Beautiful Colorado with Canon 6D

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kpeterk Regular Member • Posts: 105
Beautiful Colorado with Canon 6D
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I received my 6D the day before I flew out to Colorado. Nothing like jumping in and learning the camera on the go. Had fun shooting with it and still have lots to learn. Enjoy!

Campsite outside of Ouray

Hiking outside of Ouray

Carbondale area

Carbondale area

Hiking above Estes Park

Gunnison north rim

Great Sand Dunes National Park area

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Robert Deutsch Forum Pro • Posts: 10,149
Re: Beautiful Colorado with Canon 6D

"Beautiful" is the right word!

Bob

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Jason Rickerby Contributing Member • Posts: 712
You have some nice shots there - Er, wrong forum? :-)

I might play with the white balance and saturation on a couple of them, but otherwise, very nice.

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kpeterk OP Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: You have some nice shots there - Er, wrong forum? :-)

Yeah, I know. Should have been posted in the landscape forum. I don't see anyway to move it though. Can it be moved? Both my laptop and desktop monitors look different. It's sometimes hard to judge the saturation and WB. Probably need to invest in some kind of monitor calibration tool.

Jason Rickerby Contributing Member • Posts: 712
Er, wrong forum? :-) <--- note the smiley face - I was joking

I was pulling your leg about the forum. Most the the threads here are gear related, so having pictures posted makes for a nice change.

I find that when I'm editing images, the adjustments I'm making near the end of a session are more pleasing than when I start. I suspect it's a "getting into the groove" thing. I realize trying to spice up shots of trees and rocks under an overcast sky is difficult.

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kpeterk OP Regular Member • Posts: 105
Re: Er, wrong forum? :-) <--- note the smiley face - I was joking

Ok, well, thanks for the comments! Still learning the camera and Lightroom. I almost headed out with a D600 but after 100 shots and oil/dust issues, I sent the camera back and bought the 6D the day before I left. Also purchsed with the Sigma 35mm and Canon 17-40L. I found myself using the 17-40 more often though.

My plan was to head out to the desert of Utah and experiment with some star photos. Didn't get there but still played around with the low light capabilities in Rocky Mountain NP. I need to experiment more. This is the best I could do on a night walk. This was a 23 second exposure @ ISO 200. However, the camera seems to have a very low amount of noise. Will do some more research as I don't know all the tricks for night photography.

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cpkuntz Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
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These are beautiful.  I love the shot of the road.  May I inquire as to what lens was used?
Congratulations on making great pictures!

kpeterk OP Regular Member • Posts: 105
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Hi there! Yes, the shot on the road was taken with the Sigma 35mm 1.4 w/ polarizing filter. Seems to be a nice lens so far. Time will tell. Glad you like them!

biza43 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,570
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Some nice photos.

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billythek Veteran Member • Posts: 5,260
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Nice pics.  Looks like we were close to the same places recently.

When I was younger, I made the mistake of hiking down a draw to the river from the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Coming back up was much harder, since it was loose slate which would slide back a half step for each step up I took.  Plus, I drank all my water on the way down.

Not too bright, but I did survive it, barely.  So, your picture brought back some memories.

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Radar New Member • Posts: 11
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Wonderful photos...I've lived in Grand Junction for 35 years now and I'm always discovering new places to explore and photograph. The Colorado National Monument is one of my favorites...thanks so much for sharing!

P.S. If you're in GJ let's have a cup of coffee together and share Canon 6D stories

Leon Wittwer Forum Pro • Posts: 13,098
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Nice shots.  Too bad some tourist got in the way of your shot of the Painted Wall in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  

kpeterk OP Regular Member • Posts: 105
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Sounds good! I love coffee and and travelling and I'm not sure which I like more. Visited the National Monument last year. Went on an early morning hike and it was probably the quietest place I've ever been. I literally heard no sounds other than my footsteps. Very different - yet very cool.

kpeterk OP Regular Member • Posts: 105
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Yeah, I was experimenting with my wireless remote and was kind of nervous on the edge of that rock. It was a LONG way down!

It's kind of funny but I often find cerrtain tourists annoying - even when I am one. I just try not to act like one and stay away from crowds. Like people grabbing their cameras and jumping out of their car trying to get close to a grizzly or a moose in Yellowstone. Also, nothing like taking pictures of something and seeing 10 other people taking similar pictures.  

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