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    Lovely images......
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    I decided to try something completely different and do pinhole photography again (with a modern twist).



    Taken with a tripod-mounted a6500 and Rising Standard Pinhole cap: 208sec, f/82, ISO 100
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    Lovely images......
    Thanks Lucille
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    Quote Originally Posted by billickc View Post
    I decided to try something completely different and do pinhole photography again (with a modern twist).

    Taken with a tripod-mounted a6500 and Rising Standard Pinhole cap: 208sec, f/82, ISO 100
    That is very cool Christopher I have never tried pinhole photography before and the result is very dreamy looking! Thanks for sharing and out of curiosity, do you leave the regular lens wide open and just use manual mode to expose? The f/82 is just the hole in the lens cap I'm thinking? Or perhaps combined with the real lens?

    Thanks again for sharing,
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    Thanks Jay. I used a Rising "standard" pinhole body cap, and manually timed the exposure on bulb based on an external light meter reading. Rising estimates the aperture of the hole to be f/82.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billickc View Post
    Thanks Jay. I used a Rising "standard" pinhole body cap, and manually timed the exposure on bulb based on an external light meter reading. Rising estimates the aperture of the hole to be f/82.
    What does the pinhole image equate to in terms of focal length?
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    Our Christmas is in Summer

    We went away for our Christmas holiday's to a place called the Gold Coast.
    Up there in Queensland it is humid and most of us got a little bothered by one member of the family.
    This was the wifes mother who really acts like a 5 year old as she is so clueless. And no I am not being mean.
    She is self. self , self and the others can go away and expects my wife her daughter to drop it all for her.
    So we all did a good job in not going off at her.
    But up there we went to the Theme parks and these are from that one.
    If I find others I will post them in their sections. But these are from our Christmas holiday.

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    The Grandies had a good time with me having to stick up a little more than I liked for the eldest one.
    She is still a kid but her mother thought she should be doing this or that. I class her as my girl as we have a strong bond.
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    These are on the roof as you are about to go but there is a massive ride.
    No I never went on the rides as they are to quick in turning and bumpy which is no good for my back.
    I had the enjoyment of watching them and getting the shots of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldNoob View Post
    What does the pinhole image equate to in terms of focal length?
    The Angle of View is listed as 76 which is an 18mm focal length (full frame) or about 27mm on the APS-C body.
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    Very nice Holiday frames Gramps and sorry to hear the back was acting up. A roller bag is an awesome option, as I see you are in the market

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thumbs up

    Here are a few more from our Christmas trip. We are at a place called Dream World.
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    A newish building made to look old.
    This place we are at is where a couple of people lost their lives due to a malfunction on one of the rides.
    They are slowly coming back on line.

    And thanks Jay, and yes I am not looking anymore for a roller camera bag as I have just bought one on eBay.
    Will make it so much more easy for me. And it may look like overkill but I am the only one who has to go to bed with it each and every night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    Here are a few more from our Christmas trip. We are at a place called Dream World.
    Hi Gramps,

    It feels weird to me to see your Christmas without snow. Interesting but weird. I know some people around here who escape to Florida or somewhere south to get away from our cold misery but not me. It's a pain to shovel all that white mess but the air feels so good. No bugs either. The hardest part is not seeing the sun for long periods and getting around can be difficult.

    Once in a while you get a different picture opportunity. This next one was taken on Christmas morning. I still had a pumpkin outside from last Halloween and I found it nearly covered in snow/ice in the rising sun. I thought the color (and season) contrast was worth a few shots.


    Mixed seasons by Stef, on Flickr

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    Cheers and Happy New Year everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billickc View Post
    I decided to try something completely different and do pinhole photography again (with a modern twist).

    Taken with a tripod-mounted a6500 and Rising Standard Pinhole cap: 208sec, f/82, ISO 100
    This is very cool. The "f/82" part is amazing. Something to add to my list of things to try. Thanks.

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    Thanks leuius! Very nice image of the pumpkin in the snow. We leave ours out for the squirrels to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leuius View Post
    Hi Gramps,

    It feels weird to me to see your Christmas without snow. Interesting but weird. I know some people around here who escape to Florida or somewhere south to get away from our cold misery but not me. It's a pain to shovel all that white mess but the air feels so good. No bugs either. The hardest part is not seeing the sun for long periods and getting around can be difficult.


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    i do understand how you would see it weird to have Christmas without snow. As it would be the same for us with snow.
    We don't even do the pumpkins here either and I'm not sure if it will start but I am sure it will as a lot of people just copy what you guys do over there.
    Like Halloween I have no idea what its about and I know so many more have the same knowledge of it as I do.
    yet just follow the leader. I think its an American thing and I think it really so fair for you to have it but here its make to me no sense at all.
    Yet so many are just sheep. I even had a argument with my son over this as he is one of the sheep.
    I am sure you will not have an ANZAC day as we do here, yet we follow the leader.
    I am not saying its wrong for you to have them but here I think we should stick with what have and know what it all means.
    So please don't take any of this the wrong way.
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    Excellent Pumpkin frame Stef Perfect for the challenge and also the additions from Gramps Holiday trip. I agree it is odd not seeing snow from my perspective which is used to seeing snow. That is one of the reasons I love this challenge and seeing how others celebrate. I also know a family that goes south for the holiday to Disney World, and it sounds like a great idea once the kids get older I think. Why not? Vacations are harder and harder to actual do it seams like, so miles well go if possible while the kids are off ect..

