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  1. ShaunK

    Critique Chocolate cupcakes with ganache filling and peanut butter icing

    It took you that long? He had me at "chocolate"...! :p Great shots again, Mike! Makes a delicious food item even more appealing!
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    164 years old

    It is very heartwarming these days to see pictures of many generations of dedicated families. Your mother, husband, and grandson are beautiful people. I does me good to see this kind of family connection today... very similar to my family!
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    USA emissions testing -obd2 plug

    I live in CA! The most emissions-obsessed state in the Union! I've never heard of roadside emissions testing, nor of a law officer using one of those scanners. First of all, in order to pull a driver over, the officer would have to have reasonable cause... and in that case, emissions would...
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    Oregon Trip Suggestions.

    HOW did I forget Tillamook? A must visit!
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    Drone photography epidemic?

    I have no problem with the overabundance of drone images. What I have a problem with is irresponsible drone owners. A few summers ago, at Mt St Helen's NP, the family and I were taking a nice quiet hike, when we were passed by a rapidly moving guy with a big backpack... He pulled over by a bench...
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    Critique Hmong man walking to market - hills near Sa Pa Vietnam

    It has a very painterly look to it, which is a good thing IMO. Was it shot on film? I really love the grainy look. I wish the subject was walking toward the camera, but that's not something you can control...
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    Oregon Trip Suggestions.

    Silver Falls SP is about an hour to the east of Salem... we visited the area on an Oregon/Washington trip a few summers ago. The park has many, many gorgeous falls, enough of them within easy hiking distance. I highly recommend it.
  8. ShaunK

    To find a misplaced memory card...

    I'm glad it simply "made its way" into your cookbook and not into one of your actual recipes! ;)
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    Do you listen to audio books?

    I don't want to get into a moral (or any other) argument with you, so let me simply explain my position a little further: I'm not "abusing" the system anymore than they already allow. That is, I could renew each book for 9 two-week periods = 18 total weeks. I typically keep each book on my...
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    Do you listen to audio books?

    A dirty little secret about that... I use my local county's Overdrive to download audio books because I listen to them nonstop. I then transfer them to my iPod. Once on the device, they remain until I delete them. They are deleted/returned from my Overdrive app on my computer at the end of the...
  11. ShaunK

    Our old ride

    I was once told, "Anyone can afford to buy a Corvette... not everyone can afford to own a Corvette." Your are fortunate to have owned a piece of American history. What a great car over the years! So consistently American, well-designed, sporty, etc.
  12. ShaunK

    Lunch date

    Just reading your tale makes me tired!... AND hungry!!! :D:D:D
  13. ShaunK

    Our old ride

    One of my favorite all-time cars. And yours is in gorgeous condition!!!
  14. ShaunK

    Dolphins wild and free

    "So long, and thanks for all the fish!" :):):) Great shots, esp. the jumping/leaping ones!
  15. ShaunK

    Need advice on visiting Yosemite

    I'm so glad I did it years ago before the lottery system was implemented! We did it once in the late afternoon and then again the next morning after camping on Quarter Dome...
  16. ShaunK

    ‘Unbearable’: California Town Closes Access to Super Bloom Due to Massive Crowds

    The sad fact is that any (at least local) person can walk into Home Depot, buy a pack of wildflower or poppy mix for $5 or less, and wait 2-3 weeks for the same effect and pick to their heart's content. This is exactly what I do every couple of years when I teach CA history. I have my students...
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    ‘Unbearable’: California Town Closes Access to Super Bloom Due to Massive Crowds

    I'm not sure it's pure bad behavior; it's more like an increase of bad behavior based on sheer numbers and "overcrowdedness". We are currently in Zion for spring break. I've been to Zion regularly every other year for the past 10... it doesn't matter the season, the crowds are more and more and...
  18. ShaunK

    Don't like in photography?

    Lack of time to shoot what I really want to shoot. Lack of funds to shoot where I really want to shoot.
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    ‘Unbearable’: California Town Closes Access to Super Bloom Due to Massive Crowds

    Anza Borrego is very similar. I'm surprised they haven't shut down more areas to the public. On a local note, I live in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mts. in SoCal. This time of year is beautiful with green grass everywhere. On my daily drive, I pass through some hills where a local...
  20. ShaunK

    D9000 in 5 years?

    Ah! I see that now! :):):). Thanks for the clarification. I guess I was thrown off by the inclusion of the D1 and D2 bodies, which were pro but DX...
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    D9000 in 5 years?

    Sorry Dez. I'm not seeing anything but a white box with some truncated words...
  22. ShaunK

    D9000 in 5 years?

    Where are the D4 and D5 series listed? Surely they are pro bodies. And are you calling the D3 a "higher than" pro body? I'm not quite sure I understand your graph and what it shows...
  23. ShaunK

    Replacing CCC

    Thanks. I will look into that.
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    Replacing CCC

    I really don't mind paying a registration, but I don't want to have to keep paying it. I think it should be good for "life", up to a certain number of years of updates. If the company doesn't want to continue to update the old product, I understand, but at least let me choose to continue to use...
  25. ShaunK

