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    Not exactly. This fund pays bills for those injured or lost while their families get back on their feet. It covers rent, gas, groceries whatever was paid for by the person no longer able. It is like a form of insurance for the fisherfolk. Granted we could have a better healthcare system...
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    This is what those Dungeness crabbers bring home: This was at a crab feed to raise funds for a program which helps crabbers and their families in times of tragedy. The delicious Dungeness had been cooked, cleaned and chilled perfectly. It cost $20 which is hardly more than a meal at...
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    Nature Show Seaside

    Not quite seaside but close. This is upriver from Astoria, OR, to the Astoria Anchorage where ships await orders to go upstream and load cargo. Longview for timber products and Kalama for agricultural products. And then downstream and out into the Pacific and to the world. This is taken with...
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    The Dungeness crabbing season opens 1 February this year. These are two crabbing boats getting ready.
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    Yes, the Maritimes are a special place. I have been through NB and NS a few times and remember it so well. Canada is a varied, interesting and wonderful place. And, "Peace, Order and Good Government" are more than just a good slogan, it's a good way top run a country. ;o)
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    18' tide IIRC. Incoming will overtake a walking man, he'd better start jogging. The Maritimes are a wonderful area.
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    Leica My Leica Kit - Joining The "Cult"

    Winter is a variable. Some see sub-zero regularly as I did when I lived in Montreal. Now in the Pacific Northwest on the coast it rarely dips to freezing, but is windy and rainy. Shooting? I stay in the damned car! ;o) I just keep the heat on and roll down the window, shoot, and roll up...
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    Here is one of the stern of the Muir Milach, a Hake fisher ported here in Astoria, OR. Hake is not a "best" fish and I was told it is popular for dog food and Surimi. Leica M-9 with a Jupiter 8.
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    Another evening down in the harbor with a new, to me, lens. This is just some hulls "up on the hard" for the winter I guess. It was way darker than it appears. I did not dial back the light to what it was. There would not be much to see if I did. This is my new, to me, XCD 120 3.5 macro and...
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    Here is a CZJ 272nnnn 5cm f/1.5, probably at f/5.6 shot of what are probably hake trawlers here in town. "If it is red take a picture of it." The trusty Leica M-9.
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    Nature Trees

    Nice
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    Harbo(u)r piloting can be really scary. That is a lot of weight to be nudging around a foot at a time with not too great brakes. I had an old friend who was a blue water skipper with a NY and Baltimore harbor pilot's ticket. Captain John was savvy on the water and as good a man as you would...
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    They still need to be shipped no matter how they are powered. ;o)
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    Indeed it is. They are nicknamed "Ro-Ro's" for Roll on - Roll off. Here is a link to another: B0000862
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    Coming home from dinner out tonight I swung by Bornstein's in the West Mooring Basin in my town, Astoria. I live up above the harbor and can look down at this day and night. This time it was the Ocean Beauty moored, already having offloaded its catch. If you think it is cold on land just...
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    That one's a beaut. Been on it when it was moored here in Astoria, OR. Back in " . . . the days of wooden ships and iron men, . . . " those ships were the norm.
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    That's the RN HMS Biscuit
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    Advice Wanted Macro - Close Up

    I can do focus stacking in the X2D as a function of the firmware. Just set it and forget it. Then take the assembled images and run them through focus stacking software for a finished image. This has great appeal. I can set the camera for hundreds of images each a second apart. You can do it...
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    Advice Wanted Macro - Close Up

    Yes. The XCD 55v takes a 72mm close focus filter. B&W makes a +3 and a +5 that I know of. B&H is out but maybe elsewhere. Then the images have to be glued together. The HB image editor, Phocus, does not do that. So Helicon is what HB recommends. (Helicon Focus - Helicon Soft). In Ukraine...
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    Advice Wanted Macro - Close Up

    I should have been more clear, I want to do this with the X2D. Of course I could use what you suggest with my TTArtisans adapter and electronic shutter. I'll check to see if I can do focus stacking with an adapter but I think not as the focus cannot be controlled by the camera. I am really...
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    Advice Wanted Macro - Close Up

    OK, up here north of the equator the days are getting shorter and it is getting colder, too. Where I live it is not the rainy season but the rainier season so outside photo jaunts are fewer. So, stuck pretty much inside I have to photo something, right? And photos of the kitchen get boring...
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    OK, my departed friend of 15 years, Ace, AKA Mr. Mouth. He was terribly spoiled. I did not do it. It happened one night while I was sleeping. A band of Esquimos snuck in the house and spoiled him rotten. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. He was a great little guy. But what the hell...
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    Leica Showcase Jupiter 8

    You and others know I really like a '57 KMZ J8 I have. I do not know what happened in the KMZ factory with this one but it has great color and great definition. It has that Sonnar gift of 3D imaging and does it gracefully. In my small collection of lenses this one stands out against other 50's...
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    Commenting is allowed only to Flickr members. I set it up that way to cut down on the praise. ROTFLMAO
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    A view at chez mois And a view near chez mois at Drag Night in Astoria
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    Yes, I know Arles. I believe there was a Dutchman who lived there and painted. ;o)
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    Madam, regard the rude behavior you suffered on Flickr as an example of the other person's shortcomings not yours. After my Army time in d'Huison-Longueville par La Ferté-Alais I returned a few times to France. Here are two photos I like a lot. One of the magnificent Chartres Cathedral and...
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    OK, ma poubelle
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    J'ai un poubelle aussi, en orange. Pourqois pas?
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    Sunset on the sea 💙🌊