    As far as holidays, they are really just commercialized excuses to sell products these days. The spirit of the holidays has been lost by most people I feel, although not totally. It's like 75% gone I would say in US from the people I know. We have new holidays every year in the US Gramps, it's ridiculous if you ask me and frustrating. The commercials guilt the gullible into feeling obligating to buy more crap. It's a shame, but not all bad. If you focus on the spirit part and try an explain the holiday to the kids, it's pretty fun for sure I believe. Christmas in particular is great for us, because the "magic of it all" is incredible to watch with the children.

    Thanks again for sharing everybody and Happy New Year!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    So please don't take any of this the wrong way.
    Don't worry about that, your points are valid and well made. There is a cultural bias to what we do and obviously where we were raised, the education we received and our openness to the world play into what we each perceived as "normal". A lot of traditions have "evolved" into commercialism to the extreme but one can still find some comfort into a certain amount of cultural routine and I would include the passing of seasons into this rhythm of life. I do like having 4 distinct seasons even if I have slowly witnessed our winters getting milder (less snow, more ice) and our summers getting warmer. This shift is sad.

    Funny enough, even though we don't know each other beyond the scope of this forum, when I see piles of snow outside my door I think of you. How is that for cultural-interaction?

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    Looking at vintage Christmas lighting with a vintage piece of optics...


    Filament by Stef, on Flickr

    Taken with an A6000 and the venerable Tamron SP 90mm/2.8 macro lens at close to maximum magnification.

    Stef

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    Dynamite frame Stef! I really like the way the glass has all that depth to it. You can only see it in certain areas, but it creates depth to my eye. Also the light itself is mesmerizing and looks like twin mini tornados reaching out from the base. Eye candy for sure and thanks for sharing,
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    Hi Gramps.

    Halloween, was celebrated by Druids & Celts, in England & Europe about a thousand years before America was discovered. As kids, we used to carve our lanterns out of Turnips & Swedes, before we ever knew there was something called a Pumpkin.
    OK the comercializing of Halloween, to what it is today, along with all other ancient European festivals, is probably a mix of American influence & the usual corporate greed, now seen in shop chains all over. It is only in recent years, , that Santa Claus & Christmas presents , appeared in Spain. Prior to that, all presents were given on January the 5th . The 3 Kings festival. Given the drive to grab consumers, I wonder when Scandinavia will start celebrating 3 kings too?

    Great photos everyone !
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    on xmas our family in new zealand we dont give presents, we get together for a dinner or lunch...and being together is more important.

    Bdays on the other hand are big events.....and more special as its someones special day and gifts and stuff....

    it seems the true ,eaning of most of these special events have been taken over by commercialisim...
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    First of thanks to all of you for understanding what I was meaning and a special than to Stef and Wally.
    Wally that info is something I had no idea about and I am glad you put it down as I did learn a little more.
    Oh, me and the son are on sort of only talk when we have to so it oaky as we live 45 and a bit hour away from each other.

    So to the Christmas shot.
    This is fat belly me peeling the Prawns or if you like the shrimp and yep for the barbie and that were so good.
    The time taken to get them peeled and clean was down to a fine art as you have to remove the poo tube and if done right it can all come away in one shot.
    I got it right near the end.
    Then we had Sausages and marinated chicken breast. We had a beautiful Christmas lunch all cooked by me.
    Wearing my new Tiger Island T/Shirt, which I got in trouble for wearing it to do this.
    So it worked out how we planned but it still worked out that me and the wife had to do all the work while her mother and our daughter stayed well away.
    Which is what happens each year at our place.
    But I will say I think I would be in the loony bim if it was close at this time of the year now.
    As we are happy with our hot Christmases as its all we know.
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    Great Shot Gramps.
    I see nothing wrong with the shirt !
    It almost looks like one of my Do Rags.
    Now, I do not know much about Australia, so I have to ask ; The chain on the kitchen bench, is that to stop Dingoes raiding the fridge , while you go walkabout ?
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    Good one but no.
    We were at a resort over Christmas and they have got a large undercover area where 6 families can sit there and cook their BBQ's.
    The chain is to keep the scraper there all the time as I would think a few might have gone walkabout.

    My T/Shirt is a brand new one and the wife was scared I would get it covered in fat splatter while I was doing the cooking.
    So I can see her point.
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    Excellent capture Gramps and thanks for sharing your holiday traditions with us Always so much to learn from our friends!! I also was wondering about the chain, makes perfect sense now that you explain. I saw the window had a gap in the bottom to let in outside air, so I assumed this was an outdoor enclosure of some kind, for BBQ. I love me some shrimp!!

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    Yer, and thanks Jay. Where I am standing there are another 3 BBQ to my left.
    Behind me there is another 3 BBQ's plus a sink with running water hot and cold.
    Its basically an open air one but made so you can still sit in there if it rains or gets a little windy.
    A good idea for where we are.
    We had to go to this one this day as it was light rain all day, but they have got BBQ's set throughout the whole park but are open to all elements.
    So we couldn't use that one which we had been using quite a lot while we were there.
    I am unsure if I have posted up a photo of a pest up there I will check and if not I will post it soon.
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