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Trip Reports / Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:20:03 PM »
Seen in my Shul's shaimos box. Now I'm wondering which member of our small community went.

Not sure if I should be honored or insulted ;D.

Mind sharing which community you're part of?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:18:04 PM »
Anyone going to the B&H Depth of Field conference?

Not me, for a change.

Highly recommended though. Got some really good speakers lined up.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:58:57 PM »
Lol

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: January 27, 2019, 03:45:27 PM »
STL

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General Discussion / Re: How Often Do You Shower/Bathe?
« on: January 25, 2019, 03:03:27 PM »
Lol! Who's she?

Queen Elizabeth I.

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General Discussion / Re: How Often Do You Shower/Bathe?
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:34:54 PM »
Anyways, the real question is whether you use cold or warm water.

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General Discussion / Re: How Often Do You Shower/Bathe?
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:33:40 PM »
once a month whether I need it or not.

Now we know why she never married.

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General Discussion / Re: How Often Do You Shower/Bathe?
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:30:24 PM »
Only during the 9 days.l, and then only if I heard a siyum.

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General Discussion / Re: Food/Recipe Thread
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:34:58 AM »
True
How about: what's your favorite "secret" ingredient? Mine is cheek meat @Something Fishy

Oh yeah. Just stocked up yesterday.

Real credit though goes to @MC who turned me on to it.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maui Master Thread
« on: January 24, 2019, 11:31:45 PM »
On the road to Hana you may come across numerous random beach spots that nobody is really on.

Indeed. Venus Pool is often empty (can see from the road if any cars are parked there), and there are many other spots although some of them are on the south side and aren't really swimmable. Ching's Pond, while not a beach, is also a great place to swim and is often deserted.

In South Maui, Kaewanaku Beach requires a serious hike but is absolutely worth it (see my TR). There are also some options in west Maui, check the book.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:27:54 PM »
Enough time to finish up this quick turnaround TR?  ;D

He said 1100 gallons, not 1100 years.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Ben Shapiro
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:03:28 PM »
Donít get me excited for something thatíll never happen. That was tweeted catcalled back in August of last year. Clearly never gonna happen

FTFY

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General Discussion / Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« on: January 22, 2019, 05:00:38 PM »
LOL

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Tech Talk / Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 06:01:21 PM »
So with an A6000 what would've been the best way?

Exposure for the moon is very fast. A full moon can be exposed at something around f/11, 1/250, and ISO 200. The smaller the lit moon the slower your exposure, obviously, but you are still talking medium apertures, fastish shutter speeds, and low ISOs.

Now during an eclipse the moon appears darker, so you DO want a tripod and you'd need a higher ISO (you still want a medium aperture to keep the moon's features perfectly sharp).

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Tech Talk / Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 02:57:00 PM »
A tripod is a must. If you don't have one, rest the camera on something. Not straight at the sky, something of an angle.

Make sure that there are no other light sources in your shot.

Open the aperture as wide as it'll go, bump the iso as high as you're comfortable with, and take your shutter to 30 seconds (usually the max).

Try to get something interesting in the foreground, like trees.

Trial and error, and lots of luck will get you there

...all accurate, for star shots. Completely wrong for the moon, which is actually extremely bright.

So taking your points on at a time, for typical moon shots:

A tripod is handy, absolutely not required.

Other light sources are irrelevant so long as your lens is not pointing directly (or nearly directly) at them.

Exposure for the moon is very fast. A full moon can be exposed at something around f/11, 1/250, and ISO 200. The smaller the lit moon the slower your exposure, obviously, but you are still talking medium apertures, fastish shutter speeds, and low ISOs.

Now during an eclipse the moon appears darker, so you DO want a tripod and you'd need a higher ISO (you still want a medium aperture to keep the moon's features perfectly sharp).

Using your suggested settings - widest aperture, high ISO, and 30 seconds - will result in a completely white blown out moon, no matter the stage or situation.

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