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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010 edited
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    It's a Tatra- made in the Czech Republic from the mid thirties up to about 1950, at least in this body style. (They still make trucks, I believe.) These cars were very advanced for their time, and super fast. During WWII, the Nazis told their officers driving Tatras was verboten - too many of them were killing themselves with the combination of high speed and squirrelly handling of a rear-engined car.

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    @ Dorkmuffin - See, from when I was about 5 through till I was in Highschool, my mother had a darkroom. When I was little, i'd hang out in there with her, and the smells of the chemicals remind me of childhood. However, I wasn't allowed to use her cameras, and she never taught me how to use the equipment. I always wanted to, though.

    @ COOP - I've been dreaming lately of getting my liscence, and buying an engine seized car of my dreams, and converting it to electric. I have a love for saabs of the 60's and 70's, and wierd VWs like the Thing, or anything that looks like a milk truck, or anything that looks like it could have been in Batman TAS.

    Tatras, you say. I'll have to do some research.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2010
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    @Dorkmuffin and Rachael My dad had a darkroom in our basement before I was born but it's since been turned in to a storage area. Either this year or next, we'll be cleaning the house up more and reviving the darkroom, which will be pretty exciting since then I'll be able to spend all night in there with my photos, my music and the smell.

    In the meantime I go to a workshop that's put on for LGBT youth 2-3 times per year (which lasts about 8 sessions. Four for photo learning and taking and four for darkroom stuff. While I'm still very much a rookie in terms of edits, I am able to help out the newer folks in how to at least set up their images and make a contact sheet and stuff.

    But yeah, the whole darkroom experience...there really is nothing like it. While my main photo area is in the digital realm, it really is awesome to go in to that big dark reddish room, put on a mix CD just for the occasion, take in the fumes and work for hours and hours on perfecting even a few photos. It's very magical.
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      CommentAuthorsmileyfish
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
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    @ John Skylar: yep, those are flying foxes, not sure what species though. They're quite common around Sydney, and in Brisbane (where I'm from - in fact I lived in Hendra, the suburb your lovely virus got named after). So what can you tell me about lyssaviruses?
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    @COOP The Tatra has a nice video linked from the Steampunk Workshop, oddly enough from Jay Leno's garage. The bastard owns one.

    http://steampunkworkshop.com/dieselpunk-tatra-jay-lenos-garage

    I'd love to have one, but with their air-cooled design, and no a/c it'd be a bitch down here in Texas. I love the interiors though, the dashboard looks so retro-future.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
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    I've seen Leno's Tatra, and frankly, my friend Paul's is much nicer.
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    Bobbins
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    @smileyfish My main piece of information on lyssaviruses is "don't get infected with them." I can tell you a fair bit, but not in this thread. :) There've been enough questions that I might try and start a virology Q&A, maybe as a blog.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
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    More darkroom shenanigans.

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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
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    Oldhat, the second photo is pretty good!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2010
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    It's all one photo, Munin!
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    @oldhat: I dig it. Like Munin, I am much more drawn to the bottom half.
    • CommentAuthorErisah
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010
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    wentworthreflect


    I was in a reflective mood today.
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    Costly
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      CommentAuthorFC
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010 edited
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    (image removed - the more i look at it the more i need to work on it a bit more. move on, nothing to see here)
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2010
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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2010
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    It's raining in Britain.

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    I went on a cruise with my parents and go to visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, it was really HOT, but really cool!
    Tulum Beach
    Tulum
    Mayan Ruins of Tulum
    Mayan Ruins of Tulum
    Mayan Ruins in Tulum
    (The spot in this one is actually a bird)
    Mayan Ruins of Tulum
    Mayan Ruins of Tulum
    Mayan Ruins of Tulum

    An Iguana, they were everywhere, my husband and I joked that they were like Mayan squirrels :)
    Iguana, they were everywhere
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    @COOP - those vintage looking ones are lovely

    @256 - I really like that... there's something mysterious and Blow Up like about it...

    @Thewaltonsare - kewt lizzid!

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