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Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 03:25 PM
OK I dragged Lisa out to Big Hill Springs, I'm sure you can imagine the complaining and carrying on. So now we are going to alternate posting shots from the morning.

This is the sun saying good morning to us
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4376939006_a138cc7bb7_b.jpg

Bambi
02-21-2010, 03:34 PM
nice! I am looking forward to seeing the rest

casil403
02-21-2010, 03:55 PM
Nice sun star Greg! Love the light!
Okay here's mine:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4376761459_33b72e49a6_o.jpg
I edited this photo replacing it with another one.

casil403
02-21-2010, 04:08 PM
I caught this one as well...quite happy with it! :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4376301673_40ddbc0e34_o.jpg
I might add yes there was kicking and screaming form being dragged out there but only because we saw some awesome photo opportunities...I got over 500 shots this morning and I'm sure Greg was all of that as well! :highfive:

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 04:13 PM
I do think the drone of the shutters did scare off a few birds.

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 04:14 PM
There was some ice forming in the stream
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4376288073_3fb195a5b2_b.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 04:16 PM
It was a winter wonderland
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4377032736_a328db3fc1_b.jpg

casil403
02-21-2010, 04:44 PM
Greg in "The Zone"! :)
LOL...he's got one of me and my a$$ (fully clothed) so be forewarned! :headslap:

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 04:52 PM
No she didn't fall down this was on purpose.

Bambi
02-21-2010, 05:15 PM
Great shots!! I am enjoying the candid photographer shots!

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 06:14 PM
Wow Greg ... those shots in posts 1,6 and 7 are very nice work!

The sunrise is a beautiful example of a minimalist photo.

Love that amazing ice forming in #6 and that winter wonderland shot is just jam packed with interest for me, and well taken. Nice.

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Sometimes we got up close and personal
http://gregnuspelphoto.com/Flowers/Flowers/Thistle/793788675_RrGfC-L.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks MA I now have a warm and fuzzy feeling, could be my fleece:D

casil403
02-21-2010, 06:24 PM
I was the ground after these.....

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4377227766_397e7d5775_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4377227964_5cc1b5318b_o.jpg

casil403
02-21-2010, 06:28 PM
The nice part of this was Greg and I were after different things...in different parts of the falls..I was in more of close up ice formation mood but got a few shots of the falls:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4376481641_c6b76f87fb_b.jpg

Jason
02-21-2010, 06:34 PM
These are awesome guys! I love those waterfall shots. :clap:

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 06:52 PM
I was the ground after these.....
Until I saw these I was thinking .. "Huh? What the hell is Casil doing? Where's her usual standard of work these days?"

And there they are!! :D

Awesome formations!

casil403
02-21-2010, 06:59 PM
Until I saw these I was thinking .. "Huh? What the hell is Casil doing? Where's her usual standard of work these days?"

And there they are!! :D

Awesome formations!

I had my white balance in the wrong setting in the beginning among other things....d'oh! :headslap:
Everything came out with this blue cast I can't seem to get rid of. :wall-an:

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 07:15 PM
I had my white balance in the wrong setting in the beginning among other things....d'oh! :headslap:
Everything came out with this blue cast I can't seem to get rid of. :wall-an:
Sometimes a blue cast can work though ... especially in shadows with ice and snow.

If you are shooting RAW then having the wrong WB setting isn't an issue ... you just change it in post, most RAW editing programs have a white balance setting that allows you to set it right.

casil403
02-21-2010, 07:21 PM
Sometimes a blue cast can work though ... especially in shadows with ice and snow.

If you are shooting RAW then having the wrong WB setting isn't an issue ... you just change it in post, most RAW editing programs have a white balance setting that allows you to set it right.

I used raw for these and am using lightroom in post so I have been using auto white balance to let lightroom change it and if I don't like it I change it back. RAW is new to me just this week I started working with it. :shrug: I am forcing myslef (kicking and screaming I might add) to learn RAW.

Btw, I edited post 3 replacing it with a different shot...Is it any better or am I still missing something? It seems my focus was really off this morning as well...thank goodness it got better!

Hillbillygirl
02-21-2010, 07:53 PM
Nice series of shots and stories to go with it for both of ya'.

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Casil you are about to learn the RAW advantage, fixing a wrong light balance is a click away.

casil403
02-21-2010, 08:43 PM
Lol...JPeg is like an old pair of comfy sneakers i don't wanna give up yet know i must. :sad:
Anyhow I got this morning one...is it okay? :shrug: :)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4377670492_f1c77245dc_o.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 08:49 PM
I didn't get Casil method down
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4377677508_05d9d13752_b.jpg

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 08:50 PM
Her ice is better than mine so I'll have to try again
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4377098022_22a7b0076f_b.jpg

casil403
02-21-2010, 08:51 PM
Yeah but you had rubber boots and were able to walk in the creek to the other side! I was a bit worried that ice shelf I was laying on was gonna give and in I would be head first!...:eek:

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 09:00 PM
Casil ... post 3 is definitely a better choice now.
Don't get all confused with RAW too much ... it's actually simple to understand. It's literally the raw photo with no contamination added from any processing like a jpg is.
A jpg, even with all or most settings tunred off in your camera's menu settings is still a compressed photo, with less info at hand to work with.
The raw is a photo with loads of info at hand for processing but untouched by human hands so to speak.
What this means is the jpg is like painting with base colours and a standard canvas. A raw photos is like having dozens of canvas types and textures as well as a hugely complex colour palette as well.
When you first see the raw photo in lightroom it should not look as good as it could because you haven't processed it yet. It's now up to you to bring out the photo within instead of relying on some piece of software to apply the same processes to every shot like a jpg image. With raw, the artist within you has not finished when the button was pressed, in fact you've only just begun :)

Greg, don't under sell yourself, you are matching Casil today very well!

