These cleats have been with me for over a year. They got worn smooth from walking on them. The previous pair I left in for two years and I had to drill one of them out. Advice for cleats: use some white lith grease on the bolts when you apply them. Use a long handled hex wrench or ratchet to tighten them. When removing them, drip on some light oil like TriFlow to work into the seams. Wait at least ten minutes for the oil to work in. Take something g sharp like n awl or a pocket knife or the tip of a new drywall screw to dig out all the crap in the bolt head. Even after that prep, you might not be able to fit your hex bit in. Next try a Torx bit of the same size. The wear on the bolt head might have screwed up the insides of the bolt head, but if you can mallet a torx bit in there, it should grip long enough to use a ratchet to back it out. Otherwise you will want to go to the screw-reverser bit in your drill.
Lesson: use that white lith grease first when applying new bolts!
This was clearly a case of pre-visualization. Guilty as charged. K10D, 50mm, circular-polarizer, 100iso, 1/200. Gimp: 1 color layer and two contrast layers, not counting borders.
I saw this campground fireplace and I knew this would be the “Black Sabbath” album cover spot for all of Lopez Island.
Pentax K10D, 50mm, 1/100, 400iso. Gimp.
I sat next to these. 50mm, Pentax K10D, 400iso, 1/100; Hugin, Gimp.
Driftwood with bolts
Liam gets new bike, Jesse gets Liam’s old bike.
I saw six in this area that morning. I would plan on bringing a tripod and a 300mm lens next time. For this one I used a 135mm with a K10D, circular polarizer, ~400iso, 1/200. Post in Gimp.
Great Blue Heron, 2014-08-20, Fishermans-Bay, Lopez Isl, WA
This is not a super duper pano, this is full of bracketed shots. The difference (ghosting) of the branches is a combination of me shifting footing and wind. (Hugin with HDR and Gimp to bring out color.) This one is probably too wide for a triple monitor setup, but it might work.
Watmough Bay, Lopez Island, WA
I spent a lot of time taking bracketed exposures on Lopez Island. Here an HDR result from Watmough Bay.
This is the way I wanted the sunset to look ;-) Pentax K10D, 28mm, 200iso ~1/40. I like the triple sun glare spots that came out in Hugin.
Fort Ebey Sunset