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Mar 31, 2010 01:53 |  #1

First time post, figured I would dive right in.
Here is a gallery of shots a few friends and I have assembled, the shots in this particular page are shot with a Canon XSi and either its stock 18-55mm, or a Tokina 80-400mm. The latter sometimes also having a 2x
All opinions welcome, can send larger versions of images if wanted

http://maxqent.zenfoli​o.com/p229939480 (external link)


http://papkephotograph​y.com/ (external link)
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Apr 02, 2010 14:58 |  #2

Welcome to the forums!
I like the second shot there, more as a cool sky image than as an astronomy shot. Some nice moon shots, too.
In practice a good bet for getting more feedback here is to pick a few images and embed them in your post (there's a little image icon, just click and paste the image url) rather than linking to them.
Alright alright, I poked around the rest of your photos and there are some awesome shuttle shots there! Like, frame-and-put-on-my-wall kind of awesome. :)


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Apr 02, 2010 18:18 as a reply to  @ mpistone's post |  #3

Thanks for that bit of info, still learning things as this is a huge forum, but very good atmosphere. You're more than welcome to poster any of those shots of the shuttle, the site actually sets it up for that. I have two on my wall and got super lucky to be able to do that.


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Apr 02, 2010 18:56 as a reply to  @ astrobrian's post |  #4

There are some nice images there, Brian.

Your shuttle images remind me of a story. In 1978 I lived a few miles from Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. On a Sunday in March or April of that year, the first space shuttle (Enterprise) flew right over our house and landed at Ellington atop a 747, and the Air Force opened the base to the public for the day. It was a very chilly day in Houston, and my wife and I bundled up our infant son and headed out to Ellington.

We parked about half a mile from where the shuttle was parked and walked towards it, I snapping pictures with a 35mm SLR. About 1/4 mile away I stopped to change film, then we proceeded to walk right onto the runway and up under the shuttle and 747. We were allowed to kick the 747's tires if we wanted, basically no restrictions. I took the full 36 exposures standing right beside and under the 747, and had to stop there because I didn't have another roll of film.

Upon returning home, I started to rewind the film, and discovered to my horror that the roll hadn't caught on the take-up spool, and I had nothing but the few images from the first roll, from a distance. Plus the memories, of course.

After that, I watched the rewind crank every time I cocked the shutter on that camera to make sure the film was advancing.

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Apr 10, 2010 00:14 |  #5

DonR wrote in post #9922300 (external link)
the roll hadn't caught on the take-up spool, and I had nothing

HATE THAT!! Old Practica had a horrible habit of not holding onto the film. Thank God for Digital.


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