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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2006, 02:29:39 AM »
"I'm also missing sunrises, never get up early enough"

I WISH!

Generally I am a great sleeper and get about 7 hours per, but can't sleep in.. or rarelyso.  

I love getting up early when camping. Last fall, I got up early one day and was blessed with THREE great photo ops because of it. Just like that. Lucky me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2006, 12:44:09 PM »
I get up at a time set precisely by when I go to bed. If I fall in at midnight, I'll be up at 8 am. If it's 4 am, you're elooking at 11-12 noon. Sometimes I stay up all night, catch the morning, then go to bed and miss the daylight.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2006, 08:45:24 PM »
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I get up at a time set precisely by when I go to bed. If I fall in at midnight, I'll be up at 8 am. If it's 4 am, you're elooking at 11-12 noon. Sometimes I stay up all night, catch the morning, then go to bed and miss the daylight.


I want your JOB!

You can have mine.  At my desk around 8am, leave around 7pm.  Lunch at my desk most days.  Some days I need to get up at and be on the road at 6am, and still work in hotel in the evening after the days work ..... what am I doing at this place!  Time to change job I think?  Some weekends I'm not over the week until half way through Sat.

Now I know why I enjoy the 2 mile walk to/fro work each day.  I totally switch off then.

The one thing I DON'T do though is work the weekend.  I guess I could and do less in the week.  But weekend if photo and web design time.

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2006, 10:46:19 PM »
My work changes hours all the time.
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2006, 11:23:35 PM »
Although "retired" I work out of my house as a consultant and run my small image business at home too. The hours are flexible. If I sleep in (as I said, a rarity), no one cares. In fact, if I sleep in my wife has the coffee made by th time I get up. The personal hygiene standards are lax--shaving definitely optional. There is no dress code whatsoever. You can scratch any time and any place. :) I like to fish, but the rivers tend to be busy on weekends, so if I am actually toiling on a project I can work weekends and fish in Tuesdays. The best part is the flexibility.

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2006, 11:34:58 PM »
Hijacking your own thread?
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2006, 07:40:20 PM »
Yup, decided its time to leave.  Got paid yesterday.  Nice day is pay day.  But I'm not having enough time to enjoy it.  I'll only end up buying more camera kit!  Work is on notice as of today.  If I get to travel at least once a month for a few days, and get to see 3 new countries this year then I'll stay.  If not - I'm off.  Want more places to photograph.  Bored of the same locations.

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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2006, 07:52:24 PM »
I have concluded that 7D photographers (probably all photographers) are a lot like fly fishermen. A tad eccentric -- a little off center. Marginally reclusive. Marginally socially deviant--but totally harmless. They care about the environment. They make decent money, but seem to never have enough time to practice their chosen avocations as much as they would like. We are passionate about gear and technique. We enjoy "getting a good one."  

Humm .. there is something to this link. More so, say, than the link between photographers and golfers.
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2006, 10:33:47 PM »
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Humm .. there is something to this link. More so, say, than the link between photographers and golfers.


I was an avid golfer from 14 years old until I injured my back in 1993. Was also an avid Photographer during the same time. Still am of course.

Carrying a camera when playing golf can be somewhat difficult, unless you rent a cart, but it does provide some good photo ops. I can't imagine a fly fisherman with a camera in one hand and the fly rod in the other.  :lol:
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2006, 02:45:05 AM »
Sorry I'm so late, I was sleeping! But I did manage to get up this morning and grab this.

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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2006, 03:50:34 AM »
All I can rhett is wow. Glad you did not sleep through that.
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2006, 05:34:06 AM »
Thanks Maxx-7D, I figured the post was so late and buried in the thread that it would never be seen.

 I just got lucky that my position allowed the sun to come up in the "V" of that tree but I'd been scouting the location for a couple of months without shooting anything because I was a little too late and this shot is only available for about 5 minutes and it's gone (as an example between 6:02am and 6:10 am I shot 50 exposures, the sun broke the horizon at 6:05am and the shot you see here was taken at 6:10am). I think I'll go back and shoot it again on medium format and this time I'll know better what to meter it for. I'm also hoping to avoid so much flare on the medium format shoot but it's hard when you're shooting directly into the sun like that.


p.s. I noticed you are in Virginia... have you ever seen the riding lawn-mower graveyard (not official but that's what it looks like) on the side of the highway out there? I passed it this fall coming up the east coast and want to go back and shoot it in the spring when the colors are right. It's soooo cool!
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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2006, 08:31:31 PM »
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Yup, decided its time to leave.  Got paid yesterday.  Nice day is pay day.  But I'm not having enough time to enjoy it.  I'll only end up buying more camera kit!  Work is on notice as of today.  If I get to travel at least once a month for a few days, and get to see 3 new countries this year then I'll stay.  If not - I'm off.  Want more places to photograph.  Bored of the same locations.


Got asked by the MD to design the company intrAnet today ... think I'll stay and have some web design fun!!

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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2006, 12:50:59 AM »
rhett,
   Sorry, have not heard of the riding lawn mower graveyard. I live in the southwestern part of the state, or central,,,,in Roanoke.  :lol:   Where is this place, and what exactly is it. Well, my guess would be a field of riding lawn mowers decaying.   :?:
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2006, 05:02:37 AM »
I saw it along 81N which runs diagonally across the west side of the state . It's just a field on the side of the interstate where someone has parked a bunch of old lawnmowers in nice even rows. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly where it is, I just figured I would drive it again and look around since that area is so nice anyway.
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