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Old Aug 14, 2010, 9:41 PM   #1
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After enjoying the stroll around the old homestead I wandered down to Possession Point, the southernmost tip of Whidbey where Captain Whidbey took possession of the Puget Sound area for the Crown.

I don't think they asked the Indians how they felt about it...!!!?

Got some seascapes as the last of the mist was clearing out.
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I always enjoy seeing your seascapes. You need to post more often. How is the sailboat?
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The sailboat is terrific. Had a great sail last night took out an old friend who I used to race with on his boat. We rowed out to the boat I jumped aboard and started to get organized as he climbed aboard, then I heard a bump a yell and a splash....He'd decided to go swimming instead of sailing....

Missed his step getting on, slipped until he was hanging on the rail with his finger tips, found his footing on the dinghy but that decided to flip over and in he went.

No way I could get him on board (he needs to lose a pound or 70) so I tossed him a line, started the sailboat engine and towed him and the upside down dinghy to the beach. Were he righted the dinghy and rowed back out and boarded like you're supposed to.......and who said sailing was boring..?????

I got the sails up while he dried off and put my spare shorts and sweatshirt on and off we went. Brisk sailing, rail down and having fun. Put the chute up on the way back in and opened my beer supply (I keep the bilges stocked!)

Here's a couple from a friend from one of last weeks outings.


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Hi Ken,
Great story and very beautiful images your part of the world.

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....that is a good story, FUN!!
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Ta guys. You can still see in that second shot the softness in focus around those beach homes. That's where I took my camera readings from.

To replace the 40-150 with it's excellent focal range would cost $99.
To go for the next in line, the 35-100 f2 the non gold plated version is only $2,500...
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Ta guys. You can still see in that second shot the softness in focus around those beach homes. That's where I took my camera readings from.

To replace the 40-150 with it's excellent focal range would cost $99.
To go for the next in line, the 35-100 f2 the non gold plated version is only $2,500...
Scouse, I got a good laugh from your sailing adventures! As for the lens, you haven't got much to lose b y buying another 40-150. I have the version II, its smaller and lighter, and I have to say that I do not have any sharpness issues with it. I would love to have $2,500 to throw away on the 35-100 f2, but since I don't I'm satisfied with what I have.
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Scouse, I got a good laugh from your sailing adventures! As for the lens, you haven't got much to lose by buying another 40-150. I have the version II, its smaller and lighter, and I have to say that I do not have any sharpness issues with it. I would love to have $2,500 to throw away on the 35-100 f2, but since I don't I'm satisfied with what I have.
Seriously thinking of a new MkII. I can certainly use it this winter.
As for the other.... Are you really satisified..... or just being. .. practical
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No way I could get him on board (he needs to lose a pound or 70) so I tossed him a line, started the sailboat engine and towed him and the upside down dinghy to the beach.
So if I understand this correctly, you told him you were rescuing him but actually you decided it was a good opportunity to go trolling for orcas, right?

A superb lens that's priced between the two you mentioned, is the PL 14-150. If you can find one.

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"a pound or 70"?? heheheheh.... funny stuff!

Great shots, as usual!
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