Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by sg_adams, Dec 14, 2009.
To do this...
I had to drive up a steep hill, and freeze...
Ant to do this...
...I had to haul my rig up a steep hill on foot, break my tripod, and get a sunburn...
...but to this...
...I had to survive finding parking, swarms of mosquitoes, and a ranger having a bad day who seemed not to like photographers...
... however, to do this...
...I had to get the heck out of lightning target practice and get absolutely drenched and walk in wet shoes for 16 miles...
...but to do this...
...seems to be so worth it... just to be out and about with a junky old rig, maybe the right filter, and some sunscreen, ranger repellent, and a warm ass jacket...
Disclaimer: All spelling, gramatical, and photographic errors are provided for entertainment value only.
I'd say it was all really well worthwhile, SG . Beautiful photographs, as usual; you make me feel very lazy, messing around on the plains...Thanks for a breath of fresh mountain air.
Amazing. What film(s) were you using?
Magnificent pictures and effort. Love them all. Kudos! regards, sp.
Inspiring stuff SG, thanks for posting.
I normally don't have to drive more then a few miles to get to the areas I take pictures. Not that we have any of these breath-taking panoramas in our country et al .
There was a day when cameras were wooden and photographers made of steel.
Impressive as always, Steve. That 65 WA Raptar didn't do so badly in my opinion. The color rendition from that 105 Ektar is lovely. An excellent composition, too. It was worth getting soaked, wet shoes and all.
Splendid work, SG. I'll think of you and your "junky old rig" and "ranger repellent" while I'm stuck in a stuffy makeshift studio phtographing e-commerce tschoschkes and other worthless stuff.
There was a day when cameras were wooden and photographers made of steel.That reminds me of a PBS documentary about George Masa (Masahara Izuka) and his dedication to photographing the Smokey Mts. in the early 20th century.
Beautiful pictures, the effort worth the outcome. Congratulations.
WOW! The view of the North Fork Bishop Creek is just faboo. You are a rugged mountian man sir, with an artist eye!
Each one is excellent. The brief adventure story with each adds to the pleasure of viewing them. And I appreciate your efforts to get to those locations. I've met numerous park rangers that were nice, but also know how one with a bad attitude can stress your enjoyment of a place. Thanks for sharing.
SG, that's what "suffering for ones art" is all about. Looks like you've been suffering a lot...awesome work.
Thank you SG for the great pictures that all of us armchair bound would be photographers wish we could take; or say, "some day, I/we will go out and take great photos just like SGdoes". I never tire of viewing your posts.
Rangers can safely be ignored most of the time.
Honestly, to do this, I've had to wreck a lot of film, a car, a girlfriend or two, and my wallet, but it's been good so far, and the things I list here are not out of my control. Nor is any of the stuff I listed along with the images, I did seem to choose to be out there with the bugs and thunder. Haven't come up with anything better to do yet. Thanks for all the encouraging comments. I've a lot to learn yet with the scanning and fine tuning in PS but getting better. You'll notice where I am comfortable displaying this stuff.
I really did break my tripod on Lamarck Col above the Darwin Lakes shot. I'm dead without using only GG. But it still supported the camera well enough to make a few images. The ranger I ran into was an, well everyone has one. It was July and peak mosquitoe season, and that meadow is surrounded with still water, so I was pretty cranky when I stopped to chat with this ranger. He started giving me the business about photographers using the wild places for their own gain etc etc... Windy bastard. Don't know what his problem was. Maybe he failed a photo class when he was in high school. Ruined my hike. I walked out and went somewhere else for a few days.
But that turned out pretty good if I recall, and the shots from the change of plans were worth it. the tripod that was broke on the other trip was fixed stronger than new with five minute JB Weld a couple days later, and has since been replaced after it finally did fall apart.
SG, the best way to negotiate with park rangers is to pretend that you do not speak English very well. Worked for me.
Nice pictures, worth every effort.
Beautiful, simply beautiful. I really like your work, and can appreciate how many calories were expended to produce it. In case you ever doubt: it's worth it.
Great work, and you can be especially proud after lugging all that gear.
excellent work SG! those images Rock, there is a saying that fits this thread. "Risking life and limb for the perfect shot" these are great
Wow, those are very nice!!
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