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« Reply #100 on: August 26, 2012, 09:59:13 AM »
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« Reply #101 on: September 19, 2012, 06:31:02 PM »
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« Reply #102 on: September 19, 2012, 08:15:33 PM »
Nice shot! I like those shadowy canoes. A day well spent.
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« Reply #103 on: September 19, 2012, 08:40:20 PM »
Nice shot! I like those shadowy canoes. A day well spent.

Thanks OP!  "A day well spent" is exactly what comes to mind when I look at it, too.

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« Reply #104 on: September 20, 2012, 09:54:34 AM »
Very nice Trailhead, just the kinda thing you want to see to start/end  the day.
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« Reply #105 on: September 24, 2012, 08:39:35 PM »
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I was with two other forum members and Son O' when we stopped to photograph this rock formation.  We were all exhausted, and not one of us noticed what's obvious to me now-- the perfectly formed Stone Spirit:

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« Reply #106 on: September 24, 2012, 08:56:06 PM »
Looks a little like Charlton Heston 8)
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« Reply #107 on: September 24, 2012, 09:20:11 PM »
Looks like Abe Lincoln with a gray beard.
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« Reply #108 on: September 25, 2012, 07:34:26 AM »
Were you looking for that or did you just notice it?  That is awesome!

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« Reply #109 on: September 25, 2012, 08:04:03 AM »
Were you looking for that or did you just notice it?  That is awesome!

I was looking at the same rock you were.  I think we were all too exhausted and focused on navigating to notice much of anything besides where we took our next step.

I first noticed it when I uploaded my pictures.

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« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2012, 12:21:58 AM »
A couple from past two days ...click the pics for a slightly larger view

A lookout at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park...


and one from today...Dundas peak at Spencers Gorge



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« Reply #111 on: October 01, 2012, 01:43:04 AM »
Wow, those fall colors look awesome! What software did you use to make the panoramas? I use Canon's Photostitch and it's pretty good but I usually run into problems where the exposure value is different because of the sun's position in the sky. I think if I took the shots with the sun directly overhead it wouldn't be as apparent.
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« Reply #112 on: October 01, 2012, 05:07:25 AM »
I bought my wife a Sony point and shoot for Christmas last year, and it has the option to take panoramic shots like that. Click the shutter, slowly pan, then it lets you know when it's done. Pretty cool feature really.
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« Reply #113 on: October 01, 2012, 08:37:04 AM »
Wow, those fall colors look awesome! What software did you use to make the panoramas? I use Canon's Photostitch and it's pretty good but I usually run into problems where the exposure value is different because of the sun's position in the sky. I think if I took the shots with the sun directly overhead it wouldn't be as apparent.

Thanks PDubs its starting to look pretty up here. I use exactly what you use actually. I do o.k with the panos but it seems to be if there is blue sky like in the 1st pano then I get the slight overlap that you can see about a third to the left, in the 2nd pano the sky was mostly cloudy with only a little blue and the seams are not as aparent. Both these shots were taken freehand so technically that was my 1st mistake, another thing I've been told is to try to overlap my shots more. I'll keep trying and learning.

Warrior...I've heard of this new style for taking panos have not had a chance to try it out.
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« Reply #114 on: October 01, 2012, 09:00:24 AM »
My daughter now has a high-end Sony DSLR with that pano feature. Really neat, but the produced files are huge!
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« Reply #115 on: October 01, 2012, 12:57:43 PM »
Zammer,

I think another thing that could cause the "seam" effect (though it's not too apparent in yours) is polarization. Even if you don't shoot with a polarized lens you can get a bit of the effect in finished images. If you ever play with a circular polarizing lens you can see how the sky looks much bluer, then if you turn your body 90 degrees, it get's lighter until you turn the filter 90 degrees to compensate.

But, you'd have a heck of a time messing with a filter to try to match the sky from one shot to the next... :D

This was the most recent panaorama I made using photostitch.



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« Reply #116 on: October 01, 2012, 02:01:44 PM »
I've never seen that effect before. I'm guessing it's a software constraint.
I use Camedia Master v2.5 for the Olympus cameras. I use v2.5 because the new v5.0 sucks. It will only "stitch" images that were taken with the propriatory image processing of the cameras. With v2.5 you can stitch any photos that have enough image data to match.

