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JimS
11-11-2007, 03:38 PM
MikeD was kind enough to lend me a piece of his floorspace this weekend, and I caught two great sunrises and a sunset over the presidential range. November can be uninspiring, but with snow on the peaks, and great light like we had, well, I have no complaints...

Here's sunrise and sunset from yesterday...I likely won't process this morning's INCREDIBLE sunrise until tomorrow...

Saturday Sunrise at Great Glen...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/1970777802_281fa7a702_o.jpg

Saturday Sunset from Rt. 302...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/1969624940_72a71d8658_o.jpg

Steve M
11-11-2007, 05:30 PM
All I can say is "YOU DA MAN"!

Awesome shots!

Charlie
11-11-2007, 05:34 PM
WOW

thats all that needs to be said

spyboy
11-11-2007, 07:33 PM
Was it bluebird skies up there today? Here in Manchester it was blue and a crisp 26 at 6:15am when I went for a 2 mile hike.

I knew I should have driven up to the Mt Washington Hotel to take some shots..

Kirk


Here's sunrise and sunset from yesterday...I likely won't process this morning's INCREDIBLE sunrise until tomorrow...

JimS
11-11-2007, 08:35 PM
Was it bluebird skies up there today? Here in Manchester it was blue and a crisp 26 at 6:15am when I went for a 2 mile hike.

I knew I should have driven up to the Mt Washington Hotel to take some shots..

Kirk

This morning was spectacular from only a few locations. I meant to go to reflection pond in shelburne, but could see the low clouds from the height of land in Pinkham. From the auto road, you could see the summit's undercast to the west pouring over the great gulf, and if you see the west view sunrise movie, you'll see you didn't miss much from there...

However, in the Pinkham Window, and on the North View Cam...sunrise was SPECTACULAR...

I edited down one shot...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2005/1973541680_76ad06dd6c_o.jpg

EricJ
11-11-2007, 09:00 PM
Frame Worthy ! !

Acrophobe
11-11-2007, 09:36 PM
Absolutely lovely. Sure wish Somersworth had a view like that. :)

spyboy
11-11-2007, 10:17 PM
Wow! At first glance I thought I was looking at a photo shot in Montana or something, the colors, the snow, the beauty!

Great job!

And it's in my "backyard" (ok, I'm in Manchester, but my backyard goes all the way to the Canadian border!)

Kirk

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2005/1973541680_76ad06dd6c_o.jpg[/QUOTE]

Knapper
11-12-2007, 12:36 AM
These are the reasons Brian and I knew you would not make it to the summit Saturday. They look great though. Photojournal?

Brad
11-12-2007, 08:09 AM
My vote is the "Saturday from route 302" above for the Photo Journal.

Acrophobe
11-12-2007, 09:06 AM
And it's in my "backyard" (ok, I'm in Manchester, but my backyard goes all the way to the Canadian border!)

Haha, I like the way you think. I can see Washington if I climb one of the really tall and perilous pine trees in my backyard, so I guess that goes for me, too. ;)

EricJ
11-12-2007, 09:49 AM
I agree with Brad, it could easily qualify for National Geographic. I got the same reation with the one that Spyboy commented on, It reminded me of Colorado.

Acrophobe
11-12-2007, 10:22 AM
What kind of camera do you have? It's deliciously sharp.

As you can see, mine are dismally fuzzy in comparison. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/100_0833.jpg

Brad
11-12-2007, 10:24 AM
What kind of camera do you have? It's deliciously sharp.

As you can see, mine are dismally fuzzy in comparison. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/100_0833.jpg
I will let Jim answer the question. But, he was like a little kid in a candy store with a credit card and no limit when he got it! He could not wait to go try it out. And he has done a wonderful job with it.

Thanks Jim.

Brad
11-12-2007, 10:32 AM
As you can see, mine are dismally fuzzy in comparison. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/100_0833.jpg
You are using a Kodak Z710 which has a nice zoom range and is a 7.1 megapixel camera. The lens can be as important or even more important than the camera body.

