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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT, new “hobby” from my wife. A “new” camera 📸
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: OT, new “hobby” from my wife. A “new” camera 📸

I would say keep it simple, learn the basics, and then go from there. Try to learn why the camera is making the settings when in auto. Even though it's about film, I recommend reading Ansel Adams 'The Negative' to learn about exposure. Read up on composition otherwise you'll be cropping every image....
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 12, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ian! (CaptainFantastic)
Replies: 20
Views: 241

Re: Happy Birthday, Ian! (CaptainFantastic)

Hey guys, thank you all so much! :cf_eatcake: One year closer to retirement :cf_wino: I wish I could tell you I got the holy grail of lanterns for my birthday, but I already have some of them and my wife would have no clue what to look for :D Plus I've stopped actively searching for the moment :cf_c...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: liquid fueld hand warmer question
Replies: 24
Views: 407

Re: liquid fueld hand warmer question

Hi David, I think lighter fluid is pretty volatile but not idea how it is technically compared to CF so I don't think this is a driver. FWIW I accidentally filled a handwarmer with CF last weekend and it wouldn't light or stay hot. So I filled another with way too much lighter fluid which remained h...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Dec 28, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Forum Hosting Adjustments
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: Forum Hosting Adjustments

Thanks for the info Ed. More insight if you need it: Even though I'm not posting here much currently, I am usually keeping an eye out that things are working and I got notified by Murff that the hosting provider was complaining about the CPU usage. After digging around and scratching my head I found...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Oct 25, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: no photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: no photos?

It'll be a postimage issue. Images are serving just fine for me in Europe and no delays in showing them either which sometimes happens. So, as Toby says, "hold tight folks"

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What was it like watching the moon landing on tv?
Replies: 52
Views: 771

Re: What was it like watching the moon landing on tv?

I was too young, but I do remember one of the later landings and seeing that one on tv. If you did not listen already, the BBC had a great podcast series about the landing called "13 Minutes to the Moon", and followed up with "The Apollo 13 Story" which is incredible. I highly recommend both. https:...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Sep 07, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)

Thanks Timm, very informative.

Canon F-1 (old) with 50mm f/1.4 and Ilford HP5+ at ISO400.
I didn't take any notes, but likely this was near wide open. Also, apologies it's a very poor scan.

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 241 Day!
Replies: 21
Views: 268

Re: Happy 241 Day!

Oh and I can play here too!
Got these from Tony a couple years ago but have not even touched them yet!

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 243 Day!
Replies: 29
Views: 448

Re: Happy 243 Day!

OK this one I can do... :D


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by CaptainFantastic
Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower
Replies: 29
Views: 338

Re: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower

I missed this a few days ago, but Mark it's always great to see your photos and I look forward to the trips to the tower! Sounds like a great family trip as well!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Erwin, have a chat to Pascal about shipping from Switzerland. He has done it many times but not how active he is currently with selling/buying. I have not sent a lantern abroad for ages.
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Aug 01, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 654

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Oh my gosh Erwin, I am so sorry for you. How terrible. So the case was travelling with you and got pulled over and delayed?
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jul 09, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: iPad downloading help
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: iPad downloading help

Can you give me a post with a PDF so I can take a look?
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT BW Film - old school
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: OT BW Film - old school

I got the first film back from the Retina. Very happy with it - the shutter speeds seem to be pretty OK and I the only issues were self-made by forgetting to focus!!! Also, since it has no light meter I have been reading using an incident meter (when I can) which I have to say is totally new to me, ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?

I use WhatsApp, it has basically killed SMS. Work we use Slack. Had Telegram once, not now.

Toby, I know you use WhatsApp as that's how you get hold of me :lol:
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1777

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Dan reminded me on another thread that I need to post up my El-cheapo Harley Benton strat. $90 new. The neck is C profile apparently.

I like it. Fun to play through my tiny amp above. Have learned some more Dave Gilmour solos 😎

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mobile site difference
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Mobile site difference

Dear Moses.
Thank you for your observation. You are correct.
There are no plans to change it.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 6:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 548

Re: What is it?

Keep it. Although by now your inbox will be flooded with offers.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 5:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 8 years later...
Replies: 11
Views: 266

8 years later...

Today is 8 years since I registered on the CCF. Time goes by so fast these days. Although I don't get any spare moment for fixing up lanterns right now, I have a good pile to dig into when the opportunity opens up again. With 4 kids and 3 grandkids, plus work, my wife and I seem to be busier than we...
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: People who prefer “chewy” bacon…
Replies: 54
Views: 1180

Re: People who prefer “chewy” bacon…

Being from the UK, bacon there tends to be 'back' or 'streaky' bacon, and is thicker than the bacon I've had in the US. In Switzerland the bacon is similar to the thin US style, but they do have a 'farmers' bacon that more closely matches the UK version but is hard to find. So I prefer the thicker b...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu May 25, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: RIP Tina Turner
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: RIP Tina Turner

Yes very sad. Her place is 10 minutes down the hill from us here in Zurich.
Maybe I should go put some flowers outside the gate.
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Site views
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Site views

Everyone. Google Analytics does not differentiate if member or not.
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Coleman Light has arrived!
Replies: 37
Views: 971

Re: The Coleman Light has arrived!

Mine arrived over here in Middle Earth yesterday. Thanks to all the contributors and everyone who makes it happen. I know John has a fun time trying to keep up with y'all who re-register last-minute despite all the reminders. And, as the guy who re-built the ICCC website a couple years ago (yeah, I ...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 17, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Site views
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Site views

About 12,000 page views per day.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 12, 2023 6:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is it always WHITE paint?
Replies: 17
Views: 487

Re: Why is it always WHITE paint?

Here in Switzerland every rented apartment interior is painted white on a granular wall finish that takes skin to the bone if you accidentally brush on it. You can paint it anything you like, but at your own cost you have to make it white again on hand-over. It makes life so much easier (and cheaper...

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