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A Little excitement for today

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by dlew, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
    I just happened to be near a fire near the local mountains today and got a chance to get shots really close to the water dropping helicopter that came by the local dam where i was at...
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  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Very cool!
     
  3. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    The ducks don't seem to be all that impressed :biggrin:. I'd have thought that the chopper noise would disturb them (the rotor noise certainly disturbs me).

    Nice shots!

    (Maybe it's duck hunting season and they're decoys? :biggrin:).

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  4. RayB

    RayB Mu-43 Regular

    158
    Nov 19, 2010
    California
    More aircraft: Piccard's Solar Impulse Plane at NASA Mountain View today

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    P4208713e.

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    200 ft wing span

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  5. Carl Radford

    Carl Radford Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Dec 13, 2012
    Sure looks pretty exciting!
     
  6. poisson rouge

    poisson rouge Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Mar 13, 2013
    Thank you! Those were great pics!
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    You guys made my day, much more exciting than Pollo Asada at Traders. Dennis, I think you're ready to start shooting news.

    Gary
     
  8. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Hey, Gary, don't sell TJ's Asada short. :wink:
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Hey RayB,

    How is that that you have hangar privileges?
     
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    It's going on top of some BBQ-ed pizza. mmmhhh-mmh
     
  11. dlew

    dlew Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Dec 11, 2012
    So-Cal
    Dennis
    enough to share?? :biggrin:
     
  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    +1 - Great photos! :thumbup:
     
  13. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Have you got a pizza oven in that retreat of a back yard of yours?
     
  14. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    It was delic ... fresh saute veggies (onions, tomatoes, peppers, basil, rosemary, shrooms), pollo asada, and fresh pizza dough with Gouda, Mozzarella and Blue Cheese. I also cook the meat separate from the pizza so the pizza is greaseless. A backyard fresh salad and some Cupcake Chardonnay.

    ... actually yeah, plenty of everything.

    -G-
     
  15. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    I just had wood fired oven, homemade pizzas at my neighbors house. We had a green house grown salad, too. It was 11 degrees two nights ago, so greenhouses are a must.
     
  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    LOL, nope. I toss the pizza into the BBQ. I use a stone, but you can just throw the pizza directly on the grill. I cook the meat and veggies separate on the side burner.

    My old BBQ gave up the ghost over the weekend and this was the first meal with the new equipment. The new one has so much better and even heat dispersion than the old, made cooking the pizza a breeze.

    You need to try it.

    -G-
     
  17. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    mmmmhhhh wood! I just have a gas fed BBQ, but I often add a few branches of rosemary and sage into the BBQ for unique smokey flavoring. Been cooking my fish on a plank ... and a plank is a great way to go for additional flavoring. It was 80F yesterday, but it's starting to cool off again. I would love a greenhouse for the Orchids, right now they have to tough out the winters outside.

    Gary