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    Re: Still Smokey

    We went to Mariposa on HWY 49 yesterday.
    A low pressure area is coming in.
    The air was pretty nice and the sky blue-ish.
    It all depends on the wind direction.
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    Re: Still Smokey

    Were you able to watch any of the meteor shower?
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    Re: Still Smokey

    As if helicopter flying owls aren't enough, Yosemite has a singing bear
    https://youtu.be/xD6FH0oN_KI
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    Re: Still Smokey

    In Fresno it all depends on which way the wind is blowing.
    An owl rode shotgun in a chopper dropping water on the Creek fire...
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    Re: Favorite Focusing Loupe?

    Ahh, but the Silvestri is the Sophia Loren of loupes! :o
    LOL!
  6. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    Sad news!
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    Re: Still Smokey

    A friend who works up there says Yosemite Valley is incredible right now. No crowds. Animals have come down from the high country, little smoke and blue skies. The water falls have petered out, which...
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    Re: Shooting 8x10 in a submarine

    The link isn't working for me:confused:
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Yosemite NP is closed up due to air quality. The air index in Yosemite right now is 685.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Yup!
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    I smoked an OPA Bloodline Maduro wrapped torpedo today.
    On the patio, with my Bride's terrier-ist, watching the hummingbirds and the bees competing for the nectar in hummingbird feeder.
    It...
  12. Re: I am back .. been off for 8 years photobymike

    Welcome home:)
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Me too!
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Smoke free so the stars will be visible:confused:
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    We just learned that Oakhurst and Coarsegold are preparing for evacuation, A new emergency shelter is being established in Mariposa.
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    I think my biggest challenge is going to be finding a smoke free night sky this next new moon :rolleyes:
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Drew, isn't spending that much trail time above the timberline hazardous because of lightning? Before the fire started there was quite a bit of stormy weather up there!
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Army National Guard helicopter pilots and crews are doing an amazing job evacuating hikers, flying at night in the mountains and using night vision goggles through the fire,smoke and turbulence. They...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Prather is being evacuated this morning.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The fire is now burning West Village in Shaver Lake.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    Word just came in that Inyo County shut down. Saddlebag Lake Resort closed for the season.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The town of Shaver Lake is surrounded by the fire.
    The Army National Guard is using a Chinook to airlift campers out of Mammoth Pool(160-200 so far I heard) the rest were told to get in the water...
  23. Re: Nagaoka cameras are still made in Japan. The story of a wooden LF craftsman.

    I remember seeing ads for Nagaoka cameras in Popular Science, placed by some distributor on King St in Honolulu. How I wish I had ordered one but I was a broke college kid whose big night out...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-wildfire-prompts-air-rescues-of-more-than-160-stranded-campers
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Ilford is what I have, so I'll roll with that
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    The Creek Fire blew up overnight. The campers at Mammoth Pools were told to get in the water, they can't get them out.
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article245523200.html
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Dang, I miss all the fun!
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Lighting will be an issue. There's no power to the site and it's in a pretty dense forest, so I'll be stuck with a silhouette I'm guessing. Thanks!
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Definitely mosquito repellent. Thanks!
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    Good stuff. Thanks!
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    Re: Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    I'm tending towards shooting during a New Moon with HP-5+, for 1 hour at f/8. I wasn't aware that Acros is available in 8x10 although I think Tmax 400 may still be?
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    Chasing star trails with an 8x10

    I've got permission to spend as much time as I want between 7:00PM and 7:00AM in a special place, directly South of a landmark I want encircled by star trails. I have an idea where the moon will be...
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    China Charlie was quite a character, that's for sure!
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    We took the chairlift up and hiked down China Peak yesterday. We were above the yuck---blue skies and fluffy white clouds and no smoke all the way down to the lodge---2-1/4 miles.
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    Re: Smoke smoke everywhere

    I went for a hike in Yosemite yesterday---blue sky and clean(er) air, however I wasn't down in the murky valley.
  36. Re: Help with film holder for old 8x10 camera

    It looks to be made for an old "book type" holder although I could be wrong.
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    Smoke smoke everywhere

    here in CA because of wild fires!
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    From the Yosemite webcam at Turtleback Dome facing El Capitan and Half Dome
    An arsonist started a fire in Big Sur, there are fires in Napa and SoCal and we...
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    Re: Development failure

    Which developer? I've gotten dark flakes in Kodak D-76 in the past.
  39. Re: Any recommendation on an 8x10 lens for tabletop and sculpture

    Laugh if you must, but I've had decent luck with a 159mm Wollensak WA yellow dot shooting still life marine specimens like shells, starfish and a seahorse. Working up close with a longer lens takes...
  40. Interesting History on PBS about photography and royalty from Queen Victoria to now

    I'm not an Anglophile and certainly not oogly woogly over the Royal Family but I came across this program dealing with the interplay between photography and the Royal Family, and I thought it was...
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