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  1. Jock Elliott

    Chromebook woes ...

    Moonmind, Divergent thoughts from a guy who spent 17 years as a fulltime freelance writer utterly dependent on his computing hardware (as in: "if your computer is down, you're temporarily out of business." For me, downtime was a four-letter word! 1. Who supports the hardware? Contact them...
  2. Jock Elliott

    Crazy Peebles Island skies and a bit of scenery

    Cheers, Jock
  3. Jock Elliott

    The eaglets have hatched (we think)

    Peebles Island again. The eagles are fussing with something in the nest. But still looking regal Eaglets, unfortunately, not visible yet. Cheers, Jock
  4. Jock Elliott

    Peebles, eagles, some scenery and a duck

    The hope, of course, is to get a shot of the eaglets after they hatch, and if we're fortunate, it will be before the leaves fill in and make viewing much more difficult. The better half (aka the spotter-in-chief) and I have been taking walks on Peebles Island for more than 30 years. It was in...
  5. Jock Elliott

    Peebles, eagles, some scenery and a duck

    Peebles Island. New York State, at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Sorry about the lack of context; I post pix frequently from Peebles Island and sometimes forget that not everybody knows about it. The eagles nest is on Goat Island, but I have to shoot from Peebles. The shot...
  6. Jock Elliott

    Peebles, eagles, some scenery and a duck

    Cheers, Jock
  7. Jock Elliott

    Visited the eagles again . . . under leaden skies

    Good idea, but I'm not sure what the legalities might be. Peebles Island is a New York State Park. Cheers, Jock
  8. Jock Elliott

    Visited the eagles again . . . under leaden skies

    (added later) Just for perspective, here is where I was shooting from: The eagles nest is in the trees, dead-center, the big dark blob about one-third down from the top of the frame. I estimate the distance at about 75 yards. Cheers, Jock
  9. Jock Elliott

    Discuss - For Hybrid Stills/Video - Nikon Z6 or Panasonic GH5s?

    From a conceptual standpoint, if you are working with volunteers, simpler is better. IMHO, the closer you can get to: "all they have to do is frame the shot," the better. If they have to "ride focus," unless they are willing to practice and get good at it, that's probably not so good. Cheers, Jock
  10. Jock Elliott

    Lessons learned: eagles, superzoom, lighting, and Luminar

    The better half (aka spotter-in-chief) and I decided to check on the nesting eagles on Peebles Island yesterday evening. Immediately we discovered that the nest was backlit . . . definitely not as good as the other day Superzoom strikes again . . . eagles . . . and some crazy duck (goose?)...
  11. Jock Elliott

    Canon G12 Spectacular skies tonight

    SOOC jpeg, cropped: Cheers, Jock
  12. Jock Elliott

    Canon Canon Rangefinder images

    Can I please have a digital camera that looks just like that and doesn't cost . . . I dunno . . . a dillion dollars? (sigh) Cheers, Jock
  13. Jock Elliott

    Canon Canon Rangefinder images

    Bee-yoo-ti-full! Cheers, Jock
  14. Jock Elliott

    Superzoom sky

    Okay, I'll admit it; I am an unrepentant, not-in-the-12-step-program sky junkie. A few minutes ago my better half (aka, the spotter-in-chief) said, "Look at that sky!" 'Nuff said. Cheers, Jock
  15. Jock Elliott

    Superzoom strikes again . . . eagles . . . and some crazy duck (goose?) photos . . .

    Barrie, It looks like it is eating, or attempting to eat, a fish. Is that right? I thought they ate plants. Cheers, Jock
  16. Jock Elliott

    Superzoom strikes again . . . eagles . . . and some crazy duck (goose?) photos . . .

