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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-28-2018, 09:28 AM  
Architecture Ghost town pic's
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Nicely done. My wife and I spent an afternoon in Bodie late July this year. Really enjoyed it as it wasn't too busy. Surprised there weren't more people there.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-25-2018, 10:11 AM  
Black & White Bath Time
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Luv the expression in #1. Sorta "you're going to do what?". Grandkids are great, I know my 3 are.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-04-2018, 11:04 AM  
Landscape Takakkaw Falls , Canada's secon highest waterfall
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Glad to see you back posting. I rarely get a chance to post, but I try to look at others when I can.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 08-29-2018, 08:35 AM  
Poll: 2018 PF T-shirt Design Poll
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 121
Views: 6,636
#7 for me.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-21-2018, 10:53 AM  
Landscape Teton Sunrise
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 5
Views: 426
My wife and I were there 3 weeks ago and there was so much smoke in the air that the Tetons were only a faint silhouette. Did get a couple of pics of the barn.
Forum: General Talk 07-14-2018, 11:02 PM  
What Do Fellow Pentaxians Do For A Living?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 171
Views: 10,645
I'm retired for the 3rd time. It finally stuck. Haven't worked since 31 March 2013. Been "fully employed" with my 3 grandkids. Best "job" ever!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2018, 11:32 AM  
Misc Dewman gets Arrested!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 16
Views: 571
Ah...what memories you're bringing back. I only had the "pleasure" of a launch (no landings) the day I left the carrier in a C2A COD (carrier onboard delivery) heading for Clark AFB, then on Travis AFB, then on to Treasure Island for discharge.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-29-2018, 12:44 PM  
Black & White Exit.... Stage LEFT!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Yep, there was always something exciting happening on the flight deck. I was on USS Oriskany, CVA-34, and I watched a bundle of flight ops. Forgot about flight deck being wood. Think it was teak wood if I remember correctly.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2018, 07:47 PM  
People An Old Man . . . . .
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 8
Views: 381
I had no idea you were so young! Must be the grandfatherly thing. Nothing better than holding a bundle of joy. My wife and I just had a 4-day "sleep over" (at their house) with our 2 grandchildren (5 yr old Sydney & 3 yr old Cooper) while parents were out of town celebrating their anniversary.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-15-2018, 09:14 AM  
People A true
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 4
Views: 295
They must be shy as I cant see them. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2018, 10:37 AM  
People My New Granddaughter!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 22
Views: 693
She's gorgeous!! Can I hold her? Babies are so cuddly and smell so good (most of the time). It's great having a new granddaughter. I have a 5 year old "princess" (won't be another in our family). Hard to believe Claire is 13.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2018, 10:24 AM  
Abstract Canyonlands
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Nicely done. There are a lot of beautiful things to see there. My son and I were there mid-September last year.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-11-2018, 12:32 PM  
Landscape Retezat Mountains
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 13
Views: 499
That is a nice series. I particularly enjoyed the star bursts. Well done.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-08-2018, 08:24 PM  
Machinery Beautiful Brits
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 10
Views: 430
How many did you bring home? :):)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-28-2018, 07:25 PM  
Machinery Back in Time
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Yep, we had a maytag washer and 2 rinse tubs on the back porch. My brother and I had to fill everything with the garden hose, and yes, my brother caught his fingers in the wringer once, and only once. Guess he was a fast learner. :lol:
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-22-2018, 11:56 AM  
A "What Should I Do" Thread
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 42
Views: 2,181
I agree with renting a lens or two before you go just to see what you want. Last September I rented a couple of lenses from Camera Lens Rental (from IN if I remember correctly) for a 2-week trip through Utah. They had good prices and super service. I contacted them mid-trip to ask for an extension and it was not problem at all. Not driving a "Fit" to AK? Just kidding, remember from Steves Digital forum that you drove one. Enjoy your trip.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-20-2018, 02:44 PM  
Machinery Packin' a Load!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Thanks for sharing Dewman, seeing these photos really brings some fond memories. My ship (USS Oriskany, CVA-34) had a fair number of A-1's. I spent a lot of my free time on some of the upper levels watching take-offs and landings.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-14-2018, 12:48 PM  
Nature Winter storm Riley and beyond
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 19
Views: 692
You guys are being punished for losing the Super Bowl. :lol: Enjoy your month in the sun.
Forum: Sold Items 03-03-2018, 02:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: K100D with 50-200mm f4-5.6 Lens
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Yep, it's still a good camera. Got mine from Ritz Camera about 10 years ago and I still use it periodically.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-03-2018, 02:23 PM  
Move Up from a K-5?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
I'm 99% sure that I'm getting a K-3ii by the end of this year, and was thinking that new ones will probably be gone. If they are, I'll pick up a used one. You're right that there should be more in the market place by that time.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-26-2018, 01:42 PM  
Move Up from a K-5?
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
I'm thinking very seriously about a K-3ii (currently shooting 8 year old K-20D), and I am disappointed that K-3ii was officially discontinued. Guess I better make a decision before they are all gone.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 02-26-2018, 01:19 PM  
Prima Big Travel Tripod - only $59!
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Great price, but not tall enough at 53.9" - I'm 6'5"
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-26-2018, 01:15 PM  
May I introduce myself ? My name is HelenJo.
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Welcome HelenJo, and I am a youngster at only 75. Lot of good people on this site.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-18-2018, 01:04 PM  
Landscape Moselle River
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Nicely done. Been up and down this river a fair number of times. Lived in Germany for 6 years.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-21-2018, 10:49 AM  
Machinery The Barrier
Posted By cardinal43
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Sorry so late in replying. Been laid up with a nasty cold (but thankfully no flu). I came aboard the Oriskany as soon as she returned for repairs. Repairs were made at Hunters Point Ship Yard and repairs took about 5-6 months (I think) and most of the crew was assigned to other local activities. I was assigned to Armed Forces Police (mixture of AF, Navy & Marines) at Alameda Naval Air Station and we covered Oakland area and San Francisco area. Those of us assigned to patrol Oakland were required to spend our free time in SF and vice versa. Rationale was for us not to fraternize clubs and bars that we patrolled. Worked fine for me as I got to spend a lot of time in SF. As soon as repairs were completed we headed back to Yankee Station in Tonkin Gulf. We were on station when Forrestal caught fire. For the most part, I enjoyed my Naval service. Got out 2 months early so I could go back to college.
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