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Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

Very nice series Roo.

The airplane in the fourth picture is odd.
Doesn't seem te be one that was used in the period that the nazis were in power. So don't get it why they put a swastika.

The Nazi swastika was quite different, it was at 45º and the 'legs' went the other way. As it is drawn on the earlier plane it is as the religious symbol in India and the Far East, it is important in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and is sometimes actually drawn the other way around too. But I believe only the Nazi's drew it at 45º. In Europe and the USA it is very stigmatised and closely connected to Fascism and extreme right wing leaning people, whereas in India and the Far East it has no such connotations and is considered auspicious. It is a little disconcerting the first few times Westerners see it daubed randomly in holy places though.

Obviously it is a German plane and I am sure it progressed from the original auspicious symbol it represents as drawn into the Nazi version many of us are familiar with.

True, the Nazis used the swastika as you said 45 degrees but also mirrored compared to the sign on the plane.
The combination of the black cross (implication that it is a German - or Nazis - airplane) and the swastika (the way it is drawn here on the airplane) is questionable. If it would be an Indian plane the swastika could make sense but not the black cross. Just puzzled here...

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Hi Roo.
Very nice shots, love the mini tornado, the wall of fire looks spectacular!

Cheers, Graham.

Thanks Graham

Here's a few of the WW1 aircraft flying

Very nice series Roo.

The airplane in the fourth picture is odd.
Doesn't seem te be one that was used in the period that the nazis were in power. So don't get it why they put a swastika.

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Lenses / Re: Next L Lens From Canon Will be a Prime [CR2]
« on: March 03, 2015, 01:29:40 PM »
For the moment, lens production capacity is what will dictate when new lenses are announced. The brand new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II has been out of stock around the globe at major retailers for a long while now, so I’m sure that has priority for Canon. As well as the brand new and highly touted EF 11-24mm f/4L.


Stock available at some major retailers here in the Netherlands
Just bought mine 2 weeks ago. Will give it a birdingtest next week

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DPreview: "The real kicker with the D7200 is that all 51 points can focus down to -3EV just like the D750, which is the best of any DSLR in this class. By comparison, the D7100's points focused down to -2EV. While the Canon EOS 7D II has more focus points (65, and all cross-type), only the center point can 'see' at -3EV."

Hopefully this will inspire Canon to bring this to their cameras as well (1D x MKII and 5D MKIV)

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Street & City / Re: Nevada Wier in India...
« on: March 02, 2015, 12:36:35 AM »
She is doing wonderful photos : http://www.nevadawier.com/

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: March 02, 2015, 12:32:14 AM »
Here is my front yard

IMG_2981 by Andy Hodapp, on Flickr

Wow, having that in your front yard...I wouldn't go anywhere anymore...  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:16:23 AM »
I always wondered what was Neuranatomist job...

He stacks shelves in Walmart or is an ambassador for Nikon or something


That...but more likely: http://community.the-digital-picture.com/member.php?u=1413&tab=visitor_messaging#visitor_messaging


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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 07:30:24 AM »

I am a self-employed advisor with main focus on operational excellence. I help (advice, implement, optimize) organizations with the implementation and management of transition and operation processes. Goal is to improve the reliability of delivery of services, the relationship with customers and empowering employees.
This leaves me with less time for photography as I wished for (also since I am gratefully busy with my 2 children)
However I booked some days in a hiding hut for bird photography, managed to sign-up to some different kind of workshops and will be again on a photography trip to the Middle East - next to my spare time of going out in the field every moment I can find. 

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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: Fashion Runway Shots
« on: February 27, 2015, 01:59:21 PM »
Very nice. I enjoy looking at the photos in this thread. Nice to look at fashion.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/4L IS with EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:36:05 AM »
It totally depends on your needs.
I used the 35 f/2 IS for indoor photography of ice sculptures at 800 ISO. With the 16-35 the ISO would be higher though it is not really a big issue for a 6D but if you like to keep ISO low...


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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:29:11 AM »
It is a wonderful lens. Though vignetting is more present than the 70-300L but not so much to worry about. I also noticed that the IS is more noisy than with the 70-300L. Did anyone (who owned the 70-300L) noticed that as well? Or is that my copy of the 100-400L II? Is that something to worry about?  :-\

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...... http://photoinf.com/General/Johannes_Vloothuis/landscape_composition_rules.html I don't think it makes sense to do art or photography by a set of rules, but it's an interesting read because for me it's a different way to think about paintings/photos.
Agree. It is very subjective. If everbody in the past would stick to 'rules', there would not have been a development in art. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:35:23 AM »
18mp?
but 61 points all crosstype...yeah
12 fps ....yeah
cfast...but is that both sd?

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Portrait / Re: Poster design photos
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:38:45 AM »
Any comments are appreciated.

I'm  not commenting individually, but you gotta watch this before doing "from behind" shots, floating heads or teal-orange posters :-) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJiBkFgprQ


Very enlightening, thanks

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