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Old Nov 26, 2007, 10:20 AM   #21
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What the others have said - an excellent shot.



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Thank you for that Dal.

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Old Nov 26, 2007, 11:23 AM   #22
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Sorry, couldn't help it. The wolfman made me do it.

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Old Nov 26, 2007, 11:29 AM   #23
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Cool - really suits the picture.



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Old Nov 26, 2007, 7:09 PM   #24
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Sorry, couldn't help it. The wolfman made me do it.

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I like it!!
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Old Nov 26, 2007, 7:13 PM   #25
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If I had time I would do a silhouette of the wolf man walking across the back.

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Old Nov 26, 2007, 9:31 PM   #26
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If I had time I would do a silhouette of the wolf man walking across the back.

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Fine with me if you want to!
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 11:19 AM   #27
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After some thought I went on and entered this one in the POTD competition. Who knows it may make it!! LOL

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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought you had come to the DC area and took pictures of the Foggy Bottom area where the George Washington University and the State Dept. is located. Much to my surprise, you were out photographing spooky places.:lol: BTW, nice photos.
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Not much I can add to what has already been said, great shot Dawg!

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Old Nov 29, 2007, 10:55 PM   #30
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I do not know about the lap top but will look into it...I don't own a laptop but do use one every night at work trouble shooting Programable Logic Controllers. I work on Automated assembly equipment and they are controlled by PLC's...The bad thing is they are not standardised and I have probably 8 different brands and 4-5 different models of each brand. Makes life interesting to say the least..LOL I come from the world of the Box camera...No controls for focus or anything else for that matter, which makes you do your work with the composition more...And from the world of the K1000 Pentax which is all manual...There is an exposure needle that shows up in the viewfinder but no Auto controls on the exposure and no auto focus...I used these for over 35 years and have continued using mainly manual settings as I feel more comfortable there. I also do not like a camera telling me what is the right exposure...I'm right more often than It is it seems. The last may be a delusion on my part but that is how it feels to me. Two things are most important when doing night time low light photography...Patience and Persistance...If each shot must be a perfectly focused and exposed photograph then don't get into it...They won't be perfectly done...If you must have perfection right from the camera with no PP then don't get into it as PP will bring out the mood of the shot better and more consistantly than getting it right in-camera. That is just the nature of the beast and you must get used to it. Again I say Patience and Persistance........... Dawg

Hi Dawg - If I had my choice, I would really like a digital sensor in my old Spotmatic II body, focus, adjust the aperature / shutter speed set for the light - putting the needle in the center, plus I really liked the viewfinder - plus the focusing system just worked better for my eyes - but could never afford the film and the processing the way I have been shooting digital. The immediate feedback is also very helpful - I have found.

The laptop remark was just centered on the remote option I had seen on the K10, along with the one I was playing with on this Canon SD500 I have. Its been 12 years now, but when I was designing the star tracking system (20 degrees of freedom) for the Hobby Eberly Telescope (HET) (its a 9 meter instrument - I think its the 6th largest in the world now - twice the size of Palmor) http://www.astro.psu.edu/het/overview/index.html we were using remote viewing - and yes your right, its not like photography but more like a Gameboy, but its a real interesting way to take images and scroll through a lot of adjustment combinations fairly rapidly.


Also did a SAR imaging system (Synthetic Aperature Radar) and again it was automated.

... but back to your wonderful ghost like image - where your patince and peristence really has paid off. It reminded me when I was over in the UK, I had lunch at a pub - the Headless Horseman founded in something like 1510 in the Hastings area. This was the area where Disney set their old TV series "the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh". We actually drove by the Romney Marsh and your picture was dead on.....

... also - my trips over there were so spur of the moment (business), that I only had an old cheesey very early digital camera - that I would like to forget....


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