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    Sorry, this was a double post so I deleted the original message.
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    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman-ny View Post
    Well here's my ride, 1934 Plymouth.

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    I really like that color. I bet you get a lot of attention whenever you take it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    My other toy. 1968 Dodge Charger, 383 4BBL, 727 Trans.
    Beautiful Car. I just sold my buddies 67 Charger for his wife. And, I have three but they are Pontiacs. One, a 1967 GTO is 99% finished (they are never 100% done) and two are projects, a 1950 fastback and a 1939 sedan.
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    I may have posted them here before. Forgive me if I did. This is my drinking, smoking and running around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman-ny View Post
    Well here's my ride, 1934 Plymouth.

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    Beautiful, ride! What color is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I may have posted them here before. Forgive me if I did. This is my drinking, smoking and running around!
    Nice collection. Love the vert!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    I really like that color. I bet you get a lot of attention whenever you take it out.
    We sure do, we have people wave, blow their horns and thumbs up, I tell the better half they are checking her out, she turns to me and says " What do you want to buy now!!!"
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    Them some sweet rides fyrffytr1, love the GTO
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    Insanely great cars! You have certainly put a lot of passion and effort into it. You don't see anything like that over here. I used to have a 1999 Ford Explorer. That was already an exotic vehicle between all the Audi, VW, Bmw and Mercedes. Unfortunately I had to part with the Explorer. With the gasoline prices here (1.75 euros / liter) simply too uneconomical.

    My hobby is mainly hiking. Even without a detector. I prefer tours over several rage with the tent on the back. Sometimes in the Alps but also within Europe. Last year we were in Corsica. However, I also plan to hike once on your east coast. Blueridge Mountains and Apalachia. Of course including a visit to the important battlefields of the Civil War.

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    I like to play drums, Minecraft, golf, and draw with colored pencils. I'm currently drawing my new pup Pokey.
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    Very nice Drew!
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    Very interesting Dan! You definitely won't get bored in retirement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I like to play drums, Minecraft, golf, and draw with colored pencils. I'm currently drawing my new pup Pokey.
    Very nice. I wish I had a talent like that. The only thing I can draw are flies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    I like to play drums, Minecraft, golf, and draw with colored pencils. I'm currently drawing my new pup Pokey.
    Wow Drew you have some great talent with the pencils
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    My latest passion lately has been building rifles and target shooting with my Wife Suzette ( she's usually holds her own very well ) at our local shooting club .
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    Great post, and lots of cool hobbies everyone! Love the turning, although I've never done wood lathe stuff myself. Metal work is part of my job so never really do anything artistic.
    Cars on the other hand are always a favorite of mine, whether on the highway, twisty backroads, or on the track. I have both a 2018 Mustang GT and a 2019 Challenger Hellcat.

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    Gotta have a little fun at the track too!

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    A couple things I'm into are computers and videography/photography. I started a videography business on the side mid 2018 and started actually making fairly regular money in 2019. I bought some good camera gear and put together a purpose built computer for video editing which turned out to be surprisingly fast. But in Dec of 2019 I lost the lease on the house I was renting (and planning to buy). Then we had the shutdown of 2020 soon after which caused me to close shop. So hopefully I'll be able to eventually find a new place to start over again.

    Here's a photo of my early setup of my video workstation. I had added a lot to it since this photo was taken including a 65" 4K HDR tv/monitor, laptop, photo quality printer, and studio surround speakers to name a few.
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    Here's a photo of one of my camera rigs which has a Panasonic Lumix GH5 at the core with good cinema lenses and external view screen recorder:

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    Sweet autos DOD and that camera set up is borderline insane looking , Thanks for sharing the pictures .

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Sweet autos DOD and that camera set up is borderline insane looking , Thanks for sharing the pictures .

    Dan
    Thanks Dan! The camera looks far more complex than it really is. Basically a rig to mount a lot of accessories to such as the big external battery and power distribution block to run everything (camera, recorder, mic if the powered type, etc). Then there's the adjuster knobs on the side for focus and zoom if using a zoom lens, and then the big shield to try to eliminate glare and includes 3 slots for cinema type filters. Not to mention it's all mounted to a quick release to attach to the tripod for shoulder or freehand use.

    The real complexity comes in with putting everything together to get a good shot. Have to consider lighting (which can get really involved sometimes), sound, angle, effects, and even outside influences. For a sound example - you don't want to shoot a wedding and use the wrong mic which not only picks up the couple but also trucks on the freeway 1/4 mile away. For lighting you don't want to see the groom have his face lit up while the bride can't be seen because she's in his shadow. Effects can also make or break a shot. Take for example Morticia Addams where she always has the single narrow strip of light just above her eyes to just below to give that eerie feel.

    Action shots for example most people never notice when watching a film, but make the whole feel of the scene and it's what gets the viewer deeply into the story. Even simple stuff like a camera shot just above a card table of poker players isn't interesting. But an overhead view (just over the heads of the players) circling the table as they are talking and playing....and one maybe even cheating a bit while the loser fingers his pistol on the table...just makes it so much more interesting.

    As I mentioned, the equipment can be pretty simple but it's how it's used that can get very complex.
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    We need to add a "Like" button so I could hit it several times on these replies.
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    That's an awesome sign and will look freaking great on the wall!
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