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Old Oct 20, 2007, 6:45 PM   #1
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of rain, it was finally sunny this morning. Caught this shot near St Peter, Mn. DS with 28mm f/2.8
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 7:36 PM   #2
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Happy it cleared away for you but folks here would give a lot if that rain would come here... Like the photo too.



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Gorgeous shot! Have you tried using an ND filter and a longer shutter speed? I read somewhere that it will make the reflection more smooth looking...

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 9:27 PM   #4
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Gorgeous shot! Have you tried using an ND filter and a longer shutter speed? I read somewhere that it will make the reflection more smooth looking...

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An ND on the top part will allow the bottom to be better exposed (lighter) and a polorizer will help if it is at the right angle.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 12:17 AM   #5
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It was just beautiful out there today with 72F and dry, i.e. no darn rain. Took the bike for a spin and manage to take some shots.

Got the same problem with blown out sky but I know there is no easy fix without a tripod (bracketing and all).

Here are a few with Sigma 18-125mm mostly at 18mm:








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Old Oct 21, 2007, 3:21 AM   #6
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Rickst wrote:
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it was finally sunny this morning. Caught this shot near St Peter, Mn. DS with 28mm f/2.8
I was just waiting for your Autumn colour shot, Rickst. We have a very nicely coloured autumn here too right now, but I can't get anything but boring composition with splendid colours. You made it, though. O master, teach me!:|

Looks like Minnesota is the place to be, yours are also nice AD.

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Lovely colors! Our cottonwoods have finally changed so there's lots of yellow around. Nice, but no where near as lovely as what you have here.
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Old Oct 21, 2007, 2:36 PM   #8
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of rain, it was finally sunny this morning. Caught this shot near St Peter, Mn. DS with 28mm f/2.8
Rick,

I just drove my motorcycle (2006 Triumph Bonneville) through our local watershed this morning / afternoon..

The water level looks to be down by at least 12-15 feet..

None of the TV or radio stations are saying much about it, but we are definately in a drought situation here in central MD..

I've only needed to mow the grass 4 times so far this year, & trim the barberry hedge once..The norms would be 12-15 times & 3 times..

We sure could use some of your rain around here to replenish the aquifer..

Nice pics, BTW..

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Old Oct 22, 2007, 9:02 AM   #9
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Through July this year, Minnesota was in its second year of drought conditions. Lawns burned up and the corn crop was in serious danger. It was so dry that I didn't swat a mosquito during the summer--unheard of in Minnesota.

Then, it got wierd. Since August 1st, we have had 18.9 inches of rain--the most ever recorded in a three month period here.

Fields that were harvested (corn and soybeans) are re-sprouting. The Minnesota River looks like it usually does in the spring when the snow-melt fills it to the top of its banks.

Many farmers will not get into the fields until the ground freezes...
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