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Old 01-16-14, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl
I refuse to worry about the drought. I'm just going to enjoy the warm, sunny, windless weather.
^ I agree. We can piss and moan about it (and God knows, I've done my share), but it ain't gonna help anyway. Might as well look at it as a gift and enjoy it!
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Old 01-17-14, 08:07 AM
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Got up early to catch the moon over the Pacific again, and again, it was amazing.

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From my ride in the Teanaway (Washington) area yesterday.

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^ Very nice aroudy! Great weather for January , huh?
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Old 01-17-14, 04:24 PM
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Sure is, Northbend; I'm racking up miles like I've never done before in January.
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Old 01-17-14, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Got up early to catch the moon over the Pacific again, and again, it was amazing.

That is a great picture! Getting a good photograph of the moon is one of the hardest things for a photog to accomplish.

Which lifeguard station is the one in the foreground?
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Amazing photo!

Originally Posted by Biker395
Got up early to catch the moon over the Pacific again, and again, it was amazing.

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Old 01-17-14, 05:27 PM
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My son brought his bike over for me to check out as he hasn't ridden it in a long time and plans to start riding again. It is the 1980ish Fuji S-12S that I rode for a while and called "Uncle Duke". I had fixed it up as a college graduation present for him with Campy Racing Triple crank and derailleurs, good wheels with Phil Wood hubs, Nitto stem and h-bars, Suntour "Schwinn Approved" bar end shifters and Brooks B-17 saddle. It needed little more than dusting off, lubing and pumping up tires. I rode it to the store and it rode so nice I almost wish I hadn't given it to him, but he deserves it.

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Beautiful, well built bicycle, BD, I am sure your son appreciates what it truly means coming from you and your building it for him.

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Old 01-17-14, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
That is a great picture! Getting a good photograph of the moon is one of the hardest things for a photog to accomplish.

Which lifeguard station is the one in the foreground?
Thanks! That's a station north of Manhattan Beach.

That was a nightmare of an exposure. It was taken with a pocket camera with a decent zoom but a rather noisy sensor, so I had to take the pix at 80 ISO, prop it up against a sign post and hope for the best. To capture the water in the foreground without blurring took a fairly high shutter speed, but the moon and the water were so bright, it worked out ... with a LOT of burning and the like.

Gotta love digital. You can take 20 pix of the same thing if you want ... and pray one of them is a usable image.
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Thanks! That's a station north of Manhattan Beach.

That was a nightmare of an exposure. It was taken with a pocket camera with a decent zoom but a rather noisy sensor, so I had to take the pix at 80 ISO, prop it up against a sign post and hope for the best. To capture the water in the foreground without blurring took a fairly high shutter speed, but the moon and the water were so bright, it worked out ... with a LOT of burning and the like.

Gotta love digital. You can take 20 pix of the same thing if you want ... and pray one of them is a usable image.
Biker395, thank you for the photo info. The picture is even more amazing because it was taken with a pocket camera instead of a high tech DSLR. I agree with you, digital cameras are great in that you can take dozens of pictures of the same subject and see the results right there and then...and not worry about the cost of film and developing.
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Old 01-18-14, 08:49 AM
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Ron,

You stole my pix! Now I've got to find another one.

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Bill, if you can't get an online picture the way described, try doing this.
1. Copy the url (right click?) of the image
2. Type this --> [img]
3. Paste the copied url immediately after the above, no spaces
4. Type this --> [/img] immediately after the pasted address, no spaces

Your picture should be there.

Here's a picture of the bridge over the Suwannee River (Nature Coast Trail) I copied from my photobucket account using the above method.

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Old 01-18-14, 09:17 AM
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I took this picture last weekend at Asilomar State Park, in Monterey California.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=566

This was my first weekend of riding following last December's quadruple-stent procedure. I am OK, PTL, but it was touch and go for a while there.

For my return to cycling I decided to spend a weekend in Monterey for some good riding and healthy eating.

I took the Bianchi with me because it is my only bike with a compact crank and the doc wants to take it easy for the next few weeks.

It was a great weekend and I had a wonderful time getting back on the bike.

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Biker395, here is my own attempt at "moon photography." I like yours better.



The sign below was posted on a tree next to a trail in the Solvang, California area.

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Old 01-18-14, 11:42 AM
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Ron,

You stole my pix! Now I've got to find another one.

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Sorry. Your shadow picture looks nice. Where did you take that one? Is Natchez in FL?
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Shadow shot taken in Myakka River State Park a couple of years ago. Natchez photo was taken when we rode the Natchez Trace Parkway. We started just south of Nashville and I was till smiling after finally nearing the end.

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Sorry. Your shadow picture looks nice. Where did you take that one? Is Natchez in FL?
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Originally Posted by lookinUp
Shadow shot taken in Myakka River State Park a couple of years ago. Natchez photo was taken when we rode the Natchez Trace Parkway. We started just south of Nashville and I was till smiling after finally nearing the end.
Looks nice. My daughter lives in Myakka City. I guess I'll have to head down there and see what its like.
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Originally Posted by Biker395
Got up early to catch the moon over the Pacific again, and again, it was amazing.

What size lens did you use?
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At Great Falls on the C&O Canal. Brrr it was cold...
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Did the Tour de Francis with Adobo Velo this weekend. OMG was it beautiful. This is Pine Mountain Road.

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Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey
What size lens did you use?
Gotta check out the EXIF data, but I think the exposure was 0.6 seconds at f/5.0. It's not a terribly fast lens, but moonlight is actually pretty bright.

OK ... EXIF data sez: 0.5 second at f/5.6 focal length ~50 mm (no idea what that would translate into in 35mm terms)
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Out on the winter bike, my trusty old mountain bikes, using studded tires, and fenders. Sunny Sunday afternoon, in between the "Polar Vortex's."
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