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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,167Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:
    Does nobody have a picture of a tin beaker, pitcher or bowl? I searched my entire collection and I didn't find one :(

    I have no tin!

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,479Super Moderators moderator

    I have edited my Next comment by saying any type of metal.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,167Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:
    Next : sleeper shape

    I'm confused. What is a sleeper shape?

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,399Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 13, 2018

    @denisegoldberg said:

    @pegelli said:
    Next : sleeper shape

    I'm confused. What is a sleeper shape?

    It's basically what lies under a railroad track, beams of wood, concrete, steel or other material.
    You can see one in the picture used as a fence post. So you can see their shape at many railroads but also in gardens where wooden railroad sleepers tend to retire ;)

    But feel free to explain "sleeper shape" a different way as well, for instance as the shape of a sleeping person or animal.

    Hope this helps.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,167Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:
    It's basically what lies under a railroad track, beams of wood, concrete, steel or other material.
    You can see one in the picture used as a fence post. So you can see their shape at many railroads but also in gardens where wooden railroad sleepers tend to retire ;)

    It's good to learn new words, thank you!

  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 365Registered Users Major grins

    I think I went into a sugar coma just looking at this.

    @pegelli said:
    G is for a Giant cinnamon roll

    ~~Barbara
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,399Registered Users Major grins

    @bfluegie said:
    I think I went into a sugar coma just looking at this.

    @pegelli said:
    G is for a Giant cinnamon roll

    We shared it with 5, and could easily have accomodated a few more at the table :)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,167Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:
    Z is for Zig-Zag stairs

    This is wonderful!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,399Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks Denise, it's an office complex somewhere in Köln.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 365Registered Users Major grins

    @lkbart said:
    Moon shape (crescent sun during eclipse)

    @lkbart: Lillian, if you don't mind sharing, what filter did you use for your eclipse photos? I used one from Thousand Oaks Optical and I got no cloud definition during the partial eclipse phases except when the clouds were in front of the sun. Then they just blocked out the sun. I tried lots of different exposures and got the same thing at all of them. There were plenty of clouds, they just didn't show up in my photos. I really like what you have in this shot. I plan on trying again (and practicing with uneclipsed sun shots) and if you are willing to share info I would appreciate it. Thanks.

    ~~Barbara
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited December 18, 2018

    @bfluegie - Was a StarGuy 86-117mm White Light Adjustable Solar Filter, got it from B&H & used it on a Sigma 150-600 lens. Played a lot with exposure & settings. Had the ISO at 200 for the most part, but the clouds seemed to show up better with a higher ISO. Settings on that shot were 5.6, 1/8, 1600 ISO (tripod). Was basically shooting in between cloud cover at Smithville Lake, north of KC. For the total eclipse we were totally clouded but it got really dark so you could tell when the total started and was over. Very cool experience & feel lucky to have gotten the shots I did, even though I would have loved to have seen the total eclipse without total cloud cover!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 365Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks Lillian. I used the Thousand Oaks Optical SolarLite film. I bracketed the shutter speed a lot but I mainly shot at ISO 400 and f/5.6. I used a Nikon 70-300 4.5-5.6G VR IF-ED at 300 mm. I got a 2x tele extender but I had problems lining up the camera and focusing so I didn't use it. Maybe I will play around with higher ISO before the next eclipse. I stuck with 400 because the D90 starts showing noise around 800. And I was thinking faster shutter speed would be good since my Manfrotto tripod is kind of an entry level model. I've had motion problems with it if the wind kicks up so I wanted to be shooting fast. This is what I got during the partial phase with clouds. Nothing except where the sun is exposed.

    I was fortunate enough to see totality in Nashville, although the clouds started rolling in right before it. I couldn't see many of the magnetic field lines because of the clouds and my attempt at the diamond ring was pretty much swamped out by diffusion from the clouds. Still, it was an amazing experience. The weather is such a gamble almost anywhere you go. If interested, here are my totality photos and a slideshow of most of the eclipse:
    https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157698873176220

    As an aside, I ended up retiring from my job working with weather satellites a month after the eclipse. As a retirement gift, my manager got a downloaded picture from one of the satellites showing the moon's shadow over Nashville and had it framed and signed by coworkers. So I know exactly where I am in that photo. Is that cool, or what!

    Thanks for the info. I'll try different exposures with my current filter and will look into the StarGuy filter. I'm going to be so prepared for 8 April 2024.

    ~~Barbara
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,533Registered Users Major grins

    That is an awesome retirement gift Barbara, very cool! & cool photos of the totality, and neat slideshow too! I'm looking forward to the next one too and hoping for clear skies!

    ~Lillian~
    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
    http://bartlettphotoart.smugmug.com/
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,399Registered Users Major grins

    @JAG said:
    O is for Orange rose

    I think you fell for the "next page" oversight (or bug)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,479Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:

    @JAG said:
    O is for Orange rose

    I think you fell for the "next page" oversight (or bug)

    Yeah, it had to be a glitch. Even when I hit send, it did not take me to a next page. It showed my post directly under the "N" post. I always check. Regardless, thanks for the heads up and drawing it to my attention. I have edited it to be a "T" image.

  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,479Super Moderators moderator

    You missed Y

    @DavidRGillespie said:
    z is for Zenaida macroura (mourning dove - its good to be a biologist :))

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 237Registered Users Many Grins

    @JAG said:
    You missed Y

    Arghh! I did indeed, and I have corrected the post.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,167Super Moderators moderator

    @pegelli said:
    Z is for pelicans at the Antwerp Zoo

    This is wonderful!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 4,399Registered Users Major grins

    @denisegoldberg said:
    This is wonderful!

    Thanks Denise, Ive never seen pelicans do that, so I watched this for quite some time and finally decided to take a picture because I thought: "picture or it didn't happen" ;)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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