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May 25, 2018 18:14:27   #
Don't miss Hopewell Rocks at Low Tide. This allows you to walk through out the "rocks". Moncton and Truro are the places to see the tidal bore. Halls Harbour, NS is where at low tide the local fishing boats rest about 30' from the high tide level. These boats rest on the bottom of the harbour. Lunenburg is a beautiful old coastal town that you don't want to miss. Even though the tourist overwhelm it try and see Peggy's Cove. It is a photographers desert.

While up there try a save a little time for Prince Edward Island. Going to the island cost nothing but they will get you coming out. Going over by ferry then returning by the 7 mile bridge will give you a free ride over and the lowest fair to return. If you go the other way the ferry is rather expensive.

My wife and I had a wonderful trip there last August.
May 2, 2018 08:47:35   #
Diocletian wrote:
I'm confused.... threw the monopad over the edge, then after a 2 second delay you threw the camera after it?

Yep, that is the Hillbilly way. One lady was there with D750 on a tripod that was set up within an inch of the dropoff. she told me that she had rented the camera (like that makes a difference).
Apr 29, 2018 09:39:18   #
Someone told me before I went to carry a monopod to put out over the edge. I did it with a time delay and it worked very well.
Apr 25, 2018 17:36:04   #
I have the Fuji X-T20 and like most everything about it. The pictures are crisp and brilliant. I use the kit lens 18-55. My history is that I've used Nikon full frames for over 55 years and have grown accustomed to my way of holding a camera. This little camera makes it difficult to use it without hitting a button on the back that stops my shot until I reset it. Therefore, I use it for shots that aren't action. Again, the pictures are hard to beat even with my D-810.
Oct 18, 2017 08:52:12   #
Try the road at Tremont(just inside the park from Townsend and on the way to Cades Cove) to the end. It follows a large creek and gets more spectacular as you get to the end of the road. If you are a hiker there is a trail from there that continues to follow the creek. There is a really nice cascade and lots of small falls along the trail. This trail is an old railroad so it never gets steep.

Also a road that exits the Cades Cove loop is the Rich Mountain Rd. Very nice with some good views of the Cove.
Jul 25, 2017 07:31:14   #
Watts Bar Lake is just over the hill from there. Since this is a TVA dam and recreation area there should be ample parking and visibility.
Jul 1, 2017 09:11:53   #
I like your profile name. I use to use a lot of Acufine back in the 60's. Film could really be pushed by it. Now I turn a dial and I can have even better results and higher ISO(ASA) than ever before.
Mar 31, 2017 11:45:05   #
You have a great eye. These are spectacular.
Mar 1, 2017 14:08:05   #
Really like the photo. I just need a little explanation why with a speed light have a iso of 1000 and a shutter speed of 1/60? I would have expected a higher f stop and shutter speed at that iso. It obviously works for you well.
Feb 28, 2017 10:43:10   #
I am enjoying your pictures of dogs and cats. Are you able to bring them to a studio or are you carrying a portable studio with you? What is your lighting setup and how many helpers do you have containing the CATS and dogs? More questions are these your animals or are you getting to shoot others animals?

Whatever you are doing is nice.
Feb 21, 2017 18:34:15   #
When were you in Arches? I was there two years ago and it rained also, what a mess. When did you hear that "landscape arch" collapsed? I knew a section of it fell from the inside of the arch.
Feb 2, 2017 09:47:26   #
You have done a great job. Your double pics are the "cats meow" for showing off their personalities. I agree with the BIF statement. I do work for our local shelter too. They want to have the cats kept away from other cats and area that the cats are pictured in must be sanitized between shots. Since there are so many cats to be photographed I shoot them in their condos. Not ideal at all.
Dec 28, 2016 13:29:28   #
Several folks have mentioned getting the cats to "pose". It ain't gonna happen. If the cat is active it needs to be shot like a sporting event. Anticipation is key.

Please ignore the background. The shelter where I shoot want allow me to remove them from their "condos".

Dec 28, 2016 11:12:21   #
I do shelter photos weekly and the black cat is absolutely the hardest to shoot. My background is an off white and I use a Rogue flash bender. Even with this set up I still need to use Adobe camera RAW with fill light to get detail from the cats. My camera set up is ISO 320 1/200 f9 on my D810. I hope this helps. One of the worst cases for me is for two black cats to be in the same "condo" and I have to let them know which cat is which. The all look a like. Keep the focus sharp and you will do great.
Nov 10, 2016 10:05:13   #
Nice photo for getting people to smile. Obviously, the cat has "good taste".
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