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Shapes

Inspired by a Teapot

So the guy I stalk online Spike at Pattaya Days posted a picture of a yellow tea kettle.  Spike had the audacity to question why I would comment on his tea kettle image versus his images of Thai models he shot.  I pointed out that the models scared me.  Spike then posted a picture of a cow.  Spike had the additional audacity to point out creamy bokeh  and how superior the 25mm Panasonic Leica 1.4 lens that he used to take the pictures was.

How this relates back to the fire hydrant I haven’t a clue other than Spike’s tea kettle/pot was in black and white and he then used Topaz BW Effects to bring the yellow out in it.  I used the same technique for the red on the hydrant.  The Panasonic 25mm 1.4 should arrive next week.

This was shot on my Panasonic 20mm 1.7 at 2.5 with ISO 160 and shutter speed 1/2000.  That info is for Steve who is a bigger photo nerd than me.

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Vehicles

Awaiting Takeoff

Looks like its waiting on the tarmac waiting for takeoff.

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Vehicles

FU-260

I admit to taking this picture and not realizing what I shot until I started processing them. The symbolism wasn’t there back in the Korean War but if I was to be involved with a combat jet I would want my ID number to have FU in it.

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Vehicles

Adversaries at Peace

Two old enemies side-by-side in peace.  The Sabre and MiG used to duel it out in MiG alley over Korea.

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Vehicles

Sexy and Sleek

For Dad again.  She has some lines to her.

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Vehicles

Dangerous Beauty

I looked for this plane because my Dad worked on them during the Korean war.  It is a F-86 Sabre.

I often shoot flowers and similar style stuff because my Mom likes them and I can take those pictures mindlessly anymore.  I don’t do well with large objects and buildings.  Buildings in particular pose a challenge for me.  I think they move to much.  So I wanted to shoot something that challenged me and something Dad could enjoy.  I’m sure he likes the flowers but this is far more manly.

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Vehicles

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

The Space Shuttle Enterprise.  You have no idea how big it is until you see it up close and in person.

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Nature

Dutch Imports

I could lie and say I shot this with one of the better cameras but I won’t.  Shot on the Canon 1400IS that I threw in my pocket before attempting suicide biking to my sisters house.  I did play with it a bit and did a dejpeg via Topaz Tools and then messed with the color and focal point using Perfect Focal Point.  Goes to show you that any camera can take a decent picture.

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Portraits

Impudent Human

Gabby my sisters cat after shoveling food into herself.  She’s not the most photo friendly cat on earth.  This was her daring me to take the picture.  I was lucky to escape with my life.

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Portraits

What? I’m cute!

Gabby my sisters cat in my sisters dark bedroom.  I can’t figure out how to turn the light on in there so at 4000 ISO and at 1.8 this is as best as its getting plus a 100% crop on the image as well.  Just goes to show you what a camera and lens can do regardless of horrific conditions.