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Forum: Pentax K-3 01-09-2018, 06:19 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
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thanks

I never really wondered at the few I've seen...but now I know :)
I guess I thought they were cast concrete

around here they used hedge or locust posts...we have some that are older than me
does that make them petrified wood?
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-08-2018, 11:58 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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just before dad retired he changed jobs so a younger guy wouldn't be let go...he became a storekeeper
it was a holdover title from the past...he did a little bit of everything as well

of all the things he might have been a storekeeper wasn't one of them

and yes it seems you may have a knack for extended narrative however others will have to determine if it is up to scratch

---------- Post added 01-09-18 at 01:08 AM ----------



we had a job on our bigger line crews...skinner...from muleskinner
he took care of the trucks and trailers

horses and mules are still in use
when I was researching the stitching horse I mentioned above I ran across a current (2000?) manual for the use of horses by our special forces

a coworker's part time job was farrier
he shoed stock for pleasure riders and some farmers who still did it the hard way

it didn't take long to find out that while blacksmith and farrier seemed similar at first blush
they were not the same job or skillset
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-08-2018, 04:20 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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sure, as I said you will see them in movies and photos
it was a style that could purchased commercially, parallel to military usage
I hear it is still popular for American endurance riding

somewhere I think I have instructions for making one
however saddlemaking just seemed like too much effort for someone as lazy as I am

I do have a pdf of an army saddler's bench/tool chest that a reenactor was kind enough to send me...in case you want to try and stitch one up :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-08-2018, 03:03 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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if you look you will see them but you can't work cows in the style we know without the horn
think of the horn as a belay point

there are all sorts of almost fetishistic regard for whichever bit of gear someone believes in

mcclellans are supposed to be light and an almost minimalist approach to saddlery...like a k1000 to photography

we've just about exhausted what I know about tack :)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-08-2018, 12:41 PM  
Outsourcing editing.
Posted By ccc_
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I can't imagine outsourcing my pp work...it's actually why I take pictures

then I thought about it and imagined it for someone else...it kinda worked

it seems as though you would have to be precise in articulating your vision
I have no cohesive arc of expression
i'm all over the place
however each image gets the look I want
I see other photographers whose work an be distinguished by the processing...almost like a brand
if that was your goal and you could find someone with really good slider memory...it might just work

interesting question
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-08-2018, 09:10 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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excellent work...it's nice to see traditional saddles made anew

if you watch the really old westerns you'll see they have tall cantles (the back of your butt bit) and horns
in the films when we were growing up they are lower
then like everything else the traditionalists got in a snit, so several of he new films have returned to the older style of tack
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-07-2018, 02:20 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By ccc_
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I come that way
but if a gigungo lens will justify it...i'll explain it to the treasury...i'm sure she'll understand :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-07-2018, 12:44 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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beautiful work!

were those pommel bags or saddle bags...did he say?

"horse" pistols were often carried on the pommel or in a bag
last year I saw a setup that was a smallish bag on one side and the flapped holster on the other
the dealer was saying it was original
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-07-2018, 12:17 PM  
300mm plus Lens Club: discuss your long lenses
Posted By ccc_
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in the midst of interstate traffic we found this one
Forum: General Photography 01-06-2018, 01:02 PM  
Strap Me Better...
Posted By ccc_
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this is another thing I do for heavy rigs

it is fairly expensive 1/2 inch rope and 1/4 inch poly webbing
I make them long to go around my corpulent torso
then just tie a knot to shorten it when the need arises
very strong and quite comfy
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-06-2018, 05:17 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
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I worked in a department that had alan, allen and allyn...all given names
Forum: General Photography 01-05-2018, 03:52 PM  
Strap Me Better...
Posted By ccc_
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I use it as well but only when I can't source polyester strappage

polyester generally won't snag or fray as easily
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-05-2018, 11:03 AM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By ccc_
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if one of our dogs can crave polish dill pickles I imagine a bit of rye bread is fairly benign

today the high and low is 14
the squirrels have actually calmed down a bit
since xmas we've had a lot of sex going on...maybe for warmth?

anyway a couple yards away this female has her back to the wall and can reject any more suitors from about 270 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees vertically
she either has really fattened up or is pregnant
she doesn't seem to enjoy the subzero mambo any longer

