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Sep 28, 2018 09:19:15   #
If you want to test your videography skill you could go farther west and have your driver-you'll need one-fucus on driving the 'Tail of the Dragon' while you create your video. I'd strongly advise he/she not try towing a trailer through 318 curves over 11 miles of road! Take advantage of the turnouts. (You need not go fast--I "streaked" around many curves at 19 mi/hr or less.) We stayed at the Topco lodge--nice cabin, and relaxation along the river.
Have fun on your trip.
Jul 16, 2018 18:38:47   #
walkurie wrote:
My parents taught me to be polite, no matter what. It has served me well for 60+ years. Just bask in the moment, they are few and far between. A simple thank you is all that is required.

Agreed. We must be brothers.
May 10, 2018 11:05:24   #
fotoman150 wrote:
Wow. I’m just learning real estate. That’s a lot of stuff. I’m glad you said all that. I will work on these things.

Also I shot it at 5.6. Would it have been better at f8 or f11?

Looks like you've used enfuse. There is a check box to autoalign the images in the configuration tab--you might try that if you haven't already.
As for the color issue, you could also give a dehaze setting a try.
Good luck.
May 10, 2018 08:17:21   #
I too liked the image. If I may ask, how did you choose your exposure settings? I'm asking because I usually choose the lowest ISO I can get away with. LR indicated the image was shot and 1/2500 sec at f11, ISO 640, at 500mm focal length. I probably would has used (my more common) ISO 100/200 and opened up the lens some or decrease the shutter speed as needed. I'd probably still have the shutter speed to avoid motion--depending on coffee consumption!
Apr 19, 2018 11:06:57   #
craig.j.tucker wrote:
I saw a photo of this, and it sounds like a variation of the sun pillar. You might have to wait until you're 65 like me to see one. But until then, grab some friends and brews and wait it out.

I'm 64 and a half, so I won't have too long to wait.
Apr 19, 2018 10:57:46   #
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Apr 19, 2018 10:55:05   #
craig.j.tucker wrote:
I'm really not familiar with the "green flash" on the Keys. Is that a light phenomenon?

Presumably, a horizontal green flash appears briefly just a the sun sets. Since I've never witnessed it personally (nor has my brother who lives there), I don't know if it's real, and wonder if just a good reason to get together with friends at sunset! If anyone knows, let me know--I'll look harder next visit.
Apr 19, 2018 10:50:57   #
and living on the other side of the lake, I only get to take sunsets. Great pictures!
Apr 19, 2018 10:46:36   #
Is this a variation on the "green flash" in the Keys?
Apr 10, 2018 08:26:16   #
With softer images and a little extra noise, I have used Matte paper for the print--seems to hide of lot of imperfections. Might work with this image. Just a poor man's work-around.
Apr 10, 2018 08:11:33   #
indeject wrote:
I have a D7100 with a 17-55mm 2.8 lens. I’m interested in the Nikon 12-24mm f4 lens for wider angle photos when I do group photos indoors with flash. My question is how much of a difference would I see with 12mm vs. 17mm? Thanks!!

I once asked my brother the electrical engineer what the difference was between 3G and 4G--his response was... 1G!

But back to photos--I like the wider anger of view in general, but especially for indoor family gatherings. Given that I shoot ambient light almost always, my only comment would be that I've had some trouble with the flash not providing full coverage--probably due to lack of practice using the flash on my part. Bounce flash works though.

Canon 7d with 10-22mm zoom, Speedlight (if/when I remember to bring it along)

And yes, he-my brother that is-did not offer any further explaination beyond 1G--still a good guy. Wish he had had an illustration as above though.
Apr 7, 2018 16:27:46   #
planepics wrote:
I've decided (but I haven't taped them to the board yet) that I'll be consistent and enter all prop shots...the Red Bull (I up-sized it in PSE and reprinted it on a 13x19 sheet), the Skip Stewart because of the split-second timing, and Team Aeroshell (below) since I already had it dry mounted.

Good luck, let us know which one won and why.
Apr 4, 2018 19:36:20   #
planepics wrote:
I'm having trouble deciding which pics to enter in an end-of-year contest for my photography club. I have one of them picked out on a prior thread (Team Aeroshell), but can enter up to three, B/W or color. I kind of want to add a jet pic and another prop pic, but it doesn't matter. Here are my current choices - I think they all have a shot IMHO.

I'd vote for #1--tells a story as apposed to #3 (a flying plane).
For my second it would go to #4--I like the pattern of the photo, and again tells a story--of precision as previously suggested (at least in my mind).
I also like #2, but I'd like to see more of the exhaust stream--i.e. both the fire and the smoke--maybe it'd be even more dramatic that way?

Good luck regardless of which you submit.
Mar 20, 2018 19:39:56   #
Keldon wrote:
I have several thousand slides that I'd like to digitize. Who has what scanner? - how fast/slow is it? How convenient to operate?
Would it be better just to send them out somewhere to have it done instead? I do have time on my hands.
Thanks for any suggestions offered.

I have just acquired maybe 100 5" x 7" glass "slides" from the 1800's. I tried the scanner with limited success, using light table and camera works better and is faster also.

(The gentleman in front of the tent is my wife's G-G-Grandfather. He was good at hiding the string, but this is a selfie!)

Actually, I taped the slide to a north-facing window.

Mar 20, 2018 19:24:54   #
art pear wrote:
Heading to the desert of CA in about three weeks. If anyone has any tips on must see sights to photograph I would appreciate it. Thanks.

We stayed at the Shashone Inn/motel years ago. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it due to its location being about as far out of the way as possible. We didn't know how to gauge the size of the park I guess--it's HUGE. It is worth a stop there however if you're interested in history. Also, if you had a little extra time, there is a date farm--like the food date--out there someplace, don't remember exactly where but it's not part of the park as I recall. Nice tour, never knew I liked dates before that!
Plan on driving a fair amount regardless, don't forget the water, take warm clothes too--gets cold during the nights with wind too and I assume you will want to get out early in the morning for sunrise. Oh, the wind reminds me--watched a fellow photographer watch his camera/tripod get blown over the barrier and down the mountain side. I didn't see if the camera survived or not, but I know he was able to retrieve it.
Have fun, post some pictures!
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