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Posted February 18, 2012 - 07:32 AM

I guess I have two other hobbies that consume some free time. One is the love of reading, with Stephen King and Dean Koontz being two of my most favorites.

The other is shared with Kathy and that is photography. Although we are amateurs, we can do pretty good occasionally. She does the birds, ducks and other wildlife, I take too many of sunsets

(original small file posted was replaced, my next post below)

Course sometimes I just cant NOT take one

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This was a one in a million shot that Kathy took

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Edited by Michiganmobileman, February 19, 2012 - 09:21 AM.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Nice pictures, photography is fun and you save memories for later. I used to be a shutter bug when I was younger. Was really into it. Did a few weddings, shot with infared film, still portrates. That was when you used film in a camera and most I took were slides. I have trouble now with these digital camera, never know what kind of picture I will get.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Cool pics, I like nice sunset shots. Wild life can be fun also. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:03 AM

Beautiful shots. Thanks for posting them up. :thumbs:
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:08 AM

My wife has a bit of an eye too. I ,however, can only seem to take pics of tractors. :D

Thanks for posting these, they're really pretty sunsets and that's one long bird tongue!
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Nice pictures Greg. I'm glad you shared them with us.

I would like to see the first one enlarged too, but it wouldn't cooperate.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:57 AM

That was a smaller file let me see if I can find the original

here you go along with one more from the same day and one from a year before

Enjoy

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Edited by Michiganmobileman, February 18, 2012 - 09:13 AM.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:11 AM

. That was when you used film in a camera and most I took were slides. I have trouble now with these digital camera, never know what kind of picture I will get.


You'll never hear me claim to be a picture taker. The thing I like about the digital camera is that I can look right then and see if I got a picture. By the time the film got developed, it was too late. The picture of the rare, obscure part or something you really needed was usually the one that wouldn't come out.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:17 AM

Those are very nice photos.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:25 AM

Oh, those last two are my favorites. I like the way you framed them with the branches and the way the sky is mirrored in the still water. :thumbs:
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:34 AM

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OK heres one more from the year before the last one which was 2008. Not the same day as the other ones but was lax on the scenery shots in 2008 as most of my time was spent building this.

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The best part is we get the same view from inside the house, bedroom window as most of those sunsets are, which were taken from the dock in front of the house.

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Edited by Michiganmobileman, February 19, 2012 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 09:44 AM

Heres an overhead of where we are,
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Where it says Martiny Lakes on that shot is the far edge of Lost lake that we can see from our house. There is a two story house on the far shore and the handheld GPS says its about 2.5 miles from our house. Between us are two lakes and some marshy flooded areas, with woods dipping in on both sides. On the summer solstice and for about 2 weeks before and after, the sun sets right over the open space and sets on top of that home (+/- changes everyday slightly). Literally "picture perfect".

Thanks for the comments guys!

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 10:41 AM

That's nice work Greg. Looks like a nice place to live. Thanks for sharing those sunsets.
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Posted February 18, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Those are beautiful shots Greg! It takes a special person to take that kind of picture. My oldest Daughter was born with the gift of photo sight. She has the ability to see the shot and the presence of mind to get the picture. My wife's best friend also has the gift. I however did not inherit that gene! I have learned a little about taking pictures of tractors, but I don't have the desire to carry a camera everywhere I go. I applaud those who have the gift and the desire to use it!
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