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Yamaha Pat
05-28-2017, 12:35 AM
In the hobby thread there were a few with photography as a hobby post your pictures here. This is the view from the hot tub at Benton Hot Springs with a little zoom.

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badshoehabit
05-28-2017, 10:30 AM
The lighthouse in my town. 26534

Yamaha Pat
05-28-2017, 05:01 PM
2653526536Beautiful pic. Here's a couple of Mono Lake.

Jonzjob
05-28-2017, 06:22 PM
Not quite a photo, but 10 stitched into a panorama using PS Elements 13. Taken just up the road, about 1/4 mile, from our house

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJBz5QJUv_Q

IWT
05-28-2017, 06:30 PM
Pictures from where we live in Wales, UK.

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Yamaha Pat
05-29-2017, 10:30 PM
26546Great pictures, Anyone have more?

DianeVan
05-29-2017, 10:41 PM
I don't know if my photos are "great" but taken with my iPhone 5. Totem pole at University of British Columbia.

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Yamaha Pat
05-31-2017, 10:59 PM
26557All photos are great! They tell a story. This from afar looked like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon, But up close it was a leaf and seedpod.

DianeVan
06-01-2017, 12:01 AM
Japanese totem poles on Burnaby Mountain, Vancouver
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Yamaha Pat
06-03-2017, 08:41 PM
26571One of my favorite rainbow pictures.

badshoehabit
06-04-2017, 12:42 PM
Deliberate wildflower meadow around the corner from where I live.

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Yamaha Pat
06-07-2017, 01:47 AM
A few from Bodie Ca. I know you have amazing pictures out there. We've already seen some great ones, what have you got.265872658626588

badshoehabit
06-14-2017, 04:08 PM
I was in Ireland last week, Dublin then Limerick from where we took a trip to the Dingle Peninsula on the steep, twisting route of the Wild Atlantic Way. Panoramas of an almost deserted, windy Inch beach and Dingle in the distance from An Chonair (Connor Pass).
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chscag
06-14-2017, 04:11 PM
@Sue:

Your attachments didn't post for some reason. Try again.

Jonzjob
06-14-2017, 04:29 PM
How's about a view across the front of our house

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Nature/Circis%20rainbow_zpssd27t89b.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Nature/Circis%20rainbow_zpssd27t89b.jpg.html)

The tree is in full blossom, a cercis or Judas tree and there was a doolie of a rain storm to follow!!

badshoehabit
06-14-2017, 04:32 PM
@Sue:

Your attachments didn't post for some reason. Try again.

I can see them but I had trouble posting at a decent size so you may have caught the post while I was editing. The beach one would not export at a reasonable size without being rejected.

Yamaha Pat
06-17-2017, 02:27 PM
The space shuttle flying over Sacramento.

Jonzjob
06-17-2017, 05:27 PM
Several years back we had some idiot decide to set fire to the local gaurigue and it got bad enough for the water bombers to be called in. A Bombariere Dash8 and a couple of Grumand Trackers. The Trackers are a WW2 medium USAF bomber and have been totally updated to modern standard and do a wonderful service. This fire was only a mile or so up wind from us so I shot out and videod so of the action. These are a couple of photos from that video and are not too good but it was an impressive sight! They stopped it too I am glad to say because we were down wind from it.

Dash8

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Odds%20and%20sods/Dash8%20water%20bomber%201_zps3xfqygqb.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Odds%20and%20sods/Dash8%20water%20bomber%201_zps3xfqygqb.jpg.html)

Tracker

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Odds%20and%20sods/Tracker%20water%20bomber%202_zpsdw2vulmx.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Odds%20and%20sods/Tracker%20water%20bomber%202_zpsdw2vulmx.jpg.html)

I wolud love to get a flight with one of the Trackers. There are 2 based at Salvasa, Carcassonne airport and I cna tell just how far a fire is away from us by the height they fly over. The higher the better! Not much chance of us getting caught as there aren't so many trees, but it doesn't arf bugger up the swimming pool!

pm-r
06-17-2017, 07:54 PM
OT, but: the military or someone occasionally still flies some Trackers from the airport just a few km to the north of us. Their non-mistakable engine sound is loud and powerful sounding, but also sounds like they're going to really misfire and die.





