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FAIRMONT SCHOOL ZOOMIED WITH THE LENS by SMOKEYDOGSOCKS
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EVERY NOW AND AGAIN, I LIKE TO PLAY WITH LIGHT, JUST TO SEE WHAT IT CAN DO. SO, THE OTHER NIGHT WHILE I WAS TAKING NIGHT SHOTS OF THE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE, I DID SOMETHING I HAVEN’T DONE IN A LONG TIME. I TOOK A PHOTO, USING MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL, OF “FAIRMONT SCHOOL ZOOMIED WITH THE LENS”, GOING FROM 300MM DOWN TO 70MM WITH MY QUANTARAY TELEPHOTO LENS, WHILE THE SHUTTER WAS OPEN WITH THE REMOTE SHUTTER RELEASE AND THE CANON CAMERA WAS ON THE BULB SETTING WITH EVERYTHING ON MY TRIPOD AS TIGHT AS I COULD MAKE IT. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN FOR 10 SECONDS WITH THE APPERATURE ON F:16, SO I DIDN’T OVER BURN THE IMAGE AND BRING IN TOO MUCH LIGHT. THE TRICK WAS DOING THE ZOOMING WITHOUT CREATING TOO MUCH WOBBLE ON THE STREEMS OF LIGHT. WITH POST POLIO SYNDROME AND NERVE DAMAGE IN MY NECK, MY HANDS ARE STARTING TO SHAKE MORE AND MORE. SO, I WAS SURPRISED TO FIND THE LIGHT WAS FAIRLY STRAIGHT. THIS SCHOOL IS A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE. MOST OF THE OLD SCHOOL WAS TORN DOWN, ALL BUT THE ONE BUILDING THAT I WANTED TORN DOWN THE MOST. THE ONE STRAIGHT ACROSS FROM MY HOUSE, WHERE THE KINDERGARDEN CLASS WAS. NOW IT’S GOING TO BE A DAY CARE CENTER, SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A LITTLE BIT QUIETER. THE NEW SCHOOL IS SUPPOSED TO BE READY BY THE END OF AUGUST, BUT THERE IS A LOT MORE CLEAN UP WORK TO BE DONE, SO THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS PUT UP AN 8 FOOT HIGH WALL SO THEY COULD CLEAN UP WITHOUT DISTURBING STUDENTS OR NEIGHBORS. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY BOTHERED, IT’S JUST SOMETHING ELSE THEY WILL HAVE TO TEAR DOWN WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED WITH THE OTHER MESS. SUCH A WASTE OF COOD PARTICLE BOARDS AND 2X4’S. BECAUSE WHEN THEY TAKE THE WALL DOWN, IT’S ALL GOING IN THE RECYCLE BENDS TO BE GROUND UP AND PROBABLY BURNED AT THAT POINT . I KNOW THE FOLKS THAT OWN DURAFLAME LOGS AND THEY WILL BUY ANY TYPE OF WOOD THAT CAN BE GROUND UP AND COMPRESSED INTO BURNABLE LOGS THAT THEY CAN MAKE MONEY FROM.

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  • JamieLA
    JamieLAover 5 years ago

    Very cool! :)

  • THANK YOU JAMIE FOR ADDING MY IMAGE TO YOUR FAVORITES. I AM ALWAYS HUMBLED AND HONORED WHENEVER ANYONE FAVORITES ONE OR MORE OF MY IMAGES. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 5 years ago

  • I AM VERY HONORED AND HUMBLED THAT YOU CHOSE MY IMAGE “FAIRMONT SCHOOL ZOOMIED WITH THE LENS” FOR YOUR FEATURE IN CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLISHED GROUP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • marina06
    marina06over 5 years ago

    This is great, I think the paths of light have really worked.

  • I AGREE WITH YOU MARINA, I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW GOOD IT LOOKED WHEN I VIEWED THE IMAGE ON MY COMPUTER. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Mike Griffiths
    Mike Griffithsover 5 years ago

    Hi Smokey! Your image has been FEATURED in Communities! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your work with our Group!

  • THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT AND COMMENT. I AM ALWAYS HUMBLED AND HONORED WHENEVER ONE OF MY IMAGES MAKES IT INTO A FEATURE OR FAVORITE. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Ken McElroy
    Ken McElroyabout 5 years ago

  • THANK YOU KEN, I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. IT ALWAYS HUMBLES ME WHEN ONE OF MY IMAGES MAKES IT INTO A FEATURE OF A GROUP. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON. BOB ;)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTabout 5 years ago

    Amazing work!

  • THANK YOU ROUBLE, IT WAS MORE OF AN EXPERIMENT THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND IT JUST HAPPENED TO WORK. SH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY IT WAS AN ACCIDENTAL SUCCESS. LOL HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON. BOB ;)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations you’ve been featured in Parallel Dimensions group ;)

  • THANK YOU ROUBLE FOR FEATURING MY IMAGE IN YOUR GROUP. I AM ALWAYS HONORED AND HUMBLED WHEN ONE OF MY IMAGES MAKES IT INTO A FEATURE. SO FAR, THIS ONE HAS MADE IT INTO THREE GROUP FEATURES. I FLABBERGASTED. LOL BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous work, smokey!!

  • THANK YOU COLLEEN, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENT VERY MUCH. I ALWAYS SEEM TO AMAZE MYSELF, WHEN ONE OF MY EXPERIMENTS WORKS THE WAY I WANTED IT TO. LOL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTabout 5 years ago

    Sh…. ok. I won’t tell anyone ;)
    Wishing you all the best Bob.

  • THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LOL BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

  • euphanom79
    euphanom79almost 5 years ago

    Amazing capture, great effects!

  • THANK YOU ERIC, I APPRECIATE YOUR COMPLIMENTS VERY MUCH. I WASN’T SURE HOW THIS WAS GOING TO TURN OUT AT FIRST, BUT SINCE IT WAS DIGITAL, I WAS ABLE TO SEE IT RIGHT AWAY AND DECIDED IT WORKED THE WAY I WANTED IT TO. BOB :)

    – SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

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