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Frog Hair
09-04-2008, 06:51 AM
Where are the images from folks like Sanity, Paxfish, Wild Bill, anyone? I remember one thread posted on the BS board that had pages and pages of some of the best shots of the bay you could imagine. It would be interesting to know where it was taken, what camera, what lens, and any othr information to help us all learn. It doesnít matter what the subject matter-birds, animals, landscapes, sunsets- is letís see them.

I would just like to know how to post a image on tidalfish using this blasted modem which never comes across as sent.:nono:

09-04-2008, 08:10 PM

I posted these from my Photobucket site, so they'll stay up a bit longer. I think that very few people are aware of this board. Certainly I found it quite by accident since I rarely look at the page that lists all the boards. I think this board has some potential.

As for cameras, I have used the original Polaroid Land camera in which you had to peel away the dinky little photo and wipe it with the swab that would put the protective film over the picture. Kodak Instamatic cameras. Cheap throw aways. I didn't get my first SLR until 1976 and shot mainly slide film with Kodak 64 which is not even made anymore. It forced me to think about THE SHOT and the technical aspects of it because slide film was very unforgiving but it taught you that this is what you told the camera to shoot and that is how it turned out. You had to keep copious data notes to go with the picks so you could see what you got when they finally were processed and link up the data with the shot.

These new fangled Digitals are great for instant results and keep all the data for you. I basically use two cameras and the one that I shoot the most with is the one that is the cheapest. I used to carry around enough equipment to go on a National Geographic's shoot. Now I just take the simplest of cameras and use the techniques that I improvised for economy of travel with the Canon AE-1 that I first fell in love with.

I use a Canon PowerShot A570 IS and the first G6 Canon Digital Rebel. I mostly use the PowerShot because it is light, efficient, gives a good quality picture and I can put it in Harm's Way without worrying if I lose it. Low cost and ease of replacement. When I want to do special projects, I pack the Digital Rebel.

To me, it ISN'T the camera, it's what YOU see. I view cameras as a way of getting a glimpse of what was going on inside the photographer's head when he took it. People are used to MUST have a great camera. The result is helped by the camera, but it starts with YOUR vision. Use your vision and look around the world you live in. You can get great shots out of your bathroom's just a matter of how you use your vision.

Right now I look back on shots that I took years ago and wish that I had been more OPEN with my own vision and focused on different parts of the scene that I can no longer recapture.

See how that goes.

Frog Hair
09-05-2008, 05:05 AM
WOW! Now seeeeeeeee that’s what I’m talking about. I just knew we had folks like you’re self on this board that take quality photos, which we all could learn from. I also carry a Cannon powershot as a back up camera. Some of my best images to date have been taken with it. And like your self I started out with 35mm and progressed to DSLR. For me besides the beauty of it all and the technical aspect of getting it right I find it’s all about the hunt. All those shots are great but if I had to pick one it would be #6. Headed out now to capture some wood duck Images on a local pond, I hope.

09-06-2008, 08:07 AM
The "Random Images" thread had a good run until two things happened. One was when Brandon expanded the board and switched servers. Some threads could not be transfered when this site went up. The other was that Photobucket went through a thing where they made it impossible to host the pictures and transfer them to sites.

I tried to revive it on the "new" BS Board but it died. NO interest because a lot of the people who might have participated couldn't or wouldn't get the password. The folks who inhabit the BS Board are more interested in fighting amongst themselves and any thread that is nonpolitical gets completely ignored.

As I said earlier, I'm not sure that the majority of people even know of this board's existence.

27 sailfish
09-06-2008, 11:30 AM
Sunset on the Severn River in August.

09-06-2008, 01:19 PM
If you live on the Severn, I am envious. Great place for shooting. Nice shot. Maybe you've seen these sights?

27 sailfish
09-06-2008, 04:03 PM
Wish I lived on the Severn - either one. The Severn we boat on is in Md , it runs to Annapolis.Never been on the Va. one - not yet anyway.

09-06-2008, 05:45 PM
Just a few taken in Beaufort NC. Waterspout was taken just out of the Beaufort Inlet by a good friend.

09-06-2008, 05:57 PM
Nice place...both long as the natives don't get cranky when you get the "names" mixed up. Spent time in both of them and have loved it.

I like your "Threading the Needle" Shot.:clapping2:

Frog Hair
09-06-2008, 06:25 PM
Just hope we can keep this site going, I for one really enjoy other folks photos doesnít matter what level of know-how.