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Please place any images connected to the Octoberfest 2020 Meme, but that do not qualify as your official Octoberfest posting, in this thread.

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I'll start the bucket with two extremely imperfect images.

1. The 60-year-old optic that I have chosen for this year's Octoberfest does not benefit from modern solutions to lens flare:
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2. The aperture ring is at the front and the aperture numbers can only be seen by looking directly at the area around the front element. Inadvertent shutter release while inspecting the aperture setting results in out of focus selfies:
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Coming home after quite a demanding office day. Our fiscal year ended yesterday, so we spent most of the day checking invoicing, made sure we had taken track of everything done during the last quarter, getting ready to do the reporting... nobody pays for that, still it has to be done.
In the afternoon, we met amongst the partners to transfer shares - the 3 younger of us getting another bit more from the former owner. After all that, heading home, it took me forever - traffic jam.

Days like these need a young guy waiting for you on the sofa. That's all you need to remember what REALLY matters! Forget the office stuff:

"Cool, dad is home to study the photo book with me!"

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Some high altitude smoke from the fires in California and Oregon made for golden hour at noon. Couldn't resist.

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Bedford public library...
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A fairly new building, set in the historic district of the town. In case you are wondering, the bulldog (on left) is the mascot for the town high school.

Presbyterian Church
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The Scot Irish settlers that settled in 1737, wanted a church and meeting place and had one built in 1755 where the town hall is currently located (see by thread). They then built this church in 1832. Not sure, if the town hall was the original church, or if it is a newer building at that location (it is old as well).
 
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Coming home after quite a demanding office day. Our fiscal year ended yesterday, so we spent most of the day checking invoicing, made sure we had taken track of everything done during the last quarter, getting ready to do the reporting... nobody pays for that, still it has to be done.
In the afternoon, we met amongst the partners to transfer shares - the 3 younger of us getting another bit more from the former owner. After all that, heading home, it took me forever - traffic jam.

Days like these need a young guy waiting for you on the sofa. That's all you need to remember what REALLY matters! Forget the office stuff:

"Cool, dad is home to study the photo book with me!"

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Yesterday, I said I had a hard day. And I said, after a hard day, all one needs is a happy small boy awaiting one to play.

Today... made yesterday look easy. And the boy - oh well ... :

I got stuck again, there must have happened an accident on the highway. What takes me 45min normally - getting home - took 1:20, driving through little villages far abroad the main route.

20min from home, Claudia called me. I should, please, not be too scared when arriving home, and clean up the mess. She told me what happened, that Mayla was 'outsourced' to the neighbors, and other neighbors drove her to the hospital with Luca...

What awaited me was...

Dressing material and a towel soaked in blood

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And this

Battlefield
taken after cleaning up all the blood dripped everywhere

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Little Luca tried to climb the TV board. The phone rung - it had been placed on the center speaker that was standing upright, to the left of the TV. Grabing the speaker to pull himself further up... he fell backwards down to the floor, the heavy speaker following him and hitting him hard :(

Deep cut on the forehead - we were lucky he wasn't hit directly in the face nor had his nose broken.


I went over to pick up Mayla after cleaning up, had dinner with her, and just before she had to go to bed at 8, lil brother was back home. Not sure he has learnt anything - back in action, full of energy, eating a bite before going to bed. Oh, and proudly showing his already very tired sister the new earned battle marks..


Look - 7 stitches!

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Yesterday, I said I had a hard day. And I said, after a hard day, all one needs is a happy small boy awaiting one to play.

Today... made yesterday look easy. And the boy - oh well ... :

I got stuck again, there must have happened an accident on the highway. What takes me 45min normally - getting home - took 1:20, driving through little villages far abroad the main route.

20min from home, Claudia called me. I should, please, not be too scared when arriving home, and clean up the mess. She told me what happened, that Mayla was 'outsourced' to the neighbors, and other neighbors drove her to the hospital with Luca...

What awaited me was...

