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4 hours ago, gvallee said:

Along with birds on burst mode, I am quite incapable of stopping myself shooting waves patterns. I can hear a voice in my head 'stop it' but I can't. The foam on that one is more appealing. Oh it hit the rocks differently. Now let's try a different shutter speed. What a nightmare to cull !!

 

I can relate to this Gen. With me it is light patterns on water on slightly overcast days where there is not too much contrast but some gentle rippling and swirling patterns reflecting the sky and clouds. Early and late in the day you can also get golden effects. Green vegetation reflected on water creates beautiful effects too. It feels like every frame is a different painting so to speak, so I keep thinking, "I'll just try another one". I've controlled myself and only uploaded a few to Alamy, but have had to cull a lot.

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7 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

Circumstances make me a city shooter now--no waves, no birds, no crocs, no fish, not much of any rural subjects. 

 

And you have a hell of a flair for it.

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Culling is definitely the toughest for me. I've been trying to shoot fewer frames of the same scene, and have been successful to some extent, but digital is so different than film and so I've been shooting way too many frames for years. The potential to "fix" an image in Photoshop also means I have way too many old images on various hard drives. I'm getting better at shooting yes and deleting more, but being indecisive makes the culling part agony. 

 

I love the rest though. Research for keywords and captions can lead to reading all kinds of unrelated but interesting facts and that takes more time than it should but I've learned so much doing this. And travel, shooting, that's why I got into this, best job in the world. 

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Despite all the processing, keywording, etc. that we have to do now, some things were even more tedious in pre-digital days. For instance, I spent hours typing and sticking labels on slides. I eventually discovered a handy little program called Cradoc Caption Writer that made creating labels fairly easy, but they still had to be attached to each slide individually. Also, my noisy -- it sounded a bit like a buzz saw -- dot matrix printer used to regularly go out of alignment, and I'd have to start printing labels all over again. Perhaps there really is such a thing as progress. 😁

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45 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

Despite all the processing, keywording, etc. that we have to do now, some things were even more tedious in pre-digital days. For instance, I spent hours typing and sticking labels on slides. I eventually discovered a handy little program called Cradoc Caption Writer that made creating labels fairly easy, but they still had to be attached to each slide individually. Also, my noisy -- it sounded a bit like a buzz saw -- dot matrix printer used to regularly go out of alignment, and I'd have to start printing labels all over again. Perhaps there really is such a thing as progress. 😁

 

Oh yes, me too! I used the Cradoc software as well and the noisy dot matrix printer.  A good friend of mine created a competitive program called Power Software for captioning and I started using that.  He kept giving me free versions as long as I helped him find the bugs in the program.  I got pretty good at that system...but a lot less information on a slide mount then what we can add to our photos today!

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

Despite all the processing, keywording, etc. that we have to do now, some things were even more tedious in pre-digital days. For instance, I spent hours typing and sticking labels on slides. I eventually discovered a handy little program called Cradoc Caption Writer that made creating labels fairly easy, but they still had to be attached to each slide individually. Also, my noisy -- it sounded a bit like a buzz saw -- dot matrix printer used to regularly go out of alignment, and I'd have to start printing labels all over again. Perhaps there really is such a thing as progress. 😁

 

Oh yes, I remember that. I used to pay my young son 1 Pound per 20 slides sleeve to stick labels on each slide. He usually got bored after one sleeve.

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33 minutes ago, gvallee said:

 

Oh yes, I remember that. I used to pay my young son 1 Pound per 20 slides sleeve to stick labels on each slide. He usually got bored after one sleeve.

 

That's pretty good pay. Nice work if you can get it, especially these days. ☺️

 

P.S. I still have a ton of plastic sleeves if you'd like some.

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51 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Oh yes, me too! I used the Cradoc software as well and the noisy dot matrix printer.  A good friend of mine created a competitive program called Power Software for captioning and I started using that.  He kept giving me free versions as long as I helped him find the bugs in the program.  I got pretty good at that system...but a lot less information on a slide mount then what we can add to our photos today!

 

Yes, that was probably the most frustrating part. There was never enough room on the labels. I used to sometimes stick another label on the back with additional info, but the stock agency that I sent my slides to didn't like that. I believe that Cradoc is still available in one form or another.

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On 27/11/2020 at 01:33, Normspics said:


Ottawa was my “home” town for 27 years Winterlude, Rideau Canal Skating and Christmas lights on the hill and a great opportunity with beavertails a low calorie treat!

 

Don't remind me... I was meant to spend Christmas in Canada with my daughter and family, we would have gone to Winterlude! I tasted beavertails the last time we visited in winter... low calorie 😂

 

As for Ed's question:

I love the shooting part and will photograph anything, hate the culling and keep way too many, like the research and wish I was better at keywording! Gen's system sounds fantastic!

