- Sep 22, 2017
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Small world, I used to go to Bainbridge Island fairly frequently for work, not so much lately.Whoa - just noticed where you live... you going to participate in the rotary auction this year with it being entirely online? My wife grew up on Bainbridge and her grandfather ran the auction for a few years. We worked it a few years back - what a blast! Picked up a tube preamp and a reel to reel player. There were a couple aquariums as well, but we didn't have too much space in the car...
Thanks, I think they are some of the better ones I’ve done recently. My photography skills are no bueno. My wife used to do wedding photography and we have better cameras than my iPhone 8. Maybe I’ll get her to break out the Nikon digital slr and try to take some good ones. Maybe teach me a thing or two.Just before lights out is one of my favorite times to look into my tank as well. Nice shots.
I’m a huge rock/metal music fan so now I need to know what bands and cd covers you didTaking photos is one of those things that get better the more you try!
I did a few weddings back in the day. Was not fun work, but it paid some bills. Did some cd cover photos and some band live work and studio work for liner notes - that was much more fun - generally. No matter what I do with my android, it comes out awful. I tried the A12 filter in front of the lens - no dice. That old Nikon color correction lens is working out well for me - but only with my Nikon dslr. I set up a custom white balance in the camera, shoot in raw, then it goes into Lightroom where I change the white balance to somewhere between 18-20k. I have to do very little after that. I mainly adjust the shadows and highlights to maximize the color information. I don't have to touch the color corrections at all with that setup. The nice thing is that with the ISO set to 400, I can hand hold with my 24mm lens and still get decent results.
Try fiddling around with one of your wife's dslrs - I think you'll have fun! What is that last zoa/paly - the speckly yellowish one?
I had an extremely similar experience back at the beginning of April. I appreciate that you used the word punted because no kidding, it looked like they had kicked the box all the way here and maybe stomped on it a few times for good measure. The darn box says "FRAGILE" on it and it was just trashed! Lost all but two of the ceriths. Amazingly enough everything else made it, but then the weather was much more favorable then. Totally not ReefCleaners fault, they are awesome! Not so pleased with the post office though!I ordered a package from Reefcleaners last week and they shipped it out Monday afternoon for a delivery either Wednesday or Thursday. Well the box finally arrived today at 3:45pm so that package was out and about across America with USPS for 4 entire days. They then, instead of bringing the package to my door like they always have, put it inside of a metal package delivery locker to make sure it cooked some more. It was probably only in there for 5 minutes but that’s enough when it’s hot. Several of the hermits and both emerald crabs seem to have made it. Pretty much every nassarius, astraea and Cerith snail is dead. Some of the shipping water was brownish green and smelled like snail soup. The dwarf Ceriths might be ok but they’re so small it’s hard to tell. All in all it’s pretty aggravating. Not Reefcleaners fault, they have always done right by me for quantity and delivery. This one is on USPS, they punted around the box for an extra day and then put it in the proverbial microwave right at the end instead of doing their normal delivery. I’m not super happy with them right now.
Thanks, I’m pretty happy with my coral choices. I need to figure out a better way to mount the chalice. It was a nice sized piece that was bigger than it’s plug. The plug doesn’t sit flush with the rock so the skeleton is like a big overhang off the plug That angles up. It’s going to have a hard time anchoring to the rock as it grows because of the gap.Nice pictures - you got some nice colonies growing out. I really dig those rainbows and the utter chaos - really neat polyp colors and patterns on those. Glad to hear also that the chalice is recovering.
Hey - how long do you go between taking the return pump out and cleaning it? Noticed that flow was not so great lately, so I cleaned the return out today. Whoa, what a difference. Never had such a reduction in power after only 4 months.