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    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!


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    Think Dredge
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!
    Drag line bucket for open pit mining. Hard to get the scale tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Drag line bucket for open pit mining. Hard to get the scale tho.
    Cool! I'll guess at the scale - make a roof of plexi and you'd have an excellent garage?

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    I wouldn't call this shot dramatic, but I like it. A 100 year old woman in a village on Samosir Island, Lake Toba, Sumatra. Given the wonders of FB and smartphones, I'm still in regular contact with a young lady from this village.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    This one was taken by either my brother, or his boss at the time, Clive Kane. I've got a tasty print of the D type they were photographing as well... somewhere at home.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    A photo by Bill Steber. Bill is a photographer and musician from Nashville, TN. I've seen him a couple of times and have been introduced and talked with him. Hopefully, I will be seeing him perform again next Friday. More of his photos can be seen at http://www.steberphoto.com/


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    A photo by Euphus 'Butch' Ruth. Mr. Ruth is from my hometown in Mississippi, but I've never met him. We have a mutual friend. He does wet collodion photography. http://www.euphusruth.com/ This is the Robert Johnson memorial at Mt. Zion MB Church.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    What is this? All the rest of the photos I can understand, but I can't figure out what this object is.

    Good photo, though!
    In the bucket of one of the big ones in the UK, a US built Bucyrus Erie dragline, you could park three cars.
    In the US, Big Muskie, the biggest of the lot, could take two Greyhound buses.
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    I like this one more for the experience than it's technical elements. Can't say any of us were totally sober here... I'd hired this boat and two crew. We stopped for "lunch" at a floating restaurant in the flooded forest area of Lake Tonle Sap.... and it was highly "liquid". I ended up skippering, as I was when I shot this image. I highly recommend a visit to the flooded forest for anyone visiting Angkor Wat. Spend a week at Siem Reap and I'll fill your itinerary.

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Don't know much about photography (sounds like a line from that song). Is it possible to say in just a few words what quality makes the drag bucket (#1) and the headset (#27) so striking?

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    In both photos, Nicholas, the sharpness and tonal range are superb. It is a real technical challenge to do both. Sharpness is mostly a function of the quality of the lens used to capture the image, but is also a function of the accuracy of focus and precision of developing the film (if not digital) and printing the image, both of which are controlled by the photographer. The other variable is the tonal range: Consider that if the range of light between the darkest shadow detail your eye can perceive and the highest highlight detail is placed on a scale from 0 to 100, a B&W image on quality paper can reproduce a range of about 20 scale points. It becomes the challenge of the photographer to 'compress' the actual range to the range capable of being reproduced in the print media to 'trick' the viewer into thinking that they are seeing the entire luminosity range. This used to be done in processing the film, but is now done with computer programs working with digital image data. The photographer can also shift the tonality along the scale for effect, such as balancing toward the highlight end for a 'high-key' image, or toward the darker range - 'low-key' - for effect. The photo of the headphones is a low-key photo. What makes it a good photo is that even though it seems mostly black, you can still see great details in the shadow areas, such as the texture of the leather on the headband, but there are still crisp white highlights on the shiny parts. In the drag bucket photo, the photographer has managed to present a wide range of tonalities from details in the shadows to details in the bright areas of the shiny metal, and neither area gets too dark or light so that it loses detail. Added to all that technical detail, the images are pleasingly composed in the space of the image, and with razor-sharp focus.

    Does this help a bit? I could probably go on for pages (I am a big fan of B&W photography), but I don't want to be more of a pedantic bore than I already am...
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    Fooled around with some B&W yesterday while Vesparing™ around Laguna for this thread.





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    Many thanks, mmd.

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    Penarth beach - a break from fossil hunting.
    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Sorry. No real drama, here. Just a cool old sign, long gone...

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Penarth beach - a break from fossil hunting.
    Is that film? With a red filter? Very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    More NYC etc.

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    Noah and his dog, they live in Billings. I had to reduce the resolution, in order to get all of the photos side-by-side:

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    Excellent polyptych series
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    Great job all. This thread is marvelous in several ways. It gives folks the break from politics/religion that some have been clamoring for - by doing something positive. It doesn't add inappropriate Boat Content to the Bilge. It offers up some truly outstanding images, and provides a venue for some of our own member's work. Thanks!

    Here's one of my hometown --

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    How about a reminder of the chill recently shed --

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    And - sticking to the bridge theme - probably my favorite Portland bridge --

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    The Arches by Serge Chirqui

    I have been to that place and taken photos of that rock, but his are much, much better than mine.
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    Waterfront - Dramatic

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    Kahn

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    FLW, Marin County Courthouse, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    Paul Rudolf, Healey House, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    TWA Terminal, JFK Airport, Ezra Stoller photographer


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    My Streets in B&W by Anne J. Gibson
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    Well, since we'reback to boats again, here is the launch of Bluenose II on July 24. 1963. I was on my Dad's shoulders, in the crowd somewhere off to the right. Photo courtesy of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

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    how's this for drama?
    that big ti by the way

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