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7/18/2012 9:11:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Most of these pictures have been mildly edited. If you want to see the unedited version, just let me know.

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7/18/2012 9:25:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:23:43 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
What camera did you use?

Nikon D-70. It's quite a few years old at this point. The oldest I remember having it is the first trip I took out west 5 or 6 years ago.
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7/18/2012 9:28:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I really like this one:
http://www.debate.org...

But the white rock on the bottom right is really distracting. I feel like if you did a straight bottom up crop to the very top of the rock, the photo would a) have a clearer subject b) feel more open because the greater perceived width would have a cool effect on the canyons.

Nice pic. Just my opinion, though.
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7/18/2012 9:29:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:25:26 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:23:43 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
What camera did you use?

Nikon D-70. It's quite a few years old at this point. The oldest I remember having it is the first trip I took out west 5 or 6 years ago.

What kind of lens(es) did you use? Also, do you have a solar filter for it?
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7/18/2012 9:30:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:28:28 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
I really like this one:
http://www.debate.org...

But the white rock on the bottom right is really distracting. I feel like if you did a straight bottom up crop to the very top of the rock, the photo would a) have a clearer subject b) feel more open because the greater perceived width would have a cool effect on the canyons.

Nice pic. Just my opinion, though.

It's actually snow. I'll check the photo library, I may have some with different angles and no snow.
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7/18/2012 9:33:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:30:34 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:28:28 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
I really like this one:
http://www.debate.org...

But the white rock on the bottom right is really distracting. I feel like if you did a straight bottom up crop to the very top of the rock, the photo would a) have a clearer subject b) feel more open because the greater perceived width would have a cool effect on the canyons.

Nice pic. Just my opinion, though.

It's actually snow. I'll check the photo library, I may have some with different angles and no snow.

Lol. My bad. MAybe if you had where the horizon line was 2/3 up the photo. Then the river would lead the eye up to the sky.
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7/18/2012 9:34:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:29:40 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:25:26 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:23:43 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
What camera did you use?

Nikon D-70. It's quite a few years old at this point. The oldest I remember having it is the first trip I took out west 5 or 6 years ago.

What kind of lens(es) did you use? Also, do you have a solar filter for it?

18 - 70 and 70 - 300. Most, if not all, were shot with the 70 - 300. And yes, we have solar filters on them.
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7/18/2012 9:36:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Full of win.

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7/18/2012 9:39:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:33:58 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:30:34 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:28:28 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
I really like this one:
http://www.debate.org...

But the white rock on the bottom right is really distracting. I feel like if you did a straight bottom up crop to the very top of the rock, the photo would a) have a clearer subject b) feel more open because the greater perceived width would have a cool effect on the canyons.

Nice pic. Just my opinion, though.

It's actually snow. I'll check the photo library, I may have some with different angles and no snow.

Lol. My bad. MAybe if you had where the horizon line was 2/3 up the photo. Then the river would lead the eye up to the sky.

I added two photos where the snow is lower or almost off the screen. They're unedited.
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7/18/2012 9:40:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This.
http://www.debate.org...

If you edited this one like you did the other one, it would look awesome. Love those 2 photos. You're a good photographer.
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7/18/2012 9:45:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 9:40:31 PM, Apollo.11 wrote:
This.
http://www.debate.org...

If you edited this one like you did the other one, it would look awesome. Love those 2 photos. You're a good photographer.

Thanks. I took like half of some 2,000+ pictures on that trip. The majority aren't as good as these. Granted, these were the pictures that I looked through and worked with the day after the trip because I expected them to be good.
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7/18/2012 9:46:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Add to the cameras and Olympus Tough. That's what I shot the elk with.
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7/18/2012 9:48:31 PM
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I would feel like a transcendentalist arguing only for the consummation of our relationship with nature if I were to gaze into those photos forever.:)
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7/18/2012 10:00:16 PM
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At 7/18/2012 9:48:31 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I would feel like a transcendentalist arguing only for the consummation of our relationship with nature if I were to gaze into those photos forever.:)

Is that a thumbs up?
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7/18/2012 10:03:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 10:00:16 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:48:31 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I would feel like a transcendentalist arguing only for the consummation of our relationship with nature if I were to gaze into those photos forever.:)

Is that a thumbs up?

