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9 minutes ago, lenquixote66 said:

We have no idea how long she was on the floor or why the dog did not bark.Unfortunately they both passed away.When our friend fell it was in June 2016.She broke a hip but the doctors at the hospital she was taken to felt that surgery was not an option for her.Instead she was transferred to a Rehab/Nursing facility.My wife and I went to be with her 3 times a week.She had a niece and family living in NJ ,they took the dog to their house but the dog became ill and died 6 months later.Our friend passed away in May 2017.

She and my wife were both RN’s in a Brooklyn Hospital.

So sorry to hear this.    I am sure she enjoyed your visits.   The dog probably really missed her and had a broken heart.

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1 hour ago, Ocean Boy said:

@Ozark_Kid @Sea DogI agree. The optical zoom looks great.  However, for a 100x digital I think that is still very impressive. Thanks so much for the examples.

A hard thing about shooting at 100x is holding it study.  I am going to try posting some more examples.   Notice the 100x here.  I am not sure if the is from lightning, moving, or just digital zoom. 

1x

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3x

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10x

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30x

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100x 

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2 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

There is a lot to learn about the camera but I tested the zoom at soccer practice yesterday.  I am going to attempt to post 5 pics from the phone.  The first 3 will be optical lense at 1x, 3x, and 10x.  The next 2 will be digital zoom at 30x and 100x.

You will not see it in the first pic but I will be zooming in on a barn up by the trees.

 

1x

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3x

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10x

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30x

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That's a great feature for a phone.   I'm not an expert but I think the 30x looks good to me.   It truly is amazing what we can do with phones these days.     

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12 hours ago, George C said:

Just finished last episode of Bosch today , hoping for another season , also just finished The Defeated , really enjoyed both, also finished Mrs Maisel , which both me and my wife loved , I know there will be another season of that eventually..

  Fun day tomorrow doctor then dentist appointments.

I just finished season one of the Man in The High Castle.The premise of the 4 season show is that Germany and Japan were victorious in WWII .The show begins in the US in 1962 but is no longer known as the US.The acting is great.

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4 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I think this is the Reds year for a wild card in the NL.  I've watched a few of their games and they seem to have the "It" factor.  Good mix of young and old.  In a small market town like Cincinnati, these kind of teams don't last long.  Young talent moves to where the money is.

Joey Votto is the exception.

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10 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

So sorry to hear this.    I am sure she enjoyed your visits.   The dog probably really missed her and had a broken heart.

Exactly.When I was 12 years old a good friend of mine who was 10 died.His dog missed him so much that he literally ran into traffic when he was off his leash for only a minute.

 

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Had to run some errands near Jacksonville today. It’s a really nice drive through a few coastal islands with great marsh views. 
 

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We had lunch at one of our favorite places when we’re near Mayport called Safe Harbor Seafood. It’s right on the docks where many of the commercial fisherman are docked. Seafood is literally right off the boat. It’s not at all fancy…just good fresh seafood baskets with fries and hush puppies on a deck overlooking the docks. 

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We then took the ferry across the St Johns River to get home. 

 

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That area is also where the Mayport Naval Station is located. Whenever we’re there, military helicopters are going through exercises. Practice makes perfect. 
 

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5 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

A hard thing about shooting at 100x is holding it study.  I am going to try posting some more examples.   Notice the 100x here.  I am not sure if the is from lightning, moving, or just digital zoom. 

1x, 3x, 10x, 30x all look great. The 100x softness could be a combination of all but basically it's the fact that it is a digital zoom with whatever your basic camera pixel rate. If you have 12mp camera and you blow it up 100 times it will not look as good as a camera with a 24mp rate blown up 100 times. 

 

I always tell our young photographers here at work don't rely on your zoom to get close. Get closer to get your shot.

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We very much enjoyed the wedding yesterday evening. It was so nice to meet friends whom we did not see for what seems like ages...

 

The wedding was very low key, in line with the young couple, who had been together since high school.

 

The reception area before the chuppah, where hors d'oeuvres were served. I always like to eat those, they're usually more tasty than the meal served afterwards. [and I was right....😉]

 

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The brothers and sisters setting up the chuppah.

 

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The young couple.

 

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The ceremony.

 

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The dining area. My [girl]friends and I managed to squeeze some dances together, masked....

 

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1 minute ago, dani negreanu said:

We very much enjoyed the wedding yesterday evening. It was so nice to meet friends whom we did not see for what seems like ages...

So happy you guys had a great time. That outdoor venue looks great. Congratulations to the newly weds.

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19 minutes ago, dani negreanu said:

We very much enjoyed the wedding yesterday evening. It was so nice to meet friends whom we did not see for what seems like ages...

 

The wedding was very low key, in line with the young couple, who had been together since high school.

 

The reception area before the chuppah, where hors d'oeuvres were served. I always like to eat those, they're usually more tasty than the meal served afterwards. [and I was right....😉]

 

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The brothers and sisters setting up the chuppah.

 

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The young couple.

 

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The ceremony.

 

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The dining area. My [girl]friends and I managed to squeeze some dances together, masked....

 

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Really pretty outdoor setting Dani. Glad you enjoyed it. 

