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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-13-2011, 10:50 PM  
BIF Photography
Posted By BillM
Replies: 921
Views: 96,321
Great looking shots above from all.Trumpeters are back,200+ allready.
Neckband 24Y("Cob" or male) here is back from Wisconsin with the wife("Pen"or female) and four little ones (cygnets).
One is off frame. Only had three with them last season.
Happy holidays to all.
Forum: General Talk 10-11-2011, 07:53 AM  
Ron Paul says the media could be next on the hit list
Posted By BillM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
Seemingly another sensationalistic thread started and sustained by a Mr.Riley & friend.In my opinion,only reason
being to incite and inflame people into joining and giving their 2 cents worth.All for the percieved reason of
generating revenue for this site. Dont show weakness now wheat.There are some angry people here,outside this forum.

Government hit drones circling the globe,looking for innocent victims.Yeah right wheat,just keep in mind
that next government drone you hear,might be your last.Better live it up now.Later might be sooner than you think.
I Sleep alot better knowing that the beast that called himself a citizen brother,the wretch that wanted
to kill my grandaughter is dead.No problems here,my conscience is clear.
Forum: General Talk 10-09-2011, 01:52 PM  
Ron Paul says the media could be next on the hit list
Posted By BillM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
I get it fine Wheat. You speak in defence of a man who is in large part responsible
for the deaths of 3000 fellow citizens of my country.Your hate has manifested
and is apparent to us in my own community.
As I typed before,Ill lose this argument in this forum.This thread sustains that.
Its outside this forum were the stength in numbers exist to overcome the
hate you express for my countrymen and I. Keep it going wheat,your doing fine.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-09-2011, 12:38 PM  
Verichrome
Posted By BillM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,814
If I recall right,kodak kits in 60's used dektol as a film developer for verichrome pan.
Any developer pretty much screams for test strips,lights out for pan.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-09-2011, 01:14 AM  
Thematic Show me your insects
Posted By BillM
Replies: 3,943
Views: 226,904
Last of the monarchs are coming off. Inside 72 hours from when this pic was taken.
This critter will have undergone metamorphisis and started an app. 1100 mile
journey to some oyamel fir trees in mexico.We regularly see tagged monarchs here
from northwestern new york state as they pass through.Those,travel about
2200 miles,one way.

Monarch caterpillar on immature milkweed.(head is to right)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-07-2011, 11:24 PM  
Nature Moon shot
Posted By BillM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Thats spectacular wildman.Lens vendors going to throw "hissy fit" over this.
Forum: General Talk 10-07-2011, 11:18 PM  
Pentax SMC Patents transferred to Ricoh??
Posted By BillM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
If your worried about it,you'll have to get together with U.S. federal trade commission
to fix it.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-07-2011, 01:00 AM  
just bought an LX!
Posted By BillM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,957
LX viewfinders have an integral diopter adjustment.One of the features that makes it a classic.
A bit awkward to do the first time.Sure the good gentleman from tennesee
could describe if you contact him. Bought new,a screwdriver was included for that.
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 07:57 PM  
Pentax SMC Patents transferred to Ricoh??
Posted By BillM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
No confusion what so ever. Did Search for "Super Multi Coating" on various
search engine's and hoya filter was pointed at. By both myself and others,results were
the same.More of an issue outside this site than in it.
Everybody here knows whats being talked about when "SMC" is mentioned,dont they?
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 12:34 PM  
Ron Paul says the media could be next on the hit list
Posted By BillM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
You'll win that argument on this site,no doudt.
How about on a sidewalk in new york?
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 10:09 AM  
Pentax SMC Patents transferred to Ricoh??
Posted By BillM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Hoya filters seem to imply SMC is their's. Any changes would have to be indicated
on package wouldnt it? Have a relative thats a patent attorney and loves
to talk about this kind of stuff. With upcoming family reunion,guess we have more
"fat to chew" that whats on the ribs.
Forum: General Talk 10-06-2011, 08:42 AM  
Ron Paul says the media could be next on the hit list
Posted By BillM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,249
One only has to consider Rupert Murdock to realize press/media is beyond reproach.
There are some glaring examples listed in this thread of governmental abuses.
Press/media salient in righting wrongs. Irreplaceable.
Above all else though,I have to consider the source.
incrementalism? No
Patronage? When's the election now?
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-06-2011, 05:46 AM  
Planning my first attempt at night star photography!
Posted By BillM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
A couple/few "dry runs" can do nothing but help Mette. Even in "city lights",off in
shadows on dark side of house can give valuable shooting experience and data.
Protecting front element from extraneous light by being in shadows will get you close.
More than anything,gives you baseline reference to aid in decisions with.
Can even enlist the kids for help,might want to hold off on well buttered popcorn
and like refreshments for them until afterwards.
Forum: Visitors' Center 10-05-2011, 10:18 AM  
pentax ist ds: autfocus kaputt
Posted By BillM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Hr. Wheatfield meint, wir sprechen über ihn, wenn wir nicht in seiner Muttersprache unterhalten, "American".
Haben sie versucht reinigung Kontakte am objektiv und die Kamera(objektiv) mount?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-05-2011, 03:55 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By BillM
Replies: 16,189
Views: 1,878,363
Folks talk too much at times Sinister,great composition,use of light and contrast.
If I can imagine myself stepping outdoors into scene,believe your image is what
I would see. +400 is my way of saying I like Tmax...and your pic