    Peebles Island today. Bald eagles on the nest. Papa showed up: cropped: cropped: stopped by a wildlife viewing area in Brunswick, NY: And what is going on in these duck (goose?) photos? Cheers, Jock
  17. Jock Elliott

    Biking the New River

    Sweet! Cheers, Jock
  18. Jock Elliott

    Help me evaluate these photographs, please

    Hearty thanks to everyone for your various inputs. Bottom line, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference between the two sets for sky photography . . . which is the primary target when I carry a pocket camera. And, yeah, I love the atmosphere here too! Cheers, Jock
  19. Jock Elliott

    Help me evaluate these photographs, please

    Kevin, I wasn't so much interested in having the photos critiqued, but rather seeing if others saw significant differences between the two sets. Cheers, Jock
  20. Jock Elliott

    Help me evaluate these photographs, please

    I'm always trying to "optimize" my everyday-carry rig . . . ie, the camera I stick in my pocket in case a really cool sky shot pops up. Generally, that has been the Canon G12. Around Christmas, I picked up the GX85 with the two-lens kit. A couple of days ago, I noticed that the GX85 with 12-32...
  21. Jock Elliott

    What's your oldest "living" digital camera?

    Well, I still love and use (daily) my Canon G12 . . . Cheers, Jock
  22. Jock Elliott

    What's your oldest "living" digital camera?

    I just broke a couple of commandments . . . (sigh) Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    What's your oldest "living" digital camera?

    By that, I mean what is the oldest digital camera you have that functions fine in all respects? Mine is the Olympus D-550. I bought mine new, but I'm not sure of the year (probably 2003). It was introduced in 2002. Cheers, Jock
  24. Jock Elliott

    5 Hours at Arches National Park

    Delicate arch, 12mm is just breathtaking. Cheers, Jock
  25. Jock Elliott

    Canon Wandering around with the G12, looking at the skies . . .

    Cheers, Jock PS -- I don't know why the software here freaks out over the ISO measurement; it does the same thing whether the image is SOOC or has been post-processed.
  26. Jock Elliott

    Which cameras are actually made in Japan these days?

    I just checked my cameras. In reverse order of acquisition: Panasonic GX85 -- China Sony HX400V -- China Fuji XP90 -- China Canon G12 -- Japan Olympus D550 -- Korea Cheers, Jock
  27. Jock Elliott

    Ricoh Ricoh GR III

    Early adopter = pioneer And you know what they say about pioneers: "They're the ones that take the arrows." Cheers. Jock
  28. Jock Elliott

    Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset

    I really like the winding track leading toward the sunrise (sunset?). It could be a book cover. Cheers, Jock
  29. Jock Elliott

    Fuji Awwww . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  30. Jock Elliott

    Ricoh Ricoh GR III

    Whatsamatta Bill? Don't you enjoy activating random stuff with your nose? (Oh that's right, it doesn't have a built-in viewfinder.) I sure do enjoy the images that people produce with the GR series, but I think I would be cranky shooting with one. Nevertheless, I wish all wonderfulness to...
  31. Jock Elliott

    First attempt at a realistic looking light saber

    I want one . . . it will save soooo much time trimming the bushes! Cheers, Jock PS -- neat image!
  32. Jock Elliott

    Fuji Crummy old XP90 . . .

    yesterday evening jpegs romanced a bit with Luminar 3. Working with this camera is (I imagine) a bit like living with a savant. If you try to make it behave like other cameras, you will probably be frustrated and disappointed. There is very little you can actually control and trying to...
  33. Jock Elliott

    The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    Update: weeks later, we have since seen the deer with the broken leg (recognizable from the scar on the left rear leg), and it appears to have healed substantially. Cheers, Jock
  34. Jock Elliott

    pondering the impossible again - replacing my Olympus 75-300mm?

    I think that is a substantial improvement, and I really like the image . . . it has great "feel" to it. Cheers, Jock
  35. Jock Elliott

    Does anybody else think that CCD sensors have a slightly different "look" to the images they produce?

