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JayDubya

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Big deal, crazy bitches are expected to be able to handle a blade well...
 

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She gots da free bamacare and no job to go tu so no worries.
 

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Look what I found today among the river rock hauled in for landscaping..

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Look what I found today among the river rock hauled in for landscaping..

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Can't help but thinking that would be worth keeping handy to show your love for BLM or Antifa or some judge or politician. It's recyclable too if you can retrieve it after each use so you can show all of 'em your love over and over!
 

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One free Like for whomever can correctly say what the item in the photo is -- not the quarter.

 

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One of those rings from the merry-go-round.
 

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From the nose of a bull. or from Tack for a horse.
 

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One of those rings from the merry-go-round.
Exactly, the proverbial brass ring. I had no idea where that saying came from. Wife had it in a box from childhood. I'm thinking I'll hang it near our front door.
 

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Never had to work so hard for a "Like".
 

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One free Like for whomever can correctly say what the item in the photo is -- not the quarter.

It is a ring from a merry-go-round. Ya leaned offa your horsie as you went by...

All the dozens and dozens of times I rode the carousel, I never got a brass ring (free ride).
 

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It is a ring from a merry-go-round. Ya leaned offa your horsie as you went by...
All the dozens and dozens of times I rode the carousel, I never got a brass ring (free ride).
I never came across that growing up. This one is from the jersey shore.
 

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Still in awe of this beauty and that it came from my yard...

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Another wonder of nature from my yard:

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Local river after a dry spell. This section only fills up after very heavy rainfall.

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How did you get that, time exposure?

BTW: You got sensor spots but I guess you know that. Not too hard to get rid of.
I used a Lightning Bug lightning detector to trigger the camera. Normally it is very difficult to do daytime lightning pics without a sensor to trigger the shutter.

Sometimes because the daytime lighting does not allow for long-ish exposures, often are limited to stop down the lens to a very stopped f-stop. When shooting f/11 + any dust will be much more obvious than when you can do wider apertures.

A wider aperture would have made the dust spot a lot less obvious, but would have cut down drastically on the amount of detail in a given lighting strike.

Really it's an effect of doing daytime lighting pics. If you have a way around that other than doing continuous exposures (which I consider impractical) I am all ears. I generally don't spend a lot of time to remove dust spots post processing. Life goes on.

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I am all ears. I generally don't spend a lot of time to remove dust spots post processing.

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What I meant was it only takes a minute or two to get the dust off the sensor.

Below, going through Atlanta a few years back. Georgia Tech would be on my right and the Varsity on the left.

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What I meant was it only takes a minute or two to get the dust off the sensor.
Understood. When I set up outside I sometimes clean the sensor first. In the case of the last storm, I was shooting through a window and expected spots no matter what I did. Any time you have to keep the lens stopped way down (in order to expose 1/15sec or so for lightning) every little spec in the system will show up 10x more than when doing conventional photography. Add a window to the mix and you're not set up for success.

I often share pics that aren't my best, just because I got something recently. I will try to be more discerning.
 

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Understood. When I set up outside I sometimes clean the sensor first. In the case of the last storm, I was shooting through a window and expected spots no matter what I did. Any time you have to keep the lens stopped way down (in order to expose 1/15sec or so for lightning) every little spec in the system will show up 10x more than when doing conventional photography. Add a window to the mix and you're not set up for success.

I often share pics that aren't my best, just because I got something recently. I will try to be more discerning.
Do you ever use ND filters?