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#256017 Venus is about to go in crescent phase.

Posted by LightMeter on 25 August 2018 - 03:42 AM

In late Sept and early Oct Venus will be in crescent phase and still be high enough above the horizon after sunset. I'll probably shoot it with the Tamron 150-600. Here's a link to info.


#255772 Shop trucks in the shop

Posted by LightMeter on 08 August 2018 - 02:33 AM

At Walmart I saw the Hot Wheels "Shop Trucks" series, so I got the '60s Ford Econoline and '83 Silverado.

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#255739 Live railcams on Youtube

Posted by LightMeter on 05 August 2018 - 01:14 AM

#255738 Live railcams on Youtube

Posted by LightMeter on 05 August 2018 - 01:03 AM

A few days ago l discovered these cams trackside. You can go up to 4 hours back from live. Which means you can scroll though thumbnails rapidly and find them, and see all the trains in the last 4 hours in a few minutes. And there's live chat. The Virtual Railfan channel has about 10 cameras up. Seems like the Norwalk, CT location is the busiest because it has commuter trains as well as freight.


#255680 Houston and Oklahoma City.

Posted by LightMeter on 02 August 2018 - 04:21 AM

I got one of the Hot Wheels Team Transport series. The car is a '70s Nissan Laurel, a Japanese Domestic Market car. The first image has downtown Houston, and the second is Bricktown in Oklahoma City.

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#255597 Stopping on the scenic lookout.

Posted by LightMeter on 27 July 2018 - 04:42 PM

Nice series, Bill.  What are the mountains in the background?  :)

A picture I found on the internet.

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#255585 Stopping on the scenic lookout.

Posted by LightMeter on 27 July 2018 - 05:11 AM


#255584 Stopping on the scenic lookout.

Posted by LightMeter on 27 July 2018 - 05:08 AM

More Hot Wheels. Nissan Laurel, Datsun 510 wagon, and Nissan Fairlady.







#255425 I started buying more railroad videos.

Posted by LightMeter on 21 July 2018 - 09:34 PM

Not much going on here as far as photography outings go. Right now it's so hot I'm trying to stay indoors as much as possible. I recently bought a couple more RR videos to add to the collection. I bought about 30 videos in the 2000s and early 2010s. Here's a preview of the one I got last week.






And here's the one that's in the mail now.


#255284 Taking the dogs to the park.

Posted by LightMeter on 18 July 2018 - 05:21 AM

This is a Hot Wheels Japan Historics 2 series 1970s Nissan Laurel. It was a JDM(Japan Domestic Model).





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#255039 Insect on a Lily

Posted by LightMeter on 13 July 2018 - 04:16 AM

A much less expensive option than a macro lens is a Nikon 6t close up diopter lens. They're discontinued and only available used. You would also need a step up adapter ring to fit it on the 50 or 18-55. The 6t has a filter thread size of 62mm. There are single element diopter lenses that are much cheaper, but the 6t will not degrade image quality like a cheap one will. Just remember working distance will be short with shorter focal lengths such as 50 or 55mm. here's a link.


https://www.ebay.com...on 6t.TRS0.TSS0


Edited with the following: I see in your signature you have a Tamron 70-300. The 6t will offer more working distance and larger reproduction ratios with longer focal lengths, so it may work better with the 70-300. But in my experience, using the 6t with too long a focal length caused degraded quality. So maybe you can use it in the 70-200 range.

#254892 Moscow

Posted by LightMeter on 09 July 2018 - 02:47 AM

Looks good in B&W too.

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#254891 Moscow

Posted by LightMeter on 09 July 2018 - 02:45 AM

Alfa Romeo on the top level of a Moscow parking garage :)

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#254890 Moscow

Posted by LightMeter on 09 July 2018 - 02:44 AM

Still taking photos of my Hot Wheels cars, I found an image of Moscow for a background.

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#254569 A new idea for backgrounds

Posted by LightMeter on 29 June 2018 - 06:26 AM

'60s Datsun Fairlady 2000.

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