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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:52 PM

Rainbow Bridge

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Reply Rainbow Bridge (Original post)
Major Nikon Aug 2012 OP
Mira Aug 2012 #1
canonfodder Aug 2012 #2
Major Nikon Aug 2012 #3
Dwinal87 Aug 2012 #6
Major Nikon Aug 2012 #7
Dwinal87 Aug 2012 #8
Major Nikon Aug 2012 #4
Major Nikon Aug 2012 #5

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:23 PM

1. Oh you have been having a fine time!

I'm responding to my favorite of your posts, and it's a bit funny to me that the favorite was not taken from the air. This one, to me, is spectacular, the clarity of the landscape, made credible by the small person in the foreground, and the man made "stuff" hanging there on the ground, make this a shot to not forget. I'm so happy for you that you were there.
Anything from Antelope canyon?

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Response to Mira (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:33 AM

2. OMG

 

I didn't see the person till you mentioned it.
Was drawn to the arch.

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Response to Mira (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:20 AM

3. My daughter and I spent 2 hours in Antelope Canyon

I took quite a few pictures there, but I'm not really happy with most of them. The problem with Antelope Canyon is that everyone takes pictures there, so it's pretty difficult to not take the same pictures that everyone else has. It was further complicated by our guide who kept trying to tell me where to put my tripod and where to shoot. This is the one I like the best.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 5, 2012, 08:37 PM

6. NICE!

This is something my SO would take. I am always looking at the grand landscape and the "large picture".

She tends to look down, and much closer to where she is walking or standing. I have to work on that.

It came in handy when we were at Yellowstone 2 years ago. She would grab the camera from me and get some shots that I NEVER would have come up with. Good teamwork.

Anyway, love this picture. Do you recall the settings you used for this? No matter if you don't.

RDR

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Response to Dwinal87 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 5, 2012, 09:31 PM

7. The settings are in the EXIF

I was using a tripod. -1 compensation didn't give me quite what I wanted, so I reduced the effective exposure a bit more in photoshop to properly expose the sand and further isolate it from the rest of the scene. This is one of those cases when I should have used spot metering, but fortunately the D7000 has enough dynamic range that I was able to pull it off anyway.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: 12-24 mm f/4
Shot at 24 mm (35mm film equiv: 36mm)
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1.6 sec, f/16, ISO 200, Compensation: -1
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Date: July 26, 2012 1:22:28PM (timezone not specified)

For most pictures on the web, you can look up the EXIF information by going to the following web site and inserting the URL of the image. It doesn't work for some pictures that have the EXIF stripped.

http://regex.info/exif.cgi/

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 06:06 PM

8. Thank you Major!

I am bookmarking that site now.

Appreciate the response!

RDR

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Response to Mira (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:30 AM

4. The person in that picture is a bit of a composition trick

For wide angle landscape shots that cover a huge area with huge objects, it's sometimes good to put a common element that people recognize to give a sense of scale. There was a family coming the opposite direction on the trail, and I waited until they just started to appear before I took this shot. The man-made object farther down the trail was where most people were taking their pictures. I liked the way the natural arch on the left almost mirrors Rainbow Bridge.

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Response to Mira (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:52 AM

5. Here's a couple of videos I posted in the Lounge

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018165661

I have a lot to learn about taking video and especially my setup with the plane. I just got a little GoPro camera and this was my first outing with it.

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