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1 month, 2 weeks ago 0
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I wanted to give you guys a heads up on the spots left for the Master’s Classes!  There is a lot of excitement about these classes, I can’t wait to do them!!!

 

March 27th-31st  – Old Car City and the Southeast Train Museum  -Americana

2 SPOTS LEFT 

 

 May 22nd to 25th  –  Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill Kentucky  –  Americana

1 SPOT LEFT 

 

 July 31st to August 3rd  –  Close-up school in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cades Cove   Nature and Close-Up

2 SPOTS LEFT 

 

December 4th to 8th  Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains   Nature and Close-Up

4 SPOTS LEFT 

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month, 3 weeks ago 4
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I went out for a little while this morning to try to work on a few textrue shots with the GFX 50S.  I used the Fujifilm GFX 120mm macro for these two shots.  The old garage door above is in an abandoned building on US 25 that i drive by on my way home everyday.  I’ve shot it before but really wanted to see how the GFX file rendered it!  This is a Acros with a red filter shot and it seems to have plenty of detail an seperation between the tones!

 

My next shot below is of an old weathered door with a rusty hinge.  I went with the Velvia color simulation to bring out the blue tones in the old weathered wood, which I thought it did great capturing.  Both shots were made from a sturdy tripod and with the self timer !

 

 

 

 

I love how the subtle details in such subjects simply jump off the computer screen and no matter how much you blow them up, the detail is really there!  Will head to Old Car City soon to give this sweetheart a real workout!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month, 3 weeks ago 0
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Got this from Richard Small, laughed until I hurt, hooe you do to, just not the hurt part!!!  Great way to start the week…….. laughing!!!!

 

In a Laundromat:

AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT.

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In a London department store:

BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS…

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In an office:

WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN.

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In an office:

AFTER TEA BREAK, STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD.

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Outside a second-hand shop:

WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING – BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

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Notice in health food shop window:

CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS…

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Spotted in a safari park: 
(I sure hope so.)

ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR.

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Seen during a conference:

FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN’T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR.

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Notice in a farmer’s field:

THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

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Message on a leaflet:

IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS.

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On a repair shop door:

WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR – THE BELL DOESN’T WORK.)

Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn’t you say?

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Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife

And Daughter

 

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Really? Ya’ think?

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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Now that’s taking things a bit far!

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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over

What a guy! 
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Miners Refuse to Work after Death

No-good-for-nothing’ lazy so-and-so’s!

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Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant 


See if that works better than a fair trial!

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War Dims Hope for Peace

I can see where it might have that effect!

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If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile

Ya’ think?!

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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures

Who would have thought!

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Enfield ( London ) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide

They may be on to something!

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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges

You mean there’s something stronger than duct tape? 
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge

He probably IS the battery charge!

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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group

Weren’t they fat enough?!

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Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft

That’s what he gets for eating those beans!

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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks

Do they taste like chicken?

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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half

Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

Boy, are they tall!

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And the winner is…

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month, 4 weeks ago 3
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What is the perfect location to shoot color, graphics and Americana?  Old Car City in White, Ga (45 minutes North of Atlanta)!  36 acres with over 4,000 rustng cars and trucks, most from the 60’s back!   This is a perfect place to craft images of color and design in an easy to access location!  I and k5 students will explore this great location and make a trip down to Duluth, Ga to the Southeast Train Museum, another killer shooting location.

 

Each day we will do morning and afternoon shooting with image reviews and discussions in the mid-day classroom hours.  If you like rust, this is your place!  Her are some examples of the subject matter we will be working on!

 

 

From the Southeast Train  Museum:

 

 

So much to shoot and a perfect place to hone your skills!

 

Join us for this Master Class  –  March 27th – 31st. 2019

 Email me at:  billfortney@earthlink.net

or      billfortneyphoto@gmail.com

 for all the details!

 

Limited to 5 students  –  3 spots are still open!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim