Causing Ansel Adams to Roll Over in His Grave!

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FINALLY got to do some shooting (I've been working far too hard or is it that I've hardly been working?) and of all places I got to do it in Yosemite for a day and a half. How do you say, YIPPPPEEEEEE!!!! ? Oh yeah, like that.

Anyway, these are just the first I've processed of the few gig of landscape shots I got. I'll also post a couple of the bear shots in the Animals (I'm not an animmalllll) thread.

Hope you like 'em.

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Camera model : NIKON D100
Date/Time : 2005:05:11 15:40:09
Resolution : 700 x 495
Flash used : No
Focal length : 24.0mm
Exposure time : 0.017 s (1/60)
Aperture : f/14.0
Metering Mode : matrix
Exposure : aperture priority


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Camera model : NIKON D100
Date/Time : 2005:05:12 09:11:11
Resolution : 700 x 495
Flash used : No
Focal length : 24.0mm
Exposure time : 0.0008 s (1/1250)
Aperture : f/5.6
Metering Mode : spot
Exposure : aperture priority


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Camera model : NIKON D100
Date/Time : 2005:05:12 16:14:40
Resolution : 349 x 555
Flash used : No
Focal length : 50.0mm
Exposure time : 0.0100 s (1/100)
Aperture : f/11.0
Exposure bias : -0.33
Metering Mode : matrix
Exposure : aperture priority


And to truly make Ansel thrash around in his coffin, I couldn't resist a quick go and doing this:

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Apologies Mr Adams!

And it's good to be back here in ye olde cafe.

Neil
 
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Neil,

Beautiful pictures. I like the #2 B&W version over the color one and I don't think Ansel Adam will trash around in his coffin if he see it. Congrats for the good work.
 
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Very nice shots. I'm gonig to have to say that for #2 I prefer the color version. You three distinct layers of color that work very well together and enhance the composition. On the other hand in the B/W version the tonality of the trees and mountains are too similar and they just kind of blend together. Maybe if you experiment with Channel Mixer or other B/W conversion techniques you can overcome this, but given the two images show here I definitely prefer the color.
 
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Those are splendid, Neil! Hey, I've missed seeing your smiling avatar for the last few weeks. Other than Yosemite, what's kept you so busy?
 
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These are wonderful

I love landscape photography and just barely got my D70. I am trying to learn which lenses are best for different uses. Which lens did you use for these?
 
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Wow, Wow, Wow.....
These are wonderful. Very nicely done. Fantastic.

Wish I were there with you but I guess these images will just have to do

Congrats


Regards
 
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Super job on these Neil

There all very very nice, but I have to say, I reallt DO like that B&W version!
 
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Thanks all, it's great to be back.

JeffKohn said:
Very nice shots. I'm gonig to have to say that for #2 I prefer the color version. You three distinct layers of color that work very well together and enhance the composition. On the other hand in the B/W version the tonality of the trees and mountains are too similar and they just kind of blend together. Maybe if you experiment with Channel Mixer or other B/W conversion techniques you can overcome this, but given the two images show here I definitely prefer the color.
Thanks Jeff, I agree. This was just a quick run through, I'll try to do better next time. :)


Uncle Frank said:
Those are splendid, Neil! Hey, I've missed seeing your smiling avatar for the last few weeks. Other than Yosemite, what's kept you so busy?
Thank you mon oncle. I got stuck working far too hard for a while and getting ready for my parents to visit from Oz.

Now I've figured out that Yosemite is really only a quick drive across the Central Valley, we really ought to organize a NikonCafe Attempts to Find an Unphotographed Molecule in Yosemite trip. Even if it only ends up being you and I and respective spouses, I think we could still show those excessively social Floridians a thing or two. Or at least we'd have fun.


Terri French said:
I love landscape photography and just barely got my D70. I am trying to learn which lenses are best for different uses. Which lens did you use for these?
Terri, I used the Nikon 24-85mm AF-S for these. Although I also used the 50mm f/1.8 and the Sigma 15-30mm on some as well. My wife has the D70 with the 18-70mm kit lens and it works just as nicely as my 24-85mm.


Thanks for all the kind comments folks, they're much appreciated. I'll post some more in the next few days when I can get caught up on some processing.

Oh and a late addition - Great artwork Paul, but I think you left off Ansel's beard. :)

Neil
 
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Ansel or not, number one is a great shot. I love the yellows and the water cascading from the mountain.


Joel.
 
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Thanks everyone!

Jay, I think the answer may have been "luck" as I notice that I spot metered it when I usually shoot matrix for landscape. And the dof should be really shallow given it's at f/5.6, but it seemed to work out fine. :)

The harder one was the first one as there was a bright sunlit foreground, dark shadows round the falls and bright sky above. I'm rapt I got that one.

Thanks again all for the comments and I should have a few more to post in a few days.

Neil
 
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Really NicE Neil. All are excellent, but the DR and composition you captured on the first is most impressive"imo". good stuff.
 
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I also was admiring the dynamic range in the first one. I couldn't imagine what that shot would look like if I had taken it. You did an excellent job! Hope you enjoyed your trip.
 

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