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Watching a pro

Post Number:#1  Postby Gee.S » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:33 pm

Really interesting experience watching a professional photographer in my garden today for 3½ hours. He had an older Canon camera body and a bevy of big buck manual focus lenses. Everything on a tripod (main benefit being longer exposures), including an enormous, interesting looking flash. A helper was holding reflective panels as needed. In a way it was a little disheartening, because I know this guy has forgotten more about photography than I'll ever know.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#2  Postby Azuleja » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:12 pm

The reflective panels that look and fold up like windshield sun shades are actually really nice to have. I've been that person holding them, lol. What will become of the photos?
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#3  Postby Gee.S » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:35 am

^ Yes, exactly what they were. Seems Phoenix Home and Garden noticed I have a couple Agaves planted out. We'll see how or when it lands, but the shoot was really a lot of fun.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#4  Postby mickthecactus » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:39 am

As good as my mobile phone camera?
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#5  Postby Gee.S » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:21 pm

Well Mick, I haven't seen any of the photos, and I'm not sure I will before they're published, but I doubt they'll be any better than your stellar mobile phone shots!
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#6  Postby mickthecactus » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:19 am

What a charmer...........
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#7  Postby Gee.S » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:01 pm

All About Agaves -- Phoenix Home and Garden

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Post Number:#8  Postby Spination » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:07 pm

Kudos. Congrats! :U
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Post Number:#9  Postby mickthecactus » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:15 am

Indeed. Excellent!
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#10  Postby toditd » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:08 am

Chapeau!
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Post Number:#11  Postby Azuleja » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:09 am

Very nice!
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#12  Postby Melt in the Sun » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:21 am

Cool! But...I thought you don't even like A. 'Dianita'? I guess the editor disagreed.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#13  Postby Gee.S » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks all!

Who said I don't like A. 'Dianita'? I've made it a centerpiece in my backyard.

I've never met an Agave I don't like. :))
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Post Number:#14  Postby Melt in the Sun » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:24 am

Hm, i thought you said it...guess not. Senility creeping in.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#15  Postby Agavemonger » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:22 am

Yeah, Danny: He changed his mind after the divisions he made from the multi-headed plant I sent him took hold! D))

I told him he would like this cultivar, which he originally wasn't so enamored with. :U:

This is a really cool little plant that maxes out at about 10 inches or so. Well grown plants are beautiful, perfectly symetrical rosettes that offset and produce both seed and bulbils.

Agave plants this small are not all that common, which makes this plant ideal for small bowls. ::wink::

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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#16  Postby Gee.S » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:45 pm

^ Well yeah, there was that.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#17  Postby Agavemonger » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:20 am

Very cool! :U

This article should certainly be expected to increase the membership level @ agaveville.com ! D))

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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#18  Postby Gee.S » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:27 am

Well, I figure most folks will google the incorrect URL, and that will lead them to agaveville.org. There were a couple small errors in the article, and that was one.
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#19  Postby Agavemonger » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:49 am

Yeah, googling either Agaveville or Agaveville.com leads straight to the correct click-on, so certainly no worries there!

I guess we can expect several newbies shortly! :D

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P.S. your yard looks great, by the way! I just finished a complete re-do of my front yard, with a whole bunch of Agaves, Aloes, terrestrial Yuccas & lots of small filler stuff like Mams, gasterias, Haworthias, gasteraloes and such.

I'll try to get some photos as soon as I am rested enough to physically pick up a camera! ::wink::
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#20  Postby Azuleja » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:27 am

You and the other members here probably don't realize how inspiring it is to see such beautiful plants and landscaping. Thank you for sharing it 🌵 :M
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Re: Watching a pro

Post Number:#21  Postby Gee.S » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:23 am

Agavemonger wrote:Yeah, googling either Agaveville or Agaveville.com leads straight to the correct click-on, so certainly no worries there!

I guess we can expect several newbies shortly! :D

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P.S. your yard looks great, by the way! I just finished a complete re-do of my front yard, with a whole bunch of Agaves, Aloes, terrestrial Yuccas & lots of small filler stuff like Mams, gasterias, Haworthias, gasteraloes and such.

I'll try to get some photos as soon as I am rested enough to physically pick up a camera! ::wink::

You have a camera??? Bring it on!
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