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By wiredog (Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 10:37:45 AM EST) (all tags)
Inspired by ana's Holed diary I went out this morning with my camera to get pictures of DC, in Spring, a month after the record setting snowstorms.

Previous entries: one, two, and three.



The snow is still piled high where the front end loaders dumped it.
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Baby pothole. Give it a week and it'll be all growed up and eating tires.
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This is what 2 feet of snow looks like a month later.
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At this time of year the sky is an amazing blue color.
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Sky2

Hi there!
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Spring at last! Spring at last! Thank God Almighty, it's Spring at last!
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< Om nom nom | The Whiteboard >
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Lovely photographs, by ni (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:29:54 AM EST
but I don't think "almighty" is worthy of capitalization, although I suspect it's done often enough. It is not, as far as I know, the gentleman's last name.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
MLK had it capitalized by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 01:10:27 PM EST
At least he spoke as if it was in the speech that I took the (modified) quote from.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Nice pics. by muchagecko (4.00 / 1) #3 Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 05:18:18 PM EST
Cute lil' shar pei.


A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

They've got 3 or 4 by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 09:36:59 PM EST
Fairly mellow dogs.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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What lens by barooo (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:15:42 AM EST
was that last one with the flowers?  That's some harsh bokeh...  Nikon 18-200VR?  Lovely pastel colors in the foreground though.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
Kit lens for the Canon EOS. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:49:09 AM EST
28-80 film equivalent, IIRC.

WTF is bokeh?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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The background blur by barooo (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 10:57:53 AM EST
all the grass and sticks have a pretty harsh blur effect.  Distracting.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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Whaaa? Is this some new thing? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:16:04 AM EST
Shallow depth of field is unavoidable when shooting macro outdoors, handheld, in natural light. You need to freeze motion (otherwise everything is blurred), which requires opening up the lens (which shallows depth of field).

Having the background out of focus also removes distractions. An interesting effect is shallow depth of field at ranges of feet rather than inches.

Read up on depth of field in photography.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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What I was saying was by barooo (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:59:32 AM EST
that the background isn't out of focus enough.  To me, it's distracting and if I were shooting that shot and had more aperture available I would have opened it up more.




man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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Ahhh, OK. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:06:30 PM EST
Yeah. The lens was as wide open as I could get.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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That is what I figured by barooo (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 12:31:44 PM EST
Again, I like the nice soft pastel colors in the foreground.


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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"Hi there! " by duxup (4.00 / 1) #9 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:16:16 AM EST
OM GOD SUPER WORM!  RUN!

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I love the 4th pic, but that 3rd one? by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:20:01 AM EST
That's gotta be the ugliest worm I've ever seen.


An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
The barn is a worm? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:21:36 AM EST
You been hittin' the sauce again?

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Man, nothing like monday morning by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 11:51:08 AM EST
to ruin a joke - I meant the 6th pic.


An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
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