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Re: Moon anyone?

Post  Iago on Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:33 am

We went down to Mystic yesterday and did the Mystic Seaport thing, which was pretty interesting, since you can climb aboard some of the tall ships. We did go to Mystic Pizza for lunch (yes, there is a Mystic Pizza, even though it was not where they shot the movie.) The pizza-of-the-day was Spaghetti and Meatballs. Pizza crust with spaghetti noodles and sauce on top, covered with ricotta and mozzeralla and a large meatball on each slice. It was actually very good!
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:53 pm

Yes, but did you see any tail?
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Post  agent1a on Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:23 am

Isn't that rude talking about his wife that way Embarassed
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Post  Iago on Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:44 am

Whale tails are today. It will be a two hour drive to Boston and another two hour trip out to where the whales are, so hopefully they will be there when we get there!
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Post  Iago on Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:23 pm

Did indeed catch quite a few whales. Some humpbacks (including a mother and calf,) a very large fin and a few small minkes. Plus a lot of dolphins and a glimpse of an oceanic sunfish just below the surface. I did not get many pictures that show anything, as they go by too quickly for the damnable lag of digital cameras to capture. But when I get home, I will zoom in and tweak a few of the ones where they can be seen. We may drive down to Providence tomorrow and try again!
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:09 pm

Whales are a sight to behold. I have only every seen orcas in the wild. At some point in my life, I want to travel to northern Manitoba so that can watch the belugas migrate. That would be awesome.
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Post  Iago on Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:57 am

Eve was perfectly happy just seeing the dolphins, let alone the whales.
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Post  agent1a on Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:46 am

I like the dolphins too
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Post  Iago on Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:46 pm

We are back now. I may make an online album when I have some time next weekend, and distill out the shots that would be of general interest for here.
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Post  ethelred on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:24 am

Looking forward to it.
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Post  Seamaster on Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:14 am

Indeed. We enjoy our geek and travel porn.
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Post  Iago on Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:02 am

I picked up a miserable cold the first day that we were there (actually, the cold started the first day; I probably picked it up on the planes or in the airport.) I pressed through it and it really caught up with me yesterday -- I slept most of the day. I will definitely have to work on it next weekend.
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Post  ethelred on Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:06 am

Watched the movie Up in the Air last night. Noticed that the main character (George Clooney) flew into Milwaukee to attend a wedding in Polk County. I know they filmed it that way to establish location but it wasn't logical. (I believe Polk County is where Iago lives--near the Twin Cities)
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Post  Iago on Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:31 am

I am indeed in Polk County. If you are travelling anywhere here, or St. Croix County, or any of the surrounding counties like Burnett et. al., you fly into the Twin Cities -- unless you own a private plane and want to fly into Osceola airport!

Creative geography is nothing new in the movies, and I try no to let it bother me. But it is very true that when the geography getting played with is your personal neck of the woods, it takes effort to ignore it! (I have always loved the car chase in Bullitt, but I understand how a San Francisco resident would have a hard time suspending disbelief at how the cars jump across the city every time they make a turn.)

The one that bothered me a bit most recently was Gran Torino -- the script was written by a Twin Cities resident about the local Hmong community, but the movie transposed the setting to Michigan due to the fact that Minnesota was not offering adequate tax breaks for filming there. There is not a Hmong community in Michigan like there is in the Twin Cities! (Juno was another case of a movie written by a Twin Cities resident that was shot elsewhere, but confusingly retains geographical names that make no sense. Ironically, both Juno and Up in the Air were directed by Jason Reitman -- apparently he has no interest in letting geography get in the way of his story!)
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Post  kellie on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:26 am

so I can see the moon out my patio door
looks pretty cool
rock on moon
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Post  East on Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:56 pm


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Post  agent1a on Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:26 pm

now that's a MOON !!
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Post  Iago on Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:41 am

Seamaster & ethelred:

Finished sorting through our vacation shots and tweaking them. Now I have to find the time to run to a coffee shop and upload them.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:21 pm

We've waited this long. We can wait a bit longer.
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Post  kellie on Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:52 am

pretty moon
thanks
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Post  ethelred on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Seamaster wrote:We've waited this long. We can wait a bit longer.

But don't wait to long. I might forget what I'm waiting for. Smile

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Post  Seamaster on Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:22 pm

ethelred wrote:
Seamaster wrote:We've waited this long. We can wait a bit longer.

But don't wait to long. I might forget what I'm waiting for. Smile



Look at it from a positive viewpoint: Either way, you won't mind.
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Post  Iago on Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:09 pm

Good point.

I went through all of them the last couple of days and took them to Walmart for prints. Now I just have to get to a coffee shop this weekend to upload them.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Looking forward to them.

Does this mean you've broken tradition and gone digital and colour all in one outing?
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Post  Iago on Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:44 pm

Tradition is falling to the sad virtue of necessity. It is getting harder to get film, and much harder to get it developed. Too much harder to make me want to take the time. (And while I have developed my own film in the past, I no longer have the equipment, the time or the desire.) All of the pictures from this vacation were taken on Eve's consumer digital camera. (Which, to be fair, is a very nice Canon.)

Going forward, I need to decide what I want to do for myself. I will certainly eventually pick up a digital SLR, but my love of black-and-white is more difficult. Simply desaturating a colour picture does not make it truly black-and-white. And frankly I would rather have the pictures natively black-and-white anyway. (Meaning that is the only way that I want them to exist.) I have some research to do.
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