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Forum: Photography 07-31-2021, 01:18 AM
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Posted By chongo
Kids and the Nifty 50

I picked up an R6 recently as a backup and I decided on a recent vacation to SPI to only use the RF 50mm 1.8/Nifty 50 on the R6 for the duration of the trip. I've owned this lens for almost a year...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 513
Posted By chongo
I've got an Apple Watch and a Garmin Fenix 6x -...

I've got an Apple Watch and a Garmin Fenix 6x - they do pretty much the same thing; track workouts, sleep, pulse ox, the Series 6 AW has an ECG monitor too. Totally different in appearance though.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,213
Posted By chongo
Otherside of the metroplex from you...

Otherside of the metroplex from you https://www.gbfamilylaw.com/attorney/jeff-domen/
Forum: Photography 07-11-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By chongo
These are the Lava Cliffs in RMNP. They're on...

These are the Lava Cliffs in RMNP. They're on Trail Ridge Road just east of the Alpine Visitor Center. Best viewed large by clicking through.

"Between 28 and 26 million years ago, volcanoes...
Forum: Photography 07-08-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By chongo
We were actually in northern Colorado in Fraser,...

We were actually in northern Colorado in Fraser, just north of Winterpark.

Denver definitely controls the narrative for the state. I saw plenty of Trump hats, flags and shirts where we were...
Forum: Photography 07-07-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By chongo
The more I come to Colorado the harder it gets to...

The more I come to Colorado the harder it gets to leave each time. We spent 1.5 days in RMNP, finally got to drive the Old Fall River rd. up the Alpine Visitor Center, if you haven't ever done this...
Forum: Photography 07-03-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By chongo
Colorado Summer Vacation

Today was our first full day of vacation in CO, we're staying in Fraser just north of Winterpark. I was able to get out to explore for a bit while the kids were taking a nap today and found a few...
Forum: Photography 06-27-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By chongo
Man, that is cool. Thanks for sharing!

Man, that is cool. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By chongo
No worries. Here's a link to their site....

No worries. Here's a link to their site. https://www.mma-tx.org/summer-camp/ and https://www.summer-camp-mma.com
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By chongo
Meeting up with some other families Friday night...

Meeting up with some other families Friday night and itís looking like this will be pick. Thanks for the tip.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By chongo
It's been so long since I've checked, are prices...

It's been so long since I've checked, are prices still ridiculously high?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By chongo
Good Eats in Harlingen?

Flying in to Harlingen with my 12 yr old son this Friday to drop him off for Marine Military Academy's summer camp beginning Saturday. I'd like to find a good place to stuff our faces for dinner and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By chongo
I've got the highest family subscription you can...

I've got the highest family subscription you can get with storage, fitness, music, etc. Works great and I've got the max, 6 users on it. But, like JES said, if you let it lapse you've got to start...
Forum: Photography 06-21-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By chongo
I'm gonna be honest, I didn't even know you could...

I'm gonna be honest, I didn't even know you could find these in Texas! I guess I need to make a trip. Beautiful photos as always, Bill.
Forum: Photography 06-09-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,045
Posted By chongo
Great images, Shane!

Great images, Shane!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-25-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,830
Posted By chongo
Great thread! I'm going to see him Friday at the...

Great thread! I'm going to see him Friday at the Addison Improv, can't wait.
Forum: Photography 05-25-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,164
Posted By chongo
For Mac's: Open image in Preview then tools >...

For Mac's:
Open image in Preview then tools > adjust size > select resample image. Enter the new dimensions/resolution.

For Windows I found this:...
Forum: Photography 05-25-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By chongo
I prefer Lightroom, I use Photoshop occasionally....

I prefer Lightroom, I use Photoshop occasionally.

There are a few courses you can purchase that include discounts on Adobe subscriptions.

I also use Topaz DeNoise in conjunction with LR.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 860
Posted By chongo
It won't. :D

It won't. :D
Forum: Photography 05-18-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By chongo
Spring in West Texas

Sometimes you just need a break.

I was sitting at my desk yesterday and around 1PM when I looked at the radar and saw the forecast calling for quite a few storms out west to build up in the late...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By chongo
I'm not anti-wolf. The studies I've read and...

I'm not anti-wolf. The studies I've read and followed I believe they fill a critical role for an overall healthy ecosystem. I'm not anti-wolf hunting either. But, this is bad legislation. It's not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,268
Posted By chongo
Where in Melissa do you live? I'm in North Creek.

Where in Melissa do you live? I'm in North Creek.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By chongo
Been there, done that. It never gets easier. But,...

Been there, done that. It never gets easier. But, I firmly believe it should hurt when kids leave and go home or to relatives. In my opinion, it's a sign you gave yourself to those kids and that is...
Forum: Photography 03-05-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By chongo
Thank you. No sir, they were from the south...