I hope the back story is better than the image :)
Forum: General Photography 01-05-2018, 06:46 AM  
Strap Me Better...
Posted By ccc_
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looking at your original example I would find the clutter of plasticware problematic

since the connectors are probably standard you could replace everything below the strap proper with a length of webbing and two male ends
length would still be adjustable but "softer" giving you more flexibility while directing the strap out of the way when using live view

that mod would also work when attaching to your plate in the second example

I prefer a two-point attachment and use a product called the strap buddy
however that precludes the use of a tripod

I think when using a longer lens you will find the twisting caused by a single point of attachment unpleasant
if you attach one end to the body and one to the plate I believe your camera/lens will hang more comfortably

as to hand straps...I like and use them on all my larger point and shoots and occasionally on my k01
I find they work for me

I usually make my own but if I was spending your money i'd buy a gordy's
if you just want to see how one works get a length of paracord, knot it into a loop and attach to your camera body
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 01-04-2018, 05:06 PM  
Thematic Wildlife
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we were discussing badgers on another thread
so...
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-04-2018, 01:58 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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I read a text exploring basic cryptography years ago
one of the takeaways was german's penchant for purpose-built words gave them some protection against decryption

lately I've heard that the 140 character limit was raised on twitter so that more than one word could be tweeted :)

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did not know that...but now I do

funny thing about weather...I only think of it as "extreme" when any of it goes on too long
since we have seasons we get a bit of everything
I've worked in 30 below and if I remember rightly 110 above

one summer I was combining with my uncle
we hauled a load of grain to the elevator
the drive through was shady and cool
I got a soda while he unloaded
I noticed the big old seed company thermometer said 120 (in the shade)
I asked the guy sitting next to me if that could be right
he said that in the summer anything over 100 was hot and in the winter anything below zero was cold
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-03-2018, 05:33 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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you must be a very good attorney :)
Forum: General Talk 01-03-2018, 05:30 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By ccc_
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we used a Freon based cleaner for electro-mechanical switches and contacts

if you do find some just be aware that if a residue was present it will become dust that needs to be dealt with
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-03-2018, 12:51 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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you've lost me this time

Shirley has connections to top gear, profumo , cricket and an aldi...Charles martel and poitiers?

---------- Post added 01-03-18 at 01:54 PM ----------



we'll have that ourselves in six or seven months

bert might load up a couple of container lods with his bobcat though :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-03-2018, 10:15 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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my two favorites so far happen to both be german tourists

in Yellowstone a younger guy decided to pet a buffalo while his girlfriend iphoned him
the kid got a pretty good head butt
had enough sense to boogie
mel gibsoned over the hood of his rental which followed him into the ditch when the bull hit it

in denali a quite lovely photographer pursued a cow and calf moose into an alder thicket along a creek
we heard some thrashing and a cameraless woman came ou moving at a rapid pace through the blueberries
her enormous tripod, ginormous lens and whatever it was attached to remained behind
the cow poked her head out and kind of looked around then went back into her family

I've defied Darwin on occasion but I never wanted to be a meat puddle
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-03-2018, 07:44 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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our bison seem to be the crankiest, maybe because they tend to be the most accessible

people are so removed from nature that they forget it's wild not TV
every trip out west there will be some Jehu courting disaster
they aren't cows and anything that can move a car off the road is probably too big to antagonize

that said I've even had whitetail bucks in the midst of rut challenge me on a trail
this year we had a bighorn ram square off against our car...a fifteen minute wait while his testosterone became depleted

you just never know :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2018, 03:53 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
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I do believe labs are WR, perhaps even AW

a lot of handsome critters today!
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2018, 02:11 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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heeler?

boisterous beasts and borderline narcissists...it's all about them...play play play...NOW...or they'll herd you and remind you why they are called heelers :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2018, 02:06 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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have fun

this story is true however the advice is supposed to be apocryphal...
a ranger at one of the lay-bys on the lamar river was talking to some very concerned tourists about bears
he told his audience that it was really quite simple to tell a black bear from a grizzly
if the bear only killed you, it was probably a grizzly
if it ate you as well, then it was likely a black bear

my advice is don't get killed or eaten :)
Forum: Pentax K-3 01-02-2018, 12:52 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By ccc_
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good looking dog!

of the multitude of dogs in our house only two have had close coats
ice between the toes just came with the territory

you might try booties...none of ours would tolerate them
or instead of picking out the ice try warming it...takes longer and you get cold but it works
I normally just use my hands but have tried the little chemical hand warmers from cabela's or dick's I think
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