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Tar's Photos

Discussion in 'Creative' started by Tarannus, May 19, 2016.

  1. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Enh... not in the best of minds to process photos (or do much of anything) today. Here's a small update.

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  2. Lemon Cuntcake

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  3. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Los Alamos holds an outdoor concert every Friday evening during the summer months, so I decided to get out and socialize for a bit. Of course I had to bring my camera with me, because I don't want to keep my subjects exclusively cats, clouds, and little kids.

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  4. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    So, we had a two-time Grammy award winning Bluegrass musician - Jim Lauderdale - play in Los Alamos yesterday, and the group that my brother in law plays with was asked to serve as his backup band for half of the set. Unfortunately, the venue was changed last minute to another building. While the ambiance was excellent, and the sound perfectly balanced for the venue, the lighting was terrible, because I don't own a speedflash. So, instead of up and crying about it, I decided to flex my camera's muscles and see what it could really do in high ISO situations.

    Of the 741 shots I took, less than 40 were passable. Of those 40, maybe 10 are worth publishing. Check for yourself.

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  5. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Hi!

    Weather has been playing havoc with over the past week and a half. So, instead of trying to rev up my big camera, I decided to do another cell phone challenge. Of course over-editing the crap out of the images once I got off my duff was a necessary prerequisite. Lots of murky color subtraction and black and white ensued.

    They might not be as neatly framed as previous items, but they were entertaining nonetheless.

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  6. Jaggles

    Jaggles Nebulous' Operator Kermit
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    Why everytime I go on LOA for a small holiday I come back to your astonishing art. Keep the good work, it's wonderful to have these alerts on my top right corner! ^_^
     
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  7. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Well, I've certainly let this place get a little dusty! Photography has been going in fits and spurts over the last month, mainly because I've been trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing for work following the end of my season in Los Alamos. I do have another Park Service seasonal job in Flagstaff. I'll be working at the same place on the edge of the Navajo Nation - Wupatki National Monument - starting October 15.

    For the first couple weeks I'll be in a different duty station with even more unreliable cell service than Wupatki, so I might be out of communication between the second week of October until the first week of November.

    That being said, here's some more stuff of me being "that guy" who keeps posting pictures of my nephew.

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  8. Jaggles

    Jaggles Nebulous' Operator Kermit
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    Everytime I come back from a LOA, no matter how long or short, you always have some pictures ready for me.

    They're wonderful, keep up the good work, as always!
     
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  9. Hoovie the Apansenok

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    Just a friendly reminder - this beautiful man works (and kinda lives) near Los Alamos - the place Black Mesa was roughly based off of.

    Stay strong, Tar. Perhaps one day you'll get to hear these divine words:

     
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  10. Exile

    Exile Paranoid Schizophrenic
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    Man, your photography is astonishing.
    I love the style and the general creativity of it, keep up the good work. :ok:
     
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  11. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Thanks for all the positive comments! I don't have much reference to go on when it comes to picture quality, although I did try and submit them to a local fair a couple weeks ago. All I learned from that experience, however, was that the judges were more interested in the proximity of the image's subject to Los Alamos (e.g. an off-center, overexposed, and badly canted picture of the Alps got a first in the color photograph category) rather than the composition or form of the picture.

    But I digress. Have some more pictures of my nephew.

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  12. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Another two weeks, and another set of photographs to foist upon the page.

    I'll likely have one more update before I head on out to Flagstaff and resume my seasonal work for the National Park Service. Unfortunately I'll be incommunicado for at least six weeks while the Monuments rotate out summer staff and people like me in the winter crew take up posts. Nonetheless, you bet I'll be uploading photos when and where I can - and as soon as I claim a space with reliable cell phone service I'll be putting up production similar to what I've been doing this summer.

    Until then though, here's more of me being "that guy".

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  13. Zach

    Zach Rebel Bias Poster Boy
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    so you're that kind of aunt that just takes photos always... i see....
     
  14. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Well, I had expected to write this post from a cell phone connection back at my duty station in Wupatki National Monument.

    On October 11, I emailed my bosses in Flagstaff to tell them how excited I was to come back - that I had packed up the contents of my life into my car and I was eager to spend time in the wide open spaces of northern Arizona.

    2 hours later, I got a phone call...

    Due to policies enacted by the current administration, every park in the nation had to tell Washington DC which six-month block of time they needed seasonal Park Rangers the most. Flagstaff, due to its proximity to the Grand Canyon, told the national office that their six month window was May through October. I had emailed my bosses at 10:30 in the morning, and they had received word that this policy was legally binding an hour after I had sent my message. In effect, my position had been rescinded. I would not have my seasonal position in Flagstaff on October 15. The earliest I could come on, if at all, would be the 1st of May 2018.

    So I sit here, unemployed, applying for positions whose HR personnel never seem to reply to my messages, and unmotivated to do much of anything. I think of where I was a year ago in Wupatki - alone with no human being to talk to in a radius of 12 miles (~ 19 km) - dealing with one of the worst mental breakdowns I've had in the last decade. I wonder if things are any better now than they were at that point in my life. I have taken steps to mitigate things. I no longer drink alcohol without being in the company of a close friend or family member - which is the most dramatic change I've taken.

    Needless to say, the last month has not been a fertile period for photography. In fact, most of my new production stopped on October 10. Eventually I'll get out there, but it will take some time.

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  15. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Well, I have to try something to break out of this rut. So hell, I'll try everything.

    Long exposures
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    Cat shots (poor senile Boo)
    Shots of the young'un
    Also figured out that my camera is in desperate need of a cleaning, but it's after midnight and I should probably get to bed sometime in the next two hours. Besides, cleaning a sensor is best done when not sleep drunk.

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  16. PilotBland

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    @Tarannus is that your kid

    why do people have kids and wife's and play this game

    no offense good kid man good kid
     
  17. Jaggles

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    why do people care about what others do in their life through a roleplay forum

    although I must admit I'm kinda curious as well but asking feels cringey

    good photos as always from 2000IQ WI lead unstoppable person good at taking pictures with a magic camera and huge beautiful RP documents writer
     
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  18. Tarannus

    Tarannus Some of the time takes pictures

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    Me? Kids?

    Nah, it's my nephew.

    I've got a sister who's four years older than I am. I go and visit them pretty much every weekend. Little dude is getting too sly to my camera trickery and is always hamming it up now.
     
  19. PilotBland

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    Yeah you're right it's none of my business I just have no filter even if I write it down and read it over I don't think "yeah this is autistic prob shouldn't post it"

    okay good for u Man U have caddy nice pictures and have a big brain enjoy your life bro keep taking pictures of you dnoh ttjsy
     
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  20. Jaggles

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    Is oke man asking doesn't hurt

    My kind of person

    I fucking hate kids with a living passion, unless they're that 10% that shut the fuck up, follow orders and are cheerful but not annoying.
    (AKA what I was when I was a kid, now I'm an upright cunt)

    Btw the cat is super cute, ol' man sure knows his angles for the photos.
     
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