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sputnik last won the day on October 10 2017

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  1. Legends You Have Seen Live?

    One of my earliest ambitions in life was to be a groupie for Judy Collins. To me, she always seemed to embody the finest qualities of a human being........so she's my legend. Saw a couple of her concerts at Red Rocks back in the 70s but couldn't sneak onto the tour bus. Finally got to meet her after a Valentines Day concert here a couple of years ago. Still amazing at 70+ and her voice was as beautiful as ever (if not better.) I know I look like a dork in the photo, especially standing next to a goddess. Beautiful woman and still very amazing eyes but I especially love her hands in this photo. On a related note, we got to see Crosby, Stills and Nash several years ago too. Video worth watching.
  2. "Emotional service?" Yes, I suppose you could say that; however, it's never been documented.
  3. Late March is pretty much just slush and mud season here in tropical Montana so we're planning a trip to the Georgia coast and Charleston SC this year. I've never been to the South (unless Texas counts) so I'm seeking advice or inside information in finding any secret and charming places that only the locals know about. We're flying into Atlanta and driving to the Cumberland Island - Jekyll Island area then heading up to Charleston then back to Atlanta (or the reverse circuit). There's so much to see but we only have a week so I'd like to make the most of it. I'm told it's a busy time there but my wife is a teacher so that limits our travel to the busiest times of the year for most places. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Happy Birthday “Curly”

    Happy Birthday you Fabulous Furry Freak.
  5. Will it take off?

    Trolling? Me?
  6. Will it take off?

    Just wondering if Gilbert has come to his senses by now.
  7. Real Guitar Legends

    Legends. Chet Atkins Andres Segovia Les Paul + Mary Ford
  8. Max Volume!

    Set max volume. Sit in sweet spot in front of big big old speakers. Shut eyes. You'l think your house is crashing in.
  9. women with sound system

    What was the name of Parrot's female "sock puppet" character with a hot-looking avatar? CindyHeartKlipsch or something like that? He fooled a lot of folks with her.
  10. Show us your great photography thread!

    Article about viewing the volcanic eruptions on Io. https://www.space.com/18272-jupiter-io-volcano-eruptions-pizza-moon.html
  11. Show us your great photography thread!

    The position of Venus was west (right) of the sun during the eclipse. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse-4-planets-bright-stars added: I might have to correct myself. After reading Willy's post, I checked on the planet positions a bit more closely and the speck seen in the lower left hand side of one of the shots I posted might actually be the star Regulus. I might have someone at our local planetarium look at the photo.
  12. Show us your great photography thread!

    I likes sheep.
  13. Show us your great photography thread!

    Thanks for the "pity likes" - I'll take 'em. After about 12 years as a member, I have an abysmal post count anyway and, by far, most of those were from before the like button was installed. I am afraid that my pitiful like-vs-post ratio makes me look like some kind of social pariah. Here's a good link for information regarding older Nikon lens performance with higher resolution digital cameras. There's also a good link there discussing the merits of a D850 FX vs a good DX (D500) camera as well. http://www.dslrbodies.com/cameras/the-d850-blog/the-best-lenses-for-the.html In addition to the listed lenses there, I know my 70-180mm micro works very nicely with my new camera as does my105mm dc and my ol' 85mm f/1.4 ais (with some fringing). That 200mm f/4 micro is a very good lens and should be fine and I'd guess that the 50mm f/1.4 manual would be OK too. My old 35mm f/1.4 manual doesn't do too well though. I haven't tested some of my AF D lenses yet but I hardly use them anymore anyway. Diz, thanks for reminding me of our efforts to bring Michael in for a safe landing in Ohio during one of his Klipsch Quest adventures. Gave me a good chuckle. For the other question re Mercury, that would be reflected sun light. There are some cool photos from the Messenger probe showing the surface of Mercury looking much like the moon. https://www.google.com/search?q=mercury+planet+messenger+photos&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi81-Sow-bWAhVLqVQKHfcAB80QsAQIJQ&biw=1920&bih=971
  14. Show us your great photography thread!

    I know this is sooo last month but here are some of my eclipse photos. I like this early shot where lunar terrain can be seen silhouetted against the sun. Mercury can be seen in the lower left of the frame at totality. Edge shot near the end of totality. Diamond Ring effect at the end of totality.
  15. Show us your great photography thread!

    There, I just liked you. BTW, you're doing OK here - you have a 104% like vs post ratio and I"m at a pathetic 9%. Maybe I'll start a thread just asking members to like me.