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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:22 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
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Blessings, brother; always, always.

--Joe
Blessings "back" Brother, in deep gratitude for your Friendship, (a pic note from a snowy desert)

ps I love her mighty whiskers, she must have been a great hunter and a "nose" for warm places.
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Re: photographs you have made.

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:37 pm

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Wake up and find out you are the eyes of the world, Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morn-in' brings.
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:57 am

Dear Marcel,
fuki wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Joe. on my hunt for a new camera the interweb told me "all my cameras are the best cameras" but I don't fall that easily for commerical proverbs :hatsoff:

But this camera really likes (needs) light, I knew when I purchased it it wouldn't "suit" functional greatly for my nightly strolls/sesshins.
I hope you realize (pretty sure that you do!) that I'm pulling your leg. The photos are great.

People sometimes ask me, "What's the best telescope?" I have to tell them, "The one you USE".

You make good use of your camera, as far as I can tell.

Hmm: "What's the best meditation method?" Why, the one you USE! (and let's see if we can tweak it somewhat with the teacher's help, and, say, a retreat or two each year). ;)

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:22 am

desert_woodworker wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:57 am
Dear Marcel,

I hope you realize (pretty sure that you do!) that I'm pulling your leg. The photos are great.

People sometimes ask me, "What's the best telescope?" I have to tell them, "The one you USE".

You make good use of your camera, as far as I can tell.

Hmm: "What's the best meditation method?" Why, the one you USE! (and let's see if we can tweak it somewhat with the teacher's help, and, say, a retreat or two each year). ;)

--Joe
Yes realized dear Brother, and thanks!

Gonna put it to use around the time I have a date with Venus in the dunes later (05:11-08:03)

Nice to catch you here before I go.
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:26 am

fuki wrote:
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Gonna put it to use around the time I have a date with Venus in the dunes later (05:11-08:03)

Nice to catch you here before I go.
Bundle up!

NOTE!, ;) that Jupiter will be there too, in early morning twilight, and so will Mercury (fainter than Jupiter, lower down, and a bit to the right). So, that's three planets in the morning sky, and one UNDERFOOT, fully four planets, half of the solar system's planets. Clear skies, and I hope you get some photos.

--Joe

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:35 am

desert_woodworker wrote:
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NOTE!, ;) that Jupiter will be there too, in early morning twilight, and so will Mercury (fainter than Jupiter, lower down, and a bit to the right). So, that's three planets in the morning sky, and one UNDERFOOT, fully four planets, half of the solar system's planets. Clear skies, and I hope you get some photos.

--Joe
Thanks, but for the Dutchy sky (did we plant a flag in space?) only Mercury and Venus in the morning, but only Venus can be seen with the naked eye, telescope is a bit too heavy to drag along.
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:53 am

Interesting!

Thanks, Fuki.

I didn't forget about our large difference in Latitude, but I thought that all you had to do was wait a little longer than I have to in order to allow Mercury and Jupiter to rise a bit higher.

But, yes, the catch is that as you "wait", the sky gets brighter with morning twilight, and the sought-after planets may not stand out as in a darker sky. Yet, maybe it can be done (see them all). I hope you have a South-East horizon free of obstructions. I saw all three here this morning at about 06:40.

Jupiter and Mercury are visible to the naked eye, no telescope is needed. They are, after all, two of the five planets that were known to the Ancients.

Of course, right now, Venus is overwhelmingly bright. I am regularly seeing it here even at Noon, in clear desert sky, under full Sun, of course. But, granted, it's easier to see at 6 AM... . ;)

best,

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Thanks, but for the Dutchy sky (did we plant a flag in space?) only Mercury and Venus in the morning, but only Venus can be seen with the naked eye, telescope is a bit too heavy to drag along.

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:32 am

Thanks Joe, I'll see if I get lucky.

Though for the night trips it might be functional to get me some spectacles since I have -3 in the left eye and -1.75 in the right eye (measured 15 years ago) so currently anything other then Venus for me currently is as "farout" as VG18 ;)
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Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:07 am

Roger, understood. ;)

In the past year, Fuki, I've come to use +1.25 diopter glasses for reading only, as some near-sightedness has set in (or, my arms are shorter). I'm very fortunate that my infinity-vision is still perfect, and even in town I'm seeing to 5th magnitude, and can split Epsilon Lyrae. To see more than six Pleiads, though, I have to go out of town into the more isolated desert (a pleasure).

Yes, by all means, take good care of the eyes, Marcel. Give them what they need, and you'll see what you're looking at. :lol:

Wishes, in this Season of Lights!

--Joe

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:25 pm

:lol:
It was tempting but I won't photoshop you with t-rex arms, last time I already made your head too big.

Oh wow that is wonderful! What heat camera do you have?
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:45 pm

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:lol: It was tempting but I won't photoshop you with t-rex arms, last time I already made your head too big.
Do it please, if you get a chance. This is a photo-thread!
fuki wrote:Oh wow that is wonderful! What heat camera do you have?
For three years I've owned and used the "SEEK Thermal 'Reveal' " camera, a stand-alone, all-in-one camera, not relying on a phone. Price has gone up a bit since then, but I think it's still reasonable.

There's a camera version with no display at all, but which connects to a cell-phone and uses the phone's display (screen). That model can be had at less cost, since there's less to it, and it's just as capable by all accounts.

There may be competitor companies and models by now, too; worth researching if you're in the market for something like one of these. Good luck, and I wish you fun!

Here's the SEEK Thermal URL:

http://www.thermal.com/

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:26 pm

One way of woodworking.

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:11 pm

This is a Vermilion Flycatcher, in the Ocotillo bush. Desert sky as background.

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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by loves' the unjust » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:39 pm

quite interesting...
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by fuki » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:48 pm

desert_woodworker wrote:
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This is a Vermilion Flycatcher, in the Ocotillo bush. Desert sky as background.

--Joe


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Can I share this Joe? (with credits but won't use your last name)

With this poem and perhaps a slight photoshop in the blue sky

"At last I've broken Unmon's barrier!
There's exit everywhere - east, west, north, south.
In at morning, out at evening; neither host nor guest.
My every step stirs up a little breeze.
~Daito
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Re: photographs you have made.

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Yes, Fuki, please do. You can credit it with just "desert_woodworker". Or, "Joe" would be fine. And afterwards, will you show us your work? It will be great.

--Joe

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Post by fuki » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks Joe!

Not much work, the "crack" I wanted to photoshop in the sky didn't work as envisioned, so I put the text with filter and slight 16% sharpener to pop out the larry a bit.

Thanks for sharing such beautiful photography though!
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ps the vermilion flycatcher is called the "red tiran" in Dutch (rode tiran)

pps photoshop also has a cool what I call "samadhi lens" it's perfect with panorama pics especially or when "a lot is going on" due to the lens everything is "connected" or of "one essence" sky/trees etc
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Post by desert_woodworker » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:00 pm

Wow! Nice job.

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