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casil403
05-24-2010, 08:40 AM
My friend Terry and I decided to road trip out to the prairies yesterday with no plan...just s top through Drumheller and then make our way back via the side roads to Calgary. It was nice to get away from the piles of homework I have sitting on my desk. I have 8 assignments due this week and a midterm to write sometime before tomorrow. :headslap:
Anyhow I had fun but the wind was ice cold and brutal...I could hardly stand up straight let alone hold the camera...so we cut it a bit short. :sad: We will go back in a couple weeks to try again and take another route.

Here's another from our adventure.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4634773213_cac2c23cc8_o.jpg

In this one you can see the flat blown down grasses from the wind. Most of the time it was "see a shot, run out of the car, get a few shots at different angles, run back to the car ASAP to warm up and prevent frostbite!" I think I did okay under the circumstances! :laughing:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4634799803_16db5ca0bd_o.jpg

One more thing I should note...I have decided to reduce the image quality in any future images I post that I am posting on flickr. With all the theft/copyright infringement of late, for me, I feel this is the best way I have to prevent illegal copying of images. They can have the shot, but not do too much with it as far as printing or enlarging goes. So forgive me if the aren't as large as before or as detailed, I am just not willing to post them at full quality/resolution any more.

Bambi
05-24-2010, 09:00 AM
very nice! it does look windy! The sky in #2 is a killer

is this the time to tell you how beautiful the weather is here in NS?:laughing:

Greg_Nuspel
05-24-2010, 10:38 AM
Nice shots, you missed a real good wind Friday. Yellow Headed Blackbird was blown across the roof of the blind when he landed :eek:

casil403
05-24-2010, 10:51 AM
Nice shots, you missed a real good wind Friday. Yellow Headed Blackbird was blown across the roof of the blind when he landed :eek:

I was watching poor crows try to fly into the wind...it was kinda sad to watch them struggle so much.

Greg_Nuspel
05-24-2010, 11:03 AM
Let the crows struggle some. We had to watch a crow empty a nest of it's eggs the other day, just nature doing it's thing but you feel for the chickadee parents.

Mad Aussie
05-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Sounds like horrible conditions! Definitely looks worth a visit when weather is better.

casil403
05-24-2010, 11:23 PM
Thanks gang....MA we are going to go back in August also when the canola and the wheat are up so it will be so full of colour...I can hardly wait! :)

AntZ
05-25-2010, 12:13 AM
Awesome captures Casil.

Have you found your images used elsewhere? How did you discover them?

Iguanasan
05-25-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm curious too. Has it been a problem for you or are you just hearing about other people having images taken?

casil403
05-25-2010, 12:27 AM
I haven't had anything ripped off that I am aware of, but the Imagelogr post was a recent wake-up call. I know of at least one person who found their images on that site (in another forum) without their permission before it went down. I also know of another person who had images ripped off from flickr and found out about it.:mad:
I guess I just figure it is best to be safe rather than sorry and I personally am not a big fan of watermarks...some people are and that works great for them, but for me it just works to try to keep the images below 200mp...I had it up to almost 500mp at one point which was just silly. :shrug:

Greg_Nuspel
05-25-2010, 12:42 AM
The internet is famous for theft, people steal other peoples words all the time and some of them should know better. It happens at professional levels, some people make a living providing training through information they stole of the web. Plagiarism is rampant you can have an instructor that will get you remove from a college for it while they teach you with it :wall-an:

casil403
05-25-2010, 08:24 AM
The internet is famous for theft, people steal other peoples words all the time and some of them should know better. It happens at professional levels, some people make a living providing training through information they stole of the web. Plagiarism is rampant you can have an instructor that will get you remove from a college for it while they teach you with it :wall-an:

At the end of the day I am just doing what I think is best for me...:)My intent was never tell others what to do, or pass judgement on anybody in any way. I just thought it was best to explain that my shots will be both smaller and a bit less quality than what I've posted in the past in case anybody is thinking "What the heck is going on with her shots?" That's it....that's all. :)

FWIW.....I think the internet is a great tool for research and information. Lol which can be both a blessing and a curse I guess. :shrug: I use it to enhance my learning in school all the time as well as my learning for leisure. People who abuse or steal or that kind of thing IMO are just lazy and the kind of people that just look for a "quick fix/get rich quick" type of life. :)