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  1. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island this am

    And the spotter-in-chief struck again: Cheers, Jock
  2. Jock Elliott

    Chimney Bluffs State Park

    Cheers, Jock
  3. Jock Elliott

    Sodus, NY, and Lake Ontario

    Threatening skies on the way out. Mist rising off the hills. Some panoramas stitched together with ICE: A couple of shots from the XP90: Cheers, Jock
  4. Jock Elliott

    Additional goodies from our walk at Oakwood Cemetery

    Cheers, Jock
  5. Jock Elliott

    The spotter-in-chief strikes again

    The first thing you need to know is my better half, aka spotter-in-chief, is one-eighth Mohawk native American. She looks about as native as, say, an Irish step dancer, which is to say not at all. There are times, however, when she exhibits freakish distance vision and preternatural awareness of...
  6. Jock Elliott

    The epic grandeur of the skies

    A couple of panoramas, stitched together with ICE and shot different days at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock (unrepentant sky junkie)
  7. Jock Elliott

    Another heart-breaking pretty day at Peebles Island . . . this time with the "big gun"

    All within the space of 90 minutes. Thanks, RX10! Cheers, Jock
  8. Jock Elliott

    Lunchtime at Peebles Island

    Cheers, Jock
  9. Jock Elliott

    Find the blue . . .

    Oakwood Cemetery today. Cheers, Jock
  10. Jock Elliott

    Fooling around with post-processing HDR

    The original: DXO 9 HDR preset: Aurora HDR 2018: Comments? Cheers, Jock
  11. Jock Elliott

    RX 10 sky freak panorama

    Five panels shot at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery today, stitched together with ICE. For a sense of scale, check the spire about 1/3 from left edge. Cheers, Jock Cheers, Jock
  12. Jock Elliott

    These are for Luke . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  13. Jock Elliott

    After five long years . . . finally published as a nature photographer . . . see also "patient endurance"

    The theme of my early morning devotional last Wednesday was "patient endurance." I remember thinking: "doesn't sound like fun to me." At noon, coming back from a doctor's appointment, the better half says, "better check your messages." There is a call from an editor at The Conservationist...
  14. tonyturley

    Panasonic FZ1000 II

    The rented FZ1000 II arrived this afternoon, and as the battery was already fully charged, I immediately loaded a card and headed out the door for a walk around the yard. It feels smaller than it looks in photos and simulations, and it took me a few minutes to figure out the AF spot setup. I...
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Superzoom The Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens - Best Lens for the 2020 Pandemic!

    * Crossposted on TalkEmount I've been shooting this lens all of July and I don't say this lightly, but the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens has my vote as the best super zoom lens ever (my previous vote went to the Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR) and best lens for the 2020 pandemic! It's...
  16. Jock Elliott

    Comet Neowise

    Really faint, really hard to shoot, light pollution . . . still fun to try. Original: Romanced with Luminar: Cheers, Jock
  17. dougpayne

    Nikon Impressionistic effect from superzoom atmospheric distortion.

    Taken with my Nikon S9700 at Carpinteria, Calif. a few years ago. carpinteria_beach_Coolpix9700_June20 by D Payne, on Flickr
  18. Jock Elliott

    Got some lovely scum here . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  19. Jock Elliott

    A short review of what a superzoom can do

    Wide view from Oakwood Overlook two days ago. See the little tiny bump in the center of the horizon? Cue the big gun. Looking slightly to the North at full wide: Full zoom: Cheers, Jock
  20. Jock Elliott

    Troy, NY, May 9, 2020, 5:27 am

    'Nuff said. Cheers, Jock
  21. Jock Elliott

    Awww. . .

    (What, you need a caption?) Cheers, Jock
  22. Jock Elliott

    Small backyard safari

    The better half said there was a hummingbird in the quince bush. I didn't find it, but sat and captured a few snaps of things that caught my eye. And one from Peebles Island yesterday: Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    INCOMING!!!

    Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY, today: And one of the geese that landed ticked off another one. Love the RX10 Mk IV. Cheers, Jock
  24. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island (Waterford, NY) today -- RX10 Mk4

    Full optical and digital zoom: Long may she wave: Cheers, Jock
  25. Jock Elliott

    April in upstate New York

    Cheers, Jock
  26. Jock Elliott

    Big old moon . . . fooling around with post-processing . . . RX10 Mk IV

    Huge partial moon hanging in the sky this AM. Put the RX10 4 in full auto mode to see what it would do. Could hear it chattering away, making multiple images and stacking them. Got this: Put it in P mode and rolled in a bunch of minus exposure compensation: Ran it through DXO 9: Ran...
  27. Jock Elliott