Thank you.
No sir, they were from the south prong camp area IIRC.
Forum: Photography 02-18-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,983
Posted By chongo
Man, that roadrunner looks frazzled!

Man, that roadrunner looks frazzled!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,508
Posted By chongo
Where in McKinney? Nevermind.

Where in McKinney? Nevermind.
Forum: Photography 02-13-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By chongo
Thank for the comments, much appreciated. ...

Thank for the comments, much appreciated.

Made another pass through some of the photos from this trip.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50937955021_c76768b08e_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography 02-08-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By chongo
Might look into giving this a shot. They're a...

Might look into giving this a shot. They're a great store to deal with.

https://www.precision-camera.com/virtual-showroom
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 100,057
Posted By chongo
I'm riding Nakd. Stressed to the max about...

I'm riding Nakd. Stressed to the max about tomorrow morning though.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,425
Posted By chongo
I agree. Their variable rate coils/shocks improve...

I agree. Their variable rate coils/shocks improve the ride quality. Worth the little bit extra.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By chongo
x 2. Thank you.

x 2. Thank you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By chongo
Thanks, I enjoy these.

Thanks, I enjoy these.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,512
Posted By chongo
67 days from Kuwait to Baghdad. Probably half the...

67 days from Kuwait to Baghdad. Probably half the time was spent in MOPP gear. Lots of baby wipes were used in between but it didn't matter, we were nasty.
Forum: Photography 12-31-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By chongo
Look into fredmiranda.com Tons of...

Look into fredmiranda.com

Tons of experience, info and feedback there.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-30-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,060
Posted By chongo
Letís do this! I started the night of...

Letís do this!

I started the night of Christmas, down almost 6 pounds (239) this morning. Long way to go to hit my goal weight of 190.

Good luck everyone.


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Forum: Photography 12-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,799
Posted By chongo
very nice, thanks for sharing!

very nice, thanks for sharing!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,060
Posted By chongo
How do you create an account? The only register...

How do you create an account? The only register link I can find requires creating a new forum too.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-20-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,047
Posted By chongo
Depending on your career and stability, I'd sit...

Depending on your career and stability, I'd sit on it right now. With the incoming admin. and Covid...I'd rather have cash on hand for the time being. Once everything stabilizes, then I'd tackle any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,060
Posted By chongo
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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,060
Posted By chongo
No questions. Letís do it. Sent from my...

No questions. Letís do it.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 12-16-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,060
Posted By chongo
I'm in. 5'10 and 242'ish. I'm good with $100 and...

I'm in. 5'10 and 242'ish. I'm good with $100 and 3 or 6 months.
Forum: Photography 12-16-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By chongo
First outing with the R5

This past Sunday my son and I headed west to Caprock Canyon State Park to watch the Geminid Meteor which was supposed to be at its peak around 2AM. It was quite the treat for both of us playing hooky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By chongo
Here is one from just before 1am, Monday. ...

Here is one from just before 1am, Monday.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50723545368_fed90645b5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2khgqRE)Geminid Meteor Shower (https://flic.kr/p/2khgqRE) by Chris Jeans...
Forum: Photography 12-15-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By chongo
I'll throw another wrench into the discussion -...

I'll throw another wrench into the discussion - if you're looking at the 5d4, I'd just grab an R. You can find an rf/ef adapter with some searching, it's newer tech., more AF points, produces...
Forum: Photography 12-15-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By chongo
Excellent shots! Jealous of the short-eared owl!...

Excellent shots! Jealous of the short-eared owl! I keep looking and have yet to find one.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Photography 12-15-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By chongo
I've got Big Bend, RMNP, Great Sand Dunes NP for...

I've got Big Bend, RMNP, Great Sand Dunes NP for Milky Way and possibly Arches NP on my radar for 2021. I'm always up for trips when my schedule allows. With such a busy schedule my trips are usually...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-15-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By chongo
I pulled my son out of school for Monday and we...

I pulled my son out of school for Monday and we went out to Caprock Canyon SP Sunday night to watch it. There was about .75-1" of snow on the ground and cold! I bet we saw a couple hundred while we...
Forum: Photography 12-10-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,256
Posted By chongo
Saw it on Flickr this morning, great capture! ...

Saw it on Flickr this morning, great capture!

Iíve been toying with the idea of selling my 500 f4 for this lens. Would like to get your thoughts in a few weeks/months after youíve had time to put...
Forum: Photography 11-24-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By chongo
Got through a few more the past few days. ...

Got through a few more the past few days.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50643778556_ee77c7a66a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kadAXN)Elk Bugle (https://flic.kr/p/2kadAXN) by Chris Jeans...
Forum: Photography 11-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By chongo
I had that lens before, it's a sharp lens. The...

I had that lens before, it's a sharp lens. The ISO isn't a factor IMO, it'll contribute to a noise image but provide the settings are right for a proper exposure it shouldn't be an issue. The shutter...
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