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    Tick's Photos

    Look like the Pleiades down by the telegraph pole in the right. Perhaps the big bright one is the North Star. I'll look a the map when I'm back in Brisbane. Great photos of the Northern Lights, two things I haven't seen, the Northern Lights and Iceland, jealous.
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    MandoTiM's Photos

    Back in Brissie, first few of 'the bridge'. Can't believe how noisy those damn helicopters are... Hmmn, a while since I've uploaded, everything has changed on this forum. and two from underneath. now I have to work out how I link the larger photos to the above (used to be easy).
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    Online Photo Storage

    Backed-up weekly on NAS as well as a separate directory on NAS and a separate Seagate portable hard drive as well The NAS is a mirrored storage on 2 physical drives. When home I back up all my photos off my portable onto my desktop which also has a mirror on this data drive. Thought about using several cloud storage options but fast approaching 1Tb in photos (obviously mostly RAW) I think I've passed the point at which transferring to the cloud is a viable option. Both NAS systems, one in Europe, are accessible to me via the cloud, though. I need to do a serious sorting out of the files and delete those I don't need/want, but then I've kept all my historic slides and negatives and a heap of 6x4 prints as well. Too much of a squirrel and with the price of hard drives who really cares, maybe I should!
  4. Thanks for all that (and the welcome to Brisbane), probably enough there to keep me going although I'm searching for a video card with Displayport output and a 10-bit per colour driver at the moment. This might make an off the shelf purchase a little difficult. Didn't have much luck 3 years ago in Sydney, don't think I'll be much luckier here now. Seems none of the main video card makers support this except in high end professional cards (at extreme prices). Apparently there aren't enough amateur/semi-pro photographers around the world to make it worth their while.
  5. Thanks MS, savvy enough to be running 2 home networks, 3 websites and have numerous boxes (incl 2 Pi's and about to get a third). Good list and just the comments I was after. Gives me a few options to check out. Anybody else have additional suggestions ?
  6. Just moved to Brissie and need to buy a few things to get the PC running again after one or two problems following the move (my errors not removalists). The first is a video card (silent) but I'll probably need a few new discs now that we are into the 4-5Tb at reasonable prices. What I am after is a physical shop that stocks good top end gear, hard drives, SSDs etc, and knows what it is talking about. Yes I know I could probably get the gear from mail order at cheaper prices but I prefer to see what I'm buying (old school) and to be honest don't trust mail or freight to deliver discs etc in good working order. Like to be able to stand in front of somebody if something goes wrong. Prefer it to be smallish (ie not a chain) and cheapish but will pay more for service. Used to live in Sydney where the city centre shops sold good cheap gear and I had a favourite in Pitt St. called Ecom, always very helpful. An example of a store I have used in Nambour - just too far from here - is Procomputers which would be just what I want here. They even sold me the Fujitsu portable I am typing this on, again paid more for a PC I could touch, feel and use than for something sight unseen. Any help or directions would be appreciated.
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    Adobe Creative Cloud

    Apparently CC isn't supposed to 'lock you out' if you spend lengthy periods away from the internet but then given Adobe's history I'm not sure I'd believe them. I spend much time away from my prime site but am usually on the net quite regularly. This use of the CC is also quite a positive being able to run both on a portable when away and the main machine when I am back at home. Photoshop 2014 version 1 proved to be a can of worms but one advantage of the CC is that you can reload older versions at any point, so if you find a problem/bug with no solution it is possible to go backwards until it is fixed in the more recent release. This happened recently with Panoramas and focus stacks (in PS 2014) where the software was incorrectly stacking images and it took several weeks for them to fix it. It now works ok, I can vouch for that. There was one post that detailed the problem but Adobe, in their wisdom, failed to come clean and let users know of the problem. I've now been using the CC version of PS, LR, Dreamweaver and Acrobat and must admit even at the likely full cost of the monthly rental it is probably worth it for these 4 programmes although I would have to admit I was getting a little peeved over the Panorama issue. I now regularly use DW to update my overseas blog (http://tbarker.org) and PS and LR to control the photographic side of it. Acrobat is just a damn useful package albeit there are many cheaper alternatives but if Im going to keep using PS, LR and DW then I might just as well use Acrobat and any of the other suite programmes if I nee them. Personally I would be happy to see Adobe create a sub-set of the CC just for photographics, though. Outside of the Panorama issue I think I've answered all of the questions I had on the first post of this thread by using it although this first post does look a little garbled at the moment - is this a problem with the recent change to the way the forums look? Maybe I'll try to edit the post, reformat it and pop in the answers...
  8. http://reallyrightstuff.smugmug.com/Life-Photo-Contest/i-wZK78V9 Rather than bury this in my 'gallery' I'll post this separately. As many of you know Really Right Stuff are makers of quality tripod gear and every year they sponsor a competition. They always get some spectacular shots entered. This year the entrants are shown at the address above (oooh the forum posting has changed somewhat - how do I set up a link as before?). Worth taking a look... Tim.
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    Absolutely amazing - great photography.
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    really great shots, both with 30 secs exposures,, might try here sometime with my 10-20mm although the Northern Hemisphere is a shadow of the Southern...
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    October
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    thanks mate, god i miss melbourne already >< and yea that french toast was the bomb Hmm, French toast - never thought the French ever did toast well but I know what it is. French baguette, however... Living the dream at the moment, baguette, croissant and brebis yoaurt for breakfast and 2 hour lunches... Tony - nice photos but to be honest they all need more depth of field, the art on the plate is so good it all needs to be seen. regards Tim. haha how you going Tim, not doubt enjoying yourself re DOF: i know what you mean, except the lighting in the one's with min DOF were so bad i am shooting ISO 6400-12800 and shutter speed of like 1/50 already hence shooting pretty much wide open lol yes, great fun over here. Not taking as many shots as last year and will post some of the more interesting in the near future. If you want to see more about what is going on try this link to our 'diary'., a little late at the moment but it's coming.
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    thanks mate, god i miss melbourne already >< and yea that french toast was the bomb Hmm, French toast - never thought the French ever did toast well but I know what it is. French baguette, however... Living the dream at the moment, baguette, croissant and brebis yoaurt for breakfast and 2 hour lunches... Tony - nice photos but to be honest they all need more depth of field, the art on the plate is so good it all needs to be seen. regards Tim.
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    basketballfreak6's photos

    Really great shots Tony, if I had to pick one it would be the girl on the phone, nicely focused in the foreground and good expression with perfect depth of field for this shot. The expression on the barman is great as well. Tim.
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    Some Photos

    fine shots there, aperture/speed? Like the leaf although at that size it's difficult to see the sharpness...
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