Both Jim and I use a Canon SLR so we can change lens for the situation. I will be posting some I took this morning. Hopefully they will come out sharp. :)

JimS
11-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Thanks for your comments.

Brad is correct, I use a Canon DSLR, a 20D to be exact. It is an 8.2 megapixel beast with interchangeable lens capabilities. As Brad also says, the lenses you use are important, and I'm currently limited by my lens of choice with sharpness, but I like it for its versitility. I use a Sigma 18-200MM most of the time.

Technique though FAR MORE important as the camera and lens. I shoot 98% of my photos on a tripod, (A VERY STURDY TRIPOD) with a cable release or timer to reduce any chance of vibrations. When I'm real paranoid about vibrations, I'll even lock the shutter up before the shot so that the mirror doesn't vibrate at all...but that's getting a bit crazy.

The shots posted in this thread are all a half second long or longer...and you can't handhold that with any results...

Hope that helps...
Jim

Brad
11-12-2007, 11:28 AM
Jim,

Good points in your post.

I do not have time to process my pictures from this morning before I head back to NC. But here is one that I like. It is 170mm on my 70-300mm IS Canon lens - handheld because I was rushed.

http://images32.fotki.com/v1060/photos/8/8235/4504313/IMG_9038a-vi.jpg

spyboy
11-12-2007, 11:57 AM
I'm in the Canon camp as well. I have a Rebel XT (my first foray in DSLR) that I picked up last year. The camera was the cheap part, all the accessories are where the addiction starts! I'm got the kit 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm ISM telephoto, plus my Sigma 8mm fisheye for my quicktime vr shots)

A good stable tripod is key, along with a shutter release (so you're not touching the camera when taking a longer exposure). I need to get a hook for my Manfrotto 3001BPRO tripod, so I can hang a sandbag (or just my backpack) to really stabilize my shots. Not sure how much weight I'd need to do it in higher winds, I was a bit freaked out shooting my panos up on the deck in August when the winds started to pick up. Here's a shot my friend took of me in Boston, while I was setting up my pano shot, there's alot of money suspended up on top of that tripod camera mount! http://picasaweb.google.com/eslamprey/Boston9307618PM/photo#5106107505848212178

Kirk



Thanks for your comments.

Brad is correct, I use a Canon DSLR, a 20D to be exact. It is an 8.2 megapixel beast with interchangeable lens capabilities. As Brad also says, the lenses you use are important, and I'm currently limited by my lens of choice with sharpness, but I like it for its versitility. I use a Sigma 18-200MM most of the time.

Acrophobe
11-12-2007, 11:58 AM
You are using a Kodak Z710 which has a nice zoom range and is a 7.1 megapixel camera.


....How did you possibly know that? That's downright creepy. :)



I shoot 98% of my photos on a tripod, (A VERY STURDY TRIPOD) with a cable release or timer to reduce any chance of vibrations

Yeah, I can see how that's important. I usually perch my camera on a rock or tree or something to steady it. Sometimes, it's absolutely imperative - I tried taking a few long exposure shots of a stream on a local 'mountain' (Mount Major, actually - if you're from Newmarket you've probably climbed it becuase it's a lot closer then the White Mountains?), so I slowed down the shutter speed and reduced light sensitivity (I forget what the proper word is, ISO, maybe?), but even taking every precaution to avoid vibration, it was still quite blurred. I ought to start using a tripod - I've been hesitant because it's a rather cumbersome piece of equipment to haul around the mountains. Though, last time I was on Chocorua, someone had one at the summit...

Anyway, I tip my hat to both of you - you're masters. :)

KD Talbot
11-12-2007, 02:44 PM
Intoxicating. I really don't think it's the camera or equipment or technique. It's the eye of the beholder.

KDT

spyboy
11-12-2007, 03:14 PM
there's EXIF data embedded in the images, it tells the make,model, serial #, focal length, etc. There's actually a ton of info in the EXIF.

