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LesPalenik

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Sitting And Trimming Grass
« on: December 07, 2019, 07:46:19 pm »

Trimming grass with a machete from the comfort of your own stool - Santa Marta, Cuba
Technical details: 70mm, F8, ISO 200, 1/125s.   
« Last Edit: December 08, 2019, 02:04:51 pm by LesPalenik »
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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2019, 11:46:46 pm »

I don't think I'll hire him to do our lawn.
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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 01:32:07 am »

I don't think I'll hire him to do our lawn.

Because of his attire?

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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 06:08:37 am »

Because of his attire?

Because of the weapon!

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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 07:40:20 am »

Because of the weapon!

A machete is the tool of choice for clearing brush, and has been for many years. My father carried and used one in the jungles of New Guinea. Never used as a weapon. His M1 Carbine was much more effective for that purpose...


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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2019, 07:52:37 am »

A machete is the tool of choice for clearing brush, and has been for many years. My father carried and used one in the jungles of New Guinea. Never used as a weapon. His M1 Carbine was much more effective for that purpose...


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Quite the opposite to the kukri, never to be drawn except in anger.

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Re: Sitting And Trimming Grass
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2019, 02:04:32 pm »

I thought, it might be useful to add the technical details, so I added them to the OP.

I was walking on the sidewalk when I noticed the gardener. I didn't have time to change any settings, so I just lifted the camera and pressed the shutter. The camera was set to F8, ISO 200 and Aperture priority which resulted in the shutter speed of 1/125s. That was adequate for the man, but no match for the swinging machete, so the blade is just a blur. Which was OK to convey the action, but to freeze the blade detail, I estimate that a shutter speed of 1/500s to 1/1000s would be required.
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