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    April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Well you asked for it, and I heard. This ones by special reqest ya'll!




    HOBBIES!

    I hope you guys have some interesting hobbies, I for one have something I can contribute a great quantity of...
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    lets get this little shindig started off right...:thumbsup:


    Other than photography, my biggest passion is the breeding and rearing of cichlids from the Great Rift Lakes in Central Africa.





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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Ill have a go! I am trying to get out of this hobby as its quite expensive, but I've been into burning high powered lasers and lighting effects for the past 5 months. So much to learn about properties of light and wavelengths with them. Heres some photos. They arent the most aesthetically pleasing, but fun to look at nonetheless.




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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedingSphere
    Ill have a go! I am trying to get out of this hobby as its quite expensive, but I've been into burning high powered lasers and lighting effects for the past 5 months. So much to learn about properties of light and wavelengths with them. Heres some photos. They arent the most aesthetically pleasing, but fun to look at nonetheless.
    Wow,

    That's awesome. I especially dig the ones with the guitar and cds. How did you get into this odd hobby, and where did you get your lasers?
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Well I would have to say that this is a hobby as I am not earning money from it

    And a pic of Jenny making a piggy Bank out of Papier Mache :thumbsup:
    I've made heaps of stuff, out of Papier Mache, with my kids. Unfortunately I don't have many pictures of the finished products.

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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Not as interesting as some of the other hobbies but, I collect knives and swords. Here's a couple older shots of some....
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by Xia_Ke
    Not as interesting as some of the other hobbies but, I collect knives and swords. Here's a couple older shots of some....
    Hey Aaron, great shots!


    I always wanted to get into knife/sword collecting. I used to stay up all night watching those late night knife shows. Maybe some day i will get around to it..
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    How about a few more fish?








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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    Hey Aaron, great shots!


    I always wanted to get into knife/sword collecting. I used to stay up all night watching those late night knife shows. Maybe some day i will get around to it..
    Thanks for the compliment

    If I can give you one word of advise, steer clear of those late night shows...LOL When collecting knives you will be MUCH better getting one good piece then buying 100 cheapies ;)

    Here's one reason why...LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gHtf4IIYNY
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    LOL.... And those are the guys I have watched!

    Thanks for the heads up.....
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    One of my hobbies is exploring abandoned/semi-active/closed buildings.


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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    Wow,

    That's awesome. I especially dig the ones with the guitar and cds. How did you get into this odd hobby, and where did you get your lasers?
    Thanks for the comments!

    I first traded an old laptop for a 110mw model. It was well worth it, but soon it died. WickedLasers.com is where I got my second one, a 15mw Classic. I got it for $35 because I used their "Wickedbucks" system. I submitted my photos and made $1 for each photo, and $5 for each video submitted. One of my photos is even on the product page for the Evolution series laser. Only got paid that measly $1 towards store credit. If you order one, let me know, I can get you 5% off.

    Keep in mind, they are dangerous and can cause instant(faster than a blink response) blindness. Many people suggest to treat them like a loaded weapon. 5mw is the "legal" limit in the United States to use as a "pointer", but even those can cause blindness if you stare into them stupidly. Wicked sells 15mw and up, but advertises them as "OEM" to bypass FDA regulations. Goggles are recommended due to the high power of these. While they aren't steel burning light sabers of doom and demise, they are quite remarkable for the power they put out, considering they only use 2 AAA batteries. The pulsar series(red) is much cheaper for the high end model. The Evolution series is quite fussy right now, dont buy those. I returned my <95mw evo and got my money back. It was money better spent on my L glass and fisheye.

    I could go into much more detail about wavelengths and power ratings, different units, ect, but this thread isnt about lasers, lol.. Keep the pictures coming people. I have to say they look very nice so far. Looking forward to more!
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Figured I could give this one a try. Wish I could be out riding her in shorts in the 70+ degree weather like a week ago, instead its in the 20 and teens with new snow falling. :mad2:
    I didn't want to just got with a "normal" shot of the little gal, so I tried for some more abstract close up types. Might get some more of the rest of the fleet, this is the only one at school with me, now, the other wait not so patiently at home for their first ride of the season (after a spring clean and tune that is )



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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Dont worry Almo, its mostly catch and release!!
    I used to have a tank full of haps myself!:thumbsup:
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Quote Originally Posted by big baldo
    Dont worry Almo, its mostly catch and release!!
    I used to have a tank full of haps myself!:thumbsup:
    Oh heck, I'm no stranger to the hook...
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    From a wood project I am working on.