This was a 6 image pano stitched with Camedia. It's 180 degree pano, and the software did an excellent job of blending the sky differentials.



This is a 2 image stitch job


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« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2012, 12:00:19 AM »
I call this "The Ponderer"...lol...in actual fact, its my Son looking out over a cliffs edge checking out the Fall scenery on a short hike we took this past Sat.

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« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2012, 12:59:04 AM »
 :thumbsup: Nice!
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« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2012, 04:48:15 AM »
Here are a few I took yesterday...

It was a bit wet but the colors were nice.  :)







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« Reply #120 on: October 16, 2012, 07:48:20 AM »
There is some beautiful photography here. I thought I would add a couple of mine. I do things a little differently than most people ('cause I'm a little weird).

I like doing things the old fashioned way. I shoot a Howard Hill longbow, I hunt with a flintlock muzzleloader, and I shoot pictures on black&white film. Since I can no longer get my film developed locally, I had to build a darkroom at home. I took a couple of years worth of photography classes in high school and the darkroom work was by far my favorite part.

Anyway... Here's a video tour of my darkroom:



Here's a few photos...

These are just negative scans... I soup the film in the darkroom and then I use my film scanner to digitalize the images. I usually only use this process like a light table so that I can look at all of the negs really good and decide which ones I want to print in the darkroom.







Here's one of my darkroom prints using a commercial (not homemade) developer chemical It's not bushcrafty but I thought the feeling and contrast turned out pretty well.



Now, I'll upload one of my favorites... I like to play with a homemade developer called caffenol... It is made with instant coffee along with sodium carbonate (washing soda) and vitamin C powder.  I use different recipes for film and for photo paper... the different recipes are made by altering the proportions of the ingredients.

This is a scan of a final print... the film and the paper where both developed in different formulations of caffenol so it's a picture of coffee that was developed in coffee, then printed while I drank coffee and the print was developed in coffee as well LOL:



I hope you guys like them, but it's ok if you don't... It's not everybody's cup of tea (or caffenol)

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« Reply #121 on: October 16, 2012, 09:25:55 AM »
Excellent, Ed! My darkroom has been living in boxes for many years. I often wish I had the space and time to resurrect it. I shot (shoot) 35mm, b/w and transparencies. I'd use my camera a LOT more if I had a film scanner to digitize them.
I'm really curious about your chemical experiments. I never got into very far (other than sensitizing various surfaces to take an image) and all my processing was done with commercial products. Fascinating!
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« Reply #122 on: October 16, 2012, 10:39:56 AM »
Excellent, Ed! My darkroom has been living in boxes for many years. I often wish I had the space and time to resurrect it. I shot (shoot) 35mm, b/w and transparencies. I'd use my camera a LOT more if I had a film scanner to digitize them.
I'm really curious about your chemical experiments. I never got into very far (other than sensitizing various surfaces to take an image) and all my processing was done with commercial products. Fascinating!

There's tons of information on the internet about caffenol and other "homemade soups" but alot of it is purely theoretical and the folks who have posted it have not actually tested their recipes or if they have, they haven't shared the data that they've come up with. So basically getting started with homemade soup is kind of a trial and error process at best.

The interesting thing is that it's not the caffeine that develops the silver, it's caffeic acid.  I've seen some cool results using other sources of caffeic acid like cheap red wine. The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) accelerates the development so it's kind of important to balance that with the caffeic acid so that you don't get fogging or other weird affects. The sodium carbonate is just a buffer and anti-fogging agent as well.

I would be happy to share my recipes as well as the data and times that I have currently. All I've done so far is Fomapan 100 and 400 ISO film and some really old Kodak 2484 missle testing film that I got as a gift.  As far as my paper recipe, all of the data I have so far is for Ilford MGIV and Arista EDU.

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« Reply #123 on: October 16, 2012, 11:06:23 AM »
I'll PM you on this subject, so we don't bog down the thread. Thanks!
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« Reply #124 on: October 16, 2012, 12:21:28 PM »
Good stuff  JJ and Ed, thanks for contributing, I'll check out your vid Ed when I get home later

Good vid Ed, I enjoyed seeing your set-up, thanks for sharing that.
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« Reply #125 on: October 16, 2012, 01:02:06 PM »
Ed, I find this very interesting.  If you would care to start a thread on the process, I'm sure many of us would be grateful for the information.  I really like black & white photography, especially for history related photos.  It just seems to be a better fit for recording certain things and events!
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« Reply #126 on: October 16, 2012, 01:21:01 PM »
I'll do that... I'll start the thread shortly after I help the young'uns with their homework.