    C'est bon ça. Bienevenue à chez nous! Regard mon experience dans la bell pays: La Ferté-Alais France changed my life, for the better. And it reposes in a place in my heart, now and forever. (y)
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    Nature Trees

    The acer palmatum in my front yard, now resplendent in its autumn red as opposed to its darker regular red. If we have sunshine tomorrow I will try again with greater depth of field.
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    Better than a canary yellow gypsy cart. Mr. Toad would want one for sure. He is not alone.
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    Here's an old one of three vessels in the West Mooring Basin. The obvious faux stern wheeler the American Princess, the oil remediation ship Oregon Responder in dark blue and white and a commercial fishing boat, the Northern Ram, heading out from Bornstein's where it offloaded it's catch...
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    Yes, I know this site. I use MarineTraffic which does the same thing. It is on my phone and is fun. In a port like Astoria, even though it is a small one, these apps are useful and fun. My house's back door looks down onto the harbor ( Christmas Eve in Astoria, snow. Leica M8.2, Voigtländer...
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    Two crew off the Muir Milach, a hake trawler moored in the West Mooring Basin. Picking up gear at the chandlery in the morning and then off to homeport in Seattle. The fellow in the red sweatshirt says that other than a one week break they have been out since June. They are paying homage to...
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    Lens WIDE-OPEN, Any Lens, Any focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera

    Not the seed you planted but this shot from summer, a Foxglove. M9 + Bertele at f/2.0 For the eagle-eyed who noticed that the lens is not noted in the specs under the photo it is because I had lens detection turned off. I did not then realize the Skyllaney Bertele is 6-bit encoded and can be...
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    Lens WIDE-OPEN, Any Lens, Any focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera

    Very nice, you dog. LOL I think you planted a seed.
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    Leica A Small 35mm Lens Test

    I'm voting with you, buddy. This lens was a bug put in my ear by a friend and he was right. It is a lens that is worth having. So many lenses, so little time. Advice is welcome and look what it did for me on this. Advice and then some. I have all four lenses but will use the CV LTM f/1.7...
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    Leica A Small 35mm Lens Test

    It is a nice lens. Sharp but not an eyebleeder. Good color. On balance a very good lens. Recommended by him what knows. This night shot was with it at f/5.6, ISO 2500, M9 max: L1003237 It is a welcome addition and will remain in the starting lineup. ;o)
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    Leica A Small 35mm Lens Test

    I recently received a CV 35mm LTM f/1.7 and the advice that it is a good lens. I have been using an old Canon 35mm LTM f/2.0 (Black) with pretty good results. And I have the CV 35mm f/1.4 Nokton II. So why not compare them? I threw in an old '51 Jupiter-12. They are in order Canon, CV...
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    Leica Showcase Jupiter 8

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    Leica A little Pixii Dust sprinkled on the Leica Forum

    OK, I have been puttering with the PIxii again. I took a trip to Nevada to shoot US 50 but found the aprons are about six feet too narrow for my car. So hang that one up. I came prepared with the X2D, the M9 and the Pixii and a bunch of LTM lenses with M39 > M42 adapters and the UV/IR...
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    Show "People"

    That's a relief. I thought there was a whole new alphabet which had sprung up.
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    Show "People"

    And the sign says?
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    Dynamic Range

    What you say is too true. However I have seen displayed on my humble Dell monitor some amazing dynamic range as captured by the X2D which has a very wide dynamic range. The photo is SOOC and the camera had no trick filters on the lens. It did have a UV filter, period. Check out this night...
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    Color portraits and or photographs of people

    I have just returned from a trip to Nevada to cruise back and forth on US 50 and shoot the desert. West in the AM, east in the PM, repeat. Perfect for the light and if you like desert scenery a plan of promise. OK, the last time I did this I was heading west on a motorcycle. This time going...
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    Leica Leica M9 sensor repair

    That dashes any fantasies of buying an M9-P. Good. The M-9 still works fine.
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    Leica A little Pixii Dust sprinkled on the Leica Forum

    Sisu, baby. You'll figure something out.
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    Leica A little Pixii Dust sprinkled on the Leica Forum

    I like the Pixii, it is a quirky little devil but I am now in a beta just to use the Auto ISO. I may go back to the last stable release as I have a trip planned out to the desert. Pixii is starting from scratch, with no camera experience other than what may be grafted from GoPro. And Barth...
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    Leica A little Pixii Dust sprinkled on the Leica Forum

    FWIW, I asked at the the FB Pixii group about the beta underexposure and was told that changing the metering to spot will knock out the underexposure problem in low light. I will be testing it. I am told I can go back to the last stable release but will dink around with the beta some more...
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