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sagarmatha



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: New member from Sweden Reply with quote

Well actually I've been posting here for some weeks now. Haven't seen this index before.
As some of you know I made some macro stuff in the mid 80s with my Olympus OM2/OM4, auto tube, twin flash and so on. This interest cooled down a bit when I went to the Himalayas for the first time in 1986. I've been there 7 times since. (Transformed dia slides from these adventures can be seen at http://foto.staffanmalmberg.se).

So it's just recently that I took up this interest again and I'm not using any fancy equipment ... so far. I'm waiting to see what the market has to offer in the near future.

Beside the macro interest I'm also fond of landscape photography and especially in regions where the topography is a bit more challenging, like Nepal. That said it would be very interesting to see e.g the national parks in Canada. I got some good links from Rik about that.

The interest for classical music has followed me for a long time. BBB (Bruckner, Beethoven, Brahms) are my favorites in descending order.

My interest in long distance running, marathon, has cooled down considerably since my last run in New York, 2008. I don't know why. Maybe that's why my photo interest popped up again.

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I don't think many of you have heard my nickname before. But if I say Mount Everest then everybody knows what I'm talking about. Yes, Sagarmatha is the nepali word for this mountain.



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Staffan, thanks for the introduction and the links to your fascinating photo galleries.

I have gradually realized that I don't know what the phrase "dia slides" means. Google finds me lots of uses, but no definitions. I assume it is shorthand for something, but what?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Rik. Well if I say Kodachrome then a guy in your age should understand.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kodachrome, of course!

Quote:
Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colours
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the worlds a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a nikon camera, I love to take a photograph
So mama dont take my kodachrome away

Simon and Garfunkel, 1973. Some people question whether they were referring entirely to film... Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This song is new for me, I left contemporary music already in 1971!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you were probably better off for it!

Simon and Garfunkel were part of my early life.

A few years ago I bought a CD collection of their work.

Good memories, but much of the music was oddly disappointing.

I have the same feeling about many of my old images. What seemed good then, are grainy and blurred now. Times change, the bar rises...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree. Many of my "dia slides" are really grainy and it's difficult to get the true color but there is the reminiscence factor that makes me keep them. ... At least for some time.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjlittlefield wrote:

I have gradually realized that I don't know what the phrase "dia slides" means. Google finds me lots of uses, but no definitions. I assume it is shorthand for something, but what?

--Rik


Kinda slang; more correctly diapositive

diapositive definition
dia·posi·tive (dī′ə päz′ə tiv)

noun

a positive photographic image on a transparent material, as a photographic slide or lantern slide
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2005 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha! Thanks for that, NikonUser.

So then "Kodachrome" is much more descriptive, as any other common slide film would also be "diapositive". (At least, I assume that negative slides are uncommon.)

The first time I saw "dia", I thought it might be short for "diazo". But that quickly became unreasonable as the conversation progressed.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rik, I didn't know you had an interest in chemistry?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have interest in many things. Interest is easy. Smile Knowledge is harder. Sad

My background in chemistry is limited to a few courses in college and a few years collaborating with computational chemists, helping to write software that calculates electronic structures. I have forgotten most of the details --- fortunately Google can now help me to spell "Schrödinger".

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, true. Well I haven't done any molecular orbital calculations since back in 1982 when I took extra courses in physical chemistry. But I can still spell the names Heisenberg, Dirac ... Incredible guys, pen and paper.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know about your 'name'. Nice one.

Do you play the violin? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did... after a while I found out that it's much nicer to sit down and listen to music Very Happy
I can really recommend Bruckner symphonies. Start with # 3 or 4. Great. You'll love it. Especially the end bars of his movements. The orchestra is escalating, you forget time and place, you get goose hair (or whatever you call it in english) and transfer yourself to cosmos.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sagarmatha wrote:
I did... after a while I found out that it's much nicer to sit down and listen to music Very Happy
I can really recommend Bruckner symphonies. Start with # 3 or 4. Great. You'll love it. Especially the end bars of his movements. The orchestra is escalating, you forget time and place, you get goose hair (or whatever you call it in english) and transfer yourself to cosmos.

My personal classical collection is mozart mozart mozart, but I think I shall look out for Bruckner.

Goose hair = goose bumps or goose pimples. .. at least here in Ireland. Very Happy
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