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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island Peek-a-boo

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  4. Jock Elliott

    Peebles Island, July 4, 2019

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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. Jock Elliott

    A few more from the raptor fest

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  11. Jock Elliott

    Second whack at a Cohoes Falls video with the RX10 IV

    Different video editor, differing editing, different music. Luke, you can probably ID the music -- no cheating with one of those auto-apps! Better, maybe? Cheers, Jock
  12. Jock Elliott

    First whack at a video with the RX10 IV

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  13. Jock Elliott

    Cohoes Falls Take Two . . . processed jpegs

    All romanced with the Picasa "I'm feeling lucky" button. Cheers, Jock
  14. Jock Elliott

    After the rains came . . . Cohoes, NY, Falls

    SOOC jpegs . . . a really nasty gray day. And seen while accessing the falls. Cheers, Jock
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Sigma The Sigma 15-30mm EX DG Lens - Revisiting modern vintage glass!

    Lately I've been researching all the various wide angle lenses you can get for a modern DSLR. After shooting mirrorless for awhile and witnessing the smallness and simplicity of compact M-mount wide angle glass, especially the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 Heliar lens, I've been searching for a DSLR...
  16. Jock Elliott

    Weird bird pix

    Not all birds-in-flight shots work out. Direct quote from the spotter-in-chief: "These are beautiful, graceful creatures . . . what have you done!?!" Cheers, Jock
  17. Jock Elliott

    Pic from the spotter-in-chief

    The thinkin' spot Cheers, Jock
  18. Jock Elliott

    Random shots from Oakwood Cemetery yesterday

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  19. Jock Elliott

    RX10 IV initial impressions – long . . . you’ve been warned!

    For years now, I’ve had a mad, passionate love affair with superzoom cameras. I argue that they are, quite simply, the most versatile cameras on the planet: they will deliver 20-something millimeter equivalent wide angle views when you need them and yet, without changing lenses, draw you close...
  20. Jock Elliott

    Backyard safari

    Went and stood quietly in our yard for a few minutes yesterday. Cheers, Jock
  21. Jock Elliott

    Two eagles on a nest

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  22. Jock Elliott

    Eagles overhead

    All heavily cropped. Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    Eagle in flight

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  24. Jock Elliott

    Houston, we have an eaglet!

    A few inches to the left of the stooping eagle is a fuzzy blob and an eyeball . . . of an eaglet. severe crop (yeah, I know its fuzzy) Cheers, Jock
  25. Jock Elliott

    Went looking for eagles and found these

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  26. Jock Elliott

    RX10 IV first light -- the moon

    As shot, at full optical and digital zoom Here it is, romanced a bit with Luminar: And here it is with the Luminar "Big City" preset: and just a few minutes later: Cheers, Jock
  27. Jock Elliott

    Three panoramas

    Shot with the HX400V in vertical orientation at 135mm e, stitched together with ICE. Shot from the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY. Yesterday was a day of epic skies. Cheers, Jock
  28. Jock Elliott

    Crazy Peebles Island skies and a bit of scenery

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  29. 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
  30. Jock Elliott

    Peebles, eagles, some scenery and a duck

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  31. 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
  32. 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?)...
  33. 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
  34. 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
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    Sony Good day all.

    Good day all. Proudly owner of RX1003. I am just a less than beginner in photography and my question will sound naive. When making shot from close, still not macro, the center is focused and around is blury. What to do to have it all sharp and "focused". For now, "intelligent" looks the best...
  36. Provincetown, Ma

    Provincetown, Ma

    Race point....
  37. Mystery carved granite "objects"

    Mystery carved granite "objects"

  38. Mystery carved granite "objects"

    Mystery carved granite "objects"

  39. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  40. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  41. Double headed on Hemerdon

    Double headed on Hemerdon

  42. Ballast train

    Ballast train

  43. An unconventional method

    An unconventional method

  44. A conventional method

    A conventional method

  45. Branch line working after the demise of steam

    Branch line working after the demise of steam

  46. Branch line working after the demise of steam

    Branch line working after the demise of steam

  47. Stavros enters port

    Stavros enters port

  48. Plymouth Lifeboat off Stoke Point

    Plymouth Lifeboat off Stoke Point

  49. Breaking seas

    Breaking seas

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