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 Post subject: Punkin' Head - Discussion
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:06 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:07 am 
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Good shots!

Yep the rock dust is always the worst enemy no matter what you do with the lighting. Especially in active mines.

Did you make it to cutting the face?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:44 am 
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Roger That!

But, they were only bolting. The miner was backed out .

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doug, you could come out here and take some pics, our mines dont have that crazy rock dust. they are not sitting there waiting to blow up. :wink: we make our own rock dust :D

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I'm thinking that the rock dust made the pics possible. The camera was on full auto, and the metering system was throwing a fit.

About half the time it was screamng "Too Dark". But on the fly, we figured out that if you gave if a spot of light with the helmet light that was enough for it to set-up on and get a decent exposure. But there were serveral times it took a couple of shots for the auto focus to get it right. But we were in a gray area even having the camera there. So take what you can get and be glad for it.

This D40 is spoiling me, big time. I learned on a Pentax K1000 and a Nikon FM2. Both full manual. Now I have to think about what the camera is thinking.

My miner friend and I are planning on a trip out. We are just waiting on another 3-mine tour. Make the tour on a Saturday and book two seats. Plan something for the Sunday Afternoon ( after church) and we might stay over an extra day.

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I think those are good pics. That is one clean mine. No gob on the ribs. Must be pretty hard coal. I think the coal hauler looks awesome in Joy orange. So much better than the white before Joy bought out stamler.

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Hey your back - - -we were wondering if everything was ok - - - noticed your site was down too.

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Yeah that is pretty neat.. Very clean inside. Some nice shots too... Thanks for posting them!

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yeah, I'm back. I was injured in a house fire the other day and just been recouping from that and I've been pretty busy. The website was down had some problems with the server but, I hope its O.K. for now. Thanks for noticing Pete.

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