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Message 1895981 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 17:26:09 UTC
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This is a photo I took in London. I was standing on the Tower Bridge. I'm pretty proud of it, even though it's not great. Was in 1990, irrc.

The original had a building crane right where the sun appears, but I Photoshopped it out.
(Bernie's photos made me think of it.)
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Message 1898113 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 19:45:47 UTC

Juggernaught has arrived. This is a very impressive machine.



The canopy isn't here yet, as it is being fitted with screens.



These are some of the controls. We are upgrading the switch panel with one that has more switches.



These are some very aggressive tracks. They did very little damage to the lawn, except for cutting a few worms in half......



This is the hood painting of Juggernaught. I love this. Juggernaught is unstoppable.



It is hard to believe this is sitting in the trailer in my back yard.



When the canopy is finished, I will be able to ride on rainy days like today. now, i just down have sufficient rain gear.



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Message 1898117 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 20:12:06 UTC

Steve - that thing looks like it puts the "F" in FUN :-)
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Message 1898126 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 20:38:41 UTC

I wonder how the winter handling is? And the winch is for getting yourself out of a oops possibly? Lol.

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Message 1898128 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 20:40:34 UTC
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It is extremely fun! Once I get the boating lights on, and it registered, and my boating license, it will be even better. I have a 9,9 hp outboard motor for it with electric start and electric tilt. This is definitely an all season, all weather, all terrain machine. It will go through any amount of mud, water, or snow, and will climb a very steep incline. The canopy will be great, especially after it is fitted with screens to keep bugs from taking me apart piece by piece.

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Message 1898129 - Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 20:43:46 UTC

The winch is just in case I get stuck, which is extremely unlikely, but I will be able to pull others out that do get stuck. I am as prepared for any possible event as I can be. I even have a land anchor in case I get stuck with no trees around. I have a boat anchor, and paddle along with life jackets.

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Message 1898381 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 2:05:25 UTC
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Shouldn't the treads there should have some guards over them?
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Message 1898450 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017, 0:24:14 UTC

Just me, earlier today, getting ready for the trick-or-treaters...


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Message 1899574 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017, 19:01:11 UTC

A couple of hand held shots of the moon taken the other evening. The lens is a Sigma 150-500mm zoom, at full stretch. On my D7000 that is effectively a 750mm lens. (Who said you can't hand hold anything over 300mmm?)



These are not retouched, and the blue background is the result of shooting just after dusk, with a short (1/200 sec) exposure.

Next month, if I remember I'll try to get a few shots using a tripod....

(These are reduced resolution copies of the original 5MB files, I'll gladly forward a full resolution copy if anyone wants their bandwidth clogged...)
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Message 1899630 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017, 23:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 1899574.  

Stunning detail! I just can't justify the cost of a long telephoto lens for moon shots. I'd need to book a safari or become a private detective or something.
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Message 1899646 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 1:58:59 UTC

Here are a few pictures I took in Santa Fe this weekend. Fall colors and abundant art. I really like this city.










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Message 1899648 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 2:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 1899646.  

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Message 1899658 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 4:19:49 UTC

Wow. I'm just lurking away. All our seti photographers are so talented!!! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.
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Message 1899669 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 6:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 1899630.  

Quite a bit of detail has been lost in re-sampling the file so it didn't swamp the average user - the full blown raw file is sensational.
I got the lens from a friend who was upgrading to the Nikon fixed 500/f4. I got the Sigma for its trade in price he was quoted, which was nowhere near the new price.

Actually I use that lens quite a bit, its great for getting the wild birds around the marina and focuses in really close (about 7feet), I'll have to dig out one of the "sparrow's head" shots I took a time back.
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Message 1899672 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 6:34:33 UTC

I've seen some good shots using a smart phone and a telescope like yours - there are some quite cheap things that hold the phone's camera to the eyepiece available.
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Message 1899693 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017, 8:49:13 UTC

That's the sort of thing, and for about a tenner well worth trying!
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Message 1899820 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 11:30:04 UTC

Well something a little different. I was desperately trying to get my main PC to install new Nvidia drivers when I became aware of shouting outside.

As my kitchen window gives a good view of the street I went to look out and was confronted with this.



Seems that the Chinese takeaway was on fire!!

The smoke cleared a bit



The smoke and flames were issuing from a rooftop chimney that comes up from the kitchen in the take away.

I went to have a look later, there was no damage to the roof, but couldn't see the front as the fire brigade were still in attendance.



Suspect that will make the local paper. No ambulances attended so it looks like there were no injuries.
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Message 1899822 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 12:45:36 UTC - in response to Message 1899820.  

That's too bad. I hope that wasn't your favorite shop. I finally found a decent one near me. So many of them seem like "fronts" for something else.
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Message 1899837 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 14:20:42 UTC - in response to Message 1899670.  

Just shows you what a decent camera in the hands of someone that knows what they are doing can achieve. I only really take snaps when it's a special trip or occasion to record for posterity, or something just catches my eye. I am not keen enough to carry a pocket camera with me all the time.

I do have a 4 1/2" reflector telescope though at 225X max mag and I have seen the Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons. If only I could find a cheap scope camera with a 1 1/4" standard mount to go into the eyepiece holder I might try some shots that way. Not found one yet :-(

https://www.telescopeadapters.com/116-deluxe-astrophotography-kits-125-for-nikon

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Message 1899931 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 23:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1899670.  

Just shows you what a decent camera in the hands of someone that knows what they are doing can achieve. I only really take snaps when it's a special trip or occasion to record for posterity, or something just catches my eye. I am not keen enough to carry a pocket camera with me all the time.

I do have a 4 1/2" reflector telescope though at 225X max mag and I have seen the Saturn's rings and Jupiter's moons. If only I could find a cheap scope camera with a 1 1/4" standard mount to go into the eyepiece holder I might try some shots that way. Not found one yet :-(

Try telescopeadapters.com but might be too expensive.
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