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  1. Can you just stick with your current plan (less the phone payments) and keep using your 7plus?
  2. Occasionally they seem to realise that not everyone is going to buy an overpriced premium product. Their current iPad line seems to have got the message, but their iPhone line missed the boat when they dropped the SE. As for computers?🤪
  3. crowecg

    Skyline by Night

    I think the chances of me talking my way onto that roof are pretty slim. I'm not sure the view in that direction would be much good either due to some nearby tall buildings. Perhaps an an easier project will be for me to browse the STate library photo collection to find a picture from an easier location.😀😀
  4. crowecg

    Skyline by Night

    Alan, I was fascinated by the picture you posted and spent some time looking for other landmarks. I learnt a few things along the way - like St Patricks Cathedral took over 70 years to build! Here is the nearest I have to a similar view, from the roof of the Shrine of Remembrance as it is unlikely that I will ever get onto the roof of the barracks. The location of the old photo can just be made out behind a tree on the left side of the image (look for the flagpoles). Looking at the more recent view, probably most of the left half of the old picture would now be obscured by towers located where the foreground buildings are. The right side view will still extend across the river as that right (east) side of St Kilda Rd is all parkland, however, the view would be blocked by the buildings on the north side of Flinders St. This dates from 2011, so I'll have to have a day out to get an updated version.
  5. crowecg

    wet and windy

    Wet and windy here in Melbourne too! It looks good. Did you clone out out the support or mask the original background? Or is it just very well hidden?
  6. crowecg

    Skyline by Night

    Unless I have an excuse to get out of town, the trip computer in the car usually lists my average speed as around 25km/h. Public transport isn't too bad where I am, but it is very much focused on getting into the CBD. I think think in my time here, the skyline has climbed from around 20-30 floors to 60-70 floors with some reaching 90 floors.
  7. crowecg

    Skyline by Night

    On an evening filled with family taxi duties, I'd just spent two hours to travel 20km and decided I needed to take a break from the traffic before heading home again... DSCF4278 There must be close to 20 tower cranes visible in this shot! This is a similar location to the earlier skyline photos and the first time I put the Fuji on a tripod. Used the phone app as a remote trigger, trying both the simple button mode and the more advanced live preview mode. And a bit closer.... DSCF4281 Unfortunately, there was a bit of a light haze, which shows up the light pollution and when trying to bring up some of the mid-tones, the sky lightens a lot.
  8. It seems to have cleared now. I'd better get back to posting pictures.
  9. I'm on Safari 12.1.1 which was probably part of the 14.5 update. You out might be right about a cache issue, as I can work around the problem by opening in a private window (although that comes with the issue of having to log in every time I visit). However I have tried clearing fotozones content from my cache & cookies, but that doesn't seem to solve it. If it was a cache further down the line, why would my phone and iPad be ok? Anyway, I'm also waiting for Flickr to finish their maintenance so I can get to my pictures.
  10. Sounds like it might be a bug in Safari from the latest update.
  11. I'm having problems creating posts from my laptop (I'm writing this on my iPad ). On the laptop, running latest OSX and using safari browser, I'm not getting the pull down to select a forum, or if I start a post from a forum, I get the title and tags boxes, but not the main text box to create the post.
  12. The staircase and the curve of the floor seems to reflect the shape and curves of the lower car, but the barrier seems to cut the upper car and spoil those composition elements of the lower car.
  13. You don't get many buildings like that these days. You've captured it well, even with the overcast conditions.
  14. I know it is not quite what you are looking for, but I've been using Sandisk ultra fit USB drive as an almost permanent second drive in my laptop. It fits snugly without protruding too far. I think mines the slightly older USB3.0 and only 128Gbyte, but I will probably need to upgrade to the 256 soon. Even so it is much cheaper than Apples upgrade price for hard drives.
  15. It is a wonderful time, but so fleeting. And also often so busy too.
  16. I'm not sure where it sits in quality compared to other lenses in that range of focal lengths, but it certainly makes a compact system with the X-E3. It fits nicely into a pocket, something I used to rely on a J1 for, so I've effectively replaced two cameras - the J1 and a D7000. Thanks for for the comments (and likes). I'm sure there will be more of this sort of thing and it's a good excuse not to work too late.
  17. ..and with it darker evenings. If I'm lucky at get out of work at just the right time, I can get some pictures as I walk to the station. It's an area I've taken pictures before, but with the light at this time of evening, you just want to take more! DSCF4229 DSCF4222 DSCF4218 All shots Fuji X-E3 and 27 f/2.8.
  18. You’ll have to start photographing tape measures to calculate the actual focal length. Labelled focal lengths are nominal only and actual lengths can vary as you have demonstrated. I wonder if there is a website somewhere that lists actual focal lengths for various lenses?
  19. Didn't even notice any downtime. Everything looking fine from here.
  20. The old AF model is also heavily recessed at the front too. The focus ring is hard to reach with the hood reversed, you can just manage to get a finger to the edge as it is quite thick. I think that picture is a newer version than mine given the D designation visible on the side and the focus ring is a bit flatter.
  21. crowecg


    A bit late on the original discussion, but isn't it more about the rules of composition and aren't they based around how our eyes work.
  22. I've got one in between your two, an older AF version. I must have had it over 20 years now and still use it quite a bit. Currently looking into adaptors to use it on Fuji, so it may still have some more life in it yet. I even think I know where the receipt for it is too - something to add to Mike's old receipt thread?
  23. Don't worry, you're not alone. I like the idea of DIY, but can't always get those ideas to fruition. The hobbies I do sometimes get somewhere with are a bit more active - hiking is one, which also fits in nicely with photography. This has also lead to something from work making the jump to a hobby! I sometimes make my own maps which solves the problem of always finding that where you want to go is on the join of two or more map sheets.
  24. I’m not sure from your post if you are just after a new toy or something for your work. For work you are probably better sticking with Olympus or maybe Canon. Fuji and sigma would probably be too much of a change to your workflow to be any more than a toy, even if you do get some inspiration and enjoyment from them.
  25. crowecg

    Tired Parrot

    They also go by the name crested parrot here, but you are right, it is a cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus).
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