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July 17, 2005: Another Aerial Adventure

This time, with Vince Streano as my teacher, we made another pass above and around the bridge - this time with traffic flowing between Charleston and Mt. Pleasant.

My results need a bit of improvement - but they are getting better. The real problem that I must master is converting proprietary Nikon NEF format to a standard format that I can manipulate - within the open source frame of reference (GNU-Linux). I've been using dcraw with some success - but I need a bit more work.

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