That wasn't a sarcastic remark. So, yes.
"Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto." --Terence

"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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7/18/2012 10:06:22 PM
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At 7/18/2012 10:03:58 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 7/18/2012 10:00:16 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:48:31 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I would feel like a transcendentalist arguing only for the consummation of our relationship with nature if I were to gaze into those photos forever.:)

Is that a thumbs up?

That wasn't a sarcastic remark. So, yes.

I just didn't really understand the transcendentalist - consummation part of it. I don't tend to use big words that often. Even when I remember 100% what they mean.
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So fvck you. :) - TV

Use prima facie correctly or not at all. - Noumena
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7/18/2012 10:19:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 10:06:22 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 10:03:58 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 7/18/2012 10:00:16 PM, blackhawk1331 wrote:
At 7/18/2012 9:48:31 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I would feel like a transcendentalist arguing only for the consummation of our relationship with nature if I were to gaze into those photos forever.:)

Is that a thumbs up?

That wasn't a sarcastic remark. So, yes.

I just didn't really understand the transcendentalist - consummation part of it. I don't tend to use big words that often. Even when I remember 100% what they mean.

Eh, they were just an attempt of light humor to imply that I had assumed an aspect of the transcendentalist--a perspective of nature that also included some sort of relational characteristic to human identity.

I did not realize such a link at the moment of writing that comment though.
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"I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things, so that all our thoughts shall be tinged with triviality."--Thoreau
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7/18/2012 11:06:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/18/2012 10:51:42 PM, Andromeda_Z wrote:
I love this one ( http://www.debate.org... ), the way the background is really out of focus and the branches themselves are very, idk, clean looking is nice.

That was the goal of that one. The branches were basically just something to focus on. The one with the orange lichen on the tip of the rock is relatively the same thing. The orange lichen also caught my eye.
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7/18/2012 11:51:38 PM
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I like these:

http://www.debate.org...
The clarity of the branches make some really interesting lines.

http://www.debate.org...
I like the ambiguity of this picture. Maybe it's because I'm not wearing my glasses but I can't tell if that's a rock or some sort of animal camouflaging into the rock.

http://www.debate.org...
This is really beautiful. I love the sun :)

http://www.debate.org...
I like this but, and I don't know how much you edited this, something about it seems unreal to me, which I'm not too fond of.

Overall, the pictures are really cool. I don't know much about photography though. I'm sure RoyLatham would have some good pointers.
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7/19/2012 1:53:39 AM
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I am naught but a dilettante at photography, but let me say that those are some impressive pictures Blackhawk. They may not all be to my style, but they are interesting, and show a certain ability with the camera that I lack.

I would be interested in what settings the pictures were taken on, if things like iso, aperture and such were critical to the overall picture. I understand that the camera has a few years behind it, so perhaps settings are rather irrelevant. Let me reiterate that the pictures are interesting and impressive.
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7/19/2012 8:17:41 AM
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At 7/18/2012 11:51:38 PM, tulle wrote:
I like these:

http://www.debate.org...
The clarity of the branches make some really interesting lines.

http://www.debate.org...
I like the ambiguity of this picture. Maybe it's because I'm not wearing my glasses but I can't tell if that's a rock or some sort of animal camouflaging into the rock.

It's a bit of orange lichen on the very tip of the rock.

http://www.debate.org...
This is really beautiful. I love the sun :)

http://www.debate.org...
I like this but, and I don't know how much you edited this, something about it seems unreal to me, which I'm not too fond of.

Lol, that one's not edited. This is the edited one. http://www.debate.org...