    By golly, you nailed it! I would argue that this -- from my humble G12 -- has a similar look: BTW, I think this -- "they render with a distinct, but again pleasing lack of dynamic range" -- is spot on. Never thought of it that way before . . . thanks! Cheers, Jock
  36. Jock Elliott

    Does anybody else think that CCD sensors have a slightly different "look" to the images they produce?

    There is a directory. Go to dpreview, click on cameras, then click on camera feature search: Camera feature search: Digital Photography Review : Digital Photography Review! Scroll down to sensor, click on sensor, then click on CCD for camera sensor type. There are, apparently, 1677...
  37. Jock Elliott

    pondering the impossible again - replacing my Olympus 75-300mm?

    I think both are pretty darn good. The Sony has more reach (1200mm e); the Panny has some weather resistance and a faster lens throughout the zoom range (600mm e). I don't think you can go badly wrong with either one. Cheers, Jock
  38. Jock Elliott

    pondering the impossible again - replacing my Olympus 75-300mm?

    Narrator voice-over: "At this point in the conversation, the old coot with the fixation about super-zooms shows up." Old Coot: Tilman, I would heartily suggest you give the Sony HX400V a try. You just might be astonished at the results. Up to 1200mm (e) reach, and really punchy, contrasty...
  39. Jock Elliott

    Canon G Series Image Thread

    Sunset yesterday. What made this entertaining to shoot was: we were traveling downhill on a four-lane street in Troy, NY; buildings up to 3 stories high on either side; utility wires and lamp posts seemingly everywhere; driving west with the setting sun slightly off to our left. My wife (aka...
  40. Jock Elliott

    Does anybody else think that CCD sensors have a slightly different "look" to the images they produce?

    If you do, how about posting some examples? And perhaps even some comparison shots, if you have them. Cheers, Jock
  41. Jock Elliott

    Canon Ah, the joys of a pocket camera!

    In December, 2010, I purchased a Canon G12. It effectively supplanted an Olympus D-550 (which I still have and still works) that I used professionally (no kidding) for several years. (I used the 550 to shoot pictures to illustrate my stories, for which I was paid.) The G12 served as my...
  42. Jock Elliott

    Winter Wonderland

    Fresh, clingy snowfall this AM. From the HX400V: From the GX85: Cheers, Jock
  43. Jock Elliott

    "... so it's just normal for my age?"

    On the flip side of "I'm getting older and things are getting worse", my bride (aka spotter-in-chief), who is 9 years younger than me (but still a seasoned citizen), has almost freakish distance vision. Check out this tale from almost six years ago...
  44. Jock Elliott

    "... so it's just normal for my age?"

    Barrie, I'll be 73 shortly, and I've had cataract surgeries done in both eyes, with excellent results. The right eye was the first to get done. It was a few years from the detection of the incipient cataract until it was bad enough to need the surgery. The left eye, by contrast, went downhill...
  45. Jock Elliott

    "... so it's just normal for my age?"

    Bear in mind that when you yell "Get off my lawn!" and shake your fist, you have to observe due and proper form . . . ask one of your older neighbors for tips on getting it right . . . :biggrin: Cheers, Jock
  46. Jock Elliott

    Anyone successfully got a refund for Luminar? [Now they refunded]

    I have upgraded to the latest version of Luminar 3, and it seems to work fine on my Windows 10 PC. I would definitely contact Skylum support and see if they can't help.
  47. Jock Elliott

    The Ricoh GR image thread

    That second shot is spectacular. Cheers, Jock
  48. Jock Elliott

    The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    From our yard at various times: And the deer with the broken leg: Cheers, Jock
  49. Jock Elliott

    Concours Car Show

    Sounds like a car where you have to worry about redshift as you approach a light . . . BTW, did you ever see the Road and Track test of Bill Cosby's Cobra? The acceleration curve was essentially straight up. Cheers, Jock
  50. Jock Elliott

    Concours Car Show

    Oh my, I just violated a couple of Commandments. Nice shots, too! Cheers, Jock

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