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Old 02-25-2014, 07:51 AM   #561
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The yellow looks to be enhanced. Did you use an HD camera?
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Uh, oh. Did I break protocol by posing someone else's photos? I just thought they were cool.
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No problem Harry. I am just experimenting with cameras for my phones, and HDR+ from Almalence will create that effect. I have it on Android but cannot find it for iPhone.
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Took a hike at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks in Utica Illinois today. Some great frozen waterfalls - 1 at least 100' tall
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Took a hike at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks in Utica Illinois today. Some great frozen waterfalls - 1 at least 100' tall

Nice! And c-c-c-cold!
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Took a hike at Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks in Utica Illinois today. Some great frozen waterfalls - 1 at least 100' tall
Some very familiar places there. I went on a lot of Saturday hikes to those places as I spent my first 25 years within 30 minutes of those parks. Then graduated to riding our motorcycles through the park as it was the twistiest road around!

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Old 02-27-2014, 01:50 AM   #567
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From a hike last weekend, on a springlike day (quite a contrast to Ronstar's frozen waterfalls above!):
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Untitled by jglennhart, on Flickr


Valdez Alaska. Used DWs Canon point and shoot.


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Somewhere in the Yukon, I think. Taken with a Nikon D200 and 10-24 zoom lens.
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Yes, the SS Klondike is in Whitehorse, YT. It is a national historic site and worth a visit!

SS Klondike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Parks Canada - S.S. Klondike National Historic Site - S.S. Klondike National Historic Site of Canada

Great photos! I particularly like the Alaska one.
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Thanks Meadbh. I really should take notes...

Yea, the fishing boats had those lines of colorful floats which keep drawing the eye back to the main part of the composition. Wish I'd left a bit more space on the left side of the margin - that small rowboat has a tendency to lead the eye out of the frame.

The Klondike photo relies on contrast and central detail alone, I think.

A little burning around the edge of the Klondike - where the ramp leads out of the photo - would probably help.
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I don't claim to be a great photographer, but I do get to go to interesting places from time to tome. Here is a shot of my plane out of Norman Wells, NW Territory when I was up there a couple of years ago in November (and I do mean UP THERE):


Norman Wells is at the northern most end of Enbridge's pipeline system. I believe there are 800 people in Norman Wells. Two flights in per day, weather permitting. Gloomy weather!
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We took a break from driving at the Klondike historic site, and spent two nights in Whitehorse on the way north. We had to replace DWs camera there, because her old one got knocked to the ground and stopped working. Also had to clean off several inches of road dirt at a truck wash there. It was a wasted effort, pretty much...



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Checked out Norman Wells on the map. That's a bit remote lol. Looks like there's only one road in, along the MacKenzie River...
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Today's comment from Thom Hogan is worth reading:

Outrunning Those Just Behind You | byThom | Thom Hogan

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my best images tend to be the ones when I’ve been alone, in a place where there aren’t any other photographers, trying things that others might not consider, working hard to find my vision of the place or situation I’m in.
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Checked out Norman Wells on the map. That's a bit remote lol. Looks like there's only one road in, along the MacKenzie River...
Yes, tough getting there in the summer months due to wash outs, etc. Oil was discovered there in the 1940's and Esso still operates a small refinery in the town. Lots of Indians up that way. Yellowknife is a stop on the way up.
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Due to the current weather system off the coast of California, airplanes are approaching Oakland's airport from the north, which is unusual. This allows me to watch arrivals from San Francisco. I still have to use a 1200mm lens to get close enough to read the aircraft's registration number, and it is a challenge to track a moving object with such a big lens. But I got a few decent pictures out of it:
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Words to live by. I've always though my hiking boots were an essential part of my photo gear. About 3 falls ago I went to get an iconic shot here in Colorado, "the" photo of Maroon Lake and Maroon Bells near Aspen, CO during the peak of fall colors. I'd done it once before in 1978. This time, there were at least 30 tripods set up on the edge of the lake, waiting for the slight breeze to turn perfectly still. I got a real purty picture but so did everyone else and it was decidedly unfulfilling. Wandering off the footpath just a few minutes away I did get a couple that were not like any of the thousands I've seen of the area.
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Wherever you are, there's a photograph. You just have to learn to see it. No need to be around everyone else; they seem to gather in easy to get to locations. Take the extra effort to be somewhere else. It has the added advantage of not having people in your way, to have to shoot around.
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Due to the current weather system off the coast of California, airplanes are approaching Oakland's airport from the north, which is unusual. This allows me to watch arrivals from San Francisco. I still have to use a 1200mm lens to get close enough to read the aircraft's registration number, and it is a challenge to track a moving object with such a big lens. But I got a few decent pictures out of it:
Hey - now you're ready to work on hawks in flight!
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Hey - now you're ready to work on hawks in flight!
True! Although I suspect that tracking an airplane with a predictable path is a lot easier that tracking a bird in flight. The autofocus on my camera is also quite slow at that focal length.
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