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Old Oct 22, 2009, 4:05 PM   #21
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Some cool ideas coming out.

Glen - I'm hoping that wasn't taken in Toledo.

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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:51 AM   #22
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The lighting was tough with the empty stage reflecting the light upward. When the stage was full the lighting was perfect.

Taken with K-7 and Tamaron 18-250mm.



Thursday, my wife, daughter and I went to Symphony Hall in Boston to hear an open rehearsal of the BSO. Before the rehearsal there was a one hour lecture on the music and the composer (the Symphonies being rehearsed were Beethoven’s first, second and fifth). James Levine the principal Conductor of the BSO was hospitalized for surgery on a slipped disk and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burges aptly took his place. The hall was almost sold out.

I had taken my camera to get pictures of the hall. Before the orchestra members filled their seats after the lecture, it occurred to me that this may be an opportunity to get a shot for this month’s challenge.

As an historical note: Boston Symphony Hall was built in 1900. The hall is modeled on the concert hall in Leipzig Germany, which was later destroyed in WWII. The hall's leather seats are still original from 1900. The hall seats 2,625 people during Symphony season, 2,371 during the Pops season, and up to 800 for dinner.
The Symphony Hall organ, a 4,800-pipe Aeolian-Skinner was installed in 1949 and is autographed by Albert Schweitzer. It is considered one of the finest concert hall organs in the world.

Admired for its lively acoustics from the time of its opening, the hall is often cited as one of the three best sounding classical concert venues in the world. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1999 and was then noted to be considered the finest in the United States.

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Some cool ideas coming out.

Glen - I'm hoping that wasn't taken in Toledo.

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I'm afraid it is in Toledo and economic things are not well.

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Old Oct 24, 2009, 8:24 PM   #24
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Lou-

A wonderful photo, thank you! And also a small historic recap, thank you for that as well. Nicely done! Isn't that Pentax 18-250mm lens a gem?

Have a great weekend.

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Lou-

A wonderful photo, thank you! And also a small historic recap, thank you for that as well. Nicely done! Isn't that Pentax 18-250mm lens a gem?

Have a great weekend.

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Thanks Sarah and glad you enjoyed the shot and brief history. My 18-250 is the Tamaron but the Pentax essentially is the same lens.

Yes it is a gem! For travel there is nothing better. It's light in weight and covers a generous range and does it all well.

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Very nice Lou...were you allowed a tripod or was this hand held. Either way, nice and sharp! I love the DA 18-250 myself and can't seem to leave it home when I travel!
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Very nice Lou...were you allowed a tripod or was this hand held. Either way, nice and sharp! I love the DA 18-250 myself and can't seem to leave it home when I travel!
Thanks Jelpee. The shot was hand held and exposure info as follows:

Shot in RAW converted to JPG in Picasa.

F5, 1/8", ISO 200, pattern metering.

I couldn't function without this lens for travel.

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Old Oct 29, 2009, 8:32 AM   #29
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Heres my Try For this month
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I will submit this as my entry. It was taken in late June in Dayspring, Nova Scotia.

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