Dressing material and a towel soaked in blood

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And this

Battlefield
taken after cleaning up all the blood dripped everywhere

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Little Luca tried to climb the TV board. The phone rung - it had been placed on the center speaker that was standing upright, to the left of the TV. Grabing the speaker to pull himself further up... he fell backwards down to the floor, the heavy speaker following him and hitting him hard :(

Deep cut on the forehead - we were lucky he wasn't hit directly in the face nor had his nose broken.


I went over to pick up Mayla after cleaning up, had dinner with her, and just before she had to go to bed at 8, lil brother was back home. Not sure he has learnt anything - back in action, full of energy, eating a bite before going to bed. Oh, and proudly showing his already very tired sister the new earned battle marks..


Look - 7 stitches!

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Aw! 😢 Life's little mishaps. Glad to hear Luca is fine, and that things will return to normal.
 
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I was hoping to do some wide open shooting with today's cloudy skies, but none of my f/2.5 compositions came out the way I hoped. Here's one that almost worked:
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Advice to Luca, go for all the sympathy that you can get, especially from your sister. Make your dad smile, allow him to have a glass or 2 of wine, and make sure you tell your mom she is the greatest ever and you love her!
 
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Plenty of taxicabs at McCarran. No waiting.
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Day 3 runner ups... :)

Old church at the center of Chester that is actively used...
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Unfortunately, I clipped the very top of the steeple. Another shot I had, which had a better perspective, had power lines running across the steeple.

Chester public library (not very old though)...
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Chester is really big on having scarecrow decorations. Just about EVERY home, business, and public building has some decoration. The historical society sells the plan scarecrows and then folks dress and paint them.

This one has Sleeping Beauty on the main entrance, and some Doctor Seuss characters at the other door.
 
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Tomorrow will be the day to watch through all these wonderful threads and contributions. Quite some work this past week, and the before mentioned Luca stunt kept us busy. Enjoying wonderful autumn weather, we went for a family walk today. Bus up to the old Regensberg village, 2hrs on the playground, and wandering down, homewards. When back home, did a bit of gardening and have a guest.

Glad to share sunny blue skies.


Regensberg / the start

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Looking back while walking down / yes, I like my 24mm panoramic...

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Loved ones on their way home

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Yes, they like to bring their own backpacks. Luca carries a truck and an excavator, Mayla a few horses - both not needed and never leaving the bag. But it is important to know you could if you wanted... :)
 
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Tomorrow will be the day to watch through all these wonderful threads and contributions. Quite some work this past week, and the before mentioned Luca stunt kept us busy. Enjoying wonderful autumn weather, we went for a family walk today. Bus up to the old Regensberg village, 2hrs on the playground, and wandering down, homewards. When back home, did a bit of gardening and have a guest.

Glad to share sunny blue skies.


Regensberg / the start

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Looking back while walking down / yes, I like my 24mm panoramic...

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Loved ones on their way home

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Indeed, very beautiful area!
 
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More Danville...

The town has two historic school houses, this one is on private property.
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I also found the Webster Stagecoach Stop and Store, historical site...
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It was built in 1820, and was owned by Nathaniel Webster, a third cousin of the famous Daniel Webster. While I was there, I met some people from the Historical Society, preparing it for Winter. They mentioned that it was originally across the street, and then moved here. They had all sorts of colorful tales about the stagecoach stop, town meeting halls and old school houses.

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Couldn't get a great angle on this shot, as car was in the way, but you can see the old construction. Inside it is loaded with old tools, horse harness, and stuff from the store. Quite a treasure mine for the town.
 
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I really had great enjoyment with this lens today, even in my missed shots.

Here I tried to make a nightscape with the Moon, Mars, a bike rack, and a building. But by them time I got into position, Mars was about to disappear behind the building, so I rushed to get any kind of image. Even with the Moon overexposed, Mars is barely discernible.
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This crop from the above image shows the redness of Mars (it was a sight to behold) and the significant comatic aberration produced by the lens.
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Although the owner of this freshly restored DiTomaso Pantera was glad to let me interrupt his morning with photos, I somehow failed to notice the van in the background, spoiling what otherwise might have been a rather nice portrait of a very unique car.
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