That way I don't take up any more space in this thread... Let's see some more photos!

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« Reply #127 on: October 16, 2012, 06:13:56 PM »
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« Reply #128 on: October 17, 2012, 07:37:50 AM »
Here's a couple more:

This one was part of a roll that I used to experiment with a lens that I had just got.  It is really good glass but in a focal length that I had not played with previously. I was kind of experimenting with it's depth of field capabilities. It was just a roll of random shots but I really liked the way this one turned out.  Arista EDU 100 iso film developed in D-76.  It's a negative scan:



This one is another shot from that same roll... I just really liked it because of the shadow.  Another random shot, but I like it:



This next one is also a negative scan, but it was one of my first rolls of film developed in coffee.  It needs some work as far as contrast and tone go, but it's going to be the next one that get's a day's worth of treatment in the darkroom.  I really like how the composition worked out and there's even a little artifact that looks like a starburst. This was accidental and caused by not using a lens hood, but it looks like she is looking at it. This is my daughter on the swing at a local park... just hit the right moment and had a happy accident:



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« Reply #129 on: October 17, 2012, 08:53:15 AM »
Some subject just ask for b/w treatment.
I call this one "Waiting for Spring".  ;)



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« Reply #130 on: October 17, 2012, 09:12:33 AM »
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« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2012, 10:22:51 AM »
It does indeed appear as tho your daughter is looking at the artifact....thats one of those right place right time kinda shots, cool
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« Reply #132 on: October 18, 2012, 08:40:07 PM »
Another Pano I grabbed last week while out on a short hike with my Son..

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« Reply #133 on: October 18, 2012, 10:16:38 PM »
Lower Falls, from Artist's Point, Yellowstone:

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« Reply #134 on: October 19, 2012, 01:29:46 AM »
Wall hanging quality, as usual, Warrior.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #135 on: October 19, 2012, 05:07:50 AM »
Thanks. I thought they looked a little blurry here. I didn't know some photos had to be clicked on to get the full size. That made a difference.
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« Reply #136 on: October 19, 2012, 05:11:03 AM »
Breezy Point, Black Hills, SD:

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« Reply #137 on: October 19, 2012, 09:07:22 AM »
Your photos remind me of those "laser prints" that we in vogue back in the 70's.
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« Reply #138 on: October 19, 2012, 10:43:30 AM »
I like the reds greens and blue off the porch today :)



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« Reply #139 on: October 19, 2012, 03:42:25 PM »
Lake Seymour, Vermont:



Lake Willoughby, Vermont:

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« Reply #140 on: October 20, 2012, 05:05:47 AM »
My back yard last night. 2 little cuties.







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« Reply #141 on: October 23, 2012, 12:11:37 PM »
One from this past wknd from a hike with my daughter....I especially liked the moss on this trees roots




Tried another pano...



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« Reply #142 on: October 23, 2012, 04:47:05 PM »
Nice photos zammer.

Some odds and ends photos. Spring and Fall:

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« Reply #143 on: October 23, 2012, 04:56:28 PM »
Great photos guys. Yous are using paint brushes and I'm using crayons!

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« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2012, 07:08:40 PM »
All taken at Rend Lake, Illinois:

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« Reply #145 on: October 27, 2012, 04:56:49 PM »
Awesome pics guys!

I snapped a pic of this magpie eating a chipmunk.

It's like a crow wearing a tux! :D



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« Reply #146 on: October 27, 2012, 05:08:10 PM »
Awesome pics guys!

I snapped a pic of this magpie eating a chipmunk.
It's like a crow wearing a tux! :D
Good shot! LOL! That's the best description of these scavengers I've heard yet!


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« Reply #147 on: October 27, 2012, 10:50:39 PM »
Heh, yeah they sound like crows a bit too. Same taxonomic family, Corvidae.

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« Reply #148 on: October 28, 2012, 08:58:52 AM »
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« Reply #149 on: October 28, 2012, 08:28:45 PM »
Nice colors Dadio!