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J. Dillon
12-13-2004, 09:31 AM
Accumlated a number of them I took through the years and this year got 13 of them together to make as a calender for friends and relatives.

Here is one image.



Sunset over the wreck of the "Peter Iredale" Oregon USA

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Mike Field
12-13-2004, 09:52 AM
Nice going, Jack. (The first thing that sprang to my mind was "Speedy," but no, too much surf.... smile.gif )

Um -- why thirteen? Your friends and relations aren't all lunatics surely? :D

Bruce Hooke
12-13-2004, 09:59 AM
Since I am in the process of making a calendar for my friends and relatives I can take what I think is a pretty good guess on "why 13". If you are making a calendar in the way that calendars are usually made -- large sheets of paper folded in half, stacked up and joined at the fold -- you end up with an odd number of months (or an extra page). Since an 11 month calendar doesn't really make sense, you usually end up with a 13 month one. Of course commercial calendar makers often use that extra page for either advertising to get you to buy other stuff or information such as the details of the boats shown on the calendar.

JD -- How you are you making the join at the fold? Staples are the usual way, of course, but to do that you either need a VERY long stapler or a bit of ingenity to use the stapler in the open position, without it's base.

J. Dillon
12-13-2004, 10:27 AM
Image station has a site that handles the details. You have to size them to fit their format,( you do have choices), insert the captions and put what ever dates would be of signifiance to the receiver. Then up load it all. Before doing so you get a chance to see and edit it all. Initially I ordered one to see how it all came out. I was satified and then odered others.

They offer a cover that explains 13.

They bind in a ring binder seal wrap it and you designate how many you want. All are shipped to you for distribution.


Here's another image


Fall fly fishing at sunset Mill river Hamden CT., right across the street from where I live

12-13-2004, 10:41 AM
Pretty pics.

"How you are you making the join at the fold? Staples are the usual way, of course.." You can do it the old-fashioned way, with needle and thread. I believe sewn bindings predate staples.

J. Dillon
12-13-2004, 05:57 PM
My 2005 Calender art

Thought I'd pop these two up.


Sunrise Black Rock Creek VA right off off the ICW.


Sunrise aboard the schooner R Tucker Thompson bound for Tonga in the S. Pacific


Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
12-13-2004, 07:03 PM
"The Bounty" leaving the Port of Lorain, Ohio 2004, into the sunset and Lake Erie. smile.gif


Just after sunrise onboard "The Europa".


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12-13-2004, 08:04 PM
Nice Pics guys.

Leon m
12-13-2004, 08:07 PM
I love the golden water in the fly fishing one. :cool:

High C
12-13-2004, 08:12 PM
Thanks, and what a great idea for a gift.

12-13-2004, 08:13 PM
Great idea! Nice pictures too!

Joe (SoCal)
12-13-2004, 08:26 PM

Schooner America leaving Newport harbor

J. Dillon
12-13-2004, 09:39 PM
Good to see othr photographers appreciating this subject. Joe I like that one of the "America" Looks mysterious,out bound at sunset.

Here's anothr one of mine.


Sunset on the Nile, Karnak Egypt.

Notice the sailor in the rigging going aloft to furl sail. I was lucky to be in the right spot at the right time.

Half the battle IMHO.



George Jung
12-13-2004, 09:39 PM
Really like your 'golden pond' shot, though all the 'porn here is great. Any details on that shot you might share? (fstop, aperture, filters etc.) Thanks for sharing, everyone. :D

imported_Steven Bauer
12-13-2004, 11:11 PM
From Fritha, near Harpswell:


Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-13-2004, 11:18 PM
:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

Bruce Hooke
12-13-2004, 11:48 PM
Originally posted by Donn:
Pretty pics.

</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />"How you are you making the join at the fold? Staples are the usual way, of course.." You can do it the old-fashioned way, with needle and thread. I believe sewn bindings predate staples.</font>[/QUOTE]That is the other route I have been considering. I actually have done a little bookbinding so I should remember how to properly sew a binding, but it has been a while...

Harry Miller
12-14-2004, 06:50 AM
but it has been a while... Bruce, at your age, you are unqualified to make that remark. smile.gif

What a lovely thread to begin the day.

J. Dillon
12-14-2004, 09:15 AM

Sunset, Fobo Hill Li river China.

I got a story involving this image.


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12-14-2004, 11:09 AM
J. Dillon!
Great pics...but you said 13...including cover I suppose! Anyway, are you selling them?

