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    Those Yosemite pictures reminded me of a lesser known attraction in the park. For those that remember the TV show "Emergency!" (1972-1977), you're probably unaware that Engine 51 is in active service today protecting the Yosemite valley.





    I especially like the license plate.






    Station 51 from the TV series, which in reality is LA Co. Station 127 in the City of Carson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerhawkT3
    My attempt at HDR:
    Tricky when you're shooting into the sun - lots of glare and a washed out look.

    What do you call the stalky fluffy plant in your part of the world?
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    That plant looks to me like "pampas grass".
    It's native to south America, but common in the western US.

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    Aha. Our local variant isn't quite the same thing, but very similar...
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pampas_Grass
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toetoe

    And pampas grass is regarded as an invasive weed here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerhawkT3
    My attempt at HDR:

    Normal pic, +0EV:


    HDR:

    What kind of camera did you use?

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    Around here, we call those kinds of plants "weeds."

    I have no idea what the plant life is called no matter where I am. That pic (or, more accurately, series of pics) was taken in San Diego, CA.

    I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50.

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    A recent event here in the Netherlands to remember the bombardment of the city of Rotterdam. The outline of the fires caused by the bombings was outlined by some impressive lighting toys. Unfortunately I couldn't be there to take pics myself, so here are a few pictures, courtesy of dutch news site nu.nl



























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    My dear departed Knapheide Utility Body on my departed 1990 F350. The body could never have been made to look at home on my Ram!

    http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/2640/usflaghalfmastmdwht.gif

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    Shopping carts pulled from the bottom of the lagoon.


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    Looks like they're trying to start a diving reef.
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    2AAA Pelican that got busted by older Rayovac Alks that leaked/swelled.
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    I had sticker shock last year when gasoline hit the $3 mark. Now I find this....


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    OUCH!

    Diesel is 2.73 at my usual haunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowBat View Post
    Shopping carts pulled from the bottom of the lagoon.

    Cleanup in aisle 5...

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    Photo taken through a spotting scope at the rifle range with a cameraphone. I didn't expect it to turn out so well given the horrible sensor in that camera and exposure times that often seem to be measured in whole seconds rather than milliseconds...
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    While we're on the topic of funny signs...



    Picture taken in The Tower of London in 1989. The sign has since been removed.

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    I was in NYC a few years ago and thought this sign was interesting


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    A "rattery" is where baby rats are raised.
    Going by that logic then, a "friary" is where baby friars are raised.

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    I should be joining the ranks of the HDR experimentalists, soon! I scored a LNIB AA powered 6mp Lumix Z120 with 6x optical zoom (8.3x using extended zoom mode) for about $84 bucks shipped, on ebay! It's got the auto bracketing feature. I actually bought the camera just for the auto bracketing feature. Ever since seeing Jtice's first HDR photos, I've had plans on getting a camera with the auto bracketing feature. I had been looking at the suggested Canon IS3, but I'm more than happy with what I've got. I mainly just want to try my hand at HDR photo imaging, and the price was right! The seller actually had tons of 'em, some in better conditions than other, some missing software, manuals, etc.... I kept losing on all the good ones (I only bid on the complete ones) and I finally decided to go for broke on the last "almost new", complete one, and place a bid that was way higher than any had ever gone for. I lucked out and got it for only $70, plus tax and shipping. Photos are soon to come! (hopefully, I've been pretty busy, lately, but I'll try to get some quick shots and start experimenting with Photomatix (which I've never even looked at).

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenlight View Post
    Is that supposed to mean keep the lid closed on the dipsty-dumpster?

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    I think it means don't overfill the can so that the lid doesn't close. The pests will get at the trash, and rain can get in, too.

    I really hate signs that are aimed at animals. They're condescending.

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    Very unusual fountain that I found...with a whale!:


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    Quote Originally Posted by scuba View Post
    Very unusual fountain that I found...with a whale!
    Beauty pic.
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    This thread must not die !

    Just a couple shots of my newly acquired Slate PD.


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