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Frank Palmer

Posted - 01/21/2016 :  09:49:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg and Ralph, when my great grand parents came over from England / Scotland and Germany they went SOUTH of the St. Laurence River.

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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  10:13:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg--just totally awesome. The night scene is so alive I feel I am there. Great work and thanks for sharing. Love the gulls...


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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  7:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your posts! Ralph, Frank & Tom.

Ralph, yes it has been awhile. How is your layout coming along? You have not added anything to your thread on it, for awhile now.

Frank, sounds like your grandparents were world travellers, even before they headed to the states.

Tom, I'm glad you like what I'm doing with the place.


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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  10:44:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit CN6401's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Had, fingers crossed, a major back problem and then my weathering got in the way. I'm hoping to get back to it soon!
Thanks for asking.

Ralph Renzetti
A Touch of Yesterday

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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  11:54:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by CN6401

Had, fingers crossed, a major back problem and then my weathering got in the way. I'm hoping to get back to it soon!
Thanks for asking.

Ralph, sorry to read about your back problem. I look forward to seeing you return to work on your layout!

I had a chance to take a couple more night photos on the pier tonight. I'm still trying to get the other crane lights working. It will be neat to see all 3 of them lit up like the first one I've completed.


Edited by - Ensign on 01/22/2016 12:10:53 AM

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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  01:00:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great busy night scenes, Greg. You can almost hear the sound of the machines filling or emptying the ship.

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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  07:04:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the night scenes a lot.


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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  07:18:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, Go ahead and make me feel bad about my poor photography skills, I won't hold it against you.



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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  07:48:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Frederic, Bryan & Bob.

Bob, the key to night photography is using a tripod to keep your camera nice and steady.
I have never thought of your night photo's of being poor in quality.
So if your not using a tripod try using one next time.


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Crew Chief

Posted - 01/22/2016 :  4:44:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Greg. The only thing missing is a couple of secret agents uncovering an international ring of espionage!


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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  5:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is just looking awesome.


"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 01/22/2016 :  6:07:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very impressive. I'm learning a lot from your project and really enjoy seeing something new to me. Your photos are superb.

Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Mike Hamer

Posted - 01/23/2016 :  4:25:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Greg, love those night scenes even if your layout has "gone to the birds"! Every angle you select offers us fabulous views of the pier with all its activity. Truly outstanding work in all regards.

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  1:39:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your kind words & posts, Jeff, Jerry, Michael and Mike.
I have been up at our cottage the last couple of days removing snow from the roof.
We got home last night, but I was to tired last night to respond to them until now.

Jeff, I like that idea of secret agents being on the pier somewhere.
They will need to get past Don Reed the security guard now on active duty.

Jerry, always nice to read what you are thinking about my work. Thanks for that!

Michael, glad to read that I'm teaching someone something! And thank you for your nice words about my photography.

Mike, I'm happy that you enjoy the night scenes!
And even though this layout only measures 3'feet by 6'feet it does seem to offer me a lot of angles to shoot it from. I can't wait until I finally get this outside to photograph one day.

I thought I'd now show you how I fit the two N8105 power distribution boards, and the two 9 volt batteries needed to run the 4 LED's inside of each crane.

At first I was thinking that I would only need one distribution board and one 9 volt battery for each crane.
I soon discovered that the power distribution uses about 5 volts to power it alone, without any LED's hooked up to it.
This only left about 4 volts to power the 4 LED's that I wanted to use.
I could get 3 of the 4 LED's to work with the remaining power, but they worked at about half brightness.
With just 2 of the LED's hooked up to one board, they worked at full brightness.
So I decided to use 2 power distribution boards and two 9 volt batteries to light up these cranes.
Luckily their was enough room inside of the crane to still fit them all in.
And not interfere with the cranes cables or the placement of the 3 roof panels.


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Bill Gill

Posted - 01/24/2016 :  2:02:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg, The batteries set in there nicely and the photos show the lighting was worth the extra fitting. Now for those secret agents...Maxwell Smart & Agent 99 or Jonathan Steed & Mrs Peel?

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