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Mark Finch
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The sky was very hazy so many jet contrails, but I managed to capture a couple decent shots of the December 13th, 2016 Super Moon. Enjoy the last Super Moon of 2016! Taken with Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600 G1 at 600mm, F8, 1/200th on a tripod at 8:11pm in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Pictures of the Venus Lunar Conjunction on December 3rd, 2016
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Woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep so went out to see if there was anything to get some pictures of. The moon was a nice waning crescent so I snapped a few shots. Was a bit difficult to get exposed properly. The crescent was about 29% illumination which was causing the camera to want to over expose it in live view. I ended up taking a number of pictures with different settings.

What ended up working the best with the Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens was F8 at 1/200th and ISO 200. I didn’t see any extra detail at F11 and a bit more softness wide open.
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What a glorious morning! Red Beard was out chirping and playing. Happy to see me. The sun was rising casting God’s Glorious Light everywhere.

#God's Glory, #Good Morning, #2016, #Nikon, #D3300, #35mmDX18, #Sun Rise, #Hummingbird, #Phoenix, #Arizona
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Yep, sometime round about January 21st 2017. 
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So the yearly Obamacare premiums came in. It now costs over $487/mo for a really crappy bronze plan in Arizona. That gets you off the Obamacare Tax. It does nothing for providing healthcare. For that you get to spend another $6,800 deductible before the plan starts to kick in.

So working poor people are told they need to spend over $12,600 to receive benefits. Working poor don't have the $5800 for the premium let alone the deductible.

The one question you should be asking yourself when you go to the polls is which of these two idiots will fix this fiasco. Unfortunately I suspect the answer is neither so the next question is which of these idiots will not make it worse. Sigh...

I pray the Lord comes before the election results are known.
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December 12th, 2016 Lights and Bokeh!

Images taken on +Nikon USA #D3300, with #1855VR2, #55300VR2, #35mm18G at Anthem Arizona.

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December 12th, 2016 Super Moon!

All images taken with +Nikon USA #D3300, #1855VR2, and #55300VR2 at Anthem Arizona.
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Yesterday was rainy all day. I worked on the office a bit. Turned on the TV, wish I had left it off immediately. Murders, Earthquakes, Mayhem. Prayed the Lord would return and end all this craziness. Luckily the rain was finished this morning and was able to go out and take some picture. Decided to work a bit on macro photography. Subject is the wife’s old rust bucket a 1975 International Scout. What do you think?
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The Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens is simply amazing. Such great results time after time. Never a focusing issue, snaps to focus like it has ESP to know what you want. I also am amazed by the stabilization provided by Tamron’s VC. I was able to get acceptably sharp pics using the D7200 in the 1.3x crop mode (which gives a 1.95 total crop) all the way down to 1/100th sec hand held. That is really amazing. That is at almost 1200mm field of view at that crop mode.

Going to 1/200th sharpens a bit more and 1/400th almost every image is tack sharp. With VC off I have to be at 1/1000th or higher to get tack sharp images.

The moon started out an orange red color, turning to bright yellow, and as it moved above the horizon became closer to the soft silver we love about it.

#Nikon, #D7200, #D3300, #55300mm, #Tamron, #150600mm
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The Super Moon was out last night and it was the closest it has been since Israel returned to their land. What a great time to remember to pray that the Lord Blesses Israel and through them Blesses all of us.
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Thank you Lord for all you have done for us. Please Lord Jesus show your light to all who cast their ballots today. Help them to choose the leaders who will do your will. Leaders who will show faithfulness to you and lead this great nation to a peaceful existence with the other nations. A leader who will show love and compassion for people all over.

Lord Jesus give those voting wisdom to choose how to vote on bonds, propositions, and minor elected officials that reflect your will. Keep all those who wish to do harm in chains. Bind them so they can do no harm. Let every voice be heard no matter how meek.

Lord remind all the politicians of your scripture Ephesians 4:23-32 particularly 4:29. Let them teach these versus so all can live a Christian life. Thank you Lord for your Grace, I love you.

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