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Old Jun 4, 2011, 7:30 AM   #11
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The Grandkids are great....sweet looking kids. Making Great Memories with them!
Didn't know albacore was that small...tuna I have seen are huge.
Hi,

Thanks. Yes, grandkids are wonderful to be around because their innocent enthusiasm is contagious. They remind you to enjoy life.

As for the Tuna, the fish are False Albacore, a member of the Albacore family, which includes the giants like the Blue Fin Tuna. False Albacore are much smaller, typically ranging between 8 to 18 lbs.

Great fun to catch on a fly rod. Unfortunately, not the best tasting of fish.

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 8:09 AM   #12
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Hey!.......... I did a great (IMHO) ferry thread last year, which was totally ignored despite the spectacular photos....also IMHO......

Ziggy, I love the photos and I love tale telling with then. always makes them more interesting. That shot of your grandaughter smiling in anticipation at the beach is wonderful.

So where are the shots of the piles of fish...???????
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I think Ken stated it perfectly already ..!

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 7:04 PM   #13
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Damn Zig....that Bass is huge.....

Makes me think of the old Super Bass-o-matic 76 Dan Ackroyd skit from Saturday night live....but you'd need a bigger blendor for that guy...

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7m...bassomatic_fun

The snap of the grandkids in the pickup track is really cute and exceptionally well done.

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Old Jun 4, 2011, 10:54 PM   #14
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Damn Zig....that Bass is huge.....

Makes me think of the old Super Bass-o-matic 76 Dan Ackroyd skit from Saturday night live....but you'd need a bigger blendor for that guy...

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7m...bassomatic_fun

The snap of the grandkids in the pickup track is really cute and exceptionally well done.
Hi Greg,

Yes, I know that SNL skit very well. The old SNL reruns still can be seen on television late at night. I watch them every chance I can (that is if I can stay awake that long).

That Bass is a good sized 'keeper'. Here in Massachusetts, the legal minimum size that you can keep a Bass is 28".

It always surprises me how small a bait they can be taken on, given their size. Here is a pic of the fly pattern I caught him on:


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Hey Zig

I think Ken stated it perfectly already ..!

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Hi Harj,

Thanks

AND thanks to all that took the time to look and comment.

Much appreciated.

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Ken, I remember that thread now. Looking back on it, we never did tell you we liked your photos, we went off on a tangent to conclude you didn't screw up the white balance.

I really did like those photos. You should put the photo of the ferry back in that post.

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I didn't feel it was the white ballance so much as the metering. I should have tried, (as I thought at the time, and Greg mentioned in his latest post,) gone to spot metering, to tone down the whites. Or as Ziggy mentioned set the contrast down to -2. Never played with that though.
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What a lovely family! Hope the trip was awesome. I felt as if i was taken on a photography tour. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jun 6, 2011, 12:33 PM   #18
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Great history and pictures..!!

Last summer I took the ferry from New London CT to Orient Point in Long Island, it is a great and relaxing experience.

Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyards is in my list to places to visit and I hope I can do that this year.

Thank you for posting and congratulations for your beautiful family..!!
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Hi Marcelo/Peru/Ken,

Thanks so much for looking and the kind comments.

Marcelo,

I've taken that Ferry New London to Orient Point many times. In my first life as a sales rep. I used to book the Ferry when I needed to go to Long Island on business. It's wonderful way to travel. I brought my cell phone and laptop and spent the 1-1/2 hour trip on the deck working on proposals etc.

The eastern half of Long Island is so picturesque.

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.....hey Zig, I too peeked in but didn't remark. I always wanted to try the fly rod but never did. I've never been on a ferry either, nor to New England.
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