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stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:07 pm

This is just one of my favourites.
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Jannine
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Jannine » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:19 pm

zx10guy wrote:I had a feeling that pic was taken with a DSLR. The camera I used to lug around with me and some times do is a Panasonic GF-1 with all the various lenses. I then got a compact more point and shoot camera: Panasonic LX-5. The LX-5 also has a Leica lens and takes very good pictures even in the auto mode. The lens also does very well in low light situations. For a while, the LX-5 was my go to general purpose camera. The only issue it had was the limited zoom capability. Then I started taking more pictures with my smart phone. I started with the Samsung S3, then S5, then S6, and now the S8/S9 combo. As the generations of the Galaxy S phones evolved, the decent lighting performance just got better and better. Then there was talk about how well these smart phones are performing in low light situations. So I started playing around with low light pictures and you see the result. I've learned that if you need to use a flash most of the time you're not using the right camera. Don't get me wrong here. I do use a flash in some pictures. But I never do it with a smart phone or with any camera which has the flash fire forward. The oversaturation of lighting and the blooming just makes the picture look terrible. So with my smart phone, the flash is turned off all the time. I tweak the settings on the phone to deal with the low light environment. With my GF-1, I have a flash which I adjust upward to bounce the light off of the ceiling. This creates such a more natural lighting situation than what amounts to shining a spot light on the subject. But I feel you already know all of this.


I am so with you on flash! I never feel like I get good results with it, and I'm not motivated to mess with indirect lighting and really get into the weeds of how to make that work without a flash that accommodates that sort of thing well, like your GF-1. Most of my photos are taken outside and are of the city or of nature. I only rarely photograph people. I actually got into looking for a good low-light camera because for a while I took a LOT of photos of sunsets over the city. In those conditions the contrast can make it really hard to get a good-looking photo that comes even vaguely close to what the sky and city really looked like at the time. I found that if the colors were right the photos end up way too grainy to be useful. I'm all about the backlit landscape, haha.

I'll sort through some of my sunset photos and post a few of my favorites soon.
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laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
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zx10guy
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:26 pm

bitchslapped wrote:zx...you are certainly all black & white in your life :D I hope your views are not that way :!: :lol: :mrgreen:
Seriously...you've got some talent. Sketches are beautiful! Beautiful ladies as well. So are the "girls on wheels". Last pic in motion :arrow: pretty sexy.
Used to attend motorcycle races here & there in my younger years, even went to the Nationals one year. Does not mean I enjoy riding them though.
DH had motorcycle, dirt bikes. Used to compete w/the dirt bikes locally, attend some races. Also raced semi-cab one year.
Nothing serious; just for fun. Well...that's what I say. :wink:

BS


Thank you BS.

I like to think I'm a moderate in my views, but I do know there are some things are do see as black and white. I guess that's not a bad thing as I know what they are rather than think I'm not seeing things as black and white but am in reality.

I'd like to start sketching again but just haven't been motivated lately. Plus my eye sight isn't what it used to be for close in work.

When I was in the middle of the marriage problems, I rode less. Now that we're separated, I've been riding more to include actually spending some time at the beach property I bought before getting married. Go figure.

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:26 pm

stu wrote:Image


Love the depth of color in the shot.

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:30 pm

Jannine wrote:I am so with you on flash! I never feel like I get good results with it, and I'm not motivated to mess with indirect lighting and really get into the weeds of how to make that work without a flash that accommodates that sort of thing well, like your GF-1. Most of my photos are taken outside and are of the city or of nature. I only rarely photograph people. I actually got into looking for a good low-light camera because for a while I took a LOT of photos of sunsets over the city. In those conditions the contrast can make it really hard to get a good-looking photo that comes even vaguely close to what the sky and city really looked like at the time. I found that if the colors were right the photos end up way too grainy to be useful. I'm all about the backlit landscape, haha.

I'll sort through some of my sunset photos and post a few of my favorites soon.


Here's a sunset for you taken from my S8 phone:

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:49 pm

More night shots from my business trip to Austin, TX at the top of the W hotel/resort.

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benben
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby benben » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Finally got around to dloading images off my Note 8 from our South Sister climb - July 21/22
All images are hyperlinked - you can click and expand for full view.

Coming into Lake Moraine, where we camped
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On the bank of the lake
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South Sister summit from Lake Moraine Meadow
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Starting Ascent, can see some old Lava Flow
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Little higher, Lake Moraine is that small body of water left of center
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Little more elevated. Mt Bachelor (popular ski area) is the Mt left in view.
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Higher up yet. Small green glacier lake is Teardrop lake. Popular rest area.
The red cinder rock makes this last bit of the hike very slow going. Rocks get into the shoes.
Each step up results in half a step slide back. Much like hiking up a sand dune.
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South Sister Summit. A very large glacier resides relatively flat on the summit.
This day thousands of small butterflies fluttered about. Most likely part of mating games.
You can catch a glimpse of some of these in the picture along with humanoids traversing the glacier
from the entrance to the summit across the field of view.
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Looking Northwest from the summit. You can see the middle and north sisters (thus Three Sisters).
3 finger jack can be seen as well as Mt Jefferson a little further. Followed by Mt. Hood. While its hard
to make out in the picture, even Mt. Adams was visible to my naked eye, as I'm blessed with 20/10 vision.
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At the summit I waited around for around an hour for my hiking companions to show, but they never did.
So I walked back to the summit entrance. After a few text msgs (yeah I had 3 full bars way up here at 11k feet).
I gathered that they had run out of water. I encouraged them to summit as there was this small glacier pool that
we could filter water from. About 15 minutes later they arrived. We filled up our water packs, ate some grub,
chilled for about a half hour and then descended back to camp where we collapsed the tents and packed out.
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One last look at Lake Moraine and the trail back down to the car.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
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stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 pm

They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .
So enjoying this thread .
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby O Stoma Mia » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm

bitchslapped wrote:... However I would love to see some pics as we get closer to my favorite time of year :arrow: Halloween... Hint, hint. Think Halloween (if you feel up to it, of course) & the opportunity presents itself!

Would you consider a photo of Dracula's Castle, taken about two weeks ago, in the Transylvania region of Romania?

benben
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby benben » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:08 pm

bitchslapped wrote:
stu wrote:They are fantastic and once again I feel transported .


Stu, you were transported across the Pacific Ocean to the High Desert area of Central Oregon, USA. A very popular area for recreation w/approx 300 days of sunshine. Parts of Central Oregon rich in fossils, lava beds from volcanic activity estimated about 35 million years ago, also estimated to have been undersea volcanoes @ one time.
Benben, beautiful pictures, breathtaking views! I did enlarge via the links. Thanks for sharing w/narratives.



Yes BS it is Central Oregon. I don't know if the sisters see 300 days of sunshine being the mountains, but yes far less rain then west of the cascades.
From your lovely mobile garden pics and surrounding yard, I'd guess you're somewhere west of the cascades. I miss those evergreen forests, as I'm
now located in the definite High desert up here in Tri-cities. It's a long drive to hike in the woods for me now. Once upon a time I lived in the Welches area.
Literally packed my back pack, strapped it on and left the front door to hike the Mt Hood Nationals. Good times.
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
11/8 PORT OUT!

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 am

Failure . I will try again
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:33 am

tinypic
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:34 am

Something is not working today .
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:38 am

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supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:40 am

Ok . Messing up the forum today .
Ben that looks and sounds wonderful . One day I will come and visit such beauty.

This is the setting sun outside my caravan . I love it .
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .


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