- Patrick
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Jonzjob
06-18-2017, 03:31 AM
They are highly modified aircraft with turbo prop engines. We have 2 based at Carcassonne and they always go out together. I call them 'les jumeau, the twins. I think they go together for the same reason that fighter pilots do, one ca read and one can write? These are the ones. They gave it a different name, but that's a Tracker airframe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conair_Firecat

On the theme of water bombers for a moment, have a gander at this article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3737850/Now-S-low-flying-aircraft-Amazing-picture-shows-pedestrians-dive-lives-water-bombing-plane-flies-refill-fight-against-French-forest-fires.html

Cr00zng
06-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Some of my desktop backgrounds, in size 3,840x1,200 on the PC:

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This is on my MBP...

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pm-r
06-18-2017, 01:33 PM
They are highly modified aircraft with turbo prop engines. We have 2 based at Carcassonne and they always go out together. I call them 'les jumeau, the twins. I think they go together for the same reason that fighter pilots do, one ca read and one can write? These are the ones. They gave it a different name, but that's a Tracker airframe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conair_Firecat

On the theme of water bombers for a moment, have a gander at this article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3737850/Now-S-low-flying-aircraft-Amazing-picture-shows-pedestrians-dive-lives-water-bombing-plane-flies-refill-fight-against-French-forest-fires.html


There's also Viking Air, a local aircraft company just north of us that fitted turbo engines to them and many other types of aircraft (Turbo Beavers and Otters etc.)

Those two Trackers probably take turns acting as "Spotter" that help the eyes of the attacking pilot pinpoint their drops.

Man. I've never any plane come in so low!!! Wow, that's some flying with those planes.

PS: The local COULSON FLYING TANKERS group who flew the huge Martin Mars water bombers did a lot of conversions on various planes as well.
They were really impressive to watch and were so big, they didn't even seem to be flying until they were doing a drop or water pickup.
http://www.martinmars.com

They are currently converting several B-737s for fire fighting/water bomber service:
http://www.timescolonist.com/business/island-s-coulson-converting-six-planes-into-water-bombers-1.20212148

They should be an impressive site doing a big water drop!!!

Jonzjob
06-18-2017, 06:12 PM
I have never seen a Mars in the flesh, so to speak, but they are an impressive aircraft. I just love aircraft, not a geek, but just love them. I think that the Canidaire driver in the article would have wet himself if he realised just how close he was to that wall!!! I would think that his boss probably said 'golly gosh' several times if he saw the photos? :Not-Amused::Not-Amused:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tsuYUeV7_k

If the powers to be think fit then please move this to a seperate thread?

The French latched onto fire bombers very early, in the 50s, and they used Catalina PBYs. A lot of doubt then but they were proved correct. The Cat is an aircraft that I want to scratch build as an RC glider. It is made for it and it looks spectacular as a PSS model (PSS = Power Slope Soarer) I have the plans and when we get back to the U.K. I hope to build one? I have the plans.

Back to our water jobs. I think that this has to be the biggest yet? An elderly 747, it's got proper instruments, the type I used to work on/with as an aircraft electricition in the R.A.F. on the big transports of the 60s/70s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHk6uZV7XM

pm-r
06-18-2017, 07:19 PM
I think that the Canidaire driver in the article would have wet himself if he realised just how close he was to that wall!!! I would think that his boss probably said 'golly gosh' several times if he saw the photos?


I'm not too sure about that as many good Canadian pilots have learned to fly as "bush pilots" and do things that ordinary pilots wouldn't but just get the job done the best and fastest way possible.

They seem to have an adage like "why miss by a foot when an inch will do??" But those shots show them pushing it a bit too close I'd say. ;D

Yes, those 747 water bombers are impressive and it's nice to see they're back up flying and in business.

PS: I wouldn't think a model PBY would make the best RC glider.
Maybe ElectriFlyed would be a better choice???:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldO9LAb1ezE&ab_channel=KEEPITRCByHobbico





- Patrick
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Jonzjob
06-19-2017, 03:47 AM
I have a couple of ARTF models, but I prefer to build my own. That's a nice Cat, but I love the view from the hills I fly from and with my neck it's difficult to always look up ;D

My avitar is my Fougar Magistair, an old French basic jet trainer. About 6' wingspan, GRP fuzalarge, foam wings and tail and a very good glider

Jonzjob
06-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Still with aircraft, but looking out this time. This is a shot I took coming into Carcassonne just before we moved over here. It's the ancient Cité of Carcassonne. The aircraft just turns finals to Statboard, right, and everyone looks out of the Starboard windows. The Cité just sits there out of the Port windows! And what a sight.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Odds%20and%20sods/Cite%20from%20Ryanair_zpszmypcusf.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Odds%20and%20sods/Cite%20from%20Ryanair_zpszmypcusf.jpg.html)

The 737 is the largest aircraft is the largest that can land at Salvasa, Carcassonne and if the wind is light it need almost all of the runway. This is how much is left and I have seen less!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Odds%20and%20sods/Carcassonne%20runway%20whats%20left_zpsjy6ybh9t.jp g (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Odds%20and%20sods/Carcassonne%20runway%20whats%20left_zpsjy6ybh9t.jp g.html)

pm-r
06-19-2017, 01:39 PM
The 737 is the largest aircraft is the largest that can land at Salvasa, Carcassonne and if the wind is light it need almost all of the runway. This is how much is left and I have seen less!


