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Some from our vacation in Washington, DC in 2011. Starting with the National Zoo:









This is from the Forth of July parade down Constitution Avenue:



Inside the Lincoln Memorial (where we watched fireworks from the steps of on the 4th of July):



The Washington Monument before the quake last year:





Other random pics from the trip:



 

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Thanks. My favorite is the first lion shot. Here's the shot I took right before that, where he's watching over the females:

 
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So I'm going to have to get out sometime I hacked my T2i with Magic Lantern can do some sweet stuff now.
 
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Busy weekend for us in the flower shop. Took us (ten people), three hours to setup all the flowers/plants/green plant wall with lights and whatnot. Results were very nice though, nicer than anticipated. :toast:





















 
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Amazing arrangements and pictures burt!
Thanks a lot of work went into all of that, hehe. I also remembered to bring my tripod this time, since we were in a hotel ballroom with that dim lighting. Was also using one of my more recent lens acquisitions for these, a "Vivitar Series 1 19-35mm f3.5-4.5" (which has been a lot of fun to use) on my Sony Alpha 300.
 
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Thanks a lot of work went into all of that, hehe. I also remembered to bring my tripod this time, since we were in a hotel ballroom with that dim lighting. Was also using one of my more recent lens acquisitions for these, a "Vivitar Series 1 19-35mm f3.5-4.5" (which has been a lot of fun to use) on my Sony Alpha 300.
I'm a sony shooter too! How do you like the new lens? I mostly stick to legacy Minolta lens' the only lens besides minolta is the kit lens I got with my A65 :toast:

Was the flowers for a wedding?
 
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I'm a sony shooter too! How do you like the new lens? I mostly stick to legacy Minolta lens' the only lens besides minolta is the kit lens I got with my A65 :toast:

Was the flowers for a wedding?
So far, I like it a lot. It has a minimum focal distance of just over a foot, and being such a wide angle, I can get shots I couldn't with my other lenses.

So far, I have 3 Minolta lenses, a Sigma, Tokina and this Vivitar lens as well as the stock lens that came with my camera. All of which have been good to me so far, as well as each one being under $100 (one of the minta lenses was only like $30, lol).

The event was a "Debutante Ball", done by a charity group nearby. We were the new replacement florist since their last one retired so we will be doing it again next year too.
 

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Did something happen to it?
Unfortunately, yes:

At 1:51 p.m. on August 22, 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Visitors inside the Washington Monument's observation deck were thrown about by the force of the shaking; falling mortar and pieces of stone caused minor injuries, though all the people inside exited safely. Damage occurred throughout the metropolitan Washington area, but the Washington Monument was among the significantly damaged structures. Assessments of the building revealed cracks, spalls, and displacements of stones and joints throughout the building. The Washington Monument has been closed to the public since the earthquake. Work to repair the damage and reopen the monument to the public is ongoing. Although visitors cannot go inside the building for the moment, all can still stand outside the shining obelisk and look up in wonder and amazement admiring the greatness of both the monument and the man whose memory it represents
 
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I went out tonight to look for the Comet Pan-STARRS and found it! Sorry about the quality but you can't see it naked eye yet.
10 sec exposure, ISO 1600
 

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guys u make sick since i been here, first bought D3100 sold and got D5100 sold and got D90 sold it and got D7000 sold it too, so i am spare for D7100 but still expensive or maybe back to D7000 with some lenses, dam u freaks.
 
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guys u make sick since i been here, first bought D3100 sold and got D5100 sold and got D90 sold it and got D7000 sold it too, so i am spare for D7100 but still expensive or maybe back to D7000 with some lenses, dam u freaks.
We need to be seeing some of those pictures! :)
 
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Just got back from comet hunting heres tonight shot! I honestly don't think it could've gone more right!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8552650709_d9958a7dde_b.jpg
looks great once we stop getting snow and the clouds move away I'm going to try out my skillz of stair trailing... lol never have tried I got a program to stitch them "Startrails.exe"

I will be trying 100 pic at 30sec. with ISO 200 maybe 160, widest ap.

Hope my T2i is up for it...

Got any suggestions?
 
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Got any suggestions?
Remote release cable, and a sturdy tripod. That way you don't accidentally shake the camera while pressing the button.

You can get away with not having a release cable if you use your 10 second timer instead and step away before it takes the photo that way you don't cause vibrations.

Experiment and Enjoy! :toast:
 
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Don't worry I have a wireless remote, the sturdy tripod part not a 100%, its quality built very strong, but.. It all carbon fiber so it's super light weight. it does have a hook to add weights, gonna have to rig something together.

I just hope it's not to windy, I live on one of the tallest place in my county avg wind is like 19mph+ and this time of the year near 28mph+ wind speed
 
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No comet tonight, clouds got in the way :( But it made for a pretty sunset!
 

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