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Mar 05, 2012 19:18 |  #31

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

That's going to be a fantastic lens for a Colorado trip. Sometimes when I'm in the mountains I just can't get far enough away from the scenic that I want to capture, be that a mountain landscape or a shot from down in a deep canyon, etc.


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Mar 06, 2012 14:51 as a reply to  @ Preeb's post |  #32

Has anyone been to the top of Pikes Peak and photographed up there? I'm going to Colorado Springs this summer and plan on taking that cog railway up to the top of the Peak. Also going to take the train ride down into the Royal Gorge as well.



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Mar 06, 2012 14:57 |  #33

Make sure you get to glen eyrie (general palmers estate in garden of the gods) there are a tons of long horn sheep on the property. Also consider the royal gorge


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Mar 06, 2012 18:17 |  #34

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there are a tonight of long horn sheep on the property.

A tonight of long horn sheep? Do you mean a ton of sheep? Are these wild bighorn sheep or feral sheep that they brought in?




  
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Mar 06, 2012 19:31 |  #35

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Has anyone been to the top of Pikes Peak and photographed up there? I'm going to Colorado Springs this summer and plan on taking that cog railway up to the top of the Peak. Also going to take the train ride down into the Royal Gorge as well.

No, but - I've been to the top of other peaks that look down on the plains, and there is quite a bit of haze that isn't apparent when you are down there in the middle of it. So don't expect a razor sharp image of Colorado Springs from up there.


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Mar 06, 2012 19:55 |  #36

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No, but - I've been to the top of other peaks that look down on the plains, and there is quite a bit of haze that isn't apparent when you are down there in the middle of it. So don't expect a razor sharp image of Colorado Springs from up there.

Thanks Patrick I will remember that and figured that might be the case. I remembered when I lived in Haiti for a short time we would go to the top of one of the mountain areas and look down over Port Au Prince and come to think of it, I do remember something very similar.



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Mar 06, 2012 20:55 |  #37

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A tonight of long horn sheep? Do you mean a ton of sheep? Are these wild bighorn sheep or feral sheep that they brought in?

oops tons stupid autocorrect. i believe they are wild but i don't honestly know

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Glen_Eyrie (external link)

there are also turkey and deer and the castle is really awesome too.

i also recommend a visit to cripple creek via gold camp road if you have the time!
http://en.wikipedia.or​g …eak_Region#Gold​_Camp_Road (external link)


heres a really crappy photo i was able to snap of the long horns sometime back.

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there were about 3 or 4 times as many females

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Mar 06, 2012 21:10 |  #38

Very Cool!!!

We are definitely going to Cripple Creek and Garden of the Gods too, I was in Colorado Springs when I was 11 years old a very long time about, back in the early 1980's and I remember that trip very well, I was amazed at the Royal Gorge and can't wait to go back now as an adult and photograph as much as I can.

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oops tons stupid autocorrect. i believe they are wild but i don't honestly know

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Glen_Eyrie (external link)

there are also turkey and deer and the castle is really awesome too.

i also recommend a visit to cripple creek via gold camp road if you have the time!
http://en.wikipedia.or​g …eak_Region#Gold​_Camp_Road (external link)


heres a really crappy photo i was able to snap of the long horns sometime back.
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there were about 3 or 4 times as many females



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Mar 06, 2012 21:39 |  #39

Hi S.n.a.f.u.,

They are called Big Horn Sheep, not Longhorn Sheep! ;)

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Mar 06, 2012 22:00 |  #40

Haha I knew that cant figure out how I made that mistake in both posts lol


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Mar 07, 2012 07:32 |  #41

Hoosier Writer, I am so jealous of you!! My daughter is only 14 and still a way to go before she is ready to be off on her own and I can move away from Chicago. I am traveling to some of the same places you will be around the same time in June with my daughter, we are first heading out to the Grand Canyon/Sedona our very first time ever to Arizona and then on up into Colorado, we will be on a 3 week road trip.

If you have a flickr page please let me know, I would love to see some of your photos after you get back from your trip. My daughter and I are going from June 16 to July 7th and will be camping a few nights in the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Park.

I'm fearful that once I take this amazing road trip I am going to want to move out that way immediately and I know that won't be possible for several years.. :cry:

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Thanks for all the suggestions.

There's two main objectives of the trip:
-To scope out homes. We plan on moving back to the Grand Junction area of Colorado as soon as our obligations come to an end where we now live.
-To show my kids where we lived before they were born, before they fly the coop. (My daughter is going in the army and my son is just graduating from college.) Our devious plan is to show them how beautiful it is so they will also want to move there. For some reason my wife want to be near the future grand kids...

I may have to include the Great Sand Dunes after what you've said, but it will be mid day.
I want to go on the Silverton-Durango for my own self. When we used to live in Mancos people would come to see us and want to go on the train. Since we were dirt-poor back then our visitors would take the train up and I would meet them in Silverton and drive them back over the passes home. As for Mesa Verde... I can't fully explain my connection to the area. And I have been "working" on a novel that takes place there. I have been "working" on it since 1994 and I hope seeing it again will kick the creative juices into gear.
If I truely get to move back home in the near future I would surely enjoy getting together with anyone that wants to go on photography adventures.



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Mar 07, 2012 07:38 |  #42

After reading all these posts yesterday I acutally had a dream last night that I also purchased this lens too... sigh... I can't afford that lens and buy a new laptop before my trip and have enough spending money for the trip. So I might just have to get by with my Non IS 18-55mm lens..

Are there any other non Canon lenses that would be more reasonably priced since I can't afford the Canon 10-22 right now? Maybe Sigma or Tokina?? And if I use a lens that is non Canon don't I loose the AutoFocus mode?

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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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Mar 07, 2012 19:17 |  #43

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After reading all these posts yesterday I acutally had a dream last night that I also purchased this lens too... sigh... I can't afford that lens and buy a new laptop before my trip and have enough spending money for the trip. So I might just have to get by with my Non IS 18-55mm lens..

Are there any other non Canon lenses that would be more reasonably priced since I can't afford the Canon 10-22 right now? Maybe Sigma or Tokina?? And if I use a lens that is non Canