Wild Turkeys in Albany?

Wild Turkeys in Albany?

On December 27, 2011 these Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo intermedia hens were seen in my neighbor’s backyard on the 1000 block of Kains Avenue in Albany, CA. Turkeys, possibly these same individuals, have subsequently been seen on rooftops on the same block… on Jan 30, 2012 (the date this was posted) several toms and a whole flock of hens (maybe including these two…) were seen on the block… Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Promaster 7 100-400mm lens (at 400) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Camera’s on-board flash fired. (How much good that did at this range [~50 feet] is debatable…) Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, gamma and color correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. This is a full-negative scan…

Note that these birds are fully capable of being eaten, but the problem is catching ’em – shooting with a gun is out of the question in this densely populated (…by people…) area! (bow and arrow is a possibility…)

Please note that these two are the Rio Grande subspecies M. g. intermedia, common through the Great Plains of the USA – that was the sub-species introduced into California. (The subspecies is distinguished by much longer legs than any other Meleagris gallopavo subspecies…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-01-31 02:11:08

Tagged: , Wild Turkey , Meleagris gallopavo , geotagged , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Sunset on Sunset Reservoir, SF

Sunset on Sunset Reservoir, SF

A sunset seen over the Sunset Reservoir, in the Sunset District of San Francisco, CA. Taken in April, 2011 by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (probably at 80…) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Geotag is location taken from.

I like to call this shot "Sunset cubed"…

Vignetting is from the chain-link fence that this was taken through…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-03 17:13:32

Tagged: , sunset , Sunset Reservoir , San Francisco, CA , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , geotagged , Nikon D40x

Unknown weed flower

Unknown weed flower

An unidentified weed flower at an unremembered location. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (at 80) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer with an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

As seen on my monitor, (17" CRT, 1280×1024…) this is about 2x life-size (at the normal 640×396 display size…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-04 15:15:02

Tagged: , flower , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Nikon N75

Royal TW bare

Royal TW bare

My Royal portable typewriter, seen without its case, in Albany, CA. This near-50 year old machine is still used occasionally to address envelopes (which is problematic with my laser printer…) Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (at ~50…) on Fujicolor Superia 800. Camera’s on-board flash fired. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Finding a new ribbon for this guy is difficult, though!

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-02 16:36:08

Tagged: , Royal , typewriter , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

SCSI 68 pin internal con

SCSI 68 pin internal con

The business end of a SCSI 68-pin internal connector, attached to its ribbon cable. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon N75 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 lens on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Taken at 1:1on the film plane, the connector is really 1 7/8 inches across the end closest to camera, this photo is about 3x life size as seen on my monitor screen (where it’s 5 3/8 inches…) (according to my math, that’s 2.8666…x life size…) My monitor is a 17’" CRT at 1280×1024…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-06-26 19:21:12

Tagged: , SCSI , connector , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , BokehLicious , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Iris 5-11

Iris 5-11

An Iris at an unremembered location. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (at 80) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer with an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-04 15:16:17

Tagged: , Iris , flower , Nikon 28-80mm , Fuji , Superia Xtra 800 , Nikon N75

Royal TW Cased

Royal TW Cased

My Royal portable typewriter, seen with its case, in Albany, CA. Yes, it can be used this way! This near-50 year old machine is still used occasionally to address envelopes (which is problematic with my laser printer, or inkjet printers…) Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (at ~45…) on Fujicolor Superia 800. A Nikon SB-50x flash was used, parked atop the camera. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

I learned to type/keyboard (not very fast, though…) on this machine.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-02 16:37:51

Tagged: , Royal , typewriter , Nikon 28-80mm , Fuji , Superia Xtra 800 , Albany, CA , Speedlight SB-50DX , Nikon N75

AC Transit 2021 SPA & Dart

AC Transit 2021 SPA & Dart

AC Transit # 2021, a VanHool AG300 articulated from 2003, works the southbound 72 line near the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Dartmouth Street. The bus is right on top of the border between Albany and Berkeley, CA. (so I’ll post it to both Albany and Berkeley groups, since the bus is in both…) Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 lens (at 28…) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-06-29 18:31:15

Tagged: , VanHool , AG300 , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , geotagged , San Pablo Avenue , AC Transit , Albany, CA , Berkeley, CA , Nikon D40x

1050 Kains kat

1050 Kains kat

A "local to my neighborhood" feral (I think, stray in any event…) cat, seen in front of 1050 Kains Avenue in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 lens (at 80…) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped in Piknik

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-06-29 19:08:56

Tagged: , feral , cat , Nikon 28-80mm , geotagged , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Superia Xtra 800 flap

Superia Xtra 800 flap

The flap of a Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800 35mm film box. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon N75 with a Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI lens on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Yes, this came off the box that the film was in before it went into the camera! Taken at 1:2 (half life size on film plane…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-06-26 19:23:07

Tagged: , Film box flap , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Micro-Nikkor 55mm ƒ3.5 AI , Albany, CA , Nikon N75