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  1. KillRamsey

    Some Graphs Just Make It Clear

    Two things... THING ONE - Sorry/not sorry to nit pick, but using two different scales (really splitting these into 2 different axes, period) is bull$ht. It makes me angry, because it’s needless manipulation of the viewing audience. They’ve made two curves look to be of similar size, ostensibly...
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    Havasupai, XE3, SOOC

    Oh you've been? Cool! My wife stumbled across it by chance 20 years ago exactly. She said it's changed.
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    Havasupai, XE3, SOOC

    Ok, I’m back from a 2 week vacation, the first bit of which was to the Havasupai Reservation at the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Briefly… - Took only the X-E3, XF23 f2, and a ’69 Rokkor 55 f1.7. Rokkor got used for maybe 25 shots, but it was nice for those shots and I had the room for it, the 23...
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    Bike people, is this any good?

    No - run away. Heavy, budget spec, essentially a 30 year old bike -- but made MUCH worse than bikes were made 30 years ago. Nothing redeemable on that bike.
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    Fuji 16-80 f/4

    Coooool.
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    Two Pump Chump 20th Anniversary show

    Some great gear on that stage. And a reminder that I had a Ren & Stimpy poster as a high schooler... I'd forgotten that.
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    Yeah. SUPER janky chop job, pretty awesome.
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    Just 1 weekend race left after this. Yesterday was fun. I "sucked my chain," meaning the chain derailed off the front cogs and got wedged between the frame and front cog. It was so badly lodged I had to flip the bike over, shift the front derailleur to move it over, then pull HARD to get it...
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    Micro 4/3 The Organ in the Koln Dom

    Maybe the most impressive building I've ever been in.
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    Your best three images from the last year.

    (first two are great!)
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    Trip to Japan

    A) I keep laughing at the mental (thank you for not capturing that one) image of watching your own puke plummet thousands of feet below you. B) That little folding Bianchi is crazy, I've never seen one before.
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    Your best three images from the last year.

    I'm notoriously bad at judging my own stuff. So who knows. But here are the three that jumped on quick review... Exactly 1 year ago today: wife giving birth to a little girl, as a surrogate for a French family who couldn't concieve or carry a child. This is the moment my wife handed her over...
  13. KillRamsey

    Woodcraft

    VERY nicely done! That was a lot of work.
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    Second of all, I did not race this Sunday. Wife and daughter did, as always, but I had an odd mix of laziness and malaise about my recent shots. I haven't felt like I got anything really good in a few races. Maybe that's just an excuse to skip the hardest, most uphill course all year, but I took...
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    FIrst of all, did I not post pics from the Halloween Weekend races in Bend?! KBRY9911 by gordopuggy, on Flickr KBRY9940 by gordopuggy, on Flickr KBRY0187 by gordopuggy, on Flickr It was two days of racing - one dressed normally, and Sunday all over again in costumes. There were so many...
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    Woodcraft

    I love all of this.
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    Interesting Carl Zeiss Jena 58mm f2 Biotar Discovery

    That is fascinating!
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    Fuji Fujicrons vs their larger siblings

    TOTALLY agree on the 23’s. I could never quite get happy with that lens. Too big, too soft wide open. Trading that one stop for some $ back in my pocket, half the size and weight, and weather sealing is a no-brainer for me. I haven’t used the other ‘crons. But the rendering on the 35 1.4 and...
  19. KillRamsey

    Fuji Let's start talking about the X-Pro 3

    Oh man, fully disagree. I shoot all manual, so knowing the shutter and aperture both go in 1/3 stops means I can trade off one for the other (-3 on one, +3 on the other) without looking at the/through the camera, and wind up at the same exposure. I can't imagine not having 1/3 clicks on the...
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    Fuji Let's start talking about the X-Pro 3

    Ohhhhh that's not gonna happen. I'm a "new camera every 4 or 5 years" sorta guy, and the XE3 just arrived at my house in 2019.
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    Fuji Let's start talking about the X-Pro 3

    Not that it matters, or that anyone cares, but I'd probably love this camera. I only use the LCD for pic reviews and low/high level shooting
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    Fuji Showcase Fujinon 100-400mm WR samples

    Whoa! Is that out in the wild, or in a zoo?
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    There was an entire folder on one of the sd cards I missed. Not too many shots on it, but some I'm really glad I got. This a good one to pixel peep, for the performance of the XE3 and 23 f2 in a sporting setting. KBRY8010P by gordopuggy, on Flickr The wife, post-race. The kids' faces in the...
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    This weekend's race was the one that's closest to home for us (our team), so we reliably have a ton of folks show up who are rare. Last year for this race we got hail and lightning, so the womens' main category race got canceled. Dry yesterday, and sometimes even warm. I made pictures I liked a...
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    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    Super-clean
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    yet another 'what should i get' thread...

    My thoughts... 1. There is no single answer that satisfies all of your wants. Acknowledge it, let it settle in, and make peace with it. 2. The question then becomes “which of these wants… do I want the LEAST?” And that is the issue you sacrifice on. 3. Some generalized wants I heard...
  27. KillRamsey

    Serious Questions (I mean it) about making Videos from a Video Agnostic

    Nice! And you can buy individual modules.
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    It was fuuuuun...
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    Another weekend, another race. This was the second of two race days, where they pretty much just reverse the course direction on Sunday. Many people do both days, and a fair number do 2 or even 3 races Each Day… which is nuts. I did my 1 race on Sunday, I tried much harder than usual, and I was...
  30. KillRamsey

    Show "Bicycle"

    Ahhh Tony I just saw this! Excellent work, I’m really jealous. How close is that to what I rode 4 or 5 years ago, the Pittsburgh-DC rail trail? And, if we’re voting, a 50 mile day in 90 degrees is not a joke, man. That’s kinda nasty. I’ll bet you loved the dark, damp tunnel. Ok, so the back and...
  31. KillRamsey

    How to deal with people telling you what you should be taking pictures of or other unsolicited advice?

    ^ Fascinating. And a key difference there was that you HIRED him, to do a specific job. The original post was just some random person stepping in and "offering their vision" without being asked. I totally get you. Too much ego at stake for the photog there to be able to shrug and say "sure, tell...
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    How to deal with people telling you what you should be taking pictures of or other unsolicited advice?

    Short version: what Bassman said… I’ll happily take or give a quick hint, if it helps. If I think the hint is garbage, I’ll smile/say “cool thanks” and just keep goin’ about my business. But nobody takes my camera from my hands without my permission, and nobody takes over a shoot I’m getting...
  33. KillRamsey

    We have a guitar!

    Sounds great! Very bright and full. Like a uke's big brother.
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    Cyclocross - 2019 season

    A place to put shots from the (now underway) 2019 cyclocross race season. Wife and I are both racing this year (last year she was preggers), as is our 10 yr old as an official Juniors numbered / scored racer, for the first time ever. No more "kiddie cross" for her, going in little circles. Now...
  35. KillRamsey

    We have a guitar!

    Gorgeous -- looks like walnut sides, and maybe a cherry top? Hard to tell.
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    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    I have the F-Pro. I didn't realize there were so many... wow.
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    Serious Questions (I mean it) about making Videos from a Video Agnostic

    Man, I really need to dive into video and learn more. My wife would REALLY appreciate it - video would be incredibly powerful in her world (advocacy, community organizing, historic preservation, etc).
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    Fuji Showcase XC 50-230 Samples

    Oh that's nice.
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    Fuji Showcase XC 50-230 Samples

    Oh no!
  40. KillRamsey

    Travel kit

    Comforting to me, to have arrived at the same place, and for the same reasons.
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    Fuji Showcase XC 50-230 Samples

    Another 'cross race this past weekend. First one we've gone to this year. Timing was limited so I skipped my morning race, but wife and daughter raced, and did well. XT1 with 50-230 here. The big "N" they had to ride through stands for Ninkasi Brewery, who puts on this race at a farm every...
  42. KillRamsey

    Fuji Let's start talking about the X-Pro 3

    https://petapixel.com/2019/09/20/fujifilm-reveals-x-pro3-with-titanium-body-hidden-lcd-and-new-film-simulation/ It's not out yet so plenty of specs remain to be seen, but... - "Hidden" LCD - Partly titanium construction ...seem to be the big surprises so far. I am finding myself to be a...
  43. KillRamsey

    Show "Bicycle"

    Jerseys are actually really, really nice to ride in. Nothing flaps around, rubs, or traps sweat for more than a few seconds. I was NOT a lyrca / spandex guy, and I still commute in office attire, but if I'm going to exert myself, these days I tend to at least go for a jersey, if not a full kit.
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    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    This is either SOOC, or damned close to it - I don't use PS etc. The shot I always think of when I think of 27+circ polarizer. KBRX9046 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
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    Travel kit

    (weather proofing the 50-230) For this weekend's kids triathalon event, with solid rain in the forecast (light sprinkles for 10 mins in reality), I took a clear plastic bread bag about 10" long, cut a slit in the sealed end that was just barely big enough to wedge the lens hood through, then...
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    Fuji Showcase Kids Triathalon with the XC 50-230

    3 levels, all starting with a super short "swim" across a tiny beach area that a lot of kids just run instead of swimming, then... - 1/2 mile bike ride, 1/4 mile run - 1 mile bike ride, 1/2 mile run - 2 mile bike ride, 1 mile run I think.
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    Fuji Wide boy?

    For urban shooting, the magic (for me) with anything at 12mm is that you have an honest 90 degree view, meaning you can back into a corner and just barely get both walls.
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    Fuji Recent Thoughts on the XE3

    STRONG recommendation: If you have the 27 pancake, find the B+W brand circular polarizer for it. In bright light, it transforms that lens. I only take it off when it's too dark to lose the few stops.
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