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    What is that nasty looking 'white stuff' on the...

    What is that nasty looking 'white stuff' on the ground?

    BTW, it's 78*F right now!




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    Sony a7ii shutdown

    Just installed the latest update a few days ago...ver3.30

    Was using camera the other night, and swapped out battery(yes, it is a Sony battery) as my battery was getting low in the percentage(I...
  3. Thread: Politics

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    American elections actually affect the entire...

    American elections actually affect the entire planet....to a degree.

    We, as a country, seem to make the planet a better place when a conservative takes office.(big problem this cycle, as there are...
  4. Thread: Possum Moon

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    That's a hard shot to get...backlit. Seems it...

    That's a hard shot to get...backlit.
    Seems it works just fine though....not as much noise in the photo as I would expect to see either. Well done!




    Scott (congrats on spring too) B
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    They get a few coats of oil, and then I lacquer...

    They get a few coats of oil, and then I lacquer them.
    Scary? I guess if you haven't ever turned one it could possibly be. But I assure you, once you give it a go....it isn't all that bad. Just...
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    American Scyamore

    Yes, it's too big for my light tent....and it looked like it was gonna rain outside. Sorry....

    https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8538/29297486150_0e0fd606b5_b.jpg
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    Not sure how to explain the 'stacking', as I have...

    Not sure how to explain the 'stacking', as I have no idea what the program is really doing while it is running. I use AutoStakkert 2 for the stacking. It takes uncompressed avi files(Y800...
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    Here is a shot through the 2x Barlow and 'red'...

    Here is a shot through the 2x Barlow and 'red' filter....drizzled 1.5x in the stakkert
    https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8116/28626757263_2b46b7dd53_b.jpgAugust 26 2016 Moon by Scott Butler, on Flickr
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    Moon August 26 2016 at 930am

    Yes! Finally a day without clouds!!!! Well, there were some, but they didn't get between me and the Moon!
    Too bad this was during the daytime. In fact, I shot this during the 9:25 to 9:30 am...
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    IS DMK21AU618.AS camera

    Not sure exactly where to place this news....it's sort of a Sony, but it doesn't carry the "Sony" name.

    New to me, used for the last guy that owned it. It is supposed to be on the Big Brown Truck...
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    What is photoshop saying the 'temperature'...

    What is photoshop saying the 'temperature' is(white balance number is probably in the cooler end)?

    I like the 'blue effect'. It's just a different look.




    Scott (hoping to see the moon...
  12. Thread: Small Flower

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    The macro shot is NICE! Great sharpness ...

    The macro shot is NICE! Great sharpness



    Scott (looks like a daisy family) B
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    Sometimes it's just best to downsize.... I'll...

    Sometimes it's just best to downsize....
    I'll probably be turning off the pen blank website soon, 40hrs a week 'working' is enough....coming home to more 'stuff' is a pain and it gets in the way.
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    Not sure how to take a time lapse at the rate...

    Not sure how to take a time lapse at the rate that I'd have to have?
    -The Moon changes size depending on where it is in the sky, the amount of atmosphere it is seen through, and even cloud/humidity...
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    I am trying to use the video file to get say a...

    I am trying to use the video file to get say a 1000-2000 frames of the moon, that I can use in a program called 'registax6'. It goes through the file and sort of the individual frames for only the...
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    My type of wood-working isn't so much inclined to...

    My type of wood-working isn't so much inclined to have fire around it:D

    Although I have been known to use a blow torch to 'burn off' the raised grain on Pine to give a 'weird look' to the final...
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    Movie file format

    Sony a7ii

    Is there anyway to make the files .avi in camera?



    Registax6 doesn't 'see' them. Registax6 is for stacking video frames of say the moon, or even Jupiter/Saturn. And it doesn't...
  18. Thread: Moon at 2 am

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    I'm liking the second shot, where the moon is a...

    I'm liking the second shot, where the moon is a bit more spaced.
    I first one has a funny 'thing' on the third moon in the stack...near the right edge. Not sure why, but my eye gets pulled right to...
  19. Thread: Too hot!

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    Y'all down-under having me hoping! I can't wait...

    Y'all down-under having me hoping! I can't wait for cooler weather!!!
    Typically, cooler weather means more clear skies at night, humidity dropping to reasonable levels, and I can always put more...
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    Gradient filter is my favorite tool in LR for...

    Gradient filter is my favorite tool in LR for blue hour....

    This one seems to be just plain "AWESOMENESS"


    Scott (really like the distance in this) B
  21. Thread: Too hot!

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    Too hot!

    Yesterday, I was supposed to mill about 450 board feet of White Oak logs, the fella came up with an excuse....long story short, the mill was backed into the yard and I didn't die in the...
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    I've read a little bit about the Registax6 stuff,...

    I've read a little bit about the Registax6 stuff, and so far I'm looking at having to convert the video file from a Sony a7ii to just about anything else in order for the software to use it. That...
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    Eyepiece projection is fun

    Moon is a fun subject. It's almost always there, and easy to line-up in the potic, even without a polar alignment...as tracking the ecliptic is wicked simple.



    So...this is a no crop, full...
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    Adaptor came in - test necessary

    Just got a new piece of the puzzle in!
    Had to test it just now, now this may not look awesome fantastic wicked cool...but I shot this from inside the house, looking through a window with a screen! ...
  25. Thread: Day Moon

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    Maybe stack the two images in Photoshop? ...

    Maybe stack the two images in Photoshop? Stacking reduces noise some...
    Also you could just use a 'healing brush' and blur the blue....since it's 'flat in tone' anyway


    I too have seen the moon...
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