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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Hey, big baldo - excellent choice with the Stradic spinning reel! I have to admit though, that I use left-handed baitcasting reels as I just can't switch hands to cast.
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Almo, looks like some nice whiting(I think)They can be a blast in the surf!!

    Loupey, IMO, Stratic is the ONLY way to go for the $$!!! I've put these reels through absolute torture! Drags are super smooth, love 'em! I use a stradic 6000 for tarpon/snook which really puts it to the test, and it performed flawlessly every time, especially on a GLoomis rod.

    Thats so funny that you say that about the lefties! My fishing buddy(who happens to be a flats guide) uses all lefty baitcasters. He's tried to get me to switch but I couldnt get used to it.(even though it DOES make more sense!) I can still hear him saying, "why would you want to cast with one hand and then have to switch before you reel!!!" I'm not sure but I dont think at the time they even made a lefty Chronarch.:ihih: :ihih:

    I could ramble on for ever about fishing. Its a good thing you didnt ask anything about fly fishing!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Big Baldo: you, your friend, and I HAVE to get together! I've wanted to fish the Florida waters for quite some time.

    I own 3 Stradics (I agree - the best value compared to the Sustains and Stellas). I use only Loomis's (IMX's and GL-3's) or 2 piece St. Croix's (for traveling). Fly fishing? have 3 travel sets ready to go at a moments notice (Orvis Frequent Flyers). Ironically, until very recently, I had more $$$ invested in fishing gear than photography gear.

    Sounds like I need to book a flight to Florida
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    LOL!!! C'mon down.............. This is the time of year for the MONSTER REDS!!!! I havent been out on the flats in a couple of weeks but I know its starting to get crazy over there!

    My wife thought I was crazy when I spent 70$ on a Loomis with a broken tip from E-bay. I sent it back to Loomis and they sent me a brand new one. Gotta love that warranty!!
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Fishing the gulf states for Reds and the Bahamas for Bonefish are both near the top of my list

    Quote Originally Posted by big baldo
    What type of fishing do you do there?
    Mostly Lake Erie for walleye/smallmouth and Canada for pike/smallmouth. My wife's cousin and uncle introduced me recently to salmon in northern Michigan where I made a good friend who introduced me to steelheads in northeastern OH and northwestern PA.

    This is the week we were supposed to be in GA for some trout fishing. Last minute work commitments killed that plan. But we are booked for a house on Topsail Island for some surf fishing this summer and also working on a fly-in to Canada with the wife's other cousin & uncle.

    Here is a shot of my first steelhead. Complete with my boot
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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Patrick and I joined this forum specifically for project ideas. I am REALLY new to photography, having gone from a point and shoot Olympus 5050 to a mind numbingly complex Nikon D200. Yes, I do everything both feet first. So this forum has already been very helpful by showing different perspectives. Thanks so far, and I look forward to contributing much more!

    Thanks!

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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Um, does reading count as a hobby? I bet ya never would would have guessed it from my brilliant posts (lol). The Russian classics are my favorites. I know... yaaaawn

    edit- my girlfriend made me read Theatre :blush2:


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    Re: April Photo Project: Hobbies

    Another hobby of mine is Airsofting. Yeah, it's very much like Paintball (I'll get a shot of my marker when I get it back tonight). But it doesn't leave the marks.


    the usual gear, cold war issue woodland camo

    Occasionally I go with a group that does Stargate Airsoft.


    I have several rifles, the one in the photos is my favourite, an XM8. Usually I'll take along a Beretta 92FS sidearm.
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    Driving...I love driving...dont know why, might be the stereo, might be the manual transmission, might be the control, might be interaction/watching other drivers...but it's just something I enjoy.

    More hobbies to come...havent had much time for my "non essential" hobbies lately.
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