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maranatha Senior Member • Posts: 2,653
Re: Gone fishing...

Nice is that `chair on the Pier for fishermen ?

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Rich Z
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Re: Boats

Last week I was in downtown Eureka at lunch time, Andrew.  Five young women, nicely dressed, obviously office workers, crossed the street in a crosswalk in a tight group as I stopped and waited for them.    Only one wore a mask, but she had it only over her mouth, not her nose.   A perfect example of The Human Condition I thought and began to laugh maniacally as I watched them.  A couple of them gave me dirty looks as I had my windows down and they heard me laughing like the demented.  Well, I got over it and got back to normal for me, but that isn't necessarily a good thing.     Stay safe and well.  Rich

dt27348
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Re: Glen Strae

Thanks Paul. The Highland cattle are photogenic but I give them a wide berth. They're big and clumsy with sharp pointy horns.😃

Dave

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Re: Gone fishing...

I think everyone has gone fishing somewhere else Chris.😃

Dave

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Re: Glen Strae

Glen Strae is very beautiful, Dave.  I really like these.  You got everything to make lovely pictures that day.  Nice sky, great reflections, light just right, photogenic cattle, and even a toad.  I hope you kissed that toad.  You  never can tell what good that might do you....well, it couldn't hurt.      Rich

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Re: Gone fishing...

It looks ethereal, Chris.  I like it.  Rich

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Re: Glen Strae

Thanks Rich. I enjoyed getting out into the great outdoors once more.

I struggled to get down to the toad's level which killed off any notions of romance.😉

Dave

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Around Humboldt Bay

Out for pictures last Monday and had some luck.

That's a Korean cable-layer behind the Humboldt Bay Ferry M.V. Madaket shot from the Del Norte St. Pier behind Costco where I had just got one of their $1.50 foot-long hot dogs.

I ended up on Woodley Island for a mile long walk along the marina and back.

Some sort of commotion going on out in the channel. Gulls, so it must be something dead they've found.

Parked in one of the marina's parking lots. I included this for Dave, as I know how he likes Yamaha sport bikes. Yamaha tried hard to make it look like a Harley. They even got the weight right, I looked it up. Yamaha star, 997 pounds dry weight. In Britain I imagine this would be licensed as a lorry.

Well, this won't end well, for the gull, I hope. It wants the harbor seal's fish. I think the seal was taunting the gull.

I was lucky I remembered to change to the MZ 12-200 before I left my bag in the car.

The seal is not leaving with the fish. The gull is thinking it over.

I can't think of any reason the seal is doing this other than to mess with the gull. I don't like gulls and would enjoy seeing and photographing this one get his.

Lure him in.

The gull pounced and the seal submerged and did not come back.  I think the gull is standing on the seal.  The gull got a bit of fish and flew off.

That's all. Rich

Rich Z
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Re: Glen Strae

My sympathies to Mr. Toad who I am sure was profoundly disappointed.  One little kiss might have turned you into an English Prince...and the toad into ewe.      Rich

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Re: Around Humboldt Bay

That is a different set Rich.  I like the bike.  My son had a Suzuki GSXR 600.  I tipped it once in the garage and had a heck of a time getting it back upright.  It was not as heavy as the one you imaged.  You better not dump those things or you would need to be Hercules to get it back upright.

The gull set is entertaining and does raise questions.

Yeah, I think everyone has gone fishing.  We had to go to the city today for a 'celebration of life' ceremony at a Catholic church, in French.  I have never been to any service in any Catholic church that did not go on, and on, and ..... , well you get the picture.  The French might as well have been the Latin because I don't remember much of either.  Then we went to visit my brother in law who has been hospitalized since last October and back to my sister's house for a while before heading for home.  A busy day and no time for the internet until now.

Earlier I had stated that our neighbour down the road had covid for the second time.  My wife corrected me and this is her third time!  The gift that keeps on taking!

I went to Henry's to use up my gift cards and got another fast memory card and your small softbox, same brand.  $25 here plus tax.  I will have to unpack it and take a look, and maybe even give it a go.

Andrew

softmarmotte
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Re: Glen Strae

Nice looking walk Dave. 'Typical' weather it seems...a bit of everything except snow ! Good looking light

dt27348 wrote:

Glen Strae is only around 20 miles from home and a place I visit several times a year. It's quiet and scenic.

I walked up the glen yesterday. It was a day of fast moving clouds and constantly changing light. Started out well.

Walked past the duck pond which was completely absent of ducks.

There's a herd of Highland cattle in the glen. These are a couple of youngsters.

Cloud shadows were sweeping across the landscape.

The glen opens out after a few miles and I walked down to the river.

The sky would darken occasionally.

I met this little guy on the way back.

A last look up the glen before reaching the car.

Dave

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Re: Around Humboldt Bay

Some nice harbor images there Rich

Likewise not a fan of gulls generally though the whole seal incidet looks a bit weird

Rich Z wrote:

Out for pictures last Monday and had some luck.

