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34 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

@Sea Dog So you understand how hard it is to buy something, over researching and over analyzing.  Well I finally pulled the trigger and just received my new camera.  I have a lot to learn about it before the October 2 cruise.  I am hoping to get some good photos and maybe video to share with our CC family here.

What did you end up deciding on? Right now I'm leaning towards a Sony A7R III. The thing is a beast.

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2 hours ago, Jimbo said:

Thought we needed some representation for Calico  Cats.

 

Here is a picture of one of our cats "Jessie"

 

 

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Another beautiful kitty.

 

1 hour ago, lenquixote66 said:

I have only had a Colonoscopy but I am due for both .

They suck, but please schedule one.  ❤

 

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6 hours ago, sgmn said:

 Tower Bridge 

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Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of London.  We have attempted to go to London 3 times, all TA's.  Our last attempt was out of Southampton on the Anthem October 2020.  I know we'll get there someday...sigh...

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7 hours ago, sgmn said:

The old and the new

 

Plus pic of one of the tower ravens. The story goes that if the ravens were to ever leave the tower it would fall

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Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.     Reminds us of the wonderful trip of London we had in fall 2018.    Hope to get back some day soon as there is so much more we want to see and do.     

 

The wedding photos are amazing.    So happy that special day was able to take place with family and friends all present🥰

 

I read online there are currently 7 ravens (6 by Royal Decree).     Jan 2021 Merlina went missing for a couple of weeks and is presumed dead she was known as the "Queen".     

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3 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Here’s a pic.  What is neat is that it functions as a phone too.  😂 

 

I will excited to hear your impressions. A lot of people like Samsung's camera better than Apple. I would be curious to see how they stack up? Enjoy. I sure like the size.

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7 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

What did you end up deciding on? Right now I'm leaning towards a Sony A7R III. The thing is a beast.

 

I'd really love to switch to a mirrorless, and the Sonys look fantastic.  They still have a head start advantage over both Canon and Nikon in the mirrorless category.  BUT...I feel locked into Canon with my glass investment, especially the 70-200 2.8.  I could always sell what I've got and start over I guess.  The Canon R6 also looks very nice but a little pricey for my skill level and amount of use and $500 more than the A7R III. The A7R III hits the sweet spot nicely.  Decisions, decisions.

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19 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Allure is out of PC.  Is there an office there?  I didn't see it on the list but it would be great if we could make that happen.

Sorry, buy I thought the Allure was out of PE. I don't know if there is an office in PC.

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4 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

Did I read recently that one of the ravens died?  Or is my memory going?  Or both?

You have a great memory!     Merlina a 14-yr old raven who was also known as the "Queen" of the ravens had disappeared this past January and is presumed dead.

The Tower currently has 7 ravens (6 by Royal Decree).     

I found the story of the ravens very fascinating when I toured the Towers and will have to dig out some of the pictures I took of the ravens.

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1 hour ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Speaking of spam, has anyone been sent gross spam text?  The spammer sends a text to about 20 numbers from usually a gmail account.  I haven’t seen any way to block it.  I haven’t received one for a couple weeks now but a couple months ago several people around here were getting them. Maybe AT&T or gmail is getting it under control.

Yup, spam texts also.  My daughter showed me I just had to swipe to the left of my android phone and it disappears.  It is so unbelievable.  Good grief!  Don't get me started about Messenger on FB.  

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6 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

BUT...I feel locked into Canon with my glass investment, especially the 70-200 2.8.  I could always sell what I've got and start over I guess.  

I also think it boils down to what you are used to and comfortable with. Canon is a great camera. I think mirrorless is the future. If you wanted to switch to Sony and keep your great Canon lenses, there are some really good adapters out there like Metabones. 

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18 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Here’s a pic.  What is neat is that it functions as a phone too.  😂 

 

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I'm thinking about going for the S22 when it comes out though my S8 still works fine. Sometimes I wish I had gone for the S20 since it still had the SD card slot. How do you like the S21?

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15 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

I will excited to hear your impressions. A lot of people like Samsung's camera better than Apple. I would be curious to see how they stack up? Enjoy. I sure like the size.