    Replacing CCC

    Tried to redownload Carbon Copy Cloner... I've had it for a few years with no issues. But now they want to charge me for a newer version/upgrade. I have an issue with that, so I'm looking to maybe make a change. Is SuperDuper the much preferred other choice or are there more I'm not aware of?
  26. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Thank you Tony. I will be trying this in the next few days...
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    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Update, in case anyone cares. :) I wiped the machine like I was going to sell it. For some reason, I couldn't figure out how to install the copy of High Sierra I had downloaded onto a flash drive, so I just did the reinstall of Sierra from the machine itself. When that was done, I went straight...
  28. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Thanks tenplane... I used CCC to make the bootable drive. I guess I'm just unsure of what to look for. I'll try making one for Mojave tonight and probably start the process tomorrow morning.
  29. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    I guess I've decided basically to start over with this machine... I want a total wipe, and will reinstall with a new OS. :) That's the best way I can describe what I want to accomplish. This will allow me to choose the apps I want installed. Way too many old/unused apps came over when I used...
  30. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    I did create (supposedly) a bootable copy on my external drive... is it ok if I'm using that drive for other things too? However, I'm not sure what that copy is supposed to look like. I've never actually used a bootable drive other than one that's come in my computer!
  31. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    My main applications are either free or downloadable. I'm embarrassed to admit that I might have a hard time coming up with the account info for many of them! :O My biggest non-digital app is PSCS5; however, I've recently decided to just embrace the CC model, so moving to that will be no problem...
  32. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Sigh... sorry to be a bother, I've never gone through this process before... if I'm doing a clean install, but want to upgrade the OS, do I first do the clean install, I assume it will reinstall with the original OS (Sierra) and from there I'll want to download and install the upgrade? Then...
  33. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Ok, that makes sense... but when I go to re-install after the upgrade, do I just drag and drop only the apps I want back onto the HD from the external?
  34. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    The problem is, I don't want to clone the hard drive... it's a messed up mess! :) I just want to reinstall certain applications.
  35. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    Ok, new question: I have my important individual files like pictures, etc. saved to various hard drives... but for a clean install, how to I save only the certain apps that I want to reinstall? My main reason for a clean install is because of my own stupidity. When I first bought the machine a...
  36. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    I wouldn't say that I'm being an early adapter here lol. One of the main reasons for upgrading is that I purchased a newer version of iMovie last year and just recently realized that I need OS 10.13.6 in order to get the latest version (which has some functions that I need), but my computer is...
  37. ShaunK

    OS upgrade pitfalls?

    I haven't been keeping up with OS news the last year or two... However, I think I have a need to upgrade my laptop to a newer OS. I'm currently running Sierra which is, I think, a few versions old by now. The machine is a late 2014 MBP retina. I guess I'm asking several questions. Am I good to...
  38. ShaunK

    ?: UV Filter vs. No Filter, Your opinions please! :-)

    I'm not terribly careful with my cameras and lenses while on a shoot; I tend to just do what it takes to get the shots as quickly as possible. I've been shooting for well over 10 years and have NEVER had an accident with the glass on a lens. I do use my lens hoods religiously for 1. intended use...
  39. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I did... and then found out that a year or so back, they changed things up. The Quik app no longer creates time lapse vids. Studio did. I haven't looked to see if Studio is still available. I figured there have to be alternatives.
  40. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    Forgive my ignorance; how do I do that? It doesn't show anything like that in Bridge, and when it opens in Quicktime, I don't see that info anywhere either.
  41. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I believe it. I used batch rename in PS to rename all the files in the folder consecutively, and did not delete any after that step. I made sure that the numbers were all consecutive and present. When I use PS to load the layers, it shows all 566 photos in the correct order. From there I "Make...
  42. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I am figuring that out! :) My pictures are taken with a GoPro which I have set to take 1 picture/minute or every 60 sec. After I got it created, I exported at the default which is 30fps. Should I be doing a different rate for 1:60? Does that explain why after uploading to YouTube it runs so much...
  43. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I went ahead with the time lapse I wanted to create as if it was what I wanted... for some reason, when I view it, it acts as if all 566 pictures are there, even though it numbers only 300. All well and good... Until, after rendering the video, I upload to YouTube. There, the video plays at...
  44. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    Ok, seems simple enough. I am following these instructions: Creating a Time Lapse Video in Photoshop. All's well and good until I get to the part in Step 2 where it tells me to "Convert to Frame Animation". I do so, and for some reason, every time, I lose pictures. I loaded 566 into the Stack...
  45. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    Thanks! I will look into that. Didn't know it was a possibility.
  46. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I do. CS5 stand alone, not CC.
  47. ShaunK

    Time lapse software help/suggestions

    I am in the process of shooting many days worth of time lapse pics with my GoPro. My dilemma is finding the easiest software to create the actual time lapse video from these pictures (apprx. 500 pics/video). I have iMovie (an old version? it seems I can't download the newest because I'm still on...
  48. ShaunK

    70-200 vr vs vrii??

    Sorry: edited to reflect comments reflect my response to the VRI... and that the picture is unedited in regards to any sort of vignetting, because I didn't see any in my initial review of the picture at that time... I still don't. I've heard that time and again, and I have yet to see the proof...
  49. ShaunK

    Throwaway world

    Hehe... What I've taken from this thread is that Apple><Microsoft. Seriously though. I've learned with Apple that I still like them enough to buy the major products (computers, phones, iPads) but I'm NOT going to spend another small fortune in buying Apple peripherals. There as so many other...
  50. ShaunK

    One thing leads to another.....vehicle repairs.

    I hear you... when it rains, it pours. Ever since I bought a used 2008 Suburban with low mileage 3 summers ago, it's been pouring for me, including but not limited to a new engine. First, and likely last, GM product I will ever purchase.
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