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  1. I think I've been slowing down a little bit and generally shooting in a more manual mode making use of the various knobs and dials. The rest of it must be down to Fuji. They call them thongs here in Australia. It can lead to a little confusion at times when discussing beach wear☺️
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    Looking at them in a few different screns, I think you are probably right - I've probably been a bit too focused on avoiding blown highlights.
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    More "Dancing"

    Nice to hear that you are experiencing some revival in interest in traditional culture when so much of the world is drifting towards a homogeneous (non-)culture. Also good that you are documenting it.
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    Being in the right location is a big help in getting the shot. Looks good. Never tried parachuting, but did have a spell interested in rock climbing, so the height shouldn't be a problem.
  5. Looks good. Hopefully brings you more high end work.
  6. I was doing a bit of work in the garden this afternoon and moved a couple of old empty plant pots. Inside I found this red back spider. Not quite up to Alan's standards shooting hand held stacks, but Red Backs are an Australian icon. The first image was from my phone, so has that over-sharpened look. Redback_1 (iPhone) It was quite active inspecting it's web after I first disturbed it, but when I returned later with a proper camera, it was settled and didn't want to move much at all, so I was a bit constrained in the angles I could get. Redback_2 (Nikon D7000, Tamron SP90) Looking closely, the spider seems to be a leg short!
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    Food chain

    Perhaps there are some other chicks elsewhere who are benefiting from this.
  8. Glad to hear you are safe. My son was watching the cricket in Hobart on TV and the sunset looked very colourful.
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    Gulls - Gippsland

    Some gulls from a recent trip to Port Albert in Gippsland. Gulls in Line Pacific Gull - Adult & Juvenile Pacific Gull - Juvenile Pelicans from the same trip can be seen here
  10. Pelicans are a common occurrence along the Gippsland Coast #1 - Lone Pelican Pelican Couple #3 - Incoming #4 - Landing #5 - Formation Some Gulls from the same trip can be seen here
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    Over the holiday period we had a few days away. We stayed at Port Albert, a small village which was once one of the colony of Victoria's busiest ports! First stop on the way down was at Agnes Falls Agnes Falls Looked quite nice, but access was only to the top of the falls. Another trip was to 90 Mile Beach. 90 Mile Beach This extends from just east of Port Albert all the way to Lakes Entrance - ironically, the opening of the channel at Lakes Entrance was one of the factors in the demise of Port Albert. On our return trip, we spent a day at Wilson's Promontory. Picnic Beach - Wilsons Promontory We walked along a series of such beaches - I could have kept going even further, but didn't have enough gear with me.
  12. Dallas, you'll like this one... https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-01-01
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    I'm home now and having a bit of a play with them on the computer, but still can't lighten up the foreground without washing out the colour in the sky. Probably needs some masks applying, but I haven't got round to learning how to do that yet.
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    A couple of shots of tonight's sunset. Port Albert, looking towards Wilsons Promontory. Fuji X-E3 with 18-55
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    55-200mm f/3.5-4.8R LM OIS

    First comments based on an hour or two with this lens. Similar feel to the18-55, including the unmarked aperture ring. focus isn't the fastest, but seems to get there without hunting. IS seems really Good - mnanaging to handhold down around 1/15 to 1/30 at 200mm. I'm using it on an X-E3, it's not too big and heavy, but I don't think I'd be wanting anything much bigger on it. The lens sticks out below the bottom of the camera - if you set it down on the table, it rests on the lens, with the camera body up in the air.
  16. Boxing Day, if the sun is out, it will be absolutely packed.
  17. We had a few hours to spare this afternoon and the sun was shining, so we took a trip to the beach. It seems we weren't the only ones who thought this is a good way to prepare for Christmas. Beach #1 Beach #2 Actually, this was quite a quiet day - Mornington, which is about an hours drive south of Melbourne is a popular day trip and much of the housing from here down to the ocean is dominated by holiday homes. This crop shows a view back towards the city. Skyline Crop
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    Cute! How do you manage the hand held stacks? Does your x-t2 auto stack - unfortunately one of the few features that didn't make it to the X-e3. Set it on continuous high and blast away? unfortunately ( or fortunately if my wife spots it first) we don't seem to get many that big around our place. Still haven't decided how to get a macro capability for my Fuji system yet. However, the system may grow tomorrow....
  19. Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope your Christmas Eve preparations are going well.
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    Meet Walter

    I guess that means he is all work and no play, but that is probably a good thing when he is your everyday drive. That body kit does make him look like he wants to play.😀
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    Meet Walter

    Is Walter 2wd or 4wd?
  22. One change for me for 2018 was moving to a camera with more traditional knobs and dials, which has slowed me down a bit, but in photography that is generally a good thing as I'm looking and thinking more carefully. I think there has been some improvement because of this.
  23. Would it be possible to find a thin enough paper without a watermark that you could contact print from?
  24. I’m sure this is some fun you will keep playing with. Perhaps some of the old farm buildings you often post would be a good setting, but moving that setup away from the studio will be a real challenge. if you are stuck with the studio environment, perhaps a diptych or composite of the ‘old’ you photographing the ‘modern ‘ you photographing the ‘old’ you.
  25. Excellent shot, but you do have to point it at wildlife if that is what you are wanting.😁
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