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Wow, miss one week because of work and you 40 pages behind!!

 

I was hoping to find a few Ovation pics from @FromSea2ShiningSea... I'll keep watching.

 

Beatiful wedding pictures @dani negreanu. What is a chuppah? 

 

After our week on Serenade I spent two weeks working in and around Portland and Salem Oregon.  I'd post pictures but they are only depressing.  Monday we took off to Idaho.  The. drive along the Columbia river in Oregon is spectacular.  We stopped overnight just 150 miles west Idaho for the night. and was treated to a spectacular sunset.  

 

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The drive into Idaho was amazing and breathtaking. Unfortunately, because I was driving I couldn't take any pictures but I'm sure I ll have a few before this 2 weeks is up.

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6 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:

Wow, miss one week because of work and you 40 pages behind!!

 

I was hoping to find a few Ovation pics from @FromSea2ShiningSea... I'll keep watching.

 

Beatiful wedding pictures @dani negreanu. What is a chuppah? 

 

After our week on Serenade I spent two weeks working in and around Portland and Salem Oregon.  I'd post pictures but they are only depressing.  Monday we took off to Idaho.  The. drive along the Columbia river in Oregon is spectacular.  We stopped overnight just 150 miles west Idaho for the night. and was treated to a spectacular sunset.  

 

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The drive into Idaho was amazing and breathtaking. Unfortunately, because I was driving I couldn't take any pictures but I'm sure I ll have a few before this 2 weeks is up.

Dave, Too bad you guys aren't still in Washington.  I caught a GREAT deal on Ovation leaving this Friday, so I am flying back up for my third trip to Alaska this season.  Can you tell I've missed cruising.😁

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34 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

I always tell our young photographers here at work don't rely on your zoom to get close. Get closer to get your shot.


I don’t use digital zoom. Optical zoom is great, and much better than the old days now that most cameras/lenses have stabilization, but I’m still leery of zooming in too much while hand held and with a slower shutter speed. I’ll often crop in post instead but then I’ve got control over how everything looks. 

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On 9/14/2021 at 4:33 PM, dani negreanu said:

We're invited to 3 weddings in the next month - today (good friends), Sunday (our DIL's sister) and mid-October (next door neighbors).

 

Can't say we're not a bit wary being among so many people. You're supposed to be either vaccinated, after COVID or to show a negative PCR.... The venue management has to check.

 

We haven't been to a wedding for the last 5 years....

 

Weddings and cruises are the only places were I can dance. I absolutely like dancing.

 

Not sure about dancing at those weddings, though.

 

Are lateral flow tests mandatory? That would be a reassurance I guess. At the weekend we are having a family dinner for our 35th anniversary and I think I'm going to ask everyone to do a test (from home,  so easy to do and free kits from the govt) as rates are bumping along and actually going up in our area .  My ex sister in law had a family party last week,  and several guests went down with covid afterwards .

Everyone at our do is vaxxed 

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1 hour ago, dani negreanu said:

We very much enjoyed the wedding yesterday evening. It was so nice to meet friends whom we did not see for what seems like ages...

 

The wedding was very low key, in line with the young couple, who had been together since high school.

 

The reception area before the chuppah, where hors d'oeuvres were served. I always like to eat those, they're usually more tasty than the meal served afterwards. [and I was right....😉]

 

IMG_6462.jpg

 

The brothers and sisters setting up the chuppah.

 

IMG_6465.jpg

 

The young couple.

 

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The ceremony.

 

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The dining area. My [girl]friends and I managed to squeeze some dances together, masked....

 

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Beautiful pictures, Dani.  So glad you had such a wonderful time with your friends, and that you were able to put your dancing shoes on!!  I also prefer the delicious bites before the main meal😉 

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I just learned of Norm MacDonald's passing yesterday.  One of Canada's greatest comedians.  He was a staple on Saturday Night Live as the Weekend Update anchor.  One of his best forms of comedy was story telling.  Love this one.

 

 

This joke about Steve Irwin was told only 10 days after his death.  Definitely a "too soon" moment but he still managed to make everyone laugh.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

That's a great feature for a phone.   I'm not an expert but I think the 30x looks good to me.   It truly is amazing what we can do with phones these days.     

Like I was saying, a camera with phone functionality 😂.  I think 30x is good enough for screen few.  It probably wouldn’t look good printed as even a 4x6 and probably wouldn’t hold up to additional cropping.

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1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:

Had to run some errands near Jacksonville today. It’s a really nice drive through a few coastal islands with great marsh views. 
 

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We had lunch at one of our favorite places when we’re near Mayport called Safe Harbor Seafood. It’s right on the docks where many of the commercial fisherman are docked. Seafood is literally right off the boat. It’s not at all fancy…just good fresh seafood baskets with fries and hush puppies on a deck overlooking the docks. 

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We then took the ferry across the St Johns River to get home. 

 

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That area is also where the Mayport Naval Station is located. Whenever we’re there, military helicopters are going through exercises. Practice makes perfect. 
 

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That ferry is so cute!  We loved our little back and forth on it.  Joked that we were finally on a cruise again...and took the vehicle with us!!  

 

Our favorite lunch spot, just across on the the north side.   Sandollar.  🙂 

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