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2010 Calendar Nominations

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Offline Buck

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 02:30:06 PM »
A few more...
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 01:58:38 PM by RichardM »
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Offline bjbriggs

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 07:07:18 PM »
Its going to be hard to pick which photo's they are all so good :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 01:14:11 AM »
Probably not calendar worthy in quality but a great view.  Posted in support of an international park.



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PS Higher resolution scans are available.

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2009, 02:42:09 PM »
I need to join in !
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 02:04:57 PM by RichardM »
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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2009, 08:48:49 AM »
I'd also like to nominate any of mtndocdanny's pics from his blog site. The pictures of his kids camping and on the trail are just to cool!
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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 02:47:34 PM »
if only i had a really nice camera. :icon_evil:

 Me too...... :icon_cry:

Be Very Careful what you wish for.  I wanted a DSLR to take amazing photos like these guys.  So since June 1st.

Camera            $500  Olympus E-520 with 14-42 lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Lens        $100   Craigs List 40-150 Stock Lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Battery    $60
New Extra         $60     Lost the 1st extra battery  on a boat in San Deigo
New Neck Strap $30
New Filter         $30     Dropped Camera out of car it was the only thing that broke
Tripod              $200   Just a started with Ballhead
Filter                $50    Wanted a Polerized filter for my next trip to Big Bend

Wish List to be bought in the next four weeks.
An adope photoshop the full version.  $1000
HDR Software $100

I really do not know what I am doing
And a wired remote so I can do bracking/Bulb exposure with out touching the camera. $45
« Last Edit: August 14, 2009, 02:50:36 PM by cjacob »

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 09:15:33 AM by tjavery »

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 09:22:08 AM »
First- the Burn Ban said "if only i had a really nice camera" :eusa_doh: I can't let this go without saying something. Having a really nice camera is... well... nice... but not necessary. A huge piece of what makes up a great image isn't the gear, it's the composition (lighting is a huge deal. No amount of photoshop work can make up for bad lighting). A Canon Powershot G10 is 14mp and just a step up from a point and shoot. In the hands of someone with a good idea of what makes a great image or even someone in the right place at the right time, a masterpiece can be created. I use that camera as an example because it's small, light, and you can take control of it (put it in manual). If manual isn't your thing, there are a myriad of good little point and shoots out there that will let you create wonderful images. It's not the equipment folks. I say that with some expertise as I own more gear than I can remember that I have. Even with one of the best DSLR's on the market I can take a bad image. It shoots at about 4 fps so I can even take consecutive bad images  :icon_lol: Such is technology.

Save your money on HDR software. Photoshop CS4 (3 too I believe) has it built in and it works fairly well. There are also many tutorials out there for how to use the various blend modes to create an HDR image. HDR is as much about technique as anything else.

If you can qualify or you know someone that can qualify you save a lot of money on CS4 by buying as a student.


if only i had a really nice camera. :icon_evil:

 Me too...... :icon_cry:

Be Very Careful what you wish for.  I wanted a DSLR to take amazing photos like these guys.  So since June 1st.

Camera            $500  Olympus E-520 with 14-42 lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Lens        $100   Craigs List 40-150 Stock Lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Battery    $60
New Extra         $60     Lost the 1st extra battery  on a boat in San Deigo
New Neck Strap $30
New Filter         $30     Dropped Camera out of car it was the only thing that broke
Tripod              $200   Just a started with Ballhead
Filter                $50    Wanted a Polerized filter for my next trip to Big Bend

Wish List to be bought in the next four weeks.
An adope photoshop the full version.  $1000
HDR Software $100

I really do not know what I am doing
And a wired remote so I can do bracking/Bulb exposure with out touching the camera. $45
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 09:24:34 AM by iCe »

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 10:52:34 AM »
Quote from: iCe date=1250518928
First- the Burn Ban said "if only i had a really nice camera" :eusa_doh: I can't let this go without saying something. Having a really nice camera is... well... nice... but not necessary. A huge piece of what makes up a great image isn't the gear, it's the composition (lighting is a huge deal. No amount of photoshop work can make up for bad lighting). A Canon Powershot G10 is 14mp and just a step up from a point and shoot. In the hands of someone with a good idea of what makes a great image or even someone in the right place at the right time, a masterpiece can be created. I use that camera as an example because it's small, light, and you can take control of it (put it in manual). If manual isn't your thing, there are a myriad of good little point and shoots out there that will let you create wonderful images. It's not the equipment folks. I say that with some expertise as I own more gear than I can remember that I have. Even with one of the best DSLR's on the market I can take a bad image. It shoots at about 4 fps so I can even take consecutive bad images  :icon_lol: Such is technology.