Overall, the pictures are really cool. I don't know much about photography though. I'm sure RoyLatham would have some good pointers.

I'll ask him.
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So fvck you. :) - TV

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7/19/2012 8:21:27 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/19/2012 1:53:39 AM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
I am naught but a dilettante at photography, but let me say that those are some impressive pictures Blackhawk. They may not all be to my style, but they are interesting, and show a certain ability with the camera that I lack.

I would be interested in what settings the pictures were taken on, if things like iso, aperture and such were critical to the overall picture. I understand that the camera has a few years behind it, so perhaps settings are rather irrelevant. Let me reiterate that the pictures are interesting and impressive.

I don't shoot manual yet, so aperature and all that don't really matter to me too much. I shot the ones like the rainbow and canyon in landscape mode, the one with the little mountains in a box. I shot the one with the white stone and the lichen on the stone in macro.
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7/19/2012 8:55:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/19/2012 8:17:41 AM, blackhawk1331 wrote:

http://www.debate.org...
I like this but, and I don't know how much you edited this, something about it seems unreal to me, which I'm not too fond of.

Lol, that one's not edited. This is the edited one. http://www.debate.org...


In that case, that one is my favourite. It looks completely unreal and I thought it was because you edited it. That's incredible.
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7/19/2012 12:48:36 PM
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These are good, blackhawk :) I especially like the sun one, the one of the mountain view, and the first one of the moose. The pose he is making is priceless.

It seems beautiful there. Even more breathtaking is the fact that all that beauty could turn into wreckage, along with most of the continent, in a moment if that thing decides to blow.
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7/19/2012 9:02:24 PM
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At 7/19/2012 12:48:36 PM, Lickdafoot wrote:
These are good, blackhawk :) I especially like the sun one, the one of the mountain view, and the first one of the moose. The pose he is making is priceless.

What Moose? It's an Elk. :) The sun one would have been better in film. If you look closely right under the sun, it's kind of pixelated. And thanks.

It seems beautiful there. Even more breathtaking is the fact that all that beauty could turn into wreckage, along with most of the continent, in a moment if that thing decides to blow.

I love it out there. I plan on (hopefully) retiring out there someday. Have some horses, pheasant fields, maybe some sheep. We were staying in Idaho, and drove to Yellowstone. As a result, our fishing licenses were Idaho licenses. And since out of state licenses are far more expensive, it wasn't worth it for a day. Plus, as far as we know, you need a special permit to fish Yellowstone. It killed me that we couldn't fish because they were jumping everywhere. I watched one jup completely out of the water after a bug a few times. I could be wrong, but aren't they certain it'll go up?
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7/20/2012 7:22:04 AM
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Nice job, lad! Yellowstone is one of America's most photogenic places. It's been 20 years since I've been there, and your photos remind me I'd really need to get back. Photographer or non-photographer, if Yellowstone is not high on your list, it should be.

You have a very good sense of color and composition which work well. I think you are ready for the advanced course, so I'll be a little bit critical.

Are you shooting in raw mode with the D-70? You can get more detail in the sky and white water by shooting in raw mode and using Photoshop[tm] Enhance > Darken highlights. You have good shadow detail, but a little lighten shadows helps. After the adjustment, you often need to increases the contrast. The elk needs a touch more contrast.

The elk and the eagle need tighter cropping. Watch the "rule of thirds" for composition, although a dead center composition is fine if it's a really a single subject. The rule of thirds says to imagine a grid in which the frame is divided in thirds horizontally and vertically, and put the subject at one of the four intersection points. t doesn't really have to be a "subject" so much s a point of interest to which the eye is drawn.

Photoshop has a really good panoramic mode. The method is to take two or three overlapping frames and stitch them together using New > Photomerge panorama. People often only think of horizontal panoramas, but for some thing like the chasm a vertical panorama works well. After you get used to using the technique, you don't think much of it.