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crowecg last won the day on 27 October

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  1. crowecg

    A long wait

    and the final couple.... sunset 2 ...a zoom right into the sunset. sunset 6 and a wider night scene. All shot on Fuji X-E3 with either 18-55 or 55-200 and, something I don't do often enough, tripod mounted.
  2. crowecg

    A long wait

    I did also wait for it to get dark. sunset 5 And one of the few shots from a different angle when a flock of bats flew past.... or is it a swarm of bats? sunset 4 Unfortunately the bats didn't fly across the more balanced parts of the scene, so the composition isn't quite so good.☹️
  3. crowecg

    A long wait

    This is probably more to your taste - zoomed in for a tighter crop and also a bit more detail in the foreground. sunset 3
  4. crowecg

    A long wait

    I do have a few alternative compositions - I’m sure there will be one you like. Unusual for me I spent an hour watching the sunset and sky darken and must have 50-60 shots with the tripod on exactly the same spot.
  5. crowecg

    A long wait

    I've waited months to get this shot - there is a 3-4 week period twice a year when things line up! Same spot up on Studley Park Road that I have used previously. I was hoping desperately that the cloud didn't thicken as I drove over. sunset I might post a few more once I get through reviewing them.
  6. crowecg

    OS Catalina

    There was an article I read last week with a link to something that replaces the old files in Aperture and gets it going again https://petapixel.com/2019/10/29/this-app-lets-you-use-apples-aperture-photo-editor-on-macos-catalina/ Unfortunately I'd just deleted my Aperture install a few days before so haven't tried it. the other option if you really want an Aperture clone is RAW Power. The only thing is that it is a standalone editor or plugin and lacks the library / DAM aspects of Aperture.
  7. crowecg

    Rock Formations

    I was just thinking about your rock photos recently. Some friends are cycling Route 66 and have just passes through New Mexico. On heavily loaded touring bikes they haven't been able to venture far from the roads, but they have posted enough pictures to remind me of the fascinating landscape you have there. They are now peddling west through Arizona trying to stay ahead of the winter weather.
  8. crowecg

    Rainy Day Walk

    Thanks for the suggestions. I think my problem is not so much lack of options, but perhaps too many. 🤔 I've been through all the pros and cons for each of them and none stand out as a clear winner. I've got two interests that could use a macro capability - photographing old negatives and "backyard safari" like the pictures above. Technically the 80 stands out, but it is the priciest and looks quite bulky, which somewhat negates the objectives of my move to fuji. The 60 is cheaper and more compact but only goes to 0.5x, the Zeiss betters that and is cheaper than the 80, but at 50mm focal length, the working distance drops -ok for the negative copying, but not so good for bug hunting. Extension is cheap, but lacks a little in magnification unless I risk stacking them, but on the 55-200 will give a good working distance. And the final option is to adapt my old Tamron 90 (Nikon mount), but given that it is over 20 years old, maybe it doesn't match the resolution of the newer lenses. I'll be sure to post some examples once I do make up my mind.
  9. crowecg

    Rainy Day Walk

    I had a couple of hours free on Saturday morning, and took advantage to go for a walk and take some photographs. Unfortunately it rained, limiting the opportunities, but being Melbourne, the weather changed... #1 - Wet Flower #2 - Water Drops #3 - Bee #4 - Bird by Chris Crowe70, on Flickr #5 - Street All shot with X-E3 and 55-200. Reasonably happy with the combination for the close up shots, although I wouldn't mind getting closer. I really need to make up my mind about how I'm going to get into the macro range with Fuji. Adding some extension to this lens is a possibility.
  10. etched glass? Thats a little bit different to the usual stained glass.
  11. crowecg

    Flying high

    A composite? Looks good!
  12. Keeping cows still is quite an achievement, unless your objective is to move them! On the small screen I’m currently looking on, the headless cow ( second from right in the main group) just looks like it is facing away and showing its backside.
  13. So many interesting bridges and wonderful pictures of them. I like the night shots - summer is approaching here in Australia, so not too much night photography for me, but I'm sure you will be taking advantage of the winter nights and will show us more of you fantastic pictures.
  14. Having learnt a little bit of classical guitar as a child, I'm not too scared by the idea of what the right hand is up to, but I'd never manage the left hand. Still some one good playing.
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