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it's a partly sunny and warm day so i think i'll head out to shoot a bit.
whyte avenue has an art walk this weekend and downtown the street performers festival is wrapping up.
it rained yesterday and killed off the crowds.
see ya later!
Go on rub it in that you have something interesting to shoot, it's dead here :(
Happy shooting :p
Yeah, this one always intrigues me. So many photo magazines run articles on how it's better to shoot on overcast days.
Who are they trying to fool? Give me sun every time. And ideally fast-moving dramatic cloud, but clear blue is fine too.
Roger that's probably because the people at the magazines want everyone to stay in during the hot Sunny days so they can get out and shoot in peace ;)
Ouch! You're even more cynical than I am!
On nice, sunny days, something in my minds springs and says "This is an ISO 64 day!"
On not too bright days, the little voice whispers "Nice ISO 100 day!"
When rain and clouds cramp the light, it says "Hmmm... typical ISO 400 weather"
And if it happens to be a shadowless day, I just think "Black & white day!"
So, Joe... it must be a Kodachrome 64 day by you. Is it? :confused:
Sure... he's gone shooting pictures.
tri-x at 1250 actually.
well, that was a total disaster!
my blood sugar dropped like a rock. i had a bite to eat but i got too woozy to stick around and enjoy it.
i forgot to eat lunch before i left, stooooooooooopid move for a diabetic.
I live near the coast here in San Diego. It's rare that we don't have sunlight most days of the year. Sometimes though, it can be a bit much. I wear a hat and sunshades when out for any length of time greater than 15 minutes. Nearly all of my cameras wear lenshoods all the time as well as polarizing filters on occasions.
Midday is a pain though, people will have long shadows beneath their noses.
Sometimes when nearer to the shore, we will have the "marine layer," for most of the day. Frequently this layer of clouds is thin enough to provide bright and very even illumination. It's almost as though you are under a light dome with very light shadows and rich colors.
And, Joe, since you didn't mention it, I guess you did not go take some pics at the Champ-Car race in Edmonton today? Champ Car World Series Grand Prix of Edmonton at the Finning International Speedway there... Noon my time for the start, probably 1pm for you.
it seems you know more about it than me doug.
no, i'm not there but many are. it's pretty big news here.
i would need those long lenses of old to grab some good race shots.
another reason that rf's are all i need...i'm not into sports.
it seems you know more about it than me doug."All I know is what I read in the newspaper"... And actually I watched the race on TV. Would have been fun to be there in person, snapping whatever I could get close to. :)
I didn't attend the Grand Prix either, but it's the only time I've seen so many Lamborghinis in Edmonton...
I think we have one or two Lambos (a Countach and a maybe a Diablo) and an older Testarossa that actually live here. Today I saw three new Merciélago roadsters, plus a Testarossa and what was maybe an F430 Spider driving around in a little convoy.
If I only had a couple million dollars... :(
You guys are lucky it's comfortable enough to get outdoors to shoot. It's been hotter than the Nine Hells in eastern North Carolina the last couple of weeks. I don't want to leave the house for fear of heat stroke!
.....i would need those long lenses of old to grab some good race shots.
another reason that rf's are all i need...i'm not into sports..... David Alan Harvey used only his Leica M6s for a National Geographic article on NASCAR a few years ago. Also I've seen some interesting basketball photos using a Noctilux on a Leica M to freeze the action. :p
did he have an access pass or was he shooting from the cheap seats?
I'll bet he had an all access pass.
Yes, he had an access pass, but the only cameras he had were his rangefinders.
and those would be the only cameras i would be carrying also.
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