Save your money on HDR software. Photoshop CS4 (3 too I believe) has it built in and it works fairly well. There are also many tutorials out there for how to use the various blend modes to create an HDR image. HDR is as much about technique as anything else.

If you can qualify or you know someone that can qualify you save a lot of money on CS4 by buying as a student.


Quote from: cjacob date=1250279254
Quote from: homerboy2u date=1250093246
Quote from: Burn Ban date=1250088035
if only i had a really nice camera. :icon_evil:

 Me too...... :icon_cry:

Be Very Careful what you wish for.  I wanted a DSLR to take amazing photos like these guys.  So since June 1st.

Camera            $500  Olympus E-520 with 14-42 lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Lens        $100   Craigs List 40-150 Stock Lens
Lens MC Filter   $30
Extra Battery    $60
New Extra         $60     Lost the 1st extra battery  on a boat in San Deigo
New Neck Strap $30
New Filter         $30     Dropped Camera out of car it was the only thing that broke
Tripod              $200   Just a started with Ballhead
Filter                $50    Wanted a Polerized filter for my next trip to Big Bend

Wish List to be bought in the next four weeks.
An adope photoshop the full version.  $1000
HDR Software $100

I really do not know what I am doing
And a wired remote so I can do bracking/Bulb exposure with out touching the camera. $45

iCe of course you are correct but just to let you in on the joke, this is a recurring theme and one of tjavery's pet peeves. I do believe that Burn Ban was trying to get his goat and of course he did not rise to the bait (this time).  :rolling:
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 02:06:33 PM by RichardM »
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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2009, 10:54:36 AM »
Right on. The "nice camera" thing has turned into an inside joke around here :icon_lol: Now, it's just funny. Makes me laugh.

And Burn Ban's title should really say "Mr. Sarcasm" :icon_biggrin:

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2009, 11:05:28 AM »
Right on. The "nice camera" thing has turned into an inside joke around here :icon_lol: Now, it's just funny. Makes me laugh.

And Burn Ban's title should really say "Mr. Sarcasm" :icon_biggrin:

 :icon_lol: Ah... that's what I get for staying away so long.

I'm planning to make BBNP a habit this fall... I was there last week... Hopefully I'll be there some time this week... etc, etc...  :icon_smile: One of these days I want to go there for real though. So far all I get is a day here and a day there.

On topic- There are some really nice shots in this thread. No surprise there. It's a "nice" park  :icon_eek: :rolling:

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2009, 12:50:43 PM »
On topic- There are some really nice shots in this thread. No surprise there. It's a "nice" park  :icon_eek: :rolling:

There ya go... you're fitting right in now :icon_lol:

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2009, 01:53:18 PM »
I'm planning to make BBNP a habit this fall... I was there last week... Hopefully I'll be there some time this week... etc, etc...  :icon_smile: One of these days I want to go there for real though. So far all I get is a day here and a day there.
So we can expect a trip report soon, with lots of pictures? For Homero, of course.
As long as we're keeping running jokes going...

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2009, 02:37:42 PM »
I put a few images from last week in the photo section but I haven't had time to do a full on trip report  :icon_smile:

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Re: 2010 Calendar Nominations
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2009, 02:49:08 PM »
Probably not calendar worthy in quality but a great view.


Al

PS Higher resolution scans are available.
I guess the voters can decide if it's calendar worthy, I have already decided that a higher resolution scan is Gallery
worthy if you would be so kind Al {please?}. I think it should go in the "Big Bend National Park Pictures" area and a moderator can move it
if they disagree. (since it's not actually taken in the park, although maybe someday it will qualify as having been taken in the international park :eusa_pray:)

Posted in support of an international park.
Classy thought AL, Thanks :eusa_clap:
« Last Edit: August 17, 2009, 02:50:39 PM by fartymarty »
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