*** CIC 220: Summertime ***

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Sue Anne Rush
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Sue Anne - exhibition
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Hot WIngs - the hotter the better.

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Let's keep the music going!

Here's the song Traveller shared with one of his images

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=summer+in+the+city+lyrics

And here's a new one from me:

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Sue Anne Rush wrote:

Hot WIngs - the hotter the better.

Love them!  Where's the blue cheese?

I make Buffalo wing chili.  It's what's for dinner tomorrow.

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Sue Anne Rush wrote:

gorgeous sunset, Sue Anne

The sky behind my house

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Spock and Kirk
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Paul asked to see a picture of Spock (especially the ears), so here's one. Unfortunately I lost the original file when a hard drive crashed (I've since adopted a policy of backing up to two hard drives at once), so this is the small web-sized version downloaded from Smugmug:

Definitely a Vulcan cat.

And here's Kirk:

We adopted them both from the Humane Society in 2009. As you can see, Spock's ears have extra pointy bits, so we had to call her Spock. That meant that we also had to call the other one Kirk (and he looks a bit like how I imagine William Shatner would look if he were reincarnated as a cat). Unfortunately, Kirk had a congenital heart defect, and only lived about four more years (he was around 2 when we adopted him). After he died, Spock started to get a bit pudgy, from not having another cat to run around with, so we knew we had to adopt another. And, of course, once the Star Trek theme had started, we had no choice but to continue it, so that's how McCoy got his name. We've never been dog people, but if we were, we'd have to get a scotty dog, and call it Scotty.

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I love the idea of themed cats.

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Alastair Norcross wrote:

Paul asked to see a picture of Spock (especially the ears), so here's one. Unfortunately I lost the original file when a hard drive crashed (I've since adopted a policy of backing up to two hard drives at once), so this is the small web-sized version downloaded from Smugmug:

Definitely a Vulcan cat.

And here's Kirk:

We adopted them both from the Humane Society in 2009. As you can see, Spock's ears have extra pointy bits, so we had to call her Spock. That meant that we also had to call the other one Kirk (and he looks a bit like how I imagine William Shatner would look if he were reincarnated as a cat). Unfortunately, Kirk had a congenital heart defect, and only lived about four more years (he was around 2 when we adopted him). After he died, Spock started to get a bit pudgy, from not having another cat to run around with, so we knew we had to adopt another. And, of course, once the Star Trek theme had started, we had no choice but to continue it, so that's how McCoy got his name. We've never been dog people, but if we were, we'd have to get a scotty dog, and call it Scotty.

Thanks for showing the cats, really enjoyed seeing them and any beloved family pet.    I wonder if Spock might have been a feral cat with a little 2 or 3 generations back cross breeding occurring with a bobcat.  Those ears and eyes look eerily similar.    Paul

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Two Pounds of Cherries Ain't Nothin`
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Sue Anne Rush
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Hello...

Dave wrote:

Sue Anne Rush wrote:

Hot WIngs - the hotter the better.

Love them! Where's the blue cheese?

I make Buffalo wing chili. It's what's for dinner tomorrow.

The blue cheese is on the side. 

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Beautiful. 

Alastair Norcross wrote:

Paul asked to see a picture of Spock (especially the ears), so here's one. Unfortunately I lost the original file when a hard drive crashed (I've since adopted a policy of backing up to two hard drives at once), so this is the small web-sized version downloaded from Smugmug:

Definitely a Vulcan cat.

And here's Kirk:

We adopted them both from the Humane Society in 2009. As you can see, Spock's ears have extra pointy bits, so we had to call her Spock. That meant that we also had to call the other one Kirk (and he looks a bit like how I imagine William Shatner would look if he were reincarnated as a cat). Unfortunately, Kirk had a congenital heart defect, and only lived about four more years (he was around 2 when we adopted him). After he died, Spock started to get a bit pudgy, from not having another cat to run around with, so we knew we had to adopt another. And, of course, once the Star Trek theme had started, we had no choice but to continue it, so that's how McCoy got his name. We've never been dog people, but if we were, we'd have to get a scotty dog, and call it Scotty.

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Better choices for names than my daughter & son-in-law chose: "boycat" and "girlcat".

But they are loved just the same.

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No “Smellycat”?

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Two food pictures added to eligible
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Summertime seems to be mostly about the food (and drink) for me and my wife!

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We're off to a great start, and I'm off in search of more summertime photos plus other miscellaneous adventures.  I hope to be able to check in from time-to-time but won't be solidly back home until a few days before the challenge ends.

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Dave wrote:

We're off to a great start, and I'm off in search of more summertime photos plus other miscellaneous adventures. I hope to be able to check in from time-to-time but won't be solidly back home until a few days before the challenge ends.

Have a great trip.

We'll mind the store if needed.

I am hoping for some good summer storms in the next few days to give me another good summer shot or two.

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I Phone photo winners
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Paul can't complain about his "limitations". His shots are quite good.

Take a look at These are the Winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards | PetaPixel

This sets a high bar for all of us.

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https://pbase.com/cichallenge/image/171820723

And we need it so badly. Glad to cancel golf today.

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Jim B (MSP) wrote:

Paul can't complain about his "limitations". His shots are quite good.

Take a look at These are the Winners of the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards | PetaPixel

This sets a high bar for all of us.

Not sure “quite good” applies, more like acceptable to OK.  You’re right about the article! The camera in the newer iPhones can truly capture some fantastic imagery, only limited by the skill of the user.   Sometimes I think I made a mistake selling everything off but most of the time I’m very happy with the simplicity of it.  
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....I know I haven't been pulling my weight around here lately....busy, busy the world is falling apart...(and I must like hearing that I am needed to help people out...so I do).

But last week a commercial sort of project naturally fell into my hands, wearing several hats as it were, and the photography was fun....but there was a slight shadow between items on the matte white board...and a certain reddish cast as is my wont when shooting in natural light...the work was good enough and even cleaned up pretty well in PS...but on my right shoulder sat Paul sadly shaking his head, and on my left was Jim saying do better, shoot it again....I did with some distant bounce flash and the color cast and shadow are entirely gone.

On the black matte, the holographic silver seals would not take flash at all! No how, never....but here judgement comes into play....it looks very nice with depth and like a hologram shot with my slow shutter and sniper steady hand...

So the project is done or getting done...and you guys were with me...just like real life.

Thank you.

Best Wishes, Traveller

PS Edit: Sorry, I can't post it...you know,

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Traveller wrote:

....I know I haven't been pulling my weight around here lately....busy, busy the world is falling apart...(and I must like hearing that I am needed to help people out...so I do).

But last week a commercial sort of project naturally fell into my hands, wearing several hats as it were, and the photography was fun....but there was a slight shadow between items on the matte white board...and a certain reddish cast as is my wont when shooting in natural light...the work was good enough and even cleaned up pretty well in PS...but on my right shoulder sat Paul sadly shaking his head, and on my left was Jim saying do better, shoot it again....I did with some distant bounce flash and the color cast and shadow are entirely gone.

On the black matte, the holographic silver seals would not take flash at all! No how, never....but here judgement comes into play....it looks very nice with depth and like a hologram shot with my slow shutter and sniper steady hand...

So the project is done or getting done...and you guys were with me...just like real life.

Thank you.

Best Wishes, Traveller

PS Edit: Sorry, I can't post it...you know,

Wow. Still working.

And I am not surprised that your slow shutter speed worked well. You are the master at that.

I will just be happier when you finally upgrade to this year's software. The latest and greatest will both speed you up and give you more retouch capability. With your ongoing lawyer work and this occasional photo work, I am sue you can afford it.

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