Joe (SoCal)
12-14-2004, 11:49 AM
JD Not to hawk Apple products anymore than Larry and I already do ;) But they have a wonderful photo service that allows you to create a printed hardcover photo book with type online through iPhoto, don't know how PC friendly it is but WOW some stunning results. You should check it out.

capt jake
12-14-2004, 11:52 AM
From Fritha, near Harpswell:
Steven, now that is a cool picture!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

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gary porter
12-14-2004, 06:26 PM
JD, a good post. Heres a couple from my past.

Late in the evening from a 1936 Tiger Moth over Fairbanks Alaska

Thats Mt. Mckinley barely visible in the background.


The end of another great day. http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid150/p377c7f436b3ad3e195c8a1329918db7d/f5e7f5a0.jpg

Gary... ;)

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J. Dillon
12-14-2004, 07:53 PM

Love that plane :cool: Tell us more. I'm sure Norm would like to hear about it..
Good to see some shots from aircraft especially bi planes. :D

Up in Alaska I guess she has pontoons. smile.gif


For the pond shot I just used a digital camera. Most of the others I was using my ole film camera. Which now is stored away. ;)


I'm not selling any here. I got some printed up from Image station to give to friends and relatives. I guess if you wanted to order up one there must be a way. . smile.gif

Joe, Thanks for the site . :cool:


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gary porter
12-14-2004, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by J. Dillon:

Love that plane :cool: Tell us more. I'm sure Norm would like to hear about it..
Good to see some shots from aircraft especially bi planes. :D

Up in Alaska I guess she has pontoons. smile.gif

JDJD, No pontoons on this one but the other photos were taken from floatplanes. This plane could in fact have floats but never did and as you normally had to hand prop it , well that would be a problem . The plane belonged to a flying club here and came up from New Mexico I think. I spent many hours in it and observed many a beautiful sunset. It was great fun for aerobatics etc. They were mostly used for training,,then on to Spitfires and the like. The engine, a British Gipsy Major, turned backwards at least by our standards. It was sold and last I knew it was in Petaluma Ca. 82KF Wish many times that I had purchased it.
Another image of the Moth....sorry its not a sunset but it could have been...

Gary http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid150/p31ca48d929b9a5ddd75cc0c99170c74a/f5e7ae95.jpg

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J. Dillon
12-14-2004, 08:31 PM
SPITFIRES !!!!!!!!!! :eek:

That's WW2 stuff.

Did you ever see the bi plane that Commander Harm Rabb USN flies on the TV show "JAG" ? :cool: Looks like a old USN trainer.. There was a show a while back where the plane was featured in the story line. :D


gary porter
12-14-2004, 08:35 PM
JD, Well if they didn't go to Spits then it was whatever they had . Not sure how long they made these but it was quite a while and I believe it was one of the main trainers during that era. I do have a book on the Moth and will look that up again.
Haven't seen the show Jag, what channel might that be on. I don't see much TV but that might be worh it.

Check out this site.. http://www.wmof.com/dh82a.htm

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J. Dillon
12-14-2004, 08:49 PM
In my neck of the woods NE USA, JAG is on fri. 21:00 CBS. The show is about USN & Marine Lawyers and the kind of military cases they handle. The plane I was refering to is not in the show often but you never know . You might catch it on a repeat. The hero Commander Rabb is a navy pilot and does shoot off a carrier once in a while to keep up his flight status.


gary porter
12-14-2004, 08:51 PM
Thanks, CBS, I'll see if I can find it.

J. Dillon
12-14-2004, 10:43 PM

Sunrise, Kaua'i Hawaii.


12-15-2004, 09:12 AM
J. Dillon..
Well, thought I would ask...The fly fisherman is a great shot...brings back memories....
What sort of camera do you use?

J. Dillon
12-15-2004, 09:19 AM

The fishing shot was taken with a digital camera. All or most of the rest were taken with a film camera. A Cannon AE 1.

I intend to post some more taken with both types of camera.


12-15-2004, 09:24 AM
GREAT! Looking forward to seeing them.
I have one digital which I use more now that I have figured it out.. :D But still rely on my old 35mm. I like to play with black and white...an art fast disappearing which has a lot of potential in the dark room.

Mark Van
12-15-2004, 01:06 PM
Sunset on the lower Mississippi.

Kevin G
12-15-2004, 07:34 PM

Over fifty years ago, I was fishing that very pool on the Mill River. I was using worms and hadn't caught a thing all day. A Man came along fly fishing and caught 5 trout in that pool. I asked him if it is hard to fly fish. He said anyone could do it and have fun. That did it,I went down to Cook, Newton,Smith in New Haven (it used to be on Crown Street) and bought a fly pole. Paid $35 for a bamboo pole and $3 for a reel. I still use the same pole and reel, and still try to get out to the Mill once in a while. Glad to see the picture. If I can figure out the process for posting pics, maybe I'll put a few sunsets up.

