Okie Rumble XIII, September 2009

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The Trip There

New York State

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Picked tomatoes and
eggplants before leaving

Illinois

Experimenting with infrared filters around Buckingham Fountain, Chicago.

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The first photo in the above row was taken with visible light; the last one a similar composition with an 850 nm infrared filter, focused with the filter off. It is the only instance of the transparency or so-called X-Ray effect I’ve ever noticed since I started taking infrared photos in 2005 -- the camera sees right through my clothing and me, so that the railing is visible behind me. Unlike actual X-rays of course, no internal (or external) organs are visible. ;-) The other photos in the above row were taken with a wide-angle lens, so that there is some vignetting.

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950 nm filter, holding blue jacket and black cotton shirt
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850 nm filter, holding blue jacket and black cotton shirt
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Visible-light control picture wearing same black cotton shirt
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720 nm filter, wearing black cotton shirt
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720 nm plus UV-blocking filter, focused without filters
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Same, using 850 nm filter

 
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Buckingham Fountain closeup

 
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Buckingham Fountain squirting, and Sears Tower

Fog and live palm trees along Lake Michigan

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Getting to the Okie Rumble

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Arriving early, I check in at the former hotel used for the Rumbles, the notorious Habana Inn.

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Riding the 18.82 km from the Habana Inn to the Okie Rumble at the airport Four Points

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On the Mats at the Okie Rumble 2009

Nick vs. Adron

For a detailed, captioned and illustrated blow-by-blow description of this match, see the LB vs. NZ match on bearhugger.net.

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Hospitality and Registration area

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Hanging out
between matches
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Who’s that guy
by the pool?

Nick vs. Adron, Round 2

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A bit of rug burn on my left knee after going off the mats and not stopping. ;-)

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Gene vs. Adron

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Heading Home

Oklahoma City

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Santa Fe Station, Oklahoma City

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Texas

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