Spring has arrived to Alaska's interior

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by AlaskaMoose, May 4, 2008.

  1. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    I hope I am not breaking this forum's rules by posting a photo from Alaska. Taken with a Rebel XT, Tokina 12-24mm lens topped with a Hoya CPL.
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  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm sorry, but the rules specifically state that photos from Alaska are not tolerated.

    That's awesome. I love the colours.

    I think it may look cooler with something in the foreground, but I'm not sure. Also, your name is totally distracting, but I guess it's OK being there. It does offer you some protection, after all.
     
  3. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    Alaska is not accepted on these forums. :rolleyes:

    Great shot though, nice colors and i love the reflection on the water.
     
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    If he had read the rules, he would have known this. *sigh*
     
  5. compuwar macrumors 601

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    No, I'm quite certain it's pictures OF Alaska that aren't tolerated unless they don't show:

    1. A fantastic view of a mountain, especially Denali.
    2. A fantastic view of a mountain range.
    3. A fantastic view of a glacier.
    4. A fantastic shot of wildlife, especially bears, wolves, moose and Eagles.
    5. Any scenery that can't be recreated outside of the lower 48 excluding Colorado or Washington, or the UK.
    6. The Aurora Borealis.
    7. Anything likely to be shown on the Discovery Channel or Travel Channel.

    :D

    It's quite clear however that this image should be barred specifically because it doesn't meet the total mosquito count guidelines outlined in subsection 23a of the rules which state "Any outdoor photo from Alaska should have so many native flying insects in the frame that it looks like it were shot at f/22 on the dirtiest sensor in the lower 48."

    Yeah, that's it- that's the ticket!
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Isn't Alaska still part of Russia?? Or Canada, at least?? :rolleyes:

    Makes a nice desktop on my 24"iMacA. My dock hides the ugly white writing on the bottom. :apple:

    Some members (and we do have some) from Hawaii will be totally pissed at this post. :D
     
  7. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mosquitos?

    There were mosquitos all around me, and some showed in the photos. I had to remove one from the center of the sky in this photo. I do have quite a lot of photos of moose, landscapes, my wife's dog, and some beavers, but not Denali nor glaciers. I will post a moose on another thread.
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    Really amazing photos you got there!

    Tho, why the frames? They distract the viewer from seeing the beauty of the scene. Maybe a black and thin frame all around the photo would be cool, just don't cut out a part of the photo.

    Again, great photos, make sure you keep posting them in the Photo of the Day threads.
     
  9. jwt macrumors 6502

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    I just read the rules from the "FAQ/Rules" tab, and I didn't see anything about not being able to post shots of Alaska. Is this really a rule? By what logic is it offensive to post a picture of Alaska?
     
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    I think someone needs a new sarcasm detector here.:)
     
  11. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The error code on your display will indicate if your sarcasm module needs replacing

    The second pic is even better for my desktop.

    Thanks.
     
  12. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I haven't read the rules for posting photos in this forum. Since I have noticed that almost all the photos are being posted in the "Photo Of The Day" thread, I was not certain if it was against the rule just to post a photo of anything on a thread by itself.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Don't let them bust your chops.

    A good thread, IMO.
     
  14. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks :)
     
  15. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    The pic of the day thread was designed to consolidate eleventy-threeve different threads on individual photos.

    I love the moose/Alaska stuff, but I think the best place is in the POTD thread. Lots of other good stuff there too.
     
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    I scanned the second to last sentence far too quickly. I'm pretty sure the kind of pics it put in my mind aren't allowed on the forum. :eek: I'll get me coat.
     
  17. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree with with you. The problem is that it takes forever to open a page full of photos using slow DSL modems like mine. Maybe I am too cheap to upgrade to a faster service? :) :)
     
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    Beautiful clouds. Was it just a good day to take photos, or was there a bit of editing of that sky? My new D300 has the dynamic range to take photos like that that, but it really depends on the day, and on the clouds.

    The 2nd photo is incredible......even better than the 1st. :)
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    He has air that you and I could only dream for.

    But for how long is the question.

    As to the problem of downloading the Pic of the Day, if it isn't, it should be de regaré to post them as [ tIMG ].
     
  20. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It was just a good day. In reality, most sensors these days are capable of great dynamic range. The rest is up to the camera's software, and the one in the computer to interpret what the sensor sees. If I would have taken the photos during the harsh light of midday, or perhaps with the light reflecting toward the lens, then they would have looked much different. But I try to use the golden light of mornings and afternoons, and usually with the sun on my back. The only problem is that my shadow was showing at the bottom of the frames, so I cropped and framed the photos to take care of the problem.

    I used a Hoya CPL to take those photos, but a little underexposed. Then I increased the exposure, contrast, and clarity with PSE6 in my iMac.

    The best photo I have taken of this same area was when I hardly knew how to use the camera. I used a kit lens, and a cheap CPL, but the lighting was perfect, and the golden and rust colors of the Fall were all around. This is one of the series (have no idea where the best one is located at on my external HD). It was around 7:00 PM, with the sun at a low angle to my right as you can tell by the shadows.
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  21. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    If you're in Alaska I doubt many broadband services are "cheap". Even satellite isn't that great.
     
  22. jwt macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it looks like I'm a retard. My bad.
     
  23. AlaskaMoose thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have the basic or standard DSL service. It's a package that covers a landline phone, and DSL for around $49.00 per month. The next speed boost would bring the price to around $69.00, and then there is another faster service for around $89.00. But there are all sorts of services in the major Alaska cities or towns, including AT&T WI-FI. It could get quite expensive as the broadband speed increases.
     

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