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  1. #131
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2015
    Went out chasing lightning with a new friend... and the sparks did fly!

    1st, on the way out, I pulled over at the local softball fields to catch a shot of the sunset that was popping up behind the storm.

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    The rest were strikes that I caught using my wired remote and 5 second grabs. Ended up with 62 attempts, and 5 with strikes I could use out of it. Not bad for hand firing guesses...
    I had to drop the exposure PP a bit, as in the midst of everything... I forgot to check my ISO.

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  2. #132
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Nice set @Pretzel. Nice to see you posting.
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  3. #133
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Nice lightening captures... very cool @Pretzel. I really like those kinds of shots.
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  4. #134
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    I haven't been on here much lately....since I don't shoot Nikon very much anymore.......but wow! I love the lightning pictures! Nice Pretzel.
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  5. #135
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2015
    2016 sucked. Not a lot of pics, some highs, mostly lows... but 2017 will be mine.

    January '16 led to the end of a 24 year journey with the woman I thought would remain forever. Here's to hoping she finds greater happiness... less than a month later, I found out my father (in Florida) had stage 4 lung cancer that had spread to liver, brain, bone and more. I spent my savings to get down there as much as possible, had one of the greatest FINAL HUZZAH weeks ever known to mankind. 3 weeks after that last huzzah, in September, he passed on to greater glory.

    The kicker? 1 month before he passed, I found out my mom was in the exact same scenario, but this time I was here to take care of her all the way through. Just two kids to my name, and no other family here... I took on her care myself until she passed just recently on 1/9/17. As you can see from my thread, there weren't a lot of pictures taken as I was focused on other things, but there were some. I'll chronicle it all some day, maybe here. In the meantime, I'll share a photo a friend shot (edited by me just slightly) with her cell phone while I was unaware, and of all the pictures I have ever seen, this one moves my own heart the most, from now and forever. It's probably because of my emotional connection and nothing more. I had just turned down an offer to sleep while she watched over mom because I knew things were winding down. I told her, "This is MY watch." So she stepped back, and while I held my mom's hand and prayed for peace, she snuck a shot in.

    I'll miss my Pops, and miss my Mama even more. That was it... I have no more family other than a few cousins and my own two kids (although I have a grandbaby due in August!), so I am now the Patriarch.

    What a weight.......... but I will return to photography en force this year, as both of my parents enjoyed and encouraged my art, and it's still one of my driving passions. Until then... if you have parents left, love them. Spend time with them. And when it comes to the end of their road, stand with them and take up the watch. You will never regret it, even as you suffer the most intense grief known to mankind.

    "My watch..."

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  6. #136
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    I'm so sorry @Pretzel. You are in my prayers. I will say that sometimes photography helps get you through and sometimes the push is not there. You will get it back. We look forward to seeing your work on here.
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  7. #137
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Real bummer man. For you 2016 was truly the year that was. But you have to remember that life is like riding a horse. If you get thrown, you have to get right back on and keep going. Really look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Oh, and by the way I really, really like your lightning shots
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  8. #138
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Sorry for your losses, but you took the right path. Family first, you chose wisely. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Keep moving forward.


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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Sorry to hear about mom. You'll both be in our daily prayers.

    Hope 2017 is better for you and hope to see you around here more often. Will you be staying on in FL or heading back to OK?
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    Re: Pretzel and the Gypsy King - A Tale of Adventure (cum a spus de fotografie) for 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilynne View Post
    Sorry to hear about mom. You'll both be in our daily prayers.

    Hope 2017 is better for you and hope to see you around here more often. Will you be staying on in FL or heading back to OK?
    Home for Mom and I was in Oklahoma, so here I stay for a bit. There will still be trips to Florida until I can find the way to relocate though. Quite a bit of step-family there.
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    • Nikkor 18-55 VR, 24-120 F4 VR, 50mm 1.8G, 70-300 VR, Sigma 105mm OS Macro, Raynox DCR 250
    • SB-700 AF Speedlight, Manfrotto 055XPro3, LowePro AW202 Sling Bag; GoPro Hero5 Black
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