 

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I had to look up beavertails. Sounds like they taste a bit like churros. I grew up in San Diego so some of the Mexican snacks and candies are familiar to me. I kind of miss cactus candy. It's rather juicy as well as sweet.

 

Paulette

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8 hours ago, Bella said:

 

Don't remind me... I was meant to spend Christmas in Canada with my daughter and family, we would have gone to Winterlude! I tasted beavertails the last time we visited in winter... low calorie 😂

 


We had to cancel two trips earlier this year and our “escaping” the Canadian winter to Portugal is gone too, sorry to hear about your cancelled family trip to Canada.

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41 minutes ago, NYCat said:

I had to look up beavertails. Sounds like they taste a bit like churros. I grew up in San Diego so some of the Mexican snacks and candies are familiar to me. I kind of miss cactus candy. It's rather juicy as well as sweet.

 

Paulette


Beavertails are quite the success started in Ottawa and now even available in Disney parks. They are a sweet fluffy pancake available with lots of sweet different toppings, like a sweet pizza? Our Grandchildren love them. You Cactus candy sounds inviting we have never had any. Churros are big in Portugal too.

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8 minutes ago, Normspics said:


Beavertails are quite the success started in Ottawa and now even available in Disney parks. They are a sweet fluffy pancake available with lots of sweet different toppings, like a sweet pizza? Our Grandchildren love them. You Cactus candy sounds inviting we have never had any. Churros are big in Portugal too.

 

still haven't tried them, don't remember them being that big in Toronto plus i was a mini powdered donuts guy. 

and since i am currently dealing with digestive issues brought on by Anxiety, won't be allowed for the time being

 

 

Churros are great.

 

 

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12 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

 

still haven't tried them, don't remember them being that big in Toronto plus i was a mini powdered donuts guy. 

and since i am currently dealing with digestive issues brought on by Anxiety, won't be allowed for the time being

 

 

Churros are great.

 

 


We have been vegetarian for 5 years, it has helped health wise 

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55 minutes ago, Normspics said:


We have been vegetarian for 5 years, it has helped health wise 

 

 

i'm mainly meatless (will eat fish, cheese and eggs), but problem seems to more deep rooted, so cutting off all potential aggressors for a month and then slowly reintroduce after to try and identify culprits.  but hey this 2020, so par for the course at this point....   

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On 27/11/2020 at 19:43, John Mitchell said:

Despite all the processing, keywording, etc. that we have to do now, some things were even more tedious in pre-digital days. For instance, I spent hours typing and sticking labels on slides. I eventually discovered a handy little program called Cradoc Caption Writer that made creating labels fairly easy, but they still had to be attached to each slide individually. 

 

Tony Stone just required contributors to write the basic subject on the (St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC) and our copyrights stamp.

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

Tony Stone just required contributors to write the basic subject on the (St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC) and our copyrights stamp.

 

The specialist library that I submitted to was quite picky about how they wanted slides identified and captioned. They liked me to cram as much info as I could on the labels. I used to generate two labels, one with my copyright info, image ID no., plus a title, and the second label with a short caption. Somehow I managed to get it all on there. With images that I kept for my own use, I would just use a copyright stamp and a label with basic info.

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17 hours ago, Normspics said:


We have been vegetarian for 5 years, it has helped health wise 

 

Be careful if you go back to meat-eating. You have to do it gradually. Apparently, the body has to restart the production of enzymes needed to digest meat. I've been mostly vegetarian (I eat some fish and other seafood) for decades, and I imagine that I'd get quite sick if I sat down and ate a thick steak, which is unlikely because I'm happy with my diet and my health is good (low cholesterol, good blood sugar, etc.). But I digress as usual... 🙄

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17 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Be careful if you go back to meat-eating. You have to do it gradually. Apparently, the body has to restart the production of enzymes needed to digest meat. I've been mostly vegetarian (I eat some fish and other seafood) for decades, and I imagine that I'd get quite sick if I sat down and ate a thick steak, which is unlikely because I'm happy with my diet and my health is good (low cholesterol, good blood sugar, etc.). But I digress as usual... 🙄


We have similar results as well and lost a few pounds too 😂

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18 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Be careful if you go back to meat-eating. You have to do it gradually. Apparently, the body has to restart the production of enzymes needed to digest meat. I've been mostly vegetarian (I eat some fish and other seafood) for decades, and I imagine that I'd get quite sick if I sat down and ate a thick steak, which is unlikely because I'm happy with my diet and my health is good (low cholesterol, good blood sugar, etc.). But I digress as usual... 🙄

 

 

true.  Even though like you i didn't eat meat as my choice, one rule i set when hitting the road full time was to i always accept offers, so a few times that meant eating it, and the first couple times after 7 years off it was quite a shock on the system....

 

 

(in typical forum happening, we have totally gone off track)

 

 

 

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