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Mar 9, 2019 22:44:48   #
greymule wrote:
The Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park about 60 miles south of Las Vegas It is truly an amazing place and a target rich environment for photographers. Easy to see why it is called the Valley of Fire. It was developed as a WPA project during the depression.

Downloads are a must to fully appreciate the fiery colors.

I've been there last year and I know Elephant Rock is difficult to shoot. Great job and nice set.
Mar 6, 2019 22:09:02   #
mhannah wrote:
Photos from an awesome hike in Zion Park Narrows last September.

I understand that it is wise to check the weather before venturing into the narrows there as flash flooding has some people to drown. I think it was just last year that the flooding took several lives in one family.
Feb 25, 2019 14:37:41   #
fbeaston wrote:
stumbo ... great suggestion. Thanks for responding.

Have you considered Arches National Park and across the highway, Canyonlands National Park. Both are extremely photographic, especially Arches.
Feb 24, 2019 20:41:33   #
fbeaston wrote:
My buddy & I are planning a photo tour starting in New England & heading SoWest to the Cactus Forrest near Tucson, then heading Northerly to Sedona, Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Mesa Verde, Badlands in SD, Grand Tetons, Yellow Stone, Glacier NP, up the Rockies into Canada for Jasper & Bannf NPs before turning Easterly back across Canada to New England.

Looking for suggested sights along those routes that might include great Rt 66 sights, old trains, old cars or motorcycles, wildlife or other photo opportunities along the way.
My buddy & I are planning a photo tour startin... (show quote)

How about Monument Valley. Lot's of scenic places there to photograph.
Feb 14, 2019 20:48:17   #
brucebc wrote:
I know how you feel, we got 18" Monday with wind.

I hope the roof can support the weight of all that snow.
Feb 12, 2019 20:26:17   #
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.

The equipment you have is just fine. Just add a tripod and you're set. I live a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon and have photographed the Canyon dozen's of time. I have used a Canon 7D and Canon 5DMkiii frame and on both, my Canon 24-105 f.4 lens which is more than adequate.
My suggestion for where to shoot in the Canyon is as follows: Arrive there approximately 3 to 4 hours before sunset. Proceed to Desert View, the east side of the Canyon. There is a sign directing you to Desert View as you enter on the main road. There are several turn off's on the way to Desert View. Go directly to Desert View first. When you finish there, you can start back on the road that took you there and start taking the turn offs as you head back to the main road. Each turn off is unique in itself and will present different views of the Canyon to photograph. As you get near the road you came in on, you will see wildlife and people stopped to photograph them. This is where your telephoto lens will come in handy. I am attaching a photo of the Canyon at Desert View. This was taken with the Canon 7D and 25-105 f4. lens. If you have any further questions, just ask me and I would be glad to help you. Roger

Jan 26, 2019 15:26:28   #
Junior wrote:
Thank you to all for you recommendations and advice. I learn a lot.

Let me know if I can be of any further help.

Jan 24, 2019 22:20:21   #
Wanda Krack wrote:
Is the Grand Canyon NP open during the shutdown? During the last gov. shutdown, I was in Maine at Acadia NP and we had to park outside the park and walk in. I'm just curious about GCNP.

The Governor of Arizona decreed that Grand Canyon would stay open and was finding the funds to do so. Yes, it's open right now.
Jan 24, 2019 17:20:35   #
Junior wrote:
I will spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in March. I have read several older posts on the subject and received good advice on filters: circular polarizing and neutral density. A post recommended a wide angle lens, but did not mention a specific lens. I have a Nikon D750 and I will take my Nikon 50mm 1.8G, Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR. My question is would the 24 -70mm be wide enough? If not, any suggestions. Any other advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
I will spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand C... (show quote)

I live just a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon and have been photographing the Grand Canyon for the past six years. For the short time you'll be here, following are my suggestions. Photograph the Canyon two hours before sunset to maximize the definition of the Buttes in the Canyon. This applies to two hours after sunrise. However, based on my experience and your time restraints, this is what I recommend. Coming into the park and before getting to the village, there will be a right turn off of the entrance road to "Desert View". You will see a sign to that effect. Proceed to Desert View, the last turn off before exiting the part out the east gate. I will attach a couple of photos here so you can see the benefit of shooting at this hour. On your way to Desert View, you will pass a number of turn offs to various Canyon overlooks. You will visit these on your way back to exit the park, but start at Desert View first. Your equipment is fine as the photos I attach were shot with my Canon 24 x 105 lens on a Canon 7D frame. I use the same lens on the body I have now, a Canon 5DMarkIII. Your telephoto lens will come in handy for photographing the wildlife on your way out of the park as dusk is the time they come out to feed. If I can be of any help to you, please private message me and I'll be glad to help you. Also, I always use a polarizing lens for the sky. Good luck and have a wonderful time. Roger



Dec 4, 2018 23:01:44   #
Kalina54 wrote:
I found a wonderful spot for a sunset in the Seychelles. I hope you enjoy the view, I know that I certainly did. Thanks for looking, K

Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 4, 2018 22:56:41   #
vcmestimator wrote:
New member, well for about a week anyway. This my first photo post. Fall colors from valley view on the Yosemite Valley floor from late October.

This is one of the most photographed places at different times of the year. It is also one of my personal places to shoot in Yosemite. Excellent job capturing the fall colors. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 25, 2018 16:21:39   #
larryepage wrote:
Yes. Be aware that the certificates that came with my latest two San Disk cards were for a two-year subscription for the recovery software. So I am planning to hold on to them until needed, rather than downloading and activating immediately. I would hope that the need for recovery would not occur within two years.

It would be interesting to discover whether the San Disk software will work on cards made/sold by others or if it is keyed in some way to San Disk products only...

Perhaps someone who has already downloaded and installed can let us know.
Yes. Be aware that the certificates that came wit... (show quote)

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry.
Oct 25, 2018 16:20:35   #
11bravo wrote:
I'd suggest using a card reader, or a different card reader; they're cheap. Some plug directly into a USB slot, eliminating cable disruptions (though I use a short USB extension cable for ease of insertion). Get a magnifying glass and check the pins in the card reader; I have bent a pin when I was using CF cards. You can try and straighten with a pair of sharp tweezers, or a micro screwdriver, but easier to buy another reader.

Finally, if windows, use TeraCopy, freeware, with details and verify options enabled. You can see the progress; if a file has a problem, the copy continues, with error report at end. The verify ensurs an exact copy was made.
I'd suggest using a card reader, or a different ca... (show quote)

Thank you for taking your time to reply to my inquiry
Oct 25, 2018 16:19:32   #
sv3noKin51E wrote:
Stumbo, Recuva and Photorec are two windows freebies that have absolutely performed miracles for us over the years; O&O has a paid program that we own, and it's worth the expenditure. We Sandisk, Samsung cards and, always make sure the camera is off prior to opening the card door, offloading the shoot, then reloading the card. In a pinch if the card isn't over 1/4th filled, downloading via USB 3 has always worked, but your battery will always take an unnecessary power drain. As long as your work is backed up on at least two separate drives, you should always reformat your card in the camera. Good luck and happy shooting. sv
Stumbo, Recuva and Photorec are two windows freebi... (show quote)

I appreciate your time answering my inquiry.
Oct 24, 2018 17:25:17   #
amfoto1 wrote:
Exactly how are you downloading the images to your computer?

Are you removing the card from the camera and using a card reader or are you downloading from the camera via a USB cable?

Are you using some app to download, or simply using your computer's operating system to copy the files onto it?

Do you regularly format your cards in-camera?

It's rare for a card that's worked in the past to suddently "become corrupt". Memory cards are solid state, so there isn't much to "go bad".

Most likely is a problem with connectivity between card reader and computer or between camera and computer (depending upon what method you're using). Have you changed anything lately? Using a different card reader or have it connected to computer differently, for example.

It also could be a failed USB cable, if tethering the camera to the computer to do the download. Or it could be a bad USB socket (on camera or on the computer).

If you were moving the images off the card while still in the camera and the battery was low and the camera had to shut down, the interruption could corrupt the files. (One reason not to download from camera, but to instead use a card reader. It also lessens the risk of damage to the USB socket of the camera, which is likely to be expensive to repair because most are part of the camera's main board... replacing a memory card socket is usually less expensive: easier to get to, less labor, and it's a modular sub-assembly on most cameras, so replacement parts would be cheaper, too. It's also a good idea to copy images off the card, rather than move them. That leaves the originals in place on the card, in case there's any problem with the download.)

As mentioned in a previous response, it also could be a damaged memory card socket in your camera. Remove the memory card and inspect the pins at the bottom of the socket. Also look closely at the connection end of the memory card itself... for any sign of damage or a broken pin stuck in it.

You should work through each of these possibilities... substituting a different card reader, using USB cord instead or substituting a different one, etc.... testing each in turn to rule out the various possibilities and try to identify the source of the problem.
Exactly how are you downloading the images to your... (show quote)

Thank you for your reply and suggestions.
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