    Oakwood Cemetery Island under attack -- documentary proof

    Here's a map of the ponds at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY: The map doesn't show the small island in the pond at the left, but here it is, complete with a small footbridge for access: And here's the attack: And here's where we think the offenders live: Now, I don't quite get why the...
  28. Jock Elliott

    Sony RX10 Mk IV -- nice focus move

    Normally when I go out for a stroll with the RX10 MkIV, I set it up in P mode with a central focus rectangle. Yesterday, while walking at Oakwood Cemetery, the spotter-in-chief points up and says "hawk." (She noticed it because of a shadow traversing the ground; she's uncanny like that.) I...
  29. K

    Nikon Coolpix P950

    A P900 upgrade. Apparently shoots RAW too. I suspect that, finances allowing, I will be all over it. https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/compact-digital-cameras/coolpix-p950.html
  30. Jock Elliott

    RX10 MkIV -- Six months into the mission

    In May, 2019, I purchased the Sony RX10 MkIV. It was a big leap for me, spending nearly two kilobucks on a camera . . . a non-trivial expenditure. Would it deliver what I needed or would I find myself, a month or two later, scouring the photo review sites, looking for the Next New Thing? I'm...
  31. Jock Elliott

    A conversation about autumn leaves

    About three weeks ago, the better half (aka spotter-in-chief) and I were marveling at the beauty of the autumn leaves . . . the beauty, variety, and intensity of the yellows, oranges, and reds . . . heart-breaking gorgeous. Then two questions occurred: (1) how come we don't see pink and what...
  32. K

    [Panasonic FZ1000] HELP!!! IS is dead!

    Never mind, found the hardware switch. I’m an idiot. Quelle dommage!!
  33. Jock Elliott

    A couple of more shots from Peebles Island, NY

    Cheers, Jock
  34. Jock Elliott

    RX10 MkIV strikes again

    Peebles Island today. SOOC jpegs. Cheers, Jock
  35. Jock Elliott

    I have an itch . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  36. Jock Elliott

    "Oh, the beauty of the vision that has been vouchsafed me . . ."

    12 panels stitched together with ICE. RX10 IV. Sunset, Frear Park, Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock
  37. K

    Panasonic TZ Picture Thread

    As it says. I bet there are others of you who have, or have had a Panny TZ, and would have some shots to show here.
  38. Jock Elliott

    Cloudscapes from Brunswick, NY, town park

    With the RX10 IV stitched together with ICE. And . . . romanced with Luminar. Cheers, Jock
  39. MoonMind

    Another holiday thread: The south-eastern corner of Switzerland (Val Müstair) 2019

    This is not going to be as long and intense as last years thread, but some might find it interesting - because this time, I did the opposite: Instead of packing my most highly rated gear, I went with two compacts, the Panasonic FZ1000 and, again, the Canon G1X III, plus my father's Olympus XA...
  40. Jock Elliott

    Parasailing action on the Queen of American Lakes . . . RX10 IV struts its stuff

    A friend treated us to a brunch cruise on the Queen of American Lakes, Lake George, upstate New York. Lake George is just gorgeous, surrounded by the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Here's our boat. A friend asked about my camera. I said it had a lot of reach, and shot two samples...
  41. Jock Elliott

    Some fireworks

    New York State allows the sale of ground-based non-explosive fireworks to citizens. For the Fourth, some friends bought some. I shot over 250 pix. Here's a sampling: Cheers, Jock
  42. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island Peek-a-boo

    Cheers, Jock
  43. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island, July 4, 2019

    Cheers, Jock
  44. Jock Elliott

    If you want to make something harder, do it . . .

    . . . standing in a canoe! From Peebles Island today. Also And romanced with Luminar: Cheers, Jock
  45. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island, Cohoes, NY, again

    A family outing: A showy piece of goods: How did he get there? What is this bird? Cheers, Jock
  46. Jock Elliott

    Fireworks video shot with RX10 IV

    Shot off tripod. Trees obscured part of lower sky. Had troubles with getting slo-mo to work (note to self: bring small flashlight so you can see the dials!). Need to figure how to get faster autofocus lock-on, but still, pleased with initial result. All feedback welcome. Cheers, Jock
  47. Jock Elliott

    A few shots from last night's fireworks

    These were taken while I was shooting video. The RX10 IV offers the ability to capture stills while video capture continues uninterrupted. Cheers, Jock
  48. Jock Elliott

    Additional thoughts about the RX10 IV

    Progress report. There is a great deal to like about the Sony RX10 IV. The autofocus is the best I’ve ever experienced; the Zeiss optics are superb; the fit and finish are excellent; it shoots both stills and video; the one-inch sensor is a serious step up from the small superzoom sensors I had...
  49. Jock Elliott

    A few more from the raptor fest

    Cheers, Jock
  50. Jock Elliott

    Flight sequence from "Winter Raptor Fest" -- shot today, RX10

    Cheers, Jock
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