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 09:01 PM
Yeah but you had rubber boots and were able to walk in the creek to the other side! I was a bit worried that ice shelf I was laying on was gonna give and in I would be head first!...:eek:
So you work your strengths (as you did nicely) and don't dwell on the weaknesses. Strengthen the weaknesses when you can. ;)

CarlCraig
02-21-2010, 09:09 PM
"Winter wonderland" and "up close n personal" totally work for me. The kind of shots I aspire to.

I personally would need an electric snowsuit and mega battery pack to be lying in the snow taking pictures...much respect for that :)

Re raw. I read on a site that with the d80 raw wasn't necessary but I'm sorry I didn't didn't use it with the last bunch of shots I took...oh well, live n learn.

Carl

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 09:16 PM
Re raw. I read on a site that with the d80 raw wasn't necessary but I'm sorry I didn't didn't use it with the last bunch of shots I took...oh well, live n learn.

Carl
'Not using RAW' does not mean 'Not taking a good photo' by any stretch. Get a jpg shot right or close to right and you can easily process it satisfactorily.

However, a RAW image allows you to get it right even if it doesn't look close in the viewfinder or lightroom etc (within reason) and it not only allows you do that, but also tends to allow you to process it in more ways or with greater control due to the depth of info kept in the file.

casil403
02-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Greg your ice shot is neat...the ones to the right remind me of feet and toes! :D

casil403
02-21-2010, 09:52 PM
So you work your strengths (as you did nicely) and don't dwell on the weaknesses. Strengthen the weaknesses when you can. ;)

I think the best part of this day was the fun we had and the things we saw! I'm sure Greg would agree! The pictures were an added bonus...:highfive:
One of the best parts of the day for me was hearing several coyotes howling just over the ridge first thing in the morning! :)

casil403
02-21-2010, 10:06 PM
Find the heart......:clap:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4376996933_6c0a725276_o.jpg

This one took on a bit of a water colour painting look....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/4377164047_2cbd08f547_o.jpg

Mad Aussie
02-21-2010, 10:19 PM
Heart is center top ... a blob of snow.

I like that last shot.

Greg_Nuspel
02-21-2010, 10:22 PM
It was a great morning we had a lot of fun I got to tell my Buddha verse God theory, but I wont discuss that stuff here. We saw many wonderful sights some we can show some are just our memories. The weather was wonderful. What can I say but we'll do it again sometime.

casil403
02-22-2010, 08:48 AM
Casil you are about to learn the RAW advantage, fixing a wrong light balance is a click away.

LOL I guess it helps if I actually set the friggin' camera into RAW file format first huh? :wall-an: :yell: :headslap:
I thought it merely involved pushing the button on the front that said RAW...no wonder I can't fix the white balance. :wall-an: :wall-an:
Helps to if I actually read the manual...d'oh! :headslap:

LOl...gosh my a$$ looks H.....U.....G...E in that laying down shot :D! I gotta get back in the pool and on the bike soon! :fingerscr

Greg_Nuspel
02-22-2010, 09:08 AM
LOl...gosh my a$$ looks H.....U.....G...E in that laying down shot :D! I gotta get back in the pool and on the bike soon! :fingerscr

It's the snow pants, just a wardrobe error :angel:

Marko
02-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Lovely set guys! Nice to see the different perspective on things!!

casil403
02-22-2010, 02:25 PM
It's the snow pants, just a wardrobe error :angel:

Lol...I wondered if it was a wide angle lens you used! :laugh:

Bambi
02-22-2010, 03:24 PM
It's the snow pants, just a wardrobe error :angel:

ah yes I love spring. It looks like I've lost 15 pounds. :clap:

Greg_Nuspel
02-22-2010, 07:30 PM
ah yes I love spring. It looks like I've lost 15 pounds. :clap:

I don't that's when I slip into the too tight cycling gear, not a sight for the faint of heart.

Bambi
02-22-2010, 08:17 PM
I don't that's when I slip into the too tight cycling gear, not a sight for the faint of heart.

:laughing:

I'll see your cycling shorts and raise you a pair of riding breeches. :headslap:

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 09:10 PM
I should be thankfull I can slide into my cycling knicks 12 months of the year I guess. I spent 3hrs 4 mins in them this morning and covered 77 k's :)

Bambi
02-22-2010, 09:15 PM
I should be thankfull I can slide into my cycling knicks 12 months of the year I guess. I spent 3hrs 4 mins in them this morning and covered 77 k's :)

wow! good for you! I spent 6 hours in a meeting with my fellow managers and those above me. It felt like i had cycled 77kms but without the buff body to compensate. :)

Mad Aussie
02-22-2010, 09:20 PM
6 hours in a meeting!! That's a marathon!!

77 k's is a long ride for me at present. Especially seeing as we went part way up Mt Mee so it includes 8 k's of constant climbing. I keep them short this time of year usually due to the heat. As it gets cooler we'll stretch them out a bit where we can.

I have a 100 km charity ride to do in about a months time so looking forward to that.
We do loads of 100 k'ers plus in the cooler months from about April through to September.

Foots
02-22-2010, 11:32 PM
Casil & Greg - really great shots. It looks like you had a good time as well.

casil403
02-23-2010, 07:13 PM
Thanks Foots...
I processed another dawn shot:
This is a RAW shot...my first one!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4382099430_62afe55c38_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4377001394_3bfee0e6e3_o.jpg

jumpinjimmyjava
02-23-2010, 08:09 PM
Wow, wonderful shots Greg and Lisa. What a beautiful and peaceful place - jimmy :)

AntZ
02-24-2010, 05:03 AM
Cool shots. Love the sunrise shots.