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by jcoffin
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Let's post some panoramas
Replies: 358
Views: 47711

Re: Let's post some panoramas

ICE is about the most automated stitching program around. The minimal controls make it easy to use, but also the most likely to fail completely given input that's too complex. Hugin is at nearly the opposite extreme: though it has a wizard that's intended to help keep things simple, it gives you nea...
by jcoffin
Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Panning Hogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: Panning Hogs

Dusty wrote:Those guys are definitely hog, not so sure about the girl though.


You have to remember -- the camera adds ten pounds. Apparently there were about a half dozen cameras on each of them...
by jcoffin
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: New Baby
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: New Baby

Well, Ben is 3 weeks old today. Perhaps you'd like to see how he's progressing (and even if you don't, I'm posting anyway! :-): http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc452/jcoffin01/_DSC3407_1.jpg http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc452/jcoffin01/_DSC3406_1.jpg Both: A900, 50 f/1.7 @ 1/60th, f/3.2.
by jcoffin
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: FAUNA
Replies: 181
Views: 19202

Re: FAUNA

Regardless of its exact identity, the shot of the dragon fly is very nice.
by jcoffin
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: New Baby
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: New Baby

Thanks for the kind wishes, everybody. I truly appreciate it. They (mom and son) came home this afternoon, so I'll be on the "no sleep diet" for the next couple of months or so. Just for what it's worth, one more shot from this evening: http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc452/jcoffin01/_...
by jcoffin
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: New Baby
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: New Baby

Oops -- I apologize for forgetting to mention it, but yes he's a he.

Oh, and thanks for the kind words.
by jcoffin
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: New Baby
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

New Baby

Hi all,

Well, the latest addition to my family arrived at 7:44AM, at 9 pounds 3 ounces, and just under 21 inches long.

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by jcoffin
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)
Replies: 522
Views: 58610

Re: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)

Let me add yet another compliment on the excellent shot Yildiz. It looks like a good day to be out in the boat. Thanks for posting it (and thanks for your earlier comments). Here (today) it's pretty much back to normal for mid-July -- fairly warm (~30C), windy, and mostly clear in the morning, with ...
by jcoffin
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)
Replies: 522
Views: 58610

Re: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)

Wow -- that is quite impressive!
by jcoffin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)
Replies: 522
Views: 58610

Re: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)

Well, thankfully, the situation is much calmer now. Spread of the fire has been minimal for a while now, and a fair number of people are being allowed back into neighborhoods that had been evacuated. On the other hand, they're saying 347 homes (well, a few other buildings as well, but mostly homes) ...
by jcoffin
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)
Replies: 522
Views: 58610

Re: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)

Thanks for the kind words Greg and Birma. Last night, I really couldn't take much of a picture -- the smoke cloud was surrounding us enough to make pictures essentially impossible. This morning things had settled down a little, so most of the day the first looked roughly like this: http://i1212.phot...
by jcoffin
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)
Replies: 522
Views: 58610

Re: Weather Today - In Your Vicinity (2012)

Well, let's see if posting will work for me. I gave up a few months ago, after weeks of getting error messages every time I tried to post, but perhaps perseverance will win the day. This one isn't entirely about weather, but I couldn't think of a better place to put it either. http://i1212.photobuck...
by jcoffin
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Beercan 70-210mm versus Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS
Replies: 22
Views: 5710

Re: Beercan 70-210mm versus Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS

A friend of mine shoots Canon, and I got a chance to look at some shots from his 135/2 and 70-200/4L. At least based on his pictures, though, the 70-200/4L did not seem comparable to the 135/2 at the same aperture. I'd say at f/4, the 70-200 was (at best) about as good as the 135 @f/2.8, but with bo...
by jcoffin
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Upgrade to a77 from a100? Please advise.
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Upgrade to a77 from a100? Please advise.

1. Maybe. Some people prefer the results from cameras with CCD sensors. I'm not at all sure I (or they) could provide objective evidence to show the claimed superiority, but there are certainly people who claim it anyway. Whether you'd feel the same way, I can't even begin to guess. 2. The A77 does ...
by jcoffin
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Hello to Estella Michelle :-)
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re: Hello to Estella Michelle :-)

Congratulations Frank! A beautiful addition to the family -- and the world! Your picture with her older brother is truly charming.

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