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Topic Title: Re-edits: old, fresh, and revived photos
Topic Summary: January update of Newport Wedge, June 2021
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    I've been playing with Topaz denoise AI, which sometimes can get rid of serious image noise in low-light situations without making everyone look like botox victims. Photos are posted on Flickr.
    And another from Jan. 12. Both Sebastian Inlet.
    More Topaz, Jan. 12. Good afternoon lighting.
    Newly edited image from Jan 3, 2018. This was done with a cheap 75-300 mm lens at 156 mm. On the actual image, can't readily tell it from a better lens. BTW, the camera equipment is all Olympus. The parent company sold its camera business, which is supposedly going ahead as a small independent company that will be video oriented. More photos here. Flickr album


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Very crisp. Nice work.

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    Good photos to start with. Topaz's sharpening has impressed me. It won't help out of focus very much, but if you had a good in-focus shot, it will do smart things.
    For something completely different, this is a 1.6 second hand-held exposure in a spectacular conservatory where the specialty is seasonal shows. Most of the plants get replaced several times a year. This was dusk.
    The place also has amazing water fountains. Refurbishing this fountain garden cost some $90 million.


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    Vero South Beach in the fog, Jan 24 2018


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    Bare flat spot on the left side of the river is Camp RM202 in the Grand Canyon.
    On the way back from


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love the photos thank you
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    If only the blackball flag had been floating in the breeze. If I'd been scheming to do something emblematic, I would have arranged to have a pair of Viper fins in plain sight. The not-so-visible fins on the ladder are a visual flaw. Over-processed, but I like the semi-artificial look.
    This fairly dumb photo's been a mini hit at Flickr.


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    Looked at the Flickr account and this got more looks than the lifeguard stand. Newport Beach's Junior Lifeguard program was going on, and it was huge. I did my best to give an idea of how big without identifiable photos of kids. The older kids/high schoolers all had swim fins. I was told Yucca Fins had provided a lot of them. There were certainly lots of Yuccas.


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    Logan Hayes, South Beach, March 2018. He seems to have been flying at the Texas wave pool lately.
    Branden DeFilippo, also March 2018


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    Domke at Wabasso, Oct 2015.
    Skimmer removing debris. My camera at the time (still have it) and lens were minimal to what's available now. The lens, a Panasonic, was maybe better than I thought. I doubt that its fancier replacements can do much better images.


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    Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Ft. Pierce went ahead with its Garden of Lights for 2020. No known spread of Covid-19, and attendance was close to the previous year. There were assorted measures to keep everyone safe.
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    It's got to be not flat, soon. In the meantime, digitizing some ancient stuff. This is recent, a July flight from Denver to Orange County, Calf. Green River, Utah at Ten Mile Canyon.
More of the same.
Same area, in a Cessna, 1978. Green River.


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    Back to Jan. 12 this year, a bit of messaging for suicide prevention week starting Sept 6.


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    Sept. 29, 2013. Spanish House. Nice day and there were bigger waves. Much better camera now, but no idea how much longer the manufacturer will be in business.
    Surfers, South Beach, windy day with messy surf, Nov 14, 2013 75-300 mm lens at 194 mm. Recent re-edig
    And another


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    October 10, 2013, fun day at Vero South Beah


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    Feb. 16 at Sebastian.


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    Back to Jan. 12 at Sebastian Inlet. When are we going to see such a good day?


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Hey WW, you know Olympus sold the camera division, right? Got an email from them announcing the new company.. supposedly still going to make and support the Oly line. I hope so, I have thousands invested in Oly pro glass and their micro bodies are pretty badass nowadays. https://www.olympus-global.com/ir/data/announcement/2020/contents/ir00018.pdf
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    SRPHOTO, I've been all too aware of the sale. My impression is that the new imaging company is going to try to emphasize video, which Olympus neglected, perhaps figuring Panasonic had it tied up. Meanwhile Panasonic has put out a wildly optimistic video proclaiming that they will continue micro four thirds while expanding full frame AND working to get lots of new people into video world. They're claiming it's a booming new field needing great customer service (which Panasonic happens to have neglected, Olympus emphasized). If forced to bail out, I suppose Panasonic may remain in business, Nikon seems to have difficulties, Sony is thriving, but does anyone actually love their products?
    Blue Angels 2018 with 300 mm f/4 lens and sharpening help from Topaz Gigapixel
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    Death of a surfboard at Sebastian Inlet, Jan. 24


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    Panasonic's video
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    Branden DeFilippo, March 2018.


