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#1 Charlie Choc

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 12:15 PM

It had been stormy all day and I had been chasing light all around the Island in the Sky area of Canyonlands. Finally went back to my campsite at Dead Horse Point State Park and, when the sun broke through, this was the only place I could get to quickly. D200 Nikkor 28-70mm Sing-Ray 3 stop hard ND grad

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

Awesome shot! Canyonlands is one of the places I've always wanted to go see. Jeff
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:50 PM

Awesome shot! Canyonlands is one of the places I've always wanted to go see. Jeff


Thanks, it's worth the trip. I go out once or twice a year even though it's a 3 day drive each way.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:21 PM

You nailed that image with the beautiful lighting!!!!
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

You nailed that image with the beautiful lighting!!!!


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:43 PM

Just beautiful!!
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:15 PM

Great photo excellent lighting, worth the 3 day drive thats for sure. Peter

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:16 PM

Thanks guys, it's one of my favorite places.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:48 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Nice comp, colors and everything JLC
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:55 PM

Hello Charlie, That is a great landscape shot you have achieved. I like the color and the vast area taken in within this shot. Thanks for sharing it with me.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

Thanks Jean and José.
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Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

Oooo, that's dramatic. Top shot mate!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:51 AM

Oooo, that's dramatic. Top shot mate!


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:49 AM

Thanks.


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:16 PM

Awesome view and you caught the picture when the light really added to the scene.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:29 PM

Awesome view and you caught the picture when the light really added to the scene.


Thanks. Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time. ;-)
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

Very nice... is the grad in the lower section? I have not seen anyone talk about using ND's on digitals. Most landscape folks fix the issues in PS after the fact. I have two sing rays 1 ND grad and a 2 ND grand. I can combine them if I like in the cokeing holder. What are your thoughts about using ND with digitals?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:30 PM

Hi Dennis,

I'll let Charlie speak for himself. Speaking for myself, I started using NDs with a D80 last year, and have been pleased with the results. I only just acquired the Cokin system when I bought a wide angle lens, and the the first filter was a grad ND. I'm looking forward to seeing how they perform.

Meanwhile, Charlie, that is an awesome capture! I'll save the criticism for when my own work comes close to yours.

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Very nice... is the grad in the lower section? I have not seen anyone talk about using ND's on digitals. Most landscape folks fix the issues in PS after the fact. I have two sing rays 1 ND grad and a 2 ND grand. I can combine them if I like in the cokeing holder. What are your thoughts about using ND with digitals?


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:34 PM

Very nice... is the grad in the lower section? I have not seen anyone talk about using ND's on digitals. Most landscape folks fix the issues in PS after the fact. I have two sing rays 1 ND grad and a 2 ND grand. I can combine them if I like in the cokeing holder. What are your thoughts about using ND with digitals?


Thanks Dennis. The grad is in the sky so it wouldn't get blown out.

I use ND grads a lot with digital, again mostly to avoid blown out skies and/or underexposed foregrounds. I have a Cokin holder and 2 and 3 stop Singh Ray's in both soft and hard edge as well as a 3 stop rev ND grad for sunrise/sunset. I don't mind doing post processing, but I like to get the exposure as close as I can out of the camera so I don't lose any detail. ND grads are also great for panoramas, when you don't want to use a CPL since the polarizing effect changes over the area of the pan.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:36 PM

Hi Dennis,

I'll let Charlie speak for himself. Speaking for myself, I started using NDs with a D80 last year, and have been pleased with the results. I only just acquired the Cokin system when I bought a wide angle lens, and the the first filter was a grad ND. I'm looking forward to seeing how they perform.

Meanwhile, Charlie, that is an awesome capture! I'll save the criticism for when my own work comes close to yours.

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Thanks Mark. I think the more you use grad NDs the more you'll like what they can do for you.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:40 AM

Beautiful..... I would love to go there someday.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:45 AM

Beautiful..... I would love to go there someday.


Thanks Mark, Southern Utah is one of my favorite places to photograph and I try and get out there every spring and/or fall - most years I do both.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:56 AM

I'm extremely envious of that well-executed highly beautiful shot. I gotta get out more!
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 11:30 AM

I'm extremely envious of that well-executed highly beautiful shot.

I gotta get out more!


Thanks Darrell. I know what you mean about getting out. I'm getting psyched about my next big trip in March/April to Death Valley and Southern Utah. Going to visit some of my favorite places, of course, but mostly try for some new spots and/or new angles.

Here's my 'standard' Dead Horse Point shot, which I do each time I visit even though I'm perfectly happy with the ones I already have. ;-)

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:16 PM

How long will you be going for? I was thinking of going back this spring or fall. I am in a jeep club and they are going to moab, but there is little time for photography with the jeepers. I have been to arches and have a ton of images on slides. I wanted to go back with my digi and just re-shoot instead of scan the slides. Re-shotting sound more fun than scanning. But I do not have a lot of time when I take vacation.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 12:52 PM

Thanks Mark, Southern Utah is one of my favorite places to photograph and I try and get out there every spring and/or fall - most years I do both.


I been to Utah before I think it was back in 1996. But I went there for Snowboarding. I went to Snowbird, Parkcity and a few other places.I would love to make it back there someday. I'll try and see if I can post some photos from when I was there. I got to see if I can get my scanner working since all the Photo's was taken with film.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

How long will you be going for? I was thinking of going back this spring or fall. I am in a jeep club and they are going to moab, but there is little time for photography with the jeepers. I have been to arches and have a ton of images on slides. I wanted to go back with my digi and just re-shoot instead of scan the slides. Re-shotting sound more fun than scanning. But I do not have a lot of time when I take vacation.


I'll be out there at least 4 weeks, maybe longer. I'm going to stay away from Moab during the Easter Jeep Safari, but will be there the week after. I had several Jeeps back in the CJ days and have an FJ Cruiser now. I had a D90, which was my pride and joy, but got run off the road near Kanab in '07 and totaled it and my trailer when I rolled 3 or 4 times (I lost count). Here's a cople of shots of my previous and current rigs, both taken at the same pullout in Capitol Reef.

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