I have the Samsung S20 FE. I don't think it has the best camera out of the Samsung phones, but if I learned some of the settings I could probably take better pictures. I just want to point and shoot. 🤣

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2 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

I believe that things happen for a reason.My wife had a former co-worker friend who was elderly and ill.She lived alone with a dog.Every Wednesday my wife and I drove to Queens,NY to bring her groceries and at times to take her out for lunch.One day we arrived at her house,rang the doorbell and she did not come to the door.The dog would always bark shen the bell rang.We had no idea where the woman could be .I had a feeling that she was in the house .My wife had a key but was reluctant to open the door.We called her phone number but there was no answer and no barking.I said I want to go in.Just then an elderly man approached the house.He said he was a member of the woman’s church and was concerned about her because she did not answer her phone that morning.He told us that he was a retired Police Officer and would take responsibility.We opened the door and the woman was on the floor at the bottom of a staircase,bleeding and her dog sitting next to her.

We called 911 and when the ambulance arrived the retired police office pointed to me and said that I had saved her life.

That is a great story.   Any idea how long she had been at the bottom of the steps.      I wonder why the dog didn't bark to get her help when you were at the door, but then again, it was probably better he didn't bark.    I hope her and her dog and doing ok now.   

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1 hour ago, Ozark_Kid said:

Most of the time my phone warns me of spammers but if a call comes through and it’s not in contacts, I don’t answer it.  I have never set up phone messages either.  If someone needs me and I don’t answer they can text me.

I'm the same way...phone mostly warns me of spammers, and when it doesn't, and I see the area code, I don't pick up and look to see if there's a message.  I just hate that they're now using the same area code as the doctor offices.

45 minutes ago, island lady said:

 

We went to ACE hardware to pick up our gallon of Wet & Forget yesterday.   Totally depressing to see all the black mold on the the pavers in our screened court yard when we got home.  All summer of neglect with us being gone.  The mold demons took over.  😛

 

Sorry about all of your moldy pavers.  This past Spring when we arrived home, I couldn't believe what our lawn looked like.  I spent a lot of time reseeding, etc. and the lawn looks great now;  I'm hoping when we get home from Florida next May, that it won't look like it did this past year.

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15 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

I will excited to hear your impressions. A lot of people like Samsung's camera better than Apple. I would be curious to see how they stack up? Enjoy. I sure like the size.

I rarely use a phone so for that reason I don’t get internet on cruises.  With this I am using the OBC to get internet so I can share the cruise!  What I liked about this is the 3x and 10x optical zoom.  I will let you know how that works out.  
 

You may be able to help me with another buy.  I have been looking at the dji pocket 2.  I like the gimbal and the angles you can film at.  Also stuff like time lapse and tracking.  But I see that September 17 I could order the new dji Osmo 5.  They say it will handle this phone where the Osmo 4 does not.  Have you looked at any of this?

I was looking at the Sony A7R III. That looks nice. I bet you would enjoy it.

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26 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

You have a great memory!     Merlina a 14-yr old raven who was also known as the "Queen" of the ravens had disappeared this past January and is presumed dead.

The Tower currently has 7 ravens (6 by Royal Decree).     

I found the story of the ravens very fascinating when I toured the Towers and will have to dig out some of the pictures I took of the ravens.

 

Similar legend about the monkees in Gibraltar 

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1 hour ago, island lady said:

 

Yeah, not so much caffeine (I only drink one cup coffee a day at the most) but if I ever have to go without breakfast (my most important meal 😉 )...I get an awful headache.  Could be another reason you got the headache...tummy saying "feeed mee!!"   

Yes, I am sure that is what happened yesterday.     I had a busy morning and had a cup of coffee with toast and jam at home around 6:30 am then got to the office around 9:30 and had 2.5 more cups of coffee and didn't eat anything till about 3:30 or 4:00 pm yesterday.   I know its not good but yesterday was a strange day at work with unscheduled meeting then some scrambling around with customers files due to more counties being added to the disaster list from Ida's flood damage.     Today's much better and I had my normal breakfast with 1 cup of coffee and only 1 cup when I got to the office.    2 is enough for me unless I am on a cruise and sometimes enjoy an afternoon latte.

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19 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

 

I have the Samsung S20 FE. I don't think it has the best camera out of the Samsung phones, but if I learned some of the settings I could probably take better pictures. I just want to point and shoot. 🤣

 

I think we are having 'picture chat' on the Bella Cruise.

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