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Bjørn Rørslett

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August 2018
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:24:47 »
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Birna Rørslett

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 11:15:10 »
Sandworms busy at work on an Arctic tidal flat. Well, not exactly a Dune scene this as these creatures are 1/100 to 1/1000 the size of the fictitious sand worms created and so aptly described by Frank Herbert,  author of the Dune sci-fi novels. But the operational principle is pretty similar (in a reduced, down-to-earth context).

Also called Lugworms.

And last but not least, this proves the once drowned D500 now has come back to being fully operational. In lieu of a hair dryer, a towel drying rack can be just the accessory helping to revive a drowned camera.

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 16:30:41 »
And last but not least, this proves the once drowned D500 now has come back to being fully operational. In lieu of a hair dryer, a towel drying rack can be just the accessory helping to revive a drowned camera.

I remember you recommending using a cooker oven for this task. The towel drying rack does seem a more cautious approach :-)
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 17:29:18 »
At the beach today ... D90 + NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 17:36:46 »
I remember you recommending using a cooker oven for this task. The towel drying rack does seem a more cautious approach :-)

The hotel room didn't provide a cooker. Thus the towel rack was my only available option. I ran it at maximum heat and the rack spacers were scorchingly hot thus I found it prudent to wrap the camera in a thin scarf.

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 18:02:08 »
August 1

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 18:29:57 »
The railway-zone in the city center looks like a desert...

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 23:18:58 »
At the beach today ... D90 + NIKKOR 20mm f/2.8

That is a beautiful picture making me long for the sea side.
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2018, 00:02:01 »
Beautiful beach and lugworms.

  At class today

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2018, 01:31:18 »
Very nice Paco with the OOF reflection of the dancers under the ever watchful eye of their teacher.
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 07:51:58 »
the vaulted ceiling does round the composition really nicely, Paco. Is this a cellar?
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 08:50:22 »
My daughter using our new Panasonic GX-9. Shot with D600 and Nikkor-P 10.5cm at f/4 (lens serviced by Ric Haw and AI modified by Marcel). This old lens can still perform (if i can focus it!)

[Edit - replaced picture, new one has toned down green!]

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Re: August 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2018, 09:34:21 »
Roland: I feel the D600 can show green in a much more realistic way. Did something go wrong with the color profile?
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 10:34:02 »
Frank and Paco, thanks for your comments  :)
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Re: August 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 10:48:53 »
Frank: this a jpg out of the camera, only resized. The picture control was set to vivid, which probably caused the over-the-top green (the grass was very green but not like that ...) After this shot I did change picture control to standard :o