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Old Oct 27, 2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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A few Lighthouses that I've had to pleasure to see.
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i'm still working on adding a few. So bear with me.

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Old Oct 27, 2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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Nice. Thanks. I lke #3 with the sail boat especially.

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Old Oct 27, 2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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All those are really exceptional. Your photography has really steped up in quality from when I first started posting. You obviously take your craft seriously. Me, I feel I'm just taking snapshots because I need to and it frustrates me. Perhaps when I retire I'll put more time in..")
That first one I recognize from before and love it, the 3rd is quite different and lively, a pretty yawl making harbour under sail. Then the last is another serene scene, another older style yawl, spoon bow, nice stern counter with the long overhangs of a bygone era of sail, a classic.

Just 2 minor points on that last one and only because I like it so much. That wire dish, whatever, to the left of the lighthouse has to go and all the water is going to run out to the right if you don't level it.....I do that a lot..
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Hi Zig

Thanks for posting these.. no1 is just eye catching...a superb shot .. you've posted some really fab landscape shots recently !

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This site limited you to 5? That would be a recent change. I woulda thought you could do up to 12. Then again....maybe I was one who forced them to change that...

These are excellent. I'll scan these and others on your Smugmug page later this evening when I'm home on my better monitor.
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Greg these are great. I love lighthouse pics. really liked #3 and #4.

if you want to post more. just embed them from smugmug using the image tags. and smugmug probably has an easier way to embed with some kind of sharing feature.
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Just 2 minor points on that last one and only because I like it so much. That wire dish, whatever, to the left of the lighthouse has to go
You're claiming that originally the lighthouse keepers didn't have receivers for C band satellite transmission of television shows?

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all the water is going to run out to the right if you don't level it.....I do that a lot..
Hah! Me too. You wouldn't think it's so hard to just get the camera level, but I mess it up all the time.

One of the upgrades I'm looking forward to from the E3, that's in the E5 (and started with the E30) is a level indicator in the viewfinder. Although frankly that's a stupid way to fix a simple problem - if the Oly E-X and E-XX DSLRs had user-interchangeable focus screens we'd be a lot better off than with a software solution. What would make me really happy is a focus screen with a split-image center circle, and horizontal and vertical 1/3 grid lines. Basic photography - why is that so friggin hard for the DSLR manufacturers to understand???

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PS: And don't tell me I can get the grid lines in Live View.
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Yeh, I have a 1/3 grid on my little P&S Oly and I love it. I explained to my Grandbrat what they meant on his camera and he was so impressed.
First thing I do in Lightroom is trim and level.
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This site limited you to 5? That would be a recent change. I woulda thought you could do up to 12. Then again....maybe I was one who forced them to change that...

These are excellent. I'll scan these and others on your Smugmug page later this evening when I'm home on my better monitor.
Actually the site limits you to 5 per 'post' if you use their upload template. (Not sure about the rules but I'm sure I'll get a reminder )
If you use URL, then they'll be sure to let you know when you overdo...!

Size of the pic is prolly a bigger factor. For my screen, 800x600 x 225 kb is just great. Some posted on the "Post your pics" site are huge, take forever to open on my machine.
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the positive reinforcement, guys.
Also, good to see there are so many out there that enjoy viewing Lighthouses.

I've a few more and will post as time allows.

Ken,
Thanks for pointing out that one of the images was listing badly. Another reason to post images here as I would never have picked up on it.

Greg,
I have always assumed that 5 is the max. Thanks for the heads up.

Dustin,
appreciate another way to attach photos. Thanx.

A.C.,

Thanks for asking me to post some lighthouse shots. It's given me inspiration to jump in the car, head towards the coastline and take some more Lighthouse images.


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