Wednesday Landscapes, 1 August 2018

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.

    I'm still working on cleaning up scans--transparencies are working a lot better than the color negatives are (this is a Kodachrome slide from a Nikonos V). This one reminds me of how much I appreciate whitewater boaters who have red boats or, in this case, red float-bags.

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    Leslie - your photo brings back great memories of kayaking and using a Nikonos II for photography. I preferred the II over the III, IV, and V, because it is smaller and I could stuff it under my life vest, pull it out, and take photos one-handed while floating in an eddy. In this photo, taken on the Kern River in the mid-80's (back in a pre-drought era when there was reliable water flow), it looks like I was standing on shore. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide. I still have my Nikonos, but it was supplanted by a series of digital underwater point-and-shoots, presently an Olympus TG4.

    Changing film on the river was the cameras downside since you had to first remove the lens, then pry the camera body apart, change the film, then reassemble, making sure that the O-rings were in place and properly lubricated, and with no moisture in the camera. I usually limited myself to one 36 exposure roll of film per day.

    Red boats, like red sweaters in National Geographic photos, rule.
    Leslie - what river is that?
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  3. The Golden Gate.

  4. I love your photo, Glenn! I gotta get back out on a river…

    And two red boats, two yellow pfds, and a red helmet—doesn’t get much better than that.

    Mine was just below the opening move on Blossom Bar on the Rogue (the next event after Mule Cr. Canyon)—we’d often head for the Rogue just after permit season ended and would turn it into a two- or three-day trip.

    Those Nikonos were great cameras. I also used the one-roll-per-day strategy (which usually meant that I had a lot more photos of the second half of the run than of the first half), and I’d clip the camera in under my pfd—accessible, but wouldn’t interfere with the C1 roll. I never mastered the one-hand-in-an-eddy skill, though I kept trying.
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    Sticking with the white water theme I took this last week on the Pidgin River in the Smoky Mountains with my Olympus TG4 point and shoot Glenn.
  6. Dawn and Dusk Merged
  7. Harvest is the activity in Eastern Washington's vast fields of wheat. This shot was taken during a resent trip from my Puget Sound abode to Spokane. Temps were in the high 90's, soon to be followed by triple digits. One sees many of these small farmstead houses of old due to consolidation of land holding over the last 50-75 years. XC 50-250 on Fuji X-E1. Aloha from the Mainland, Bill 2k18-060-DSCF1061 ces10.JPG
  8. Sorry, but I was not paddling, rafting, or engaged in any other form of boating. Shot at Montauk, NY. 18246175-orig copy.jpg

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