It's most useful for loading up images into an editing app, to make adjustments (I use DX Optical to correct my images, so it reads the focal lengths, white balance settings, etc)

Kirk


[QUOTE=Acrophobe]....How did you possibly know that? That's downright creepy. :)

Mike D
11-12-2007, 05:19 PM
Meta data! It's information about the information.

Brad
11-12-2007, 05:24 PM
Yes, I used the EXIF data in the posted image. I find this data very helpful when working to combine multiple images.

Acrophobe
11-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Still creepy. ;)

I had assumed that it could be found in the photo's 'properties' tag, like a few other things can. But when I found that wasn't the case, I started to wonder if one of those webcams was here in Somersworth. :)

Jim, have you done any photography down in Newmarket? Admittedly, the scenery isn't quite as stunning as in Gorham, but you've got the nice river, and of course, Great Bay. Durham Point Road has some relatively nice scenes.

I hope you'll pardon me, I had an urge to post another photo I took this fall. Same camera, though. ;) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/100_0906.jpg

Brad
11-12-2007, 07:11 PM
Looks like that was a nce day.

I have an add-in for FireFox that gives me EXIF data.

spyboy
11-13-2007, 12:56 AM
Thanks, just searched for the firefox add-on and installed FXiF.

Kirk


Looks like that was a nce day.

I have an add-in for FireFox that gives me EXIF data.

forestgnome
11-13-2007, 05:45 PM
Nice work, as usual, Jim :)

Brad
11-13-2007, 06:14 PM
The image in an earlier post I took yesterday morning is not showing up. Here it is again. . .

http://images30.fotki.com/v1038/photos/8/8235/5483023/IMG_9038c-vi.jpg

Charlie
11-13-2007, 06:59 PM
The image in an earlier post I took yesterday morning is not showing up. Here it is again. . .

http://images30.fotki.com/v1038/photos/8/8235/5483023/IMG_9038c-vi.jpg


brad you should have said you were going to take a picture of my house ,i would have gone on the porch to get in the shot http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/cool/cool-smiley-026.gif

Brad
11-13-2007, 07:33 PM
brad you should have said you were going to take a picture of my house ,i would have gone on the porch to get in the shot http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/cool/cool-smiley-026.gif
And I thought the fellow who waved at me was Steve from FL. I thought I could smell the Mountain Blueberry Coffee. Imagine sitting out on the porch, mug of coffee in your hand, rocking gently, watching and listening to the loons just a few feet away.

Oh, it is so nice.

Steve M
11-13-2007, 11:43 PM
And I thought the fellow who waved at me was Steve from FL. I thought I could smell the Mountain Blueberry Coffee. Imagine sitting out on the porch, mug of coffee in your hand, rocking gently, watching and listening to the loons just a few feet away.

Oh, it is so nice.
Some day my friend...some day!;)

KD Talbot
11-14-2007, 07:02 AM
I like Loons, but I have been watching a bald eagle on my pond all week. He won't come close enough for any decent pictures, but still nice to watch.

Imagine sitting out there watching the eagles and loons, blueberry coffee in hand, and the guy next door is running his leaf blower all weekend.:rolleyes:

KDT

Brad
11-14-2007, 07:12 AM
I like Loons, but I have been watching a bald eagle on my pond all week. He won't come close enough for any decent pictures, but still nice to watch.

Imagine sitting out there watching the eagles and loons, blueberry coffee in hand, and the guy next door is running his leaf blower all weekend.:rolleyes:

KDT
He was running his chainsaw anyway.

Steve M
11-14-2007, 08:15 AM
I like Loons, but I have been watching a bald eagle on my pond all week. He won't come close enough for any decent pictures, but still nice to watch.

Imagine sitting out there watching the eagles and loons, blueberry coffee in hand, and the guy next door is running his leaf blower all weekend.:rolleyes:

KDT
I was driving in to work yesterday morning and a Bald Eagle flew straight at me and over me about 20 feet above me. It was very nice to see.

