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Old Dec 23, 2004, 7:38 AM   #51
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...and a Lotus Esprit (shot on telephoto from 200 yards away).

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 9:53 AM   #52
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If i'm not mistaken Bruce isn't that a Lotus Elise?
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Old Dec 23, 2004, 12:57 PM   #53
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Walter..I like that little car ! I'm a diesel VW Golf nut. A 4 door hatchback with the rear seats out makes an efficient dog hauler. I am getting more worried about being nailed by some giant pick up or SUV. Now we don't know what to do for our next car, go for fuel efficiency, or safety. I do want side curtain airbags etc.

5 years ago, diesel fuel was 45c /litre here in Harrison, now it's 80c.

Now maybe if Arnold would give up his Hummer and we could get W. into an armoured Smart Car, maybe attitudes would change . Looking around my village at all the huge vehicles doesn't make me think there is much hope.

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 2:18 PM   #54
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Bruce

Nice shot of the Lotus considering the distance. Didn't see one of those on my cruise.

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 4:58 PM   #55
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Hi Walter

You possibly didn't see too many of these because... it's a Lotus Elise (well spotted skes)... now I feel REALLY stupid...

...even without the fuel filler cap, side turn indicators, door handles, rear factory decals...

...shall we get back on subject?

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Old Dec 26, 2004, 1:48 PM   #56
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I looked up this forum on the Internet because I was considering trading in my 8800 on a D70, which I almost bought because I have some nice Nikkor lenses already.

I decided to go with the 8800 because of the versatility. I am asailor (Sailboat Driver)andI miss many good photos because I keep my 35mm Nikon down below out of the cockpit and never seem to have the correct lens on at the time. The 8800 was giving me focus problems. After reading this place for a couple days I realize that I was treating this camera like a cheap point and shoot, which it is not. Now after working with it I am finding that the out of focus was due to slow shutter speed, mainly.

I hate using flash, normally. I kept turning it off. I went back and saw I was shooting at speeds that will not give a handheld sharp picture with any camera.

I got used to using my wifes 3.2 MP Nikon cp3100, which is a great little camera.

Any way, you guys and even Capt rb helped me decide to take the time to learn this camera.

It is cold out here.

Here is a high speed 1/1000 pic of snow. BRRRRRRR

Cropped I like to be able to stop stuff like this . That was with the flash of course.
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Old Dec 26, 2004, 10:10 PM   #57
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Hey, Capt.

Nice winter scene. I almost got the chills looking at it. Thanks for sharing your deliberations about the camera. We're all realizing that we have to put in the time to get the most out of it.

BTW, I thought Kokomo was in Indiana.

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Thanks,

Think Kokomo, Beach Boys song.

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Old Dec 28, 2004, 3:28 PM   #59
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It's still cold here!
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Old Dec 28, 2004, 6:21 PM   #60
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Yeah, but look at the bright side. You're able to take some "cool" pictures to share with us. Nicely framed icicles. Settings?

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