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06/03/2016, 05:51 PM
Post your pics here please.

06/04/2016, 12:46 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2683_zpskbi5grpc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2683_zpskbi5grpc.jpg.html)

06/04/2016, 01:53 PM
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06/04/2016, 04:35 PM
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06/05/2016, 08:25 AM
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06/05/2016, 06:15 PM
OK Louis, pick a winner please.

06/06/2016, 02:34 AM
Jesse your sign has cool depth and the knives from John have cool lighting (how did you do it John?) but the winner for me is Cody. I loved the picture when I first saw it and still do. Such a cool vib, almost steam punk :). I'd love to see more pics of that place, where is it?

06/06/2016, 06:39 AM
Congrats Cody, great shot.

the knives from John have cool lighting (how did you do it John?)

For this one I used a 10 second shutter speed in my pitch black attic. I painted the knives with 2 different LED lights. They are pretty cheap lights called "finger lights" if I remember this shot correctly the red light was from the right and the blue was briefly added from above right, the blue was much brighter. The red also almost died during the 15 or so shots I attempted on this. I liked the way the red caught the knife edges and logo.

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Did you use something similar to get yours? The lighting in that is pretty cool as well.

06/06/2016, 12:27 PM

Did you use something similar to get yours? The lighting in that is pretty cool as well.

I used the halogen kitchen lighting from the left, and a blue gelled flash from the right :).

06/06/2016, 05:10 PM
Ok Cody, pick a subject for this week please.

06/06/2016, 08:02 PM
I loved the picture when I first saw it and still do. Such a cool vib, almost steam punk . I'd love to see more pics of that place, where is it?

Thanks for the kind words! It's a shot of a boiler at the Kennicott copper mines, near McCarthy, AK. We just got back and I had this shot handy. Back in the day, they were wrapped in asbestos, so I'm glad the National Park Service had them cleaned off. There are several of them in the building and they're really cool. It was awesome to see what the engineers were capable of back in the early 1900s, especially given the remote location of the mine. It's definitely worth seeing if you are on a vacation that can get you back there.

I was really lucky with this shot. I'm an novice at best, so that shot is better than I am, haha. The lighting was perfect in the building and the walkways beg for this framing. There isn't a whole lot of work in light room...just some adjustments to bring out the Erie City plate and amplify the lighting contrast.

This is a shot looking down the walkway at all of the boilers
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2699_zpsiyif5jbw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2699_zpsiyif5jbw.jpg.html)

This is the 14 story ore processing mill. We walked from top to bottom...what a walk. The power plant is barely visible by the one (of 3) smokestack on the left
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2709_zpsph4yrjap.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2709_zpsph4yrjap.jpg.html)

These are other shots of the boiler. I love the drips on the first one. I was considering these two as submissions instead of the one I chose.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2697_zpswqeafchd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2697_zpswqeafchd.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2679_zps5cwnq7mm.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2679_zps5cwnq7mm.jpg.html)

This is a shot of some 'stills' that they used for ammonia extraction. It allowed them to remove a little more copper from the ore
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2662_zpsr6spnayf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2662_zpsr6spnayf.jpg.html)

and finally, it all overlooked the joining of two glaciers...awesome hiking. We didn't walk out on one, but there is a trail that goes right down to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/cody6766/IMG_2755_zpsdudgaht5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cody6766/media/IMG_2755_zpsdudgaht5.jpg.html)

Next week's subject will be "Formation Flight" in memory of Capt. Jeff "Kooch" Kuss. I didn't know him, but I fly and military aviation crashes always hit close to home. Also, I haven't seen the final report, but I heard he didn't eject because he was maneuvering the jet away from housing. Either way, formation flying is always interesting.

As is standard, think outside the box. It's in memory of a jet pilot, but it doesn't have to be airplanes.

06/06/2016, 08:09 PM
I have no idea what this thread is for, a photography class?

But these pics all say 1000 words. Great shots!!!

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06/06/2016, 08:34 PM
Not a class really. Just a little for fun contest. Keeps people shooting and keeps our minds working.

06/06/2016, 08:40 PM
Nice stuff Cody. I also was looking over your pic. It says Erie City Iron Works. Do you have an Erie up there or is the equipment from my neck of the woods? The stills are really cool too!!!

06/06/2016, 10:49 PM
The guide said they were moved up from PA via rail, boat and rail to get there. It seemed like quite an undertaking, especially back then. She also said that copper mines yielding 2-3% copper would be very successful in moisten times. This mine would still give 4%, or so, if worked today. The road is made from waste gravel assessed to be 2-3%,and it runs several miles, and covers a rail road track. The cost of getting it out and maintaining the real through winter and thaw is what prevented further development. They said that found a seam that was giving 80% ore for quite some time. Quite impressive, in my book.

06/07/2016, 04:28 PM
The glacier is called the Root Glacier. I've been out there many times before. I've also run into bears on that trail at least three times :). I've never taken a tour there but when we were there 2 years I saw they were doing a ton of renovations. IMO they made it a little too commercial and "perfect" but that's progress I guess. Personally I liked it run down with no one around :).

Thanks for sharing the other pics. They are very cool! It's a great place to go in the fall.

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/Kennicott_MG_0536_zps4a656d28.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/Kennicott_MG_0536_zps4a656d28.jpg.html)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk319/IPTalaska/RC%20forum/bikes_MG_0575_zps32768fad.jpg (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/IPTalaska/media/RC%20forum/bikes_MG_0575_zps32768fad.jpg.html)

06/07/2016, 04:40 PM
No bears for us, (un)fortunately. We haven't had any run-ins with them at all this summer. I've seen a family of black bears munching dandelions near the flight line at JBER, but nothing else out and about. Hopefully that will change now that the summer is in full swing.

I think they found a nice balance between rundown and restored, in the buildings at least. The mill is basically in a state of preserved decay. It looks like it's been sitting for 100 years, but the walkways are sturdy enough to not expedite your trip to the bottom floor. Some buildings are nice and shiny, but some are in obvious, intentional decay.

It looks like it's an awesome sight in the fall. I got here right after the leaves fell off the trees last year, so I'm kind of looking forward to seeing the leaves turn...just not the short days that come.

06/07/2016, 06:01 PM
Ken, I'm removing your pics. This thread is about "metal." The thread for Formation Flight will be put up on Friday. Also you are only to post one pic until the next winner is chosen.

06/10/2016, 06:58 PM
"Formaton Flight" picture thread (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2584178)