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  1. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 776

    Nice shot, Don. And - it was such a great book Coraline. And the movie adaptation was rather brilliant as well.
  2. MiguelATF

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

    The more I use this lens, the more it is becoming - and has become - one of my favorite lenses, ever. This handful of shots, of ancient, rusting, non-operable Volkswagen 'Bugs', is a good illustration of why. I am a fan of the click-stopped and extremely useful (to me) aperture ring. It's...
  3. MiguelATF

    Show "Remarkable Car(s)"

    I have a fondness for ancient, rusty VW 'Bugs'. So does someone in Medford, Oregon. Something timeless (to me) about that silhouette... The head-on view of this ancient red bug is rather cool as well. This was one of the more faded specimens...but even in its state, it has a certain je ne...
  4. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 776

    The (slightly faded) artwork at a local automobile transmission repair facility...
  5. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 776

    Brilliant cat portrait, Matt! Obviously you were in the right place, at the right time (with the right camera, and the right lens, too!)!
  6. MiguelATF

    Anyone planning on shooting the Lunar Eclipse? (16 May 2022)

    Here in southern Oregon it was overcast and the moon took quite awhile to even appear. Initially when it did, it looked fuzzy and not very interesting. But a bit later, when it got darker, it started to appear more interesting. Being totally unprepared, I raced for a tripod, a camera with a long...
  7. MiguelATF

    B&W Family Photos

    My son has two children. For each of them, in many and surprising ways, the world is an adventure. Everything you find, even a tiny dead dried crab-apple, has a story in it. And who knew that feet - and toes - could be so strange?
  8. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 775

    A post-modern semi-urban landscape in the small town where I live, glimpsed on my morning bicycle ride.
  9. MiguelATF

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    A friend's dog waiting in the car for his master who is just returning.
  10. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    The Goose Family, out taking their morning 'Constitutional' stroll along the bike path.
  11. MiguelATF

    B&W: Words/No Words

    The forested area, adjacent to my local (southern Oregon) Bike Path.
  12. MiguelATF

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Classic Chrome Film Simulation

    I like what Classic Chrome does to skies.
  13. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 775

    I love this tune, and this version, Matt. Thanks for posting it. It also made me think, for some reason, of Louis Prima. So, on the theory that one good tune deserves another...
  14. MiguelATF

    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    Red-winged blackbird, hiding in the bushes.
  15. MiguelATF

    Show: Random Picture Thread!!!

    My specific comment: I really like this shot, Mike. My general comment: lately, I continue to be amazed - and impressed - by the colors and tones you have been producing with this Leica. They are really very special - and my sense is that, though some 'Leica colours' are legendary - credit may...
  16. MiguelATF

    Nature Trees

    This tree, on a nature trail in Ashland, Oregon, has been partially 'strangled' by a parasitic growth of ivy, but some local arborist has cut the strands of ivy, in an attempt to help the tree survive.
  17. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    And finally, persistence pays off: if the patient avian photographer stays quietly hunkered down for a long time, they may spot that rarest of all birds: a duck with one head...and two bodies!
  18. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    Sometimes, when you get an itch...you just have to scratch it.
  19. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    And moments later, this photogenic duck assumed a different pose...searching for the one that got away.
  20. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    Quack!
  21. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 774

    Walking around on one of the many lovely forested 'nature trails' in southern Oregon. And I happened to be looking down at the path, instead of up to the towering trees - and I realized that, well... that Spring has Sprung - and that, as the old saying goes, birds do it, bees do it, and...
  22. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    Something about this photograph - perhaps it's the way the amazing eye of this bird appears to be staring at me - really gets to me. It's a great shot, Hendrik!
  23. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 773

    Great shot, Steve. It's simple, minimalistic, almost reminds me of a handful of great modern paintings. And at the risk of repeating myself, I keep thinking that you are doing great work with your (relatively new) GRIIIx.
  24. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 773

    My neighbor, the blue jay, has had a busy day, squawking and occasionally flying down to harass visiting cats and drive them away from the vicinity of his nest. He's taking a break here, in the branches of a tall, overhanging tree.
  25. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 773

    Start Date: May 13, 2022 End Date: May 13, 2022 Since Matt appears to have been unable to post the thread for Today's - Friday the 13th! - Challenge (I seem to recall he's on the road), I am taking the liberty of doing so myself. And this spooky classic rock song by Screaming' Jay...
  26. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 772

    Awesome shot of an awesome camera. And, just for the record, even though it's obvious, you are really getting some fine images and photographs from your GRIIIx.
  27. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 772

