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Old Jan 26, 2008, 9:36 PM   #21
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I don't think Californians are all that sensible when it comes to snow or rain. We don't get much practice, since it doesn't rain or snow all that much. Those of us mountain dwellers don't have trouble with snow (except for shoveling it, perhaps).

Today the sun came out and brightened up the area. All the "flatlanders" decided to come up and play in the snow, while those of us up here were still trying to dig out our driveways and venture into town for some supplies. Unfortunately, often those visitors leave their good sense at home - they park on the two lane main road, clogging it up and making it very difficult for anyone to get anywhere. Some don't seem to be aware that there are thousands who live up here and the road they are blocking is the only road into or out of the area.

I really shouldn't complain, when I live around places like this (taken with the K10 and the A*300).

P.S. - We managed to get some coffee, so all is well in the world.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 9:52 PM   #22
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More snow,* less lens.* This was shot on RAW with a 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 FA lens this morning through my back door.* It was -19 Celsius when the shot was taken (that is about -2 F).

Here is that camera and lens with the morning coffee:



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I can see that even your camera needs to be warmed up with a toaster.
The last mayor of Toronto, while having a snow storm of couple of inches, asked for Canadian army for help. There was an uproar from all the northern provinces. I could see that Torontonians were the laughing stock

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 12:47 AM   #23
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Harriet, that is one great place to live!

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 11:31 AM   #24
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More snow, less lens. This was shot on RAW with a 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 FA lens this morning through my back door. It was -19 Celsius when the shot was taken (that is about -2 F).


I really like the composition on this one; and you nailed the exposure!

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 2:39 PM   #25
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I really like the composition on this one; and you nailed the exposure!

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Thanks, I have started shooting in RAW now that I have a new computer. The result is that I can now fine tune images with difficult exposure problems, like this one.

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 2:59 PM   #26
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I like your picture, too, Ira. I know you've used jpg for a long time - now that you are using raw, do you find that the camera captures more information? I find that there seems to me more information in both the highlights and the shadows that can be brought out with software, but thought this might be just my wishful thinking, since I use raw most of the time.
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I like your picture, too, Ira. I know you've used jpg for a long time - now that you are using raw, do you find that the camera captures more information? I find that there seems to me more information in both the highlights and the shadows that can be brought out with software, but thought this might be just my wishful thinking, since I use raw most of the time.
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I am still relatively new to RAW since I have only had the new computer since Christmas (Dual Core 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM, still using XP but I have no need to upgrade operating systems). I shot very little RAW in the past due to the processing time involved on my old computer, now it is very quick. From what I have seen so far there is far more adjustment available in PEF files, all that extra size over jpeg files is useful information. I will still shoot mostly jpeg but RAW is becoming a much bigger part of my workflow. One image in particular impressed me, it was very dark yet there was lots of shadow detail after processing.

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mtngal,

I saw this post last week and it reminded me of a shot I took around the same time. I'm on the other side of the Cajon Pass from you - in Wrightwood.

This is Wright Mountain from our driveway with my K10D and Sigma APO DG 70-300 January 8th.


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Today the sun came out and brightened up the area. All the "flatlanders" decided to come up and play in the snow, while those of us up here were still trying to dig out our driveways and venture into town for some supplies. Unfortunately, often those visitors leave their good sense at home - they park on the two lane main road, clogging it up and making it very difficult for anyone to get anywhere. Some don't seem to be aware that there are thousands who live up here and the road they are blocking is the only road into or out of the area.
We have much the same problem that you have with the "flatlanders" coming up to play in the snow. It's really a nightmare for us locals......




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Old Mar 31, 2008, 11:17 PM   #30
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You actually have bigger crowds and more problemsbecause you have a downhill ski lift. We have snow but no lifts - so there's probably fewer people coming up here. On the other hand, we also don't have as many places to park, either.

I love your first one - very beautiful. Your second one makes me glad I leave around Frazier Park, rather than Wrightwood!
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