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    How about some fruit and melon platters?

    Sounds YUMMY!!!
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    Default Re: San Jose/Bay Area GTG and BBQ 10/01/11

    Just not cantaloupe! I'm sure nobody here enjoys listeria

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    Just remember we are a GO RAIN or SHINE !!!!!!

    The guest list keeps expanding. SO excited. I will be checking my messages all afternoon tomorrow so if you need directions, post or send a PM.
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    I prefer the rain so I can cool off my Dry 3x XML

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake25 View Post
    Just not cantaloupe! I'm sure nobody here enjoys listeria
    Is there an echo in here?..?..?..? My wife said the same thing and I was thinking about it too!
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    Turns out that I can't make it to this one peeps... Got an evening booked at the DeAnza planetarium. Something tells me they dont allow flashlights there 8^(
    Looks like its going to be a LOT of fun and another great CPF meet.

    Thanks for the invitation... looking forward to pics too!!

    PS... can you pelase keep me in the loop if you guys plan another night-hike?... thanks!!
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    Turns out that I can't make it to this one peeps... Got an evening booked at the DeAnza planetarium. Something tells me they dont allow flashlights there 8^(
    Looks like its going to be a LOT of fun and another great CPF meet.

    Thanks for the invitation... looking forward to pics too!!

    PS... can you pelase keep me in the loop if you guys plan another night-hike?... thanks!!
    Sorry you cant make it.
    Im sure we will do a hike back at Almaden Quick Silver sometime soon.
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    Hope its not too late to say I'm bringing 1 guest.

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    Aaargh! I got stuck in a meeting here in Sacramento. But I hope you guys are having fun!

    I'll try to catch the next GTG. I missed out again... Oh well...

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    Vicki and Kevin, thanks so much for hosting yet another very fun get together. Ginger and I had a great time. I think Ginger had the most fun of anyone, playing with Lilly.

    Kevin, what can I say about those ribs - just that they were to die for. Sam's BBQ has won a lot of awards for their ribs, but I'd choose yours in a heartbeat. The BBQ pork was great also, but I concentrated on the ribs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post
    Turns out that I can't make it to this one peeps... Got an evening booked at the DeAnza planetarium. Something tells me they dont allow flashlights there 8^(
    Looks like its going to be a LOT of fun and another great CPF meet.

    Thanks for the invitation... looking forward to pics too!!

    PS... can you pelase keep me in the loop if you guys plan another night-hike?... thanks!!
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    this maxabeam (jose I hope you don't mind )


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    Vicki and Kevin, thank you for hosting another fun get-together...and thanks to all that attended. I had a great time as usual.

    Jamie

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    Very fun get together, thanks again to Vicki and Kevin. We should do this more often but maybe in a park where we can stretch out that Maxabeam!

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    Vicki & Kevin, thank you for opening your home to Vicki and I and including us in the fun! We had a fun time!
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    Thanks go out to Kevin and Vicki for organizing this GTG and putting up with our geekiness/weirdness. My wallet is a lot lighter today as a result of buying yet more flashlights. Sheesh!

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    Another big thanks! That was a lot of fun and great to meet you Kevin and Vicki! I always learn something new like how to turn off street lights...

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    Thank you Vicki & Kevin for hosting another wonderful Bay Area GTG.
    We had a wonderful time. My wife and kids immediately visit the sandman when we got into the car.
    Thanks again.

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    SOOO GLAD EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME. Oh man JimH didnt get to blow anything up this time. Have to put that on the list of things to do for the next one.
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    Default Re: San Jose/Bay Area GTG and BBQ 10/01/11

    Quote Originally Posted by SheDevil View Post
    Oh man JimH didnt get to blow anything up this time. Have to put that on the list of things to do for the next one.
    Sure thing. Just let us know when.
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    OK, finally got the pictures processed.


    couldn't resist the dog pics.






    mm maxabeam.


    I believe jake25 likes the food.






    HID cooldown.


    wish I got a clearer picture - always nice to see people smiling!


    BVH's blitz


    helicopter spotlight!








    I used my flash for this picture to show how thin the beam is.


    maxabeam cooldown.






    we needed oven gloves to pack up this foxfury light! it was hot!




    camera talk





    Thank you Vikki and Kevin for another memorable meet! the food was great!
    Also, thank you BVH for bringing all the HIDs.

    Craig

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    Great pics, Craig . You did a a very nice job of capturing the flavor of the get together. Next time you need to get a pic of the food table before I eat all of Kevin's ribs .
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Thank you Vicki & Kevin for opening your home to all of us. Without you guys, we'd be playing with our lights alone.

    Honorable mention to john's mom. She was genial and great to talk to about guns ( I didn't see that coming )

    It was great seeing all you guys.

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    Thanks Again for hosting Vicki/kevin.

    I was able to capture these shots:





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    My new flashlight...the Dry XM-L which pulls 2.9A (with 12.4V input)at the tail off some new IMR 18650 (not AW brand).


    Cool little thrower at 80K lux via XM-L and 3in SMO bezel


    All of these are infinite brightness


    Some Aspheric 6P size throwers



    The NEW 2C LED Maglight. Stock, under the hood shot.

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    wish i found out earlier...

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    I should really log in more often.

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    Default Re: San Jose/Bay Area GTG and BBQ 10/01/11

    Thanks for activating this old thread, I just realized I never uploaded my photos. I was playing with an ultrawide lens so I wanted to run the people pictures through some processing first. Seeing Craig's shots encouraged me to share mine. I took a lot less than in 2010, but still got some good stuff.


    Sunset sky - the circular polarizer made it look even more dramatic.

    Sunset_Sky_Light by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr


    Our calibrated palm tree, 110 yards away, in evening daylight. "Neutral White"

    Calibrated_Palm_Tree_DxO by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr

    A video comparing different throwy lights on the calibrated palm tree at 111 Yards. (Nikon D7000, 200mm F/2.8 lens, tripod)
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    PCC Built XRE 1.4 A (From Surefire L1)
    Lumapower 1.3 A 35mm deep SMO
    Manafont XML XPE R4 1.4A SMO P60
    Range: 110 yards
    Nikon D7000, 200mm F/2.8 lens, tripod
    Narrated by Big Celis
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_super_guy/6971455179/

    Backyard pow wow

    BackYard_PowWow_DxO by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr

    Big Celis playing with a MaxaBeam

    BigCelis_Maxabeam_DxO by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr

    MaxaBeam light column to infinity

    Maxabeam_Light_Column by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr

    Blackhawk helicopter searchlight beam - we had to avoid painting aircraft when running this one!

    Blackhawk_Searchlight_Beam_DxO by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr

    Craig getting a beamshot of the Blackhawk helicopter searchlight

    Blackhawk_Searchlight_Operator_DxO by A_Super_Guy, on Flickr
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    Duplicate post - server went down while I was trying to post.
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