Some good looking work from Votesh and Mehanikaloptikal also.
Kinda owe someone a pic,just dont have time. Great looking stuff here eases the pain.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-05-2011, 01:04 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By BillM
Replies: 16,189
Views: 1,878,363
Fabelhaftes bild, sinister. +400:D
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 08:10 AM  
Anwar al-Awlaki Hit
Posted By BillM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,080
There you go Wheat,even talked a bit about it at work here.
"the Parties to the conflict may take such measures of control and security in regard to protected persons as may be necessary as a result of the war."
Article 27, Geneva convention, 1949.

If you want to cover those people within AQ,regardless of not being signatory,then that excerpt is fine with us.
Outside of this forum, believe most my brothers and sisters in U.S. would agree. 14 co-workers Im with currently do.Thats good enough for me.

Lets call it a "measure of control".
hey,
war is hell
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 10-04-2011, 06:23 AM  
How to keep straight a developed film that is rolling up on itself ?
Posted By BillM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Some properly sized sleeves, placed in a book with additional weight on top
should help aurele. Some film bases have the "shirley temple" look, all curly.
My wife got mad at me 'cause I used zip lock baggies for some 120
in a book with weight on top to flatten. If you dont have sleeves around for that size,
works pretty good. For 35mm Ive used clean typing paper (2 pieces) to protect,
then the book/weight thing. Have to be careful with dust,if everthing is dry
shoudnt have any problems.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-04-2011, 04:12 AM  
Landscape The Sun at 8000 meters
Posted By BillM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Another fabulous pic Lars. Know your "up there" when seeing strato-cirrus
square in the eye. Thank you for sharing. Hope some younger ones see
your pics and get the itch. What its all about.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-04-2011, 02:43 AM  
Where to get the genuine m42 to pk adapter from?
Posted By BillM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,494
Pentax-America did carry,the real deal.
KEH also,but used
Not always in stock,6 month warranty when they are.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-04-2011, 02:37 AM  
Night Monday Night Aurora
Posted By BillM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Still prefer film over either canon or pentax DSLR's I have for long exposures,because
of noise generated by heat from IR square loses.Folks I spend some time with
at an astro' club here use mostly film or CCD imager with a telescope.
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2011, 12:12 AM  
Anwar al-Awlaki Hit
Posted By BillM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,080
In what regard wheat, "AQ" is not signatory to said convention.How could I
be in contractual breach with you if no contract exist in first place.


as W.T. Sherman said "War is hell"
Forum: Photo Critique 10-03-2011, 02:31 PM  
Machinery Blue Angels Line Up
Posted By BillM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Couple of things perhaps, buffet from wake of adjacent aircraft,
or maybe a bit of rudder being "kicked in".
Only adds to a marvelous shot. Hope nothing is changed.Really like it myself.
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-03-2011, 02:07 PM  
Old lenses as text books --
Posted By BillM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,140
Believe the army has a book on subject Vamp. Called the "manual of alms"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-03-2011, 01:31 AM  
Nature Kookaburra
Posted By BillM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Cool Looking bird, City. Like #2 most, it leaned forward a bit and gave you the best light to work with.
Wonder how many folks have ever put the face with the voice heard in so many movies.
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