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Old Jan 24, 2009, 2:51 PM   #1
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Went to the ice races on the lake today since it was to cold to do anything else outside. You park around the track and sit in the car to get warm while you watch the race.

I took the K20D too, but I thought I would post a image from the 6MP DS first, just because I still love that camera.

Pentax *istDS, Tamron 80-300mm Zoom, 1/1000 sec @ f/13 hand held.


OK for those that requested it!

Only legacy lenses today on both cameras.

K20D, FA28-105 PowerZoom lens



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Old Jan 24, 2009, 3:28 PM   #2
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This is nice Tom, now lets see some from the K20 :G
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Old Jan 24, 2009, 4:28 PM   #3
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There you go, a post from both cameras!

Harriet, I am using Aperture 2 now and you should download the trial version, I think you will like the way it processes images.

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Old Jan 24, 2009, 4:29 PM   #4
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The *ist DS still holds value, something these pictures give evidence of.

Mine is back for repair, the :-x:angry:repairman forgot to connect a cable to the flash hotshoe when he reassembled the camera last time I had it in for repair. It's been mended and is on it's way back home to daddy. I still love that camera, not leastly for it's TTL flash metering. That is, when all cables are connected.:x

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Old Jan 24, 2009, 5:10 PM   #5
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Very cool pics. In this area, you'll commonly see vehicles on the ice, driven there by ice fishermen (and ice fisherwomen). But I've never seen a car race on a frozen lake -- what a wild concept!
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Thanks for the pic's, that looks like bucket loads of fun.



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Old Jan 25, 2009, 6:15 PM   #7
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Interesting. Never seen anything like it.

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and i was expecting birds or reflection photos lol

ok this may be a daft question
who drives on the ice first to see if it is going to hold up??

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First they walk out on the ice and drill holes (10") to fish through.

When it is 2" thick it is safe to walk on, 4" safe to drive an ATV on and 8" safe for one vehicle. Right now it is over 30" thick so it will support massive amounts of weight and that is when they start racing on the ice.

We get bored here in winter and find strange things to take up the time until the warm weather is back. You should see the motorcycle racing on the ice using metal spikes in the tires to keep from sliding around.

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ennacac wrote:
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You should see the motorcycle racing on the ice using metal spikes in the tires to keep from sliding around.

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that i've seen.. it woulddefinitely be hazardous to the health to fall off..

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