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March
    March 2014. I'd just bought a new camera body that could quickly focus an old used lens I already had.


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    Logan Hayes, March 4, 2018


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    South Beach Vero, Oct 10 2013, 228 mm with relatively cheap 75-300 zoom lens and my original Olympus E-M5 camera. Recent editing.


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    September 25, 2017. f/7.1, 210 mm, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200
    Also 210 mm. Most popular pic of the day.
Also 2017, April 2017, old Olympus E-M5 camera, 75-300 lens at 228 mm. I couldn't do much better with supposedly improved equipment.

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    Not a surfy morning. Lanai across the channel from West Maui, Napili Bay.


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    Digitizing a few more old Kodachromes. Mt. Rainier, July 1980. Nearby Mt. Saint Helens had blown up and dusted it with ash on May 29.
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Best of the sargassum photos. By the 24th, the seaweed all seemed dead and brown. I admit to editing the water and seaweed colors, gently
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    Newport Wedge, June 4
    Craig Whetter
    Not all good waves are big ones.


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    Craig Whetter again
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    Rome, cheap air fare, really cheap hotel.
    Pantheon dome from inside
    The Pantheon's a church.
    Washingtonia palm
    Caravaggio
    Bernini sculpted David about to kill Goliath when he was 25.
    Caravaggio. He invented strong contrast
    Colonna palace
    Pantheon's original Roman bronze doors
    Piazza Navona
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Glass flower ceiling at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. Dale Chihuly.
    University of California at Riverside and some of its agricultural fields. This is the old agricultural experiment station where citrus breeding was done. Major connections to Florida. There's two interstates, so the huge roofs are warehouses for the likes of Home Depot, Walmart, Nordstrom.
    Corona del Mar, Orange Co., California. This is the opposite side of the Newport Beach harbor entrance from the Wedge
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    Laguna Beach
    El Morro elementary school and Crystal Cove


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    More Laguna Beach.
    Newport Beach lifeguarding is big on interacting with beachgoers. The swim fins are Yucca, which has been eager to get them onto the feet of lifeguards and junior lifeguard participants. The fins have spread like crazy, so the marketing must be pretty smart.


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    In Australia, Shane Vannalo's company, Podware, has its own rubber swim fin factory, and they've figured out how to make the prettiest fins in existence.


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Haven't been anywhere near a beach. Right now, can't even drive thanks to shoulder surgery. So a few past pics
    Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, from a plane window
    June 4 at the Newport Wedge. Most-viewed photo of the day, by pretty big margin. He must have friends. Looked to me like a novice who was willing to try the Wedge (which had plenty of good waves between sets) rather than the more comfortable, and that day, closed-out 15th St.
    Second most popular.Cluster at the end of the jetty rip current, major takeoff zone. I think Craig Whetter (Gyroll wetsuit) was holding a coaching session.
    Third. Nice portrait, but there's a certain lack of wave. Craig Whetter.


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Camp's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Plush beach community, 60 degree water (August 2019).
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    Swim fins.
    Top left to right: Limited Edition (Malaysia), Churchill, Viper (Malaysia), ERS4 (Taiwan)
    2nd row, L to R: POD2 (New South Wales), Tribe (eBodyboarding, Taiwan), Viper (California), Viper (?), Kpaloa (Brazil)
    3rd row: second Tribe, Leblon (Malaysia), Viper (California), Pod 3 (N.S.W.)
    Front row: Custom X (?), Yucca (Malaysia), DaFin (Malaysia, I think), POD 2.


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    Trevi Fountain, Rome. Uncrowded thanks to Covid. It was restored about six years ago. Magnificent and fun.
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    More Las Vegas.
    Heathcote Garden bonsai gallery, getting ready for the Thanksgiving to Jan. 2 light show
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    More Rome. Pantheon door. It's the original, installed during the reign of Roman emperor Hadrian. Bronze.
      Pantheon ceiling. That's all concrete.


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    Spiny tree in the Bonsai Gallery at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. No one wanted to get poked, so I volunteered to light it.
Rain Forest.
Blue tree. Main lawn, lots of lighted caladiums


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    Heathcote Garden of Lights 2021
    Heathcote main lawn
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Some magical images there ww, please keep going.

I love the skull for a bookmark in the Caravaggio and the wonderful lighted banzai tree with the hint of purple in the background.