    Avian breakfast.
  28. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    One of the Jays who are feeding their newly-hatched fledglings is getting a tasty bit of the suet cake this morning.
  29. MiguelATF

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm Classic Chrome Film Simulation

    I really like this series of images, Phil.
  30. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    Lovely shot, Gerry. And, okay, it's challenging enough identifying birds from my Bird Books, but trying to identifying relatively newborn fledgelings is beyond me: what kind of young bird is this?
  31. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 771

    Cow clogs, for sale at the local Grange (a store which specializes in tools, goods and supplies for farmers and gardeners).
  32. MiguelATF

    Color Color photographs

    I don't own a dog, but seeing this large squeaky Crab dog toy for sale at the local garden & pet store, almost makes me want to get a dog, just for the fun of seeing it attack this stuffed crustacean.
  33. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    Not my typical bird picture: a small group of relatively young chicks, under the warming lamp, for sale at the local Grange.
  34. MiguelATF

    Animals Show Birds

    The herons are very cool, Mel. But my favorite of these shots you posted is the last one, of the turtle just barely surfacing in murky water - a great image.
  35. MiguelATF

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic's in-camera Monochrome filter/s

    l.monochrome.d on my GX9, using my DJI-branded PL15mm lens.
  36. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 771

    Wonderful tones in this photograph, Jens. And it's just a great image. It reminds me, again, of what a great camera the LX7 is. With its combination of (small) size, fast and excellent lens, and a surprisingly good small sensor - as well as controls which just seem designed for photographers -...
  37. MiguelATF

    Show Seascapes

    Taken at a spot very close to where Andrew took the preceding picture, I believe - a view of the Pacific Ocean from Bandon, in the late afternoon, on a cloudy day.
  38. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 770

    Really more of a test shot - randomly testing the close-focusing ('Macro') abilities of my dirt-cheap ancient Spiratone mirror lens this morning. The subjects are two of my wind-up dolls: King-Kong and the Evil Nun. Interesting to discover what I had already guessed - with an equivalent FOV...
  39. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 769

    This photo of yours brings back memories for me, Don - I owned one or two (or three or four, more like it) which were literally identical to yours. The good ole' days... (of long long hours inside dark rooms with poor ventilation inhaling chemicals and occasionally bathing one's fingers and...
  40. MiguelATF

    Documentary Slack-key guitar master

    I am lucky enough to be friends with a handful of truly fine musicians in the area of Southern Oregon where I live. One of them, Mark Kailana Nelson, is a rather remarkable multi-instrumentalist, whose instruments include multiple dulcimers, guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, and ukeleles...
  41. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 769

    I really really like this photo, Andrew. But your title for it...is a friggin masterpiece!
  42. MiguelATF

    Gear Porn

    My first ever (and quite ancient, relatively speaking) mirror lens - a Spiratone Minitel 500mm - on my E-M1.1. It looks more like a mini-telescope than a camera lens.
  43. MiguelATF

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    My latest inexpensive (under USD $50) acquisition: a relatively ancient fixed aperture (f/8) manual focus-only Spiratone Minitel 500mm catadioptric mirror lens, which I acquired on a lark. To make it function on my :mu43: Olympus E-M1.1, I also picked up a lightly used Viltrox EF-M2 adapter...
  44. MiguelATF

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I have to say, Jens, that based on the totally random and subjective 'How does it look' test, this looks like a very cool lens. Plus it seems well-suited, size-wise, for your GX9. And thank you for your thoughts and mini-review... I may have to put it on my short list.
  45. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 769

    An ancient faded detail from the Tibetan prayer flag that hangs off of my front porch.
  46. MiguelATF

    Personal gear review

    I'm assuming you have read Kirk Tuck's thoughtful (and rather glowing) blog posts on why he likes (thought it's past tense now, 'liked', as he is no longer using them) the K-1. He bought several of them and used them extensively a few years back. Here is a very readable and interesting post he...
  47. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Today 768

    In a rural area near Williams, Oregon.
  48. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Camaraderie Challenge #57 : "Contain Yourself"

    Just a quick general comment: the entries in this Challenge are really quite wonderful. I continue being surprised - and amazed - by the depth and breadth of creativity among fellow Cameraderians. And a quick shoutout to Bob (@bobriess) for coming up with such a great - and truly challenging -...
  49. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Post an image of yours related to the one above it!

    My cat likes to take ‘dirt baths’.
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