Hmmm…??? It seems to me that jet engine's cowling seems to be aligned the wrong way to be landing or taking off using that runway. :Smirk:

BTW: That an impressive shot of the ancient Cité of Carcassonne. Double walled yet, and triple in places it looks like. Clever.





- Patrick
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mnkytrk
06-30-2017, 12:20 PM
you wanted random...26677

Jonzjob
06-30-2017, 01:28 PM
Hmmm…??? It seems to me that jet engine's cowling seems to be aligned the wrong way to be landing or taking off using that runway. :Smirk:

BTW: That an impressive shot of the ancient Cité of Carcassonne. Double walled yet, and triple in places it looks like. Clever.
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It was facing that way because of a slight cross wind:o:o and a short landing :Oops:

The Cité has a double wall and the outer is totally exposed to the inner, so if anyone did manage to take the outer it became a BIG killing ground. Even the backs of the towers are open. It's about 2 kM around the outer and there's 52 towers in all, inner and outer!! The series of towers on the right hand side are they of the Chateau for the boss man. and the Basilica St Nazaire is in the very top right hand. Just beyond that there is a fantastic 5000 seat open air theatre and from about now till the end og August there are some very big names appear there from Elton John to The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with even some from your side of the pond :Cool::Cool: About 850 people actually live in the Cité so it really is a living place.

pm-r
06-30-2017, 04:12 PM
you wanted random...26677



Hmmm…??? A CloseUp macro shot of something but I'm afraid I'm out of guesses at the moment.




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Yamaha Pat
07-01-2017, 05:16 PM
Crater Lake, Oregon.

Jonzjob
07-01-2017, 06:03 PM
That obvious. It's a pimple on a dimple on a fleas left testament;P

This was a cirl bunting sat on my arm, recovering from a hit on our lounge window

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Nature/Johnampsiskin2_zps04118764.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Nature/Johnampsiskin2_zps04118764.jpg.html)

and after a few minutes it wandered up my arm and had another rest

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f180/Jonzjob/Nature/Johnampsiskin4_zps88dba195.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Jonzjob/media/Nature/Johnampsiskin4_zps88dba195.jpg.html)

That was a wonderful experience for me. A shame that it happened the way it did though, but the little perisher flew off after a 20 minute rest and holefully OK.

mnkytrk
07-03-2017, 06:26 AM
Hmmm…??? A CloseUp macro shot of something but I'm afraid I'm out of guesses at the moment.




- Patrick


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patrick - its a textured foam sheet. macro is a favourite photography when i'm not working

pm-r
07-03-2017, 12:45 PM
patrick - its a textured foam sheet. macro is a favourite photography when i'm not working


Ahhhh… thanks.

I'll often spend too much time trying to figure out what some macro photos are actually off. Some are really interesting if not unbelievable.

The 'net and some search engines can sure help: ;D
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/acoustic-foam-closeup-43284775?src=I1KY2zcGmQb8UywK7wByZw-1-43
https://www.shutterstock.com/search/sound+insulation






- Patrick
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Yamaha Pat
07-22-2017, 12:50 PM
Burney Falls Ca.

Jonzjob
07-22-2017, 01:40 PM
That looks like a nice place for a cool dip!

pm-r
07-22-2017, 02:16 PM
Burney Falls Ca.


I always appreciate such shots and then maybe a visit with google maps to see more if it seems interesting.

And yup, it is… again. Thanks.
http://tinyurl.com/y92yov9j






- Patrick
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badshoehabit
08-05-2017, 04:17 PM
World Heritage site - Salamanca, Spain
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Jonzjob
08-06-2017, 03:15 AM
This was taken by me at the Fairford Intrenational Air Tattoo a good number ofyears back with my Nicon SLR using Kodac 400 ASA film. It's untouched apart from some cropping. I offered it to The Red Arrows but ther weren't interested.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4415/35590235993_6166c4b4e7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WdZgdv)Kissing cousins (https://flic.kr/p/WdZgdv) by John (https://www.flickr.com/photos/45489029@N07/), on Flickr

I still have the negative too !