View Full Version : Sunsets - Time to head to the beach

Victor Archer
10-23-2006, 11:06 PM

Lockheed Bob
10-24-2006, 12:03 PM
Great shots.Makes me want to move back by the ocean. My parents lived in Solana Beach,CA for 36 years & I lived in SantaCruz,CA for 12 years while working for Lockheed in the Bay area.

10-24-2006, 12:15 PM
Hows the salt water/mist/sand on the camera?


10-24-2006, 12:48 PM
Hows the salt water/mist/sand on the camera?

JarrodJarrod.. I actually live two blocks from the Pacific, my windows are covered in salt within a week of washing them. I once was down at the beach shooting a potential rescue and it was misty as heck.. actually had to swap lenses there.. *gulp!*

SO far... no ill effects. Though, I do keep my camera in the bag CLOSED most of the time.

I'm sure, over time, just as with everything down here, the salt in the air will do *something* to *something* on the body.. Nikon's pretty good about sealing them up tho.. (so is Canon) so I'm not really worried..

Victor... you using any kind of filter?? I shoot a lot of sunsets here also but don't get the definition that you're getting...


10-24-2006, 05:05 PM
I covered a sailboat race on Santa Monica Bay back in 1992 for a magazine and got salt spray directly on my 70-210 lens. My camera tech advisor told me just to wipe it down with a distilled water rag real well and dry it well after over its full range of motion. Since it's an old film camera, I almost never use it anymore (Minolta with Vivtar glass), but last time out, it all worked great. (Might actually have been Reno 2000! Jeesh!)

On Site Grafix
10-25-2006, 03:02 PM
I shot this at the Reno Air Races and when I looked closely at it, I couldn't help but notice how short the propeller is. Can you guys educate me a little bit with some photos of your own. I'd like to understand a little more about how propeller length and pitch, etc., affect the way it performs.

10-27-2006, 07:38 PM
That's a stock length T-6 prop. It just looks short becasue it's painted black. A "low" HP motor like that can't swing a big stick. The T-6 rules require a stock prop too. Some are just "stocker" than others.