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#252189 A couple of images from Jack Point

Posted by Sailjunkie on 19 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

Two very nice shots, Ed.


I agree with you about that camera.  Very impressive.  :)

#252187 I was in the right place at the right time.

Posted by Sailjunkie on 19 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

Nice shot, Ed.  :)

#252152 First signs of Spring in Memphis

Posted by Sailjunkie on 18 March 2018 - 12:21 PM

Nice series, Jim.  Like Jeff, I would pick the second one as my fave.


I envy you.  While the weather is gradually getting nicer, we're not nearly as far along as you folks.  Still lots of brown foliage everywhere.  :)

#251980 180-400 Now Shipping

Posted by Sailjunkie on 10 March 2018 - 02:09 PM

My lens has a longer reach with the 1.4


Same here.


Robbing a bank is the only way that I could afford it; and it would be obsolete by the time I got out of jail.  <_<

#251890 Can I link a d7000 to a mac air as an external live view monitor?

Posted by Sailjunkie on 07 March 2018 - 12:48 PM

Hi Declan,


You are referring to shooting tethered.  To best of my knowledge, you can shoot a D7000 that is tethered to a Mac Book Air.  I personally shoot a D810 that is tethered to Lightroom on my iMac.  While I can't use the computer to adjust camera settings, I can immediately look at a large rendering, then adjust as required.  You should be able to do the same for the Mac Book Air.


Warning:  my own research indicates that if you want to use the computer to make real-time adjustments to camera settings, get your wallet out.  I use Lightroom because I already pay for it, and it is way cheaper than the alternatives.  :rolleyes:


I'm enclosing a link to a company called Tether Tools.  In addition to selling cables and tethering accessories, they also have links for software options.  Some work; some don't.  BTW, they do sell tethering accessories for the D7000.


Here's the link:



#251886 Flock of Gulls

Posted by Sailjunkie on 07 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

Nice series, Gordon.


That said, I would hate to be the poor bloke who has to clean up after the gulls.  <_<

#251857 Boss Eagle (Pic Heavy)

Posted by Sailjunkie on 06 March 2018 - 01:00 PM

Nice series, Gordon.


Nothing like a big-mouth eagle!  :P

#251815 Lunar images with the P900

Posted by Sailjunkie on 05 March 2018 - 01:17 PM

Nice shots, Ed.  :)

#251806 Rocky Pt Long Term Exposure

Posted by Sailjunkie on 05 March 2018 - 01:14 AM

Hi Everyone,


I'm posting here, because Long Term Exposure is still pretty new to me.


For my first 2018 photography project, I decided that some Long Exposure Photography at Rocky Point Pier and Park would be a great start to the year.  It would also be a great chance to try out the Lee 10 stop filter that I recently purchased.  In late January, the weather gods finally cooperated, and gave me a small window.  Off I went.


These were all shot on a tripod, with a Lee 10 stop filter.  I used the 14-24 lens, with apertures ranging from f7.1 to f14.  Exposures varied from 8 seconds to 25 seconds.






I love this stuff, especially when a monochrome conversion adds to the effect of the image.




What I'm after now is feedback.  I have rarely tried long term exposures.  While I think that I'm getting better (I believe it's called lots of trials and lots of errors ;) ) with every outing, there is always a better way to build a mousetrap.  So feedback, tips and tricks are most welcome.


Thanks for looking everyone.  :)

#251800 March Challenge is rusting, deterioration or just plain falling apart

Posted by Sailjunkie on 04 March 2018 - 06:19 PM

Last summer, we spent a weekend in the Okanagan.  There, I learned that it’s amazing what you can find when you’re on holidays.


Our search for a fruit stand was finally successful when we found one, just south of Summerland.  I was going to go inside with my wife when I noticed the coolest, gnarliest old Chevy pickup truck parked outside. 




To say that truck brought a smile to my face, would be the understatement of the year.  I happily clicked the shutter while Angela went inside, to find some fruit.






As it turns out, I got more images than she got fruit.  Early July was too soon for most growers.  Still, that truck was cool. 


Thanks for looking, everyone.  :) 

#251798 7 More of the Best Nikon Tricks Ever

Posted by Sailjunkie on 04 March 2018 - 01:13 PM

Okay, I admit it:  I like watching Steve Perry on You Tube.  Here's an update on one of his more popular videos.



#251770 Georgia Cannery

Posted by Sailjunkie on 03 March 2018 - 12:57 AM

Last fall’s visit by my former university roommate and his wife gave us a chance to do something different. Visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery seemed like a perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon in November.




Built in 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was the largest cannery in British Columbia until 1902. It was known as the "Monster Cannery" - packing more than 2.5 million cans of salmon in 1897. Each canning season brought together a diverse mix of workers, usually of First Nations, Chinese, Japanese and European descent. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery was one of BC’s largest employers, producing one of the province's main export commodities.


Over the years, technology changed the plant’s role, as manual salmon canning gave way to rows of high-speed machinery.  Sadly, the last can of sockeye rolled off the production line in 1930. 


During the war years, the Cannery changed from canning Salmon to Herring.  Herring canning became an industry-wide endeavour and alongside it grew the business of herring reduction, the transformation of herring into protein-rich oil and meal for animal feeding purposes.


In the post-War years, the cannery’s role changed again, from herring reduction to canning herring roe.  Unfortunately, overfishing eventually led to catch limits.  Catches that were in the hundreds of thousands of tonnes were limited by regulation to the low tens of thousands of tonnes. The Cannery finally closed in 1979.


Over the years, the local community lobbied various levels of government to save the Cannery. In 1979 the Federal government purchased the property and in 1984 it was transferred to Parks Canada. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, a local not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1986 to work together with Parks Canada to develop and operate the site.  The building opened as a National Historic Site in 1994, in celebration of the centennial of the building.


To the credit of the Society, their displays very ably show the work that was required to catch salmon; and what plant working conditions were like.  Having sailed Georgia Strait in less than ideal conditions, I was particularly struck by the first display.  I would not want to be in a boat of that size in gale force conditions.  Yet that is what they did. 




Working conditions for the plant workers weren’t great either.  During summers, the plant was extremely hot; during winters, it was so cold that workers could see their own breath, even at full production.  I tip my hat to all of them.












Is it worth the price of admission?  If you truly want to understand the role of fishing in BC’s formative years, you need to see this Site.


Thanks for looking, everyone.  :)

#251753 Spring Weather

Posted by Sailjunkie on 02 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

Two very nice shots, Gordon.


You know what they say about BC weather:  "If you don't like it, wait a minute".  :)  :)

#251752 Dramatic Sky

Posted by Sailjunkie on 02 March 2018 - 01:34 PM

Nice shot, Gordon.  :)

#251721 Gull from last Summer

Posted by Sailjunkie on 01 March 2018 - 12:52 PM

Nice shot, Ed.  :)