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Old 01-08-2016, 06:44 PM   #2321
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This is the first day this winter that it's been cold enough for sun dogs. 3 degrees and lots of ice crystals in the air
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:13 PM   #2322
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Nice SunDog! Looks a little chilly there.


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Old 01-08-2016, 09:33 PM   #2323
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It looks like the Yellowstone River at Artist's Point. Is it?

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Old 01-09-2016, 04:56 PM   #2324
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Nice photo, but 3 degrees? Yikes!
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Believe it or not 3 degrees in early January is rather nice. It could just as easily be 25 or 30 degrees below zero.
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Old 01-09-2016, 05:14 PM   #2326
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Believe it or not 3 degrees in early January is rather nice. It could just as easily be 25 or 30 degrees below zero.
I guess it's all perspective then. BTW, before retiring when I was researching where to move to I looked at the Census Bureau's web site to find the continental state with the lowest population per square mile. That state was North Dakota.

Then I looked at the NOAA's web site for climate data there and the light bulb went on.
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It's 13 below now with a 4 mph wind giving a wind chill of25 below zero. I think the population density of the state is about 9 people per square mile.
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Yes, exactly. It's lower Yellowstone Falls. Well done.
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This is the first day this winter that it's been cold enough for sun dogs. 3 degrees and lots of ice crystals in the air
I was born in North Dakota (Mott area) and spent the first seven years there. I, then, grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota (Lead/Deadwood). I never seen but have a (very) vague recollection of (hearing about) Sun Dogs. How sad... this is amazing.

This was yesterday Sun Dogs and I am stuck in Colorado.
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Here's another sun dog picture from a couple of years ago. It was taken at sundown.
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How does the gear hold up at those temperatures?

Can frost build up, especially inside lenses?

Or condensation when going inside to outside or vice versa?
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I've never had any problems with frost. When the temperatures get really cold the air is extremely dry. If you don't use an LED focus screen on a digital camera an eyepiece can fog from the moisture around your eye but it will clear when you move it away from the eye. I also sometimes use a telescope and that needs to be allowed to reach air temperature before good astronomical photos can be taken but never any frost. Condensation will happen going inside with the cold equipment but I just let things sit in open air and dry and have had no problems. I've never seen a lens fog on the inside. One other thing is I make sure batteries are not old, In cold temps batteries will fail fast.

I've seen a couple of full moon nights when a rainbow like ring can be seen around the moon but I've never had a camera with me when that's happened. It's very rare, the last time I saw that was before I had a cell phone with a camera.

In an earlier post I said 3 degrees wasn't too bad. Two nights later it hit 26 below.
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Portrait with stork, propane, eggplant, and bee hives.

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Uh-oh Khan - that stork looks like she has found a good nesting spot!
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Last night I went to Scripps Pier in La Jolla (first visit). This wasn't the picture I was planning to get but I'm very happy with it.

I don't know the couple or have any idea who they are. They were just there enjoying the sunset.
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Adobe's new "Boundary Warp" tool in the Panorama Merge tool:


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What is the difference between Bridge and Lightroom?

Thought only Lightroom was included in the CC and sold as standalone.
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That is slick! Those programmers never cease to amaze me.

Explanade, Bridge comes with Photoshop and I believe is a file viewer and management tool. I played with it briefly several years ago and haven't used it since. If I'm mistaken I'm sure someone will correct me.

Lightroom is essentially a database program but you can do a lot of image manipulation with it before having to go to Photoshop. Many photographers regard it as essential, as do I. Perhaps you can find a copy of Scott Kelby's Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers at the library or buy a used copy. I highly recommend his books. They are well written and contain step-by-step instructions and hundreds of screen captures to explain what is going on.

One of the neat things about Lightroom is that it never alters the original image file. To get a copy of an altered image you "export" it to a new, different, file that will show the changes. And I've read that many photographers believe that the print module alone is worth the price of the software - it's pretty sophisticated.
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Yeah I thought from the video this new feature is only on Adobe Bridge.

But it's part of the Lightroom 6.4 release.

I didn't watch the whole video but I thought they said something about iPhone panoramas that it would fix? If it did that, that would be great.

But really what they need to fix would be perspective correction, so that you don't have that rounded effect in the middle of these smart phone panos.
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