That's a Korean cable-layer behind the Humboldt Bay Ferry M.V. Madaket shot from the Del Norte St. Pier behind Costco where I had just got one of their $1.50 foot-long hot dogs.

I ended up on Woodley Island for a mile long walk along the marina and back.

Some sort of commotion going on out in the channel. Gulls, so it must be something dead they've found.

Parked in one of the marina's parking lots. I included this for Dave, as I know how he likes Yamaha sport bikes. Yamaha tried hard to make it look like a Harley. They even got the weight right, I looked it up. Yamaha star, 997 pounds dry weight. In Britain I imagine this would be licensed as a lorry.

Well, this won't end well, for the gull, I hope. It wants the harbor seal's fish. I think the seal was taunting the gull.

I was lucky I remembered to change to the MZ 12-200 before I left my bag in the car.

The seal is not leaving with the fish. The gull is thinking it over.

I can't think of any reason the seal is doing this other than to mess with the gull. I don't like gulls and would enjoy seeing and photographing this one get his.

Lure him in.

The gull pounced and the seal submerged and did not come back. I think the gull is standing on the seal. The gull got a bit of fish and flew off.

That's all. Rich

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a few more from maine

slowly processing my Maine holiday pics. These are from around Acadia NP and Southwest Harbor

From the Flying Mountain trail

Bar Harbor misty boat

Wild Gardens of Acadia

Dawn from our rental house

Early morning wood thrush

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Re: Boats

Nice to see Andrew. Must be nearly 20 years since I was last there and was amazed by how 'tacky' and commercial the area was. THe falls and boats were interesting

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The previous thread is not full but it is now Saturday, GMT so I will start the new thread tonight.

Taken from the viewing platform at the end of the tunnel.

Andrew

This is one of the boats that leaves from the Canadian side.

This boat is one of the Maid of the Mist boats that leaves from the U.S. side.

a lot of mist in the air blocking the view of the falls behind. Also, ugly brown foam in the foreground!

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Re: Boats

It is indeed Rich.  It continues to get worse each year!  In recent years they have added a zip line that goes down from Falls Avenue level to near the water line.  Also an indoor waterpark near the bottom of the street that has the wax museum and other 'attractions'.  Two casinos because one was not enough.  And that is just on the Canadian side!

Andrew

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Re: a few more from maine

The first two are really nice Rich.  I don't think that tall ship was at the dock when we were there, but, we were there about a week before tourist season seemed to kick off there.  A lot of shops were closed in town.

Andrew

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Re: Around Humboldt Bay

I stopped at a red light on my new Moto Guzzi 850 touring bike and put both feet into a huge puddle of ATF and fell over.  The Guzzi was light at 450 pounds, but I could not get a foothold to pick it up for a few tries.  It had curved crash bars to protect the protruding cylinders so only scratches on one bar.  Harleys have very narrow engines so when you drop one it lays flat and is really a gut buster to get one back up.

The gull is irrelevant.  It will be assimilated.

It's better when you must tolerate a religious ceremony if it is in a language you don't understand.  Hell, as a child I got dragged to a couple of those where lots of people were speaking various languages nobody had ever heard, and suffering epilepsy while doing it.  My Grandfather heard me complaining about going and told me if I didn't want to go there anymore just laugh loudly at the antics going on.  I did, and it worked like a charm.

Pres. Biden is on his second round of covid and he's almost 80.  They're reporting no symptoms this time and just minor the first time. So much for immunity.  He had the first round recently so I imagine it is the same strain of covid.  So much for immunity from reinfection from the same thing.  I think skinny old men have a better chance of fighting off infections.

Flash with focus stacking is enjoyable.  It seems to me that the flash enhances the stacking effect.  I'm planning to do some more sunset photography with my LED light.  I need more practice with it to figure out the best way to use it.  I'm waiting for an evening without wind, but not holding my breath.

I had a good afternoon today.  I haven't been in The Samoa Train Yards since 2019 due to covid.  I drove past the road today and the gate was open and I drove in.  Only a couple of people in there but one was a Timber Heritage Assoc. senior member with keys, and an interest in photography.  It was late but he opened the roundhouse for a few minutes so I could make some pictures.  This one hand held, 0.3 second at ISO 800.  To my eye I did not need Topaz AI de noise or sharpen.  It is a finished, operable restoration of a beautiful old Baldwin 2-6-4 from The Pacific Lumber Co.  A line-hauler for pulling cars loaded with lumber down to San Francisco.  Rich

Rich Z
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Re: Around Humboldt Bay

Thanks, Rich.  The situation with the gull and seal was weird.  I kept wondering what the Hell was going on as I made the pictures.  Rich

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Re: a few more from maine

That's a beautiful place, Rich.  The first two are very nicely done.   Rich

dt27348
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Re: Glen Strae

Thanks Rich. You know what the weather is like here, four seasons in one day isn't unusual in the least.

Dave

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