Thanks for the memory.


J. Dillon
12-15-2004, 08:25 PM

That sure is a quality shot. What kind of camera and film ?


Glad to revive your memory. smile.gif Today they stock that river several times a year. :cool: When I'm commissioning my boat I some times see them pull up with the truck and bucket in the trout right before opening day. :D

Stop by some time. ;)

I hope some other Forumites post some shots. But I guess politics holds more facination. ;)


J. Dillon
12-15-2004, 11:43 PM


I'm not going to label this one. I'm sure some Forumites will know where it is. ;)


imported_Steven Bauer
12-15-2004, 11:48 PM
Is that WoodenBoat?


imported_Steven Bauer
12-16-2004, 12:04 AM

Same spot?

imported_Steven Bauer
12-16-2004, 01:03 AM
Gorham, Maine:


imported_Steven Bauer
12-16-2004, 01:08 AM
Sometimes the sky just calls out to be photographed. These were all taken within a few minutes of each other:




12-16-2004, 03:54 AM
:D :cool: :D
Sometimes I get in a black mood, pics are beautiful, thanks

Steven R
12-16-2004, 05:49 AM

Sunrise, from Marshall Point Lighthouse in Maine

Steven Roberts
www.get-outside.com (http://www.get-outside.com)

12-16-2004, 06:39 AM
Dawn: Seixal, Portugal

J. Dillon
12-16-2004, 05:52 PM
Steven Bauer & Steven R..

Beautiful shots. I especially like that Marshal Pt. image :D

What a sky!

Rbgarr, I'd like to hear more about that Portugal shot. Is that thr color of the sky ? When was it taken ?


12-16-2004, 08:14 PM
I took this photo in 1972 when I was twenty years old. It shows a sailing cargo boat under tow toward the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. The cargo boat, known as a frigata, is about 60' long and the guy rowing the 'towboat' was a friend I made in the town. This particular foggy dawn he was rowing by the boat I was aboard and called out to me to take his picture. The current carried him some distance down river before I could dress and come on deck but the 'blue fog' effect was striking.

It looks like a peaceful scene, but he and the men aboard the frigata were a bit panicked that they were going to run afoul of the anchored power vessel on the left. They are in the midst of hauling up the jib to catch a non-existent breath of air. They squeeked by after a lot of yelling, sculling and tugging on the oars by my friend.

The frigatas were used for lightering all kinds of cargoes whether to and from ships anchored in the roadstead off the city or bringing fruits, vegetables and flowers to the quayside markets. I don't know whether they are still used. The photo brings back strong memories of the first time I was ever in a foreign land and how well I was treated and how interesting it was.

J. Dillon
12-16-2004, 11:11 PM
Thanks for the tale Rbrarr.

I guess even the locals can get into trouble. ;) .Maybe they just got up from an all night bender in town. :eek: Pulled into Lisbon back in 52. I remeber the bullfights the most. They didn't kill the bull. That must make for one smart bull after a while. :eek:


J. Dillon
12-17-2004, 09:03 AM

Sunrise Byram CT. USA


12-17-2004, 09:27 AM
Where is Byram, CT.?
I thought I knew the CT coast pretty well.

J. Dillon
12-17-2004, 09:44 AM
It's the a** end of Greenwich. Where the " poor" people live. NYS is just to the West. Portchester NY. Nice little public marina in the picture. Great Captain Island is right in the back ground in the image. Used to live in Byram. It got it's name back in the colonial days when local indians would "buy rum" from the colonials. Other local land marks, the town dump, Lifesavers candies and Arnold bakeries. When living there I could always tell where the wind was blowing from.

12-17-2004, 10:34 AM
Thanks...I figured Byram had to be close to Greenwich as I rarely headed over there on a boat.
Greenwich is a bit...well, you know, a bit....for me

Mark Van
12-18-2004, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by J. Dillon:

That sure is a quality shot. What kind of camera and film ?
That was an Olympus d-450 digital camera. I was having a bonfire on the sandbar, and noticed that the sun was going to set behind my boat. I took about a dozen pictures as the sun was setting, and picked the best one.

J. Dillon
12-19-2004, 11:52 AM

Sunrise Bermuda bound. After a night of squalls, the sun came up for this beautiful dawn.