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      11-19-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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Touring around the Grand Canyon

We're hitting: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the South Rim.


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Thanks. Could have spent a week in there!



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Awesome pictures, beautiful colors.
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Really great stuff. A lot of those would make excellent large prints.
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those antelope canyon shots are great. great light in there. it would be interesting to see if you go crazy on the vibrance and saturation sliders
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Thanks! I always hope to make prints of images i've taken for home decoration. I think i have some winners with this trip.

There wasn't much light in there at all. Most of the images fall between 15 to 45 sec exposures. I was very surprised to see what colors the camera picked up compared to what my eyes saw.

The images where i've blown out a highlight or two don't look good with heightened saturation. Same for the ones with the sand floor visible But the more abstract ones don't look unbelievable even with loads of saturation. I chose to keep them in pretty much in line with the colors i saw when i used a flash light in there.

Here are some more....






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I'm really digging these for some abstract art prints. Could have had a few more different looking images but my tripod didn't go any lower. These are all of the same section of rock from different angles.







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Impressive set of photos!
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Thanks!

Some of the big hole in the ground.













Stars.... so many stars visible on a moonless night in the middle of boofu.

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Speaking of stars.... who here knows how to photograph stars? Is it possible to get an image of the stars and have them look sharp?
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Very nice! Makes me want to go!
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It depends on if you want movement or none. The latter is very hard to do. I was in the East parking lot next to the visitor center on a moonless night, I had to have my phone on to see the ground. My car was the only one there and I couldn't find it. That's dark.

I like this one the most and your "abstracts" would be next. If I ever go to Antelope, I'd be tempted to bring a towel to knock down the footprints, that's always bothered me about the canyon shots.
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Thanks for the link.

I did a lot wrong with the stars. I basically pull off of I40 in the early evening and set up. It was about 28 degrees and i put no forethought into the image capture other than make a long exposure. That of course didn't work. I was really cold and we were in a sketchy area where either some psycho killer of pack of coyotes were going to jump out of the bushes. So i packed up and kept moving west. While driving i figured i should crank up the ISO. So i pulled off again in an open area where i could at least hear the psycho or coyotes coming for me. Still the two major mistakes were to set manual focus to infinity without checking the actual focus and being somewhere like F8 or 11. Edit: Looks like i got down to f3.2, but i was still OOF and at 3200 iso.



I think i like this ^^ one best too. I think it's going to turn into a print. Supposed to be reminiscent of sunrise over Monument valley.

Good call on the right click protect. I set it up that way, but find it annoying that the owner can't right click. Although, i don't really get protection concept though since you can still get a link to share.
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I don't know of a reason to be at anything smaller than wide open on astro shots. I'll always flip it into live view and magnify. Also let the camera sit for a bit to lose some of the heat, especially if using a telephoto or longer. Or just keep it in the trunk.
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