A&P Few Shots from our Vacation

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  1. Section8

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    Drove out to Montana over Thanksgiving and stayed with friends on their farm/ranch, then headed to West Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Here are a few shots.

    1. This is a 4 shot pano shot with my 10-20 sigma in portrait and stitched with CS4

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    2. Star

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    3. Sunset in West Yellowstone.


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    4. Sunset from our cabin in West Yellowstone

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    5. Man in the Chicago Art Institute. I was lining up this shot at high iso and low shutter (no flash allowed) and this guy tried to walk quickly by. I snapped the shot anyway and I really like how it turned out.

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    6. Not a great picture, but I wanted to post it because I love the stairway in the museum

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    7. Old Farm truck

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    8. The Highwood Mountains. Again, our friend's backyard. Took this lying down in the field.

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    9. Fence

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    10. The Rockies. Took this with a 80-400mm lens i rented at 400mm. The mountains are something like 100-150 miles away from their house.

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    11. Took a 4 wheeler out into one of the pastures and got this shot of the farm and house. The shot above was taken from just in front of the barn with the green roof

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    12. We went on a hike near West Yellowstone and I got this shot low in the grass.

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    13. Another shot from the hike

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    14. Snap my wife took of me shooting on the hike

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    15. Looking out the window from where we were staying.

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    16. The Grand Tetons. Words cannot describe seeing this range in person

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    17. The Tetons again. We weren't there at a great time of day for light, the sun sets behind them which doesn't make for the greatest exposure (at last for my feeble skills)

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    18. Just a quick shot of the lens i rented on the D300

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  2. Tensai81

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    great shots, I especially like #12, but is your left leg shorter than your right :dunno:
     
  3. Section8

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    I wondered a lot about cropping some of the shots. I was holding the camera level, but the ground is actually falling away in the mountain range shots so it looks pelf. When i crop to correct, they don't look right :dunno: for instance, #8 i was laying flat and shooting level, but the ground is falling left.
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    5 is perfect. i love it. so glad a "mistake" turned in to something awesome

    what filters do you use outside? your pics look so much better than my outside landscape ones. the colors are so much nicer
     
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    all about the understandings of geographical oddities in pelf....but it's in every shot :dunno:
     
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    thank god everyone else noticed it.

    shots are awesome man, but you definitely need an orthopedic in your left shoe....
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    oh how i love the straighten tool
     
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    I'm thinkin something like this:

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  9. Wobistdu

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    :rofl:

    i can't take a straight pic to save my life either. thank god for light room
     
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    Section8,

    What focal length did you use for #7 and #12 ? THanks.
     
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    cool shots. is yosemite still open? When do they close for the winter?
     
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    :bowrofl:

    i was about to go searching in google for this.
     
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    Damn, OT can be really brutal sometimes lol

    Great shots
     
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    Great shots Joe, love the staircase one for some reason. Looks really cool. :bigthumb:
     
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    I used a circular polarizer mainly, some days i used a 3 stop ND because it was really bright.

    I think both of those were shot at 10mm, I'd have to check the originals to be sure.

    I dunno, never been to Yosemite :dunno:


    Thanks. It occurs to me that i normally wear orthotics in my shoes, but I stopped wearing them before the trip because they were hurting my feet :o

    I realize a few of the shots are pelf, but certain shots I know I took level - the fence post for instance - landscape is not level - it is a mountain area damn it.


    Anyway, thanks for pointing it out, that's why i post here for honest - if sometimes brutal - critique :bigthumb:
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    hmmmm ND filter in the day shooting free hand?

    what does a ND filter do in the day time for these pics? does the slower shutter capture more detail?
     
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    wait.... you really do wear orthopedics?


    shit. now i feel like an asshole. I just assumed you were like leetpilot, and couldn't take a straight picture even with a grid in your viewfinder...


    It's easy enough to fix in post that you don't really need to worry about it, and I really do like all of the shots, but it does take away from the experience when the viewer actively notices he's tilting his head to look at the shots...
     
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    No, but the smaller aperture will give you more depth of field, and sharpen the lens up.

    A lot of landscape shooters use em for shots like these. They also stack the CP's and ND's to add the punch and give a bit more of a knockdown...
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Love all of them. I want to take a trip back out to Wyoming again. Did a road trip with my brother and dad back in 2007 from Wisconsin to California. Stopped in South Dakota (Black Hills), Jackson Hole, WY, Vegas, Los Angeles, San Fran. Was a great time.
     
  20. Wobistdu

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    well shiver me timbers.

    thanks
     
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    lol no they are molded inserts for my shoes - i have falling arches. I don't have to wear shoes like the ones above.

    But everyone is right, there are a lot of shots that are askew. I don't normally shoot like that, not sure wtf i was doing out there.
     
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    I tried stacking the CP and the ND - man what a pain in the ass to separate them with the CP ring spinning :rofl:
     
  23. Wobistdu

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    bastards hating on my crooked pics
     
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    oops! haha sorry, you said yellowstone. Got them Y's mixed up. :mamoru:
     
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    some real cool shots in there
     

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