Nashville Skyline

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    We were getting tired after a long day of driving and I looked to my right and saw this beautiful sky. But, Nancy kept driving until we got into Alabama. We stayed in a small town that night that oddly enough had a great Mexican restaurant. It reminded me of two years ago when we stayed in little Washington, Indiana. There is a fantastic Mexican restaurant there, also.

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    1. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, all. BTW, Nashville Skyline is one of my favorite Dylan albums, but I have it on tape and I swear some of the tapes Columbia made really were poor quality (some were not, I have to admit) , but man this one has a lot of hiss in it. Well, I am wondering, actually, how long my tapes are going to last. I have read that they start deteriorating after about 5 years. I used to think 20 years. I have some very old reel to reel tapes that are about 40 years old and I am afraid to even play them.

    2. gr8pups+BJ [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      wow! that is stunningly beautiful!

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    3. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, BJ. But it is not half as lovely as it was in real life

    4. kona49 73 months ago | reply

      this is a most amazing sky, if it were a painting, nay sayers would not accept it in realism. beauty.

    5. heycarrieann331 73 months ago | reply

      Wow! Look at that dramatic sky! The whole spectrum is in there! Stunning!

    6. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      I have to say, we saw a lot of beautiful country in the middle of winter on our drive down to Florida and back. It was a great trip, spoiled only one time by a drunk couple who told us to get the eff back north because we were Yankees. My guess is that they were not native Floridians themselves, but anyway, the guy is really lucky that he still has his teeth in his ugly head because he came awfully close to losing them from an old Yankee who doesn't put up with guff.

    7. Lost in the Hills 73 months ago | reply

      Michael, this is splendid...

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    8. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Roman. Thanks for the invite, but I have pretty much stopped joining any group that I have to give out awards in. Your faves are greatly appreciated, however.

    9. star_cosmos_bleu 73 months ago | reply

      Beautiful sky there my friend..dramatic yet full of life and colors...a great shot from a for the tapes..( i too like Bob Dylan and others) tapes are 25 years old and i still play them off and on.....they got a new tool out ,where you can convert them to mp3...i,m looking into that ...but not in a big hurry..i like the idea that you have to get up and change the cassette or switch over to deck go on to fast...take care///

    10. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Oh, I don't want to convert them to MP3, Star. MP3 compresses the sound and I don't listen to anything MP3. I would probably burn them onto CDs but would go with Delkin's Archival Gold disks that will last 300 years, not that I am going to last that long, but these disks have anti scratch material on them also. We are finding that some of the regular CDs are only lasting 5-7 years.

      Oh, I have some tapes that are 25 years old and still play, but what happens is that the tape really starts to break down at that age and you wind up with carbon crap all over your tape heads.

    11. JKissnHug - Busy Watching Osprey 73 months ago | reply

      Marvelous sky. Nice shot, Michael.

    12. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Janet

    13. boots 59 and still counting 73 months ago | reply

      budder i have hundreds of reel to reel tape but nothing any more to play them on. did have an akai 4000 ds but that has since flown south!

    14. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Yes, I had an Akai at one time. Well, I have a reel to reel Sony but it has so many glitches that I have not tried to run it in ten years and I feel like going on eBay and just finding another one. Your reel to reel tape is probably worthless by now, SImon. It would probably break when you stop the tape. Tape that is over 30 years old is usually in bad shape. What a pity it is.

    15. LinBow 73 months ago | reply

      Most unusual and beautiful colors! I love the brilliant red clouds!
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    16. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Linda

    17. a2karen 73 months ago | reply


      Okay now I really have to go.

      Glad I saw this. I really love it. You took it without stopping. How is that possible?

    18. budderflyman 73 months ago | reply

      Well, Nancy was driving and I shot through the glass of the passenger side window using a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second which is fast enough to get a pretty sharp shot especially taken at infinity. The clouds and the distant hills with lights are so far away that the paralax is virtually not a factor......they don't appear to be moving when they are that far away. Just as the sun or move appear to be motionless while you are driving. Also, I used a vibration reduction lens. When the objects are close to the car, they will be blurred at 1/125 second because the distance the car travels vs the distance to the objects being photoed is much greater.

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