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CHRIS
10-07-2008, 08:05 AM
There are awesome views both on the summit and from the summit today:D
check them out.

mtruman
10-07-2008, 08:31 AM
Definitely a gorgeous day up there today. Pretty spectacular sunrise this morning too. Hope today is the day that Patrick is heading up to get his snow pictures...

Bill O
10-07-2008, 08:57 AM
Certainly great views and excellent weather, but from a photographers standpoint its awfully boring. Hopefully Patrick will prove me wrong though.

mtruman
10-07-2008, 09:43 AM
Certainly great views and excellent weather, but from a photographers standpoint its awfully boring. Hopefully Patrick will prove me wrong though.

Hard for me to find these boring

http://images41.fotki.com/v1340/photos/1/1002902/6747523/20081007_075122_north-vi.jpg

http://images38.fotki.com/v1273/photos/1/1002902/6747527/20081007_085110_west-vi.jpg


Perhaps a few clouds would create some additional interest. In any case I believe that Patrick has the ability to find beautiful photo opportunities in just about any situation (as he has shown so many times).

Bill O
10-07-2008, 09:47 AM
I agree, great views, nice scenery. But if you blew it up and turned it into a poster I'd never buy it.

KD Talbot
10-07-2008, 11:16 AM
Bluebird skies are great for hiking but make boring pictures. One week I spent on the summit volunteering I got up every morning for sunrise and went out every evening for sunset. Had one of each every day and bluebird skies. Hardly a cloud all week. Every photo looks the same. I almost would rather have had fog! Nah, but the pictures are boring!

KDT

Bill O
10-07-2008, 11:33 AM
check out these colors:

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/3633/presidentialslgta8.jpg

JimS
10-07-2008, 12:17 PM
That last picture is fantastic. While blue skies are boring, the Juxtiposition of snow and foliage will certainly make any pics today pop...add a polarizer and Im sure Mr. Gnome is getting some winners while I'm stewing at work wishing I were there!

billysinc
10-07-2008, 12:54 PM
Speaking of polarizing...........

Is there any secret to buying a polarizing filter? I'm sure there's different types but can one good one do the trick or do I need to look at a few different types?

Bill O
10-07-2008, 03:32 PM
Even better contrast right now:

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9148/presidentialsmedfr7.jpg

JimS
10-07-2008, 03:53 PM
Speaking of polarizing...........

Is there any secret to buying a polarizing filter? I'm sure there's different types but can one good one do the trick or do I need to look at a few different types?

Any polarizing filter will do the job of polarizing light. More expensive filters do two things better...

1) Cheap filters soften images. Putting anything in front of the good glass on your lens will make images less sharp. Putting cheap glass in front makes things even less sharp than a good filter.

2) Cheap filters tend not to be neutral. The tend to introduce either a yellow, blue or magenta color cast to the image.

Will it impact it that much...no, but that's the difference. Again, all will increase contrasts, darken skies, take glare off leaves and streams and overall make your images better!

Jim

Patrad Fischroy
10-08-2008, 10:10 AM
You do probably want to be looking at what is called a "circular polarizer" as opposed to a "linear polarizer" as the latter doesn't work well with autofocus cameras. I don't see too many linear filters out there, but there might be some that could appear to be a screaming deal. And no, circular doesnt refer to the shape of the filter.