStone Image Viewer program to create these.

 

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#73716 My Favourite Quotes — Please Chime In

Posted by bluzman on 31 May 2021 - 01:42 PM

Like you, I was required as a schoolboy to memorize Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The elementary school that I attended was named for a local WWI soldier who was killed in action in France. On Decoration Day (now Memorial Day), the student body assembled and, from memory, recited the poem, "In Flanders Fields", written in 1915  by John McCrae a Canadian poet, physician, and soldier from Guelph, Ontario.

 

 In Flanders Fields
    In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow
         Between the crosses, row on row,
       That mark our place; and in the sky
       The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
       Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
                              In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
       The torch; be yours to hold it high.
       If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
                                In Flanders fields.




#73704 My Favourite Quotes — Please Chime In

Posted by bluzman on 30 May 2021 - 05:17 PM

On this Memorial Day, we honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us.

 

“Let their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster




#73703 Latest Addition To My Collection

Posted by bluzman on 30 May 2021 - 05:05 PM

It's in amazing condition for its age. Any idea of the provenance? Your post made me curious about the firearm and I happened upon this particular item among several others. Is it possible that your latest addition is an artifact of the Confederacy?

 

http://www.antiquear...short-rifle.htm




#73652 Why is Back Button Focusing Beneficial?

Posted by bluzman on 25 May 2021 - 12:57 PM

At around the 9:40 mark in the video, Steve Perry tells the viewer that when they first try BBF they probably won't like it and will want to switch back to shutter half-press focusing. He encourages new users to try it for a while before dismissing it out of hand.

 

That was exactly my experience but once I used it for about a week or two, I never had the urge to go back. Every Nikon I own (D750, D7500, D3500 and Z50) is set up for BBF. Also, when I decided to re-enter the bridge camera world, I only considered cameras that could be set up with BBF. Nikon bridge cameras don't have the capability so I acquired a couple of Panasonics (FZ300 and FZ1000 II) that do.




#73558 Hi!

Posted by bluzman on 17 May 2021 - 01:51 PM

Love it!




#73530 My Favourite Quotes — Please Chime In

Posted by bluzman on 16 May 2021 - 11:16 AM

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.” 

 

Thomas Sowell, American economist, social theorist, and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution