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09-30-2016, 11:43 AM - 4 Likes   #7366
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Concert stuff

I got to shoot at a George Benson show last week. I usually use the 18-135 WR for concerts because it's the best zoom lens I have, but recently I've been using the DA 50mm F1.8 or the FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR because they're so much faster. These are all with the 50mm. The lighting featured a lot of intense blues and purples, which sort of baffles the camera so I converted them all to black and white.

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Backstage George Benson Honolulu 2016

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George Benson Honolulu 2016

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George Benson Honolulu 2016

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Amish Farm.

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Another roof top shot with the FA 31

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Cordwood construction. Took this during a neat farm tour near Wakefield, Quebec.



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QuoteOriginally posted by bobbotron Quote
Cordwood construction. Took this during a neat farm tour near Wakefield, Quebec.
My father-in-law experimented with cordwood construction by building a wood storage shed on his hobby farm. The concept is very simple, wood swells and shrinks in length rather than diameter, so the mortar holding all the wood together rarely cracks.There are cordwood structures over a thousand years old.

Like I said, simple in concept, not so simple in construction. Each length of wood must be cut to the exact thickness of the wall and all the bark removed. My father-in-law hired his younger grandkids to strip bark for a summer - and they took all summer for like I said, a simple wood shed. He didn't care, it gave the kids some pocket money and he got to spend time with them. He died the following winter.

My brother-in-law built the cordwood walls - construction is similar to building mortar & stone walls - keep it level and keep it plumb. The wood shed was finished a decade ago and still looks great.
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Jim, we need a picture or it didn't happpen.
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couple more at sunset last week


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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
My father-in-law experimented with cordwood construction by building a wood storage shed on his hobby farm. The concept is very simple, wood swells and shrinks in length rather than diameter, so the mortar holding all the wood together rarely cracks.There are cordwood structures over a thousand years old.

Like I said, simple in concept, not so simple in construction. Each length of wood must be cut to the exact thickness of the wall and all the bark removed. My father-in-law hired his younger grandkids to strip bark for a summer - and they took all summer for like I said, a simple wood shed. He didn't care, it gave the kids some pocket money and he got to spend time with them. He died the following winter.

My brother-in-law built the cordwood walls - construction is similar to building mortar & stone walls - keep it level and keep it plumb. The wood shed was finished a decade ago and still looks great.
I've always wanted to try building one of these buildings, but I had a hunch it was a lot of work. Interesting story, thanks for sharing!

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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
My father-in-law experimented with cordwood construction by building a wood storage shed on his hobby farm. The concept is very simple, wood swells and shrinks in length rather than diameter, so the mortar holding all the wood together rarely cracks.There are cordwood structures over a thousand years old.

Like I said, simple in concept, not so simple in construction. Each length of wood must be cut to the exact thickness of the wall and all the bark removed. My father-in-law hired his younger grandkids to strip bark for a summer - and they took all summer for like I said, a simple wood shed. He didn't care, it gave the kids some pocket money and he got to spend time with them. He died the following winter.

My brother-in-law built the cordwood walls - construction is similar to building mortar & stone walls - keep it level and keep it plumb. The wood shed was finished a decade ago and still looks great.
Is cordwood only suitable in places not subject to termites and similar attack?
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Is cordwood only suitable in places not subject to termites and similar attack?
I have to assume that might be desireable. I suppose the owner could regularly treat with insecticide (harder to do the interior of walls) or if willing to sacrifice most of the charm, use pre-treated wood products.

Thought I had a photo of the wood shed, but apparently not...
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couple more at sunset last week


Very nice first sunset shot you have there. I really like the different color hue banding.
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Very nice first sunset shot you have there. I really like the different color hue banding.
I appreciate the comment. Thank you Drilline
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That is one super-cool eye-stopper, and eye-popper
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I've been mulling over the idea of selling my K-3 to fund a Fuji XT-2. Everytime I think I should, I take the K-3 out, take some pictures and fall in love again. Yes, I'm having bad gas right now.



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