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    The bonsai tree is a Pithecellobium from Brazil. The big P. dulce was a popular street tree in PR when I was a kid, but it fell out of favor for being really vulnerable to wind, or just plain falling down. There's a couple of small ones native to the Keys.
    Probably the most beautiful tree in the Gallery is a jaboticaba, the tree famous for having grape-like fruits on its older branches. It took me a long time to appreciate that its crown is shaped a lot like a cloak, with the front open so you can appreciate the tree's body.
The skull is with Saint Jerome, who "revised" the old Latin version of the Bible. His biggest decision was to translate the Jewish Bible from the Hebrew rather than the Greek translation that the New Testament writers used. His project was well financed and he set up a sort of Bible institute in Bethlehem. The Latin Bible gets official revisions, but it's basically Jerome's words that Catholics used for many centuries. Getting to see top Caravaggio paintings was worth the trip. I really enjoyed walking the streets.
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The lighting technique the masters used sets them apart from all others in my opinion. It gives a haunting, yet appealing touch to the already exquisite craftsmanship.

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    Caravaggio almost single handedly invented dramatic lighting. He was a sensation, Rome's best-paid painter until he killed someone and had to flee.
    That Madonna of Loreto showing off her huge baby Jesus (above Jerome with the skill) is very highly regarded. After it, he kept getting more theatrical/dramatic, which some like, others not so much. The painting was in a church around the corner from my little hotel room. Some construction work was going on next to it, lighting was awful, and I could see the painting better through my camera's electronic viewfinder than I could with naked eye. My photo probably doesn't have quite enough contrast, but just having it (no flash, no tripod) is something of a miracle.
I
    saw the Colonna palazzo, which was exquisite with very good art. Then the Borgia villa. They had the Caravaggios and incredible Bernini sculptures. Those works have been in the villa ever since they were made. Here's Bernini's David with someone else's painting of David with Goliath's head.
Caravaggio's David. The head is said to be a self portrait of the artist.
    Laocoön and his sons. He was a Trojan priest who offended Apollo (in Virgil's Aeneid, by warning about the Greeks' wooden horse), so he and his sons were done in by Apollo's serpents. The statue group is supposedly ancient, but it was restored by a young Michelangelo. No one knows exactly what Michelangelo did.
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    Fun with caladiums. They shouldn't be up at the end of December, but the weather was warm. This is at night, with small colored floodlights aimed upward from under the leaves.
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The flamingo started life as a welded metal flower pot holder. It was transformed with white LED lights, carefully painted coral pink or yellow. One remains white, as the flamingo's eye. The caladiums in back have little floodlights shining up through the leaves. Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Fort Pierce, December.
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    Another Wedge, June 3 2021. Not a great photo but the ominous color seems apropos.
    Video grab. 60º water, about 60º air, this guy was skinning it. Old school: DaFins not Yucca.
    This video was taken a few mnutes earlier. The yellow-tipped fins disappearing into the top of the wave are the same bodysurfer. BTW, the wave was not ridable. The swimmer at bottom (I think a lifeguard on break) ducked under.
    Recent re-edit of a fuzzy old photo from Wabasso (currently closed for beach nourishment).


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Southwest at sunset
    About the only charming buildings at Big State U, dorms from 1920s and after WWII. The one at the center of the photo was built with generous donations as Big State's Athletic Dorm. Once it was built, the faculty voted to not allow athletic dorms. There's never been an official one since, but I lived across the stair landing from a basketball guy and above a gymnast who made it to the Olympics.


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    Lego model of a new rowing and water education center for Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Annapolis, Naval Academy at the far edge of town.
Patuxent River, Maryland. East of Washington DC
Nags Head, First Colony Inn late at night. A certified Historic Building.


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    New toy. Yellow Hand Job with an older Taylor's Mistake. Photo taken on Balboa Island
    Desert mountain stream, N side of I-15 near Whitewater in eastern California.
    Newport Beach. Not a flat day, but not much for photos.


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    Not far from Las Vegas looking west toward California. The state line is in front of the bright green irrigation patches.
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    The round windows are Nagakin Capsule Tower. The idea was that the frame of the building would be permanent, but capsules, each with a round window, could be removed and replaced as needed. It was intended to be a sort of elegant crash pad for office workers who were expected to be in central Tokyo, late, but whose homes were way out in the 'burbs. It's now being demolished.
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    More Newport Beach. Waterfront promenade going through backyards.
    /BULLET]

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Wabasso, May 2021. lots of Sargassum
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Nice to live close to the Air Show.
A cat photo was inevitable.

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