A&P Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Glacier National Parks

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  1. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    This wasn't really just a 'photo trip' so some of these were kind of snapshotty but I'm happy with a lot of them. I need to go back to Glacier and spend two weeks hiking, camping and taking photos....

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    These guys were tough to shoot, it was pretty dark when we found them. The first was shot at 1600iso, 300mm, F/4 and 1/30th

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    I rented a Sigma 100-300 F/4 from lensrentals.com. They were great as usual. I was pretty happy with the lens except I wasn't a big fan of the bokeh. Seemed sharp and focused quick.

    I also learned some things with shooting wildlife but I obviously have a lot to learn. Setting the function button to trigger only the center focus point helped a lot. The AF was getting fooled by little branches and other stuff in the way. A D3 and 500mm would also be nice, the D3 for low-light shooting, the 500 for far away stuff. For example, we saw a mother grizzly bear up on a hill maybe a mile away and 300 wasn't nearly enough even with cropping:

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    A 500 with a 1.7 tele would be awesome.

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  2. FlashhslaF

    FlashhslaF New Member

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    #15 is the mind blowing....it looks rendered or some shit. :bowdown:

    would love to have a 1920x1200 of it. :x:
     
  3. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Great set. 11 is great!
     
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    exif data on #10 please.

    also were there any filters used for shots 14 and 15?
     
  6. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    Thanks, I'll see if I can do that tonight.

    Thanks

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    I also pushed it two stops in post.


    I used a polarizing filter on both and 14 is two exposures, I used a mask to darken the sky and add detail in the clouds with the darker exposure.
     
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    God, I wish I was there, bro
     
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    Great shots. Really liking #14
     
  9. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

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    I went to Glacier 2 weekends ago, superb weather.

    Did the St. Mary's & virginia Falls, sun point trail (like 200 ft long ahah) and the Peigan Pass (10 miles)

    Peigan pass is awesome, the view is incredible, and we got close encounter with wildlife (like 5ft beside!)

    I'll post pics, mine are even more snapshot-ty than yours
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    awesome pics, especially 16, 14 and 10 !
     
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    I have the same pics of 14 and 15 but in the winter! HUGE difference!
     
  12. ericande

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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    Great pics. My fiance's Dad is actually driving back down from Yellowstone and the Tetons right now.


    He is a huge photog
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    you named 3 parks so i am a little confused. #14 and #15 are from which park? cause i really want to go there after seeing those pics. thanks

    also where was #1, #11, and #18 at?

    please excuse my stupidity :p
     
  15. ericande

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    1-8 were at Grand Teton National Park, 9-17 Yellowstone and the last two from Glacier. Glacier was the most scenic park, I just didn't get around enough. Yellowstone had the most striking landscapes in the hot spring areas.
     
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    How long was your exposure for #10?
     
  17. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    oh wow. thanks man!
     
  18. Mach D

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    11 and 14 are awesome. I want 11 as my desktop. 1440x900?
     
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    #10 ftw!

    I can never get the colors from the gas in my astro pics. Maybe I'm not doing it right? :dunno:
     
  20. ericande

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    30 sec

    No prob. BTW, are you American but just living in Italy? Seemed like the Europeans we saw there were mostly on tour buses and stuff which would suck. You definitely want a car in those parks. And if you don't like hiking, you'll be in big crowds the whole time.

    Thanks, I'll get you that in a bit.

    I never had either till I was there. There are zero decent-sized cities anywhere near there. The closest is Salt Lake city which is several hundred miles away. Plus Yellowstone is about 8000' in elevation at the higher roads (which I was on when I took that) so the stars are unbelievable. I had to push that photo about 2 stops in post but it would be cool to see what a D3 could do at f/2.8 and maybe 1600 ISO...
     
  21. fuzzynaval

    fuzzynaval Enlighten me

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    I'm diggin #14.
     
  22. CornUponCob

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    Grand Teton really is a photographer's paradise. It's hard to take a bad picture in yellowstone or teton.
     
  23. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    14 and 15 ftw :coold: i wish i was into photography when i went to yellowstone and teton. :o
     
  24. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    Yeah. I am in the U.S. Army been between Italy and Afghanistan since 2006.
     
  25. BeachBoy

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    you indeed need to hike (at least in the Glacier Park) or you'll be stuck with way too many people, and views not as awesome.

    But glacier you don't have to drive, you can take the red bus and hike on trails, then take another free red bus
     

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