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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2017, 01:39:43 AM »
This is an old one but make guesses at the vessel
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2017, 04:54:14 AM »
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2017, 05:43:38 AM »
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2017, 09:17:05 AM »
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 09:20:30 AM »
Unreconstructed Commies queried.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2017, 10:03:45 AM »
CCDs have a way to go before they beat that 645. I could blow up pictures to four by five FEET and not lose much in the way of resolution. My telephoto lens was 23 inches long. Got a great picture of the captain of a Krista flipping me offf.  ;D

I won't dispute that, but how often do you need to blow up photos that big? For most of us, digital provides pictures as good as our computer screens can display. I do only three things with my pictures: I look at them on my computer; I post them on line where others look at them on their computers, and I make 4X6-inch prints for my non-computer-using friends. For me, a nice telephoto lens would make a lot more difference than higher resolution. But I'm not willing to carry the weight when hiking. (I'm going to have to rent a camera with a decent zoom for my trip to Churchill, MB, this fall.)

Might want to just get a decent older digital camera with a zoom. . . My carry around camera is a 14.1 megapixel cybershot with a 4 x optical zoom. I spend like $25 on eBay for it so losing it would not be a great loss.

I love buying used stuff that works for me but a little older.

When I was researching cameras in preparation for my trip to Churchill in 2016 (postponed to this fall because of my broken arm) I was looking as some very reasonably-priced cameras with 40X zoom. What I discovered in my research is that the processor is critical for getting a clear shot. With everything else the same, the latest processor will provide a much better picture than the one before it.

For hiking, I just don't care that much. Very light weight is all that matters. My point & shoot with 5X optical zoom is really pretty good. But for the polar bears I want a lot more zoom and the best processor I can get. It makes more sense for me to rent a camera for that one short trip. For hiking, I get pics of me and my guides and some landscapes. For wildlife you want the best quality you can get, but I don't visit wildlife areas often enough to justify owning a good camera. I might never go to Churchill again after this fall. And I'll never return to Kenya again unless I find a girlfriend. It's too long a trip to take alone. And for underwater photography you need a whole different kind of equipment and more skill than I have.

I have a Nikon p510 with a 40X zoom. I can see if eagles wipe their butts.

Amazon says that one weighs a pound and a quarter. For hiking I'm not willing to carry that much weight. Yes, I would get much better pictures. But I'm not willing to carry the weight. I've hiked with guides who carry more weight than I can lift off the ground. I need to trim ounces from my pack.

Bottom line: I'm not a serious photographer. I'll rent a good camera for Churchill.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2017, 11:23:18 AM »
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
Ah, it was the Arnold.

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Ship was used to film "Virus" movie. Thus the Russian name. There was a Soviet ships with a similar name and design but with a slightly different name.

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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2017, 12:23:59 PM »
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
Ah, it was the Arnold.

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Ship was used to film "Virus" movie. Thus the Russian name. There was a Soviet ships with a similar name and design but with a slightly different name.

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A...B4%D0%BD%D0%BE)

Hoping the Russian letters would throw people off
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2017, 12:35:40 PM »
Ah, a Red herring.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2017, 08:38:37 PM »
I cropped this a bit. I was kayaking and there was this strange tower in the water which I could not figure out what it was.
Tried looking for the town, looking for "strange towers on York River." Nothing. Finally, I went to the NOAA charts and it is listed as VORTEC. Looked up VORTEC and it is an aircraft navigation beacon.

Thought I would post it because it is kind of neat looking


Only had my cell phone so quality is not great. Of course I was also bouncing in the water at the time.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2017, 02:54:12 PM »
Why I was late for work today. . . I need to start remembering to check to see if there is a bridge lift schedule.
USS Cole, the one that was badly damaged by a boat bomb.


 
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