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Feb 08, 2012 00:57 |  #16

Yep, Grand Junction is a great central location...

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Feb 08, 2012 09:08 |  #17

I agree with the comments about Grand Junction being a good place to be, as a photographer. If I could make a living there, I would love to live there. You can be in Aspen, San Juans, Moab, Arches, and many other photographic spots in no time. I live in Colorado Springs and getting to the San Juans is a haul. I still haven't made it to Arches or Moab yet because I would rather spend my time shooting than driving. Maybe when the OP moves to Grand Junction he will rent out a room for photographers. ;)


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Feb 08, 2012 14:31 |  #18

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May want to skip Junction then. I certainly wouldn't want to live over there.

Wow.... I'd move to that area (from the Front Range) in a second if it were up to me. More to shoot, less people, a gazillion trails, less than two hours to Moab and the Nat'l Parks. What's not to like about that area?

Oh yeah, you can get a 3,000 sqft house on 10 acres for under $350k too... nah, that sounds horrible.


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Feb 09, 2012 10:12 |  #19

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Wow.... I'd move to that area (from the Front Range) in a second if it were up to me. More to shoot, less people, a gazillion trails, less than two hours to Moab and the Nat'l Parks. What's not to like about that area?

Oh yeah, you can get a 3,000 sqft house on 10 acres for under $350k too... nah, that sounds horrible.

That's my outlook too. There are so many things to do on the Western Slope with little to no crowds. The Front Range of Colorado has a lot of opportunities, but a ton of people too.

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Feb 15, 2012 14:38 |  #20

Damm, wish I experienced Colorado when I was younger, sounds like a place I would of enjoyed, being a outdoor person. However, I also plan to take a trip in our RV to visit the North West. Colorado being one of the destinations. Great info in this thread..Thanks...


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Feb 17, 2012 11:44 |  #21

My wife and I made it out to RMNP this last fall and of all the hiking we did the most breathtaking view was of Dream Lake, also nice because it is one of the shorter and easier hikes. You can also get some beautiful shots at sunset standing in Moraine Park on the Big Thompson River and shooting up into the mountains. We spent a whole week in RMNP and wished we could have stayed for two more.


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Feb 17, 2012 11:47 |  #22

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Wow.... I'd move to that area (from the Front Range) in a second if it were up to me. More to shoot, less people, a gazillion trails, less than two hours to Moab and the Nat'l Parks. What's not to like about that area?

Oh yeah, you can get a 3,000 sqft house on 10 acres for under $350k too... nah, that sounds horrible.

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Feb 22, 2012 17:41 as a reply to  @ Numenorean's post |  #23

Nest question... Is my 17-50mm going to be wide enough for most panoramic photos? I hate to plop down another $400 for yet another lens like a 10-20mm!
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Feb 22, 2012 18:25 |  #24

Hoosier Writer wrote in post #13946273 (external link)
Nest question... Is my 17-50mm going to be wide enough for most panoramic photos? I hate to plop down another $400 for yet another lens like a 10-20mm!
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I would have to say - absolutely positively yes, or at least probably yes. There is also the option of stitching together multiple photos if you see something that you can't get in a single photo. (make sure you know how to do that ahead of time if you are going to try it)


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Feb 22, 2012 20:06 as a reply to  @ patrick j's post |  #25

I guess I should also say I am using a 40D.




  
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Feb 23, 2012 01:06 |  #26

If you're stitching photos, then yes, that lens will be wide enough. Single frame photos...not so much.

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Mar 03, 2012 22:17 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #27

Depends how you shoot. If you don't have something that wide and are thus not used to composing shots that wide, I can't advise buying one for the trip. You may look at a wide expanse of scenery and wish you had something wider, but I think you would also me more likely to come away with a less powerful composition than by using a FL you are more familiar with. You don't want to end up with a bunch of wide-angle 'tourist' shots with no foreground.

IMO UWA is no more necessary in CO than anywhere else, but you can see form my sig that I have about $4k worth of UWA, so I wouldn't go anywhere without one. But that's definitely my personally preferred landscape shooting style, you definitely do not NEED anything wider than 17mm (on crop) for superb images.


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Mar 04, 2012 07:56 as a reply to  @ ejenner's post |  #28

I don't have to worry anymore. I bought the Canon 10-22 on Friday.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 10:04 |  #29

Hoosier Writer wrote in post #14019431 (external link)
I don't have to worry anymore. I bought the Canon 10-22 on Friday.

Congrats. I think you'll like it a lot. When I travel out west, that is the lens I use most.


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Mar 05, 2012 10:42 |  #30

Hoosier Writer wrote in post #14019431 (external link)
I don't have to worry anymore. I bought the Canon 10-22 on Friday.

Awesome! You're going to love that lens. It's the "go-to" lens for wide-angle landscapes on a crop-body camera...

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