Highguy76 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 184 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
The good part of my day came when I purchased my new kit, including a Gitzo basalt tripod (a bit $$$, but light as a feather) and a new remote for my 300D.
The bad part came when I was awakened by a freshly painted QA 738 taking off from RNT, and missed shooting it. Also saw the new 777 sitting outside the paint hanger at BFI, but couldn't get a good shot of it from anywhere around the field. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
Highguy76 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
I try to keep the zzzzz's to a minimum, cause the minute I sleep a little late in the morning, something great takes off. I have learned my lesson.
I have thought about sleeping on my balcony with camera and gear set up, so I could just step out of bed and shoot, but it tends to rain alot here in western Washington, so that option is out.
Cschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
You have a view of Renton from your place? Wow.
Here's what bird photographers do, say next to a feeder in their backyard. Set up the camera on a tripod with either an infrared sensor, or maybe autofocus custom function in the camera, so when something moves into view at a certain distance it snaps a photo without anyone there to push a button. Catch some zzzzz's and some BBBBBB's.