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Very nice Rich. You are doing well to be able to manage that length of time in the vehicle. I drove to Hamilton Friday, walked around some antique stores for a while (seems like a popular pass time for many of us who can fall in to the category ourselves) and that was really more than I should have attempted. I took my camera hoping for clear skies over the city for some shots from the upper city but no such luck.
I don't shoot a lot of landscapes, just because I'm not usually wearing those eyes. Here's one from about a month ago.
Thanks, Andrew. Was in vehicle 15 hours, 508 miles, but stopped very often to get out and take pix, and had my brother along, he was happy to drive when my gut cramped up. Didn't plan on so many miles, but got blocked climbing over The Trinity Alps off the side of a side road over the North flank of Mt. Eddy by snow, so had to backtrack 50 miles to take a longer route to get into The Sacramento Valley. I was determined to get to the valley floor and take some shots of Mt. Shasta. Most amazing thing, I feel great today and am just about to go out and walk a half mile on my flower loop.
Robert A. Heinlein wrote that life consists of three departments: the surprise party department, the practical joke department, and the fairy-godmother department. I tend to agree with his philosophy. Rich
I like it. The color of the lake is not what I usually capture up there.
Really beautiful work, Shirley. Love the blue sky in the first. I spent a Summer in Missoula, back when cars still had wide white sidewall tires and running boards. Glacier Park is one of my favorite places. My mother was so terrified on The Going to the Sun Highway, she kept her head below the window level in the car. Rich
This is the Astoria-Meggler bridge across the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.
John in Hillsboro, Oregon
In Oregon you don't need to carry a gray card, you can just point your camera at the sky.
SP-500, 2 E-510 bodies, E-30, 14-42, 14-54 MkII, 12-60SWD,50-200SWD, 8mmFE, 35mm macro, 50mm macro, 40-150II, 70-300, 9-18, EX-25, ec-14 and FL36R
Thank you Andrew. More photos can be seen on my flickr photostream.
Taken in Namibia (Note time is 1 hour out = fast)
(Aficionado Olympus DSLR )
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (George Carlin)
New Seventh Wonder of the World.
I'm hoping to scare Marv and my good friend Michael (from England and afraid of heights) to death! Well not literally, but I know I will probably hear a lot of complaining, "oh you're to close to the edge!!!" I will just giggle. Oh and I do remember big white walled tires too. My first car (a 55 Buick Super) had fairly big white walls on it. I still like how they look. HA!
That's a great shot! I might have to try some panoramas on the trip. Do you think they look better than a super wide lens like the 7-11 or is it just a totally different animal? How come Mt. Shasta gives you the creeps? It's sure gorgeous in your photos. I guess my only concern would be if she blew! I'll never forget when St. Helen's erupted, that was unreal!
I'm glad you posted that shot Stefan! I was at the Garden of the Gods sometime between Christmas and New Years Day 1972-73. I thought it was beautiful. It was fun to see your photo of it, did you enjoy Colorado?
Well, Shirley, certainly not to the people in the affected area, but Mt. St. Helens was really not an enormous eruption and the mountain itself was not one of the larger Cascade volcanos (though one of the most beautiful, before it self destructed), even before it lost its top. Mt. Shasta is number two and Mt. Rainier is the big one. Both have lots of people living below, and if either blows, it could be a major disaster. Because of the enormity of the population living along The Puget Sound, a major eruption of Mt. Rainier could be an unimaginable disaster. It's considered to be potentially the most dangerous heavily populated area in the U.S. And that is why standing at the base of Mt. Shasta gives me the creeps. Neither Mt. Shasta nor Mt. Rainier are extinct, they just sleep.
I took some wide angle, and short telephoto shots of Mt. Shasta, too. But, you can get in close with a short telephoto and take the panels to stitch, and shoot them in portrait position, if you wish, thus getting more sky and foreground. What comes out is a wide close up( sort of ) with much more vertical coverage. A wide angle is going to give your subject less prominence in the photo, unless you're very close, and a long telephoto is going to give you only your subject, in the photo. Don't know if I explained it clearly. Does all that make any sense?
Here are two shot in a single frame to compare with the pano. One at 14mm, one at 54mm.
And, you couldn't get me to live in that nice house on a cattle ranch for all the rice in China, India and Japan, put together. I've been studying geology, and especially vulcanology and plate tectonics since a boy, and volcanos fascinate me, just like a rattlesnake does. Rich
By the way, the pano was shot 50 miles South of the first two. So, in the first two pix, you can't see Shastina ( a parasitic cone on the NE flank of Mt. Shasta ) as you're looking straight into it. In the pano, Shastina appears more prominent and closer than it actually is, which is what I was going for.
|Douaumont Ossuary by Eric 54-BNF|
from Armistice Day
|Silhouette at sunset by Jill Hancock|
from Portrait Lens (around 80mm or equivalent - please check the full rules)