Brad
11-14-2007, 09:09 AM
I was driving in to work yesterday morning and a Bald Eagle flew straight at me and over me about 20 feet above me. It was very nice to see.
When will the pictures be posted?

spyboy
11-14-2007, 09:47 AM
I was kayaking on the Wickwas in Meredith back on Oct 28th, and saw 2 bald eagles up in the trees out on one of the islands. I paddled across and managed to get a few shots with my little point & shoot waterproof camera, this is the best profile I could snap.

http://picasaweb.google.com/spyboy/KayakingWickwasLake/photo#5126455725114806386

My plan was to bring out my Rebel XT w/70-300mm ISM telephoto, but the winds were gusting at 25mph, so there was no way my non waterproof equipment would survive that journey.

Kirk

Acrophobe
11-14-2007, 02:29 PM
Meredith? The town next door to Alton? Wow, I didn't know there were Bald eagles in this part of the country - never mind a mere bike ride way. That's neat. :)

Brad
11-14-2007, 02:42 PM
Meredith? The town next door to Alton? Wow, I didn't know there were Bald eagles in this part of the country - never mind a mere bike ride way. That's neat. :)
We have them on the lake in Maine. In the winter ice fishermen will leave an extra fish on the ice when they head home - and watch an eagle come down to get the fish.

spyboy
11-14-2007, 03:08 PM
Not really next door, more like across the lake. It's on the north side.


Meredith? The town next door to Alton? Wow, I didn't know there were Bald eagles in this part of the country - never mind a mere bike ride way. That's neat. :)

RobertRogers
11-14-2007, 04:52 PM
Those are certainly wonderful pictures, thank you very much for sharing them :-)

Steve M
11-14-2007, 07:02 PM
When will the pictures be posted?
Well, If I wasn't traveling at 55 mph and knew he was going to be there AND had my camera with me and ready I certainly would have taken the picture and would have been glad to post it for your enjoyment. I guess I am not the man I should be...I'll work on it!:rolleyes:;)

spyboy
11-14-2007, 07:08 PM
Oh come on, even I managed to snap this shot, leaning back in my sea kayak (without tipping over), pointing my camera straight up in the air without a viewfinder, just the LCD screen that's almost impossible to see in the sun...

http://picasaweb.google.com/spyboy/KayakingWickwasLake/photo#5126455819604087010

Kirk


Well, If I wasn't traveling at 55 mph and knew he was going to be there AND had my camera with me and ready I certainly would have taken the picture and would have been glad to post it for your enjoyment. I guess I am not the man I should be...I'll work on it!:rolleyes:;)

Steve M
11-14-2007, 08:14 PM
Difference is...You had your CAMERA:D



Oh come on, even I managed to snap this shot, leaning back in my sea kayak (without tipping over), pointing my camera straight up in the air without a viewfinder, just the LCD screen that's almost impossible to see in the sun...

http://picasaweb.google.com/spyboy/KayakingWickwasLake/photo#5126455819604087010

Kirk

spyboy
11-14-2007, 08:37 PM
Yeah it's also that I'm a total nerd, and have a helmet cam for snowboarding and have thought about mounting a webcam in my faux hood scoop, so I can record as I drive down the road. :)

Kirk

Brad
11-14-2007, 09:53 PM
Yeah it's also that I'm a total nerd, and have a helmet cam for snowboarding and have thought about mounting a webcam in my faux hood scoop, so I can record as I drive down the road. :)

Kirk
My kind of guy. I knew I liked you.

spyboy
11-14-2007, 10:40 PM
I'm the "gadget guy". I love my gps's (yes, plural) (all Garmin). I have my C330 for my car, my eTrex Legend for hiking (although I'd like to upgrade to the HCX with color and memory card capabilities) and my Forerunner 305 w/heart rate monitor for exercise and hiking (fun to plot heart rate against elevation to see how much huffing and puffing I'm doing)

Next on my "shopping list" is a 3D lens for my camera. I know, totally useless, but so cool!

Kirk



My kind of guy. I knew I liked you.