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Old 11-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #11
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Cooking, in general, is not a hobby of mine. I enjoy outdoor cooking.... grilling, smoking, and using the wood oven, and consider those activities as a hobby.
I've always been into cycling and continue to do so.
I've also returned to my old hobby of astronomy after leaving it about 10 years ago and now regret selling certain astro gear which I wished I kept.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:09 PM   #12
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sewing, knitting, reading. that's about it. reading is probably the top one. is that a hobby? if i am not involved in a book, with a back-up of at least two books, then something seems out of order , in my world.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
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Tinlizzie and Vanilla Bean, here are a couple of examples... not great but I like them.

Here's a neighbor boy in my front yard.


To me, the interest isn't just the bull rider, but the guys watching him.


I took this one just for the variety of colors.


This one speaks for itself.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:30 PM   #15
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I have many interesets, but I am not sure how many of them I would call a hobby. I love to camp and hike and do outdoors stuff, but I would not really call that a hobby. I suppose other than cooking, Photography would be my next biggest hobby. Like Selkie, I have sunk enough $ into my photography gear that I could have bought a vacation house with all the money. It is something I love to do. I think I have a very good eye for composition. I am basically self taught so I do not know all the technical aspects, but as with cooking, you do not always need to know why something works to know that it does work and how to use it to get the outcome you want.
Do you find a cable shutter release beneficial for tripod mounted still photography?
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:34 PM   #16
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Tinlizzie and Vanilla Bean, here are a couple of examples... not great but I like them.

Here's a neighbor boy in my front yard.


To me, the interest isn't just the bull rider, but the guys watching him.


I took this one just for the variety of colors.


This one speaks for itself.
I love your photos. I posted some old ones in the random photo thread.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #17
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #18
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Haven't had a lot of money to invest in it but I love taking photographs. I like drawing and miss my watercolors (currently packed away). I like reading and I love learning about science. I also love swimming, hiking, and camping. I love music. I can just sit and listen to music, analyze it, think about it, savour it. I love singing so long as there is no one around to hear me. I also do a little writing occasionally. I enjoy researching stuff when I have time and an interesting subject. I really enjoy the process of researching. And it may sound strange but I think of thinking as kind of a hobby. I can spend a lot of time in my own brain, just exploring ideas and using my imagination. It's what gets me through treadmill workouts.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:02 PM   #19
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I've done a bunch of just about everything too. Currently, it's mostly gardening, with woodworking (I like working with barnboard and twigs) and jewelry making, on occasion. I too have a full craft room, with clay for sculpting Santas, " wild women" sculptures, and jewelry, cross stitch, sewing, candlemaking, woodburning, wood carving, orchids. I like taking pictures too, especially underwater.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:39 PM   #20
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Do you find a cable shutter release beneficial for tripod mounted still photography?
Not only beneficial, but I would almost say necessary. There are times when it is not needed, but those times are the exception. The other option is using the self timer feature if you do not have a cable. I know some of the newer DSLRs have a 2 second self timer feature for this very reason. I am not sure if many/any point and shoots have a 2 second timer. The quickest I have seen on a p&s is 10 seconds I think. I shutter release cable is generally pretty inexpensive so if you are shelling out for a good tripod (and a good one is a must. This is not an area you want to skimp on) then you might as well drop another $10-$20 for a cable.
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