Photographers stuck inside have snapped

Discussion in 'News' started by movingfinger, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Dick Cheney in 2001: If there is a one percent chance a threat is real, we have to act, even go to war.

    Donald Trump in 2020: Mumble mumble mumble ... masks? They’re ok, sometimes, probably, if you have to. Why are you asking me? This is China’s fault. A lot of people are saying that this mask makes my hands look big. See, my hands are huge. Why don’t you measure Joe Biden’s hands? Nobody has ever been treated more unfairly than me.
     
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  2. Put your masks on, keep your distance and wash your hands repeatedly.

    Or, have an appointment, with the bloke we call death.

    That simple to understand even for a simpleton.
     
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  3. .257 Weatherby.?

    I am in process of moving, and moving my guns.
    I had forgotten i had a Win-70 chambered in .257 Roberts.
    I shot from a bench for 15-20 years i guess.... mostly 22-250 and 220 Swift.

    Then about 25 years ago i got into Cowboy Stuff, and all my bolt guns just sat in the safe.
    It was A LOT More Fun (for me) to shot off-hand, at 50 yards with black powder in a 44-40 lever gun, than at 200 yards from a comfortable bench, with my smokeless stuff.. :)
     
  4. Tell it to someone who cares.
     
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  5. 257 Weatherby.?

    I am in process of moving, and moving my guns.
    I had forgotten i had a Win-70 chambered in .257 Roberts.
    I shot from a bench for 15-20 years i guess.... mostly 22-250 and 220 Swift.

    Then about 25 years ago i got into Cowboy Stuff, and all my bolt guns just sat in the safe.
    It was A LOT More Fun (for me) to shot off-hand, at 50 yards with black powder in a 44-40 lever gun, than at 200 yards from a comfortable bench, with my smokeless stuff..
     
  6. You must care..... you replied.:)
     
  7. cLever
     
  8. “Tell it to someone who cares.”

    LMAO.
    Where is your empathy and tolerance?
    Some here are Careless.
    I am Careful.
    I Care....

    “257 Weatherby.?”
    Yep. .257 Wby.
    On a Remington CDL build.
    That thing has a Magical quality to it. Low recoil and it stacks consecutive rounds where I aim.
    There must be something to the fluted bbl. because it will put 7 in a ragged hole with no POI creep.

    I know what you mean about those lever actions though. They have a uniquely appealing function and practicality, especially one of good quality.
    I’ll dig up some pictures in a few days....
     
  9. Here’s a good example, a .444 Marlin Dad gave me for Christmas when I was 10. A real Thumper.
    Shooting in the back yard is an excellent way to maintain a skill set while keeping others safe practicing social distancing. No mask required for such peaceful activities.
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  10. Yeah, there is just something about the "Intimacy" of a lever gun. I suppose it is no more "primitive" than a bolt gun, but you do feel a lot more involved when you stand (instead of sit) and hold the rifle in your hands and then to shoulder (rather then having the rifle sitting in a rest) ...... two completely different things i guess.
    Like comparing a Ford GT350 to a Toyota 4-Runner.
    They are both cars.

    I guess what happened to me was, i stopped caring about OA Length of the cartridge and trying different powders and weights.... turning necks... breathing.
    It just became more fun for me to fill (just about) the case with black powder, seat the bullet and go have fun.:)
    No right or wrong.......
     
  11. It’s much the same with photography I think.
    After many years it becomes appealing to revert back to the simple stuff.
    Kinda like Frank The Shadow Sam’s simple but often great cell phone photos.
    It’s easy to get caught up in so many tiny technical details and tech that you lose the simple joy of Creative Shooting....

    As an Aside but relevant point, that table under the rifle is a simple but very practical design that I built well over 30 years ago. Simple 1” square tubing I cut and welded with treated lumber screwed to it. Simple, comparatively light weight, and well used for many years.
    Simplicity is Good.
    It could use one new straight 2x4......
     
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  12. Being cooped up, I am surprised at the variety of subjects I have discovered to photograph. My wife's artwork...

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    ...our garden (and experimenting with focus stacking)...

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    ...and the neighbor's tree.

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  13. Yeah, there are lots of things to shoot around the house

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    Even some old standards.
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    So far as other kinds of shooting, I wouldn't eat anything, I wasn't willing to shoot myself -- although I wouldn't eat everything I am willing to shoot. o_O
     
  14. Well said. It seems to me that this summer and continuing is a good time to go over all the old negs and positives in the collection and try to bring them up to the 21st century by duplication into todays medium. Back them up to digital mediums before they fade away. It's easier said than done however.

    Stay safe.
     
  15. "It requires thinking of others, which unfortunately eliminates a noticeable portion of the American population."
    lol. That's the braindead part of the herd.
    I really like the people who walk into the store that has 10 signs all over the front of the windows that say 'no mask' no service and say "oh I'm only going to be a minute and I know what I want". Sadly, I've only seen a few store employees stop these people. I've actually stopped these people sometimes or remark very loud, you forgot your mask!! For it to work, we have to comply and places of business have to enforce. I'm lucky to be in a small mid northern area spread out, but the whole state is now under law til December to wear masks everywhere in public.

    It's also true that the numbers of new virus cases are overwhelmingly people under 30, not that their death numbers are greater, just that that group is spreading a virus almost single handedly. Not that is anything historically new. Just depressing that younger folk on majority don't think about other people. The mask is to protect other people from you for the most part.

    I'm not having any trouble getting out to shoot anywhere or in any parks as long as I'm masked. I've worked in tv broadcast field for 40 years and just retired last year and moved to this rural area before the virus struck and am lucky not to be in the big city at this time. I look at my co-workers who stayed working as communications was deemed essential, and what they have put up with. I honestly don't know how I would have handled this back there.
     
  16. I don't think we are too off topic, the OP link was about dealing with the covid being photographers, not about how to shoot photography as such.
    But it's (thread) pretty much died off anyways.
    I've just joined so everything is new to me. Sorry.
     
  17. Welcome!

    That was the case here for a while. Now, out west, we have the dual disasters of virus and FIRES (I won't go into the third and biggest disaster), so most parks are closed due to high fire danger. Gotta photograph concrete and the few people who venture outside here these days!
     
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