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Author Topic: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again  (Read 2983 times)

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Logging markets got real bad and my quotas got cut in half early summer. Got an opportunity to go underground mining. Have been doin that for 3 months.  Well it's not logging so I'm goin back to the woods.  Just wanted to share that . Now I know for certain where I belong and no matter how much greener the grass may look in someone else's yard.  The grass in your yard is better because it's yours and you grew it.

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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 03:04:08 am »
Good for you. I'll take green grass and the sun on my face any day.
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 07:01:30 am »
UP Mich, my mom's from up your way (Marquette area) and told many tales of whoa about her father being a miner. Sounds like tough going!  :o

We visited with the kids last Aug! Lake Michigan and Superior are amazingly beautiful. Lovely area...we'll be back soon.

Here's some pix from our visit!



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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 10:02:22 am »
I don't think I could be a Mole . I would stay on top with a chain saw to .
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 11:27:36 am »
Once a logger always a logger :)  I don't think I could work underground :-\
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 12:40:28 pm »
PA Walnut,

Great great pictures.  Wish I had your touch.  Do you belong to any photo clubs?

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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 06:45:09 pm »
Native,
I don't belong to any clubs, but I have been a photographer and cinematographer for 20+ years, so it's what I do!  ;D
Thanks for the compliments. It's easy when visiting special places like that!  8)
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 10:07:03 pm »
I have a daughter with a eye for photography like your pictures.  I take picture of same thing she does, and somehow hers belongs in a frame.
Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures.

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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 10:09:39 pm »
It's all about light.  How did you get enough light for the spectacular Milky Way photo?

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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 01:22:21 am »
It's all about light.  How did you get enough light for the spectacular Milky Way photo?

A REALLY bright flash?  :D

But seriously a modern digital camera will take that sort of pic if you set it on a tripod, wind open the aperture, up the ISO and set it for 10-30 second exposure. The cameras sensor can pick up faint light better than our eyes, as long as you give it a long exposure.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 01:26:25 am »
Yes this is an amazing area we call home here In the upper penninsula Michigan. We really are blessed with the lakes and rivers and trees etc .   I'm glad I don't have to spend my time underground anymore.   Life's to short and the scenery is to good to not spend the day in it.   

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 05:11:23 am »
Yes, we'll be up for a visit again real soon!

As for the pix (light, etc.) the comment about modern cameras is only partially accurate/true. People are very excited to get a new camera, often forgetting that mega-pixels, blinky lights and lots of dials and buttons don't make for good pix--LENSES DO! (everything starts there.).

I have a set of primes lenses that are most excellent and very fast. Almost necessary for astro photography. It's a great way to get outside at night and see a whole other world!
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 05:39:14 am »
True. A better lens allows a larger aperture setting for night shots, which coupled with the other things improves a shot like that a lot. Huge mpix make little difference unless you are trying to crop or print it on the side of a building.
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 09:15:46 am »
Yes this is an amazing area we call home here In the upper penninsula Michigan. We really are blessed with the lakes and rivers and trees etc .   I'm glad I don't have to spend my time underground anymore.   Life's to short and the scenery is to good to not spend the day in it.

I think I hijacked the thread a bit but at least it was complimentary to your decision to stay above ground. 

Out of curiosity what was the mineral/ore being mined?

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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 09:51:15 am »
Were you at the Eagle Mine?
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 02:16:02 pm »
Not the first one to get hijacked.  :D
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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 07:07:19 pm »
You going to buy some iron or go to work for someone?    Plenty of used stuff out there right now. More like a flood really.

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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 07:15:05 pm »
Not the first one to get hijacked.  :D
If it had to get hijacked at least it was started by some great pictures of his State.

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Re: Sold my equipment tried underground mining. Going back logging again
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 06:11:54 am »
No hijack intent...more of a positive reinforcement that while the grass may look greener over there, it's really green where you're standing! ;)
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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2017, 09:24:39 am »
I'm looking at equipment as we speak. Lots of decent used equipment out there right now so it shouldn't take to long to find what I'm looking for.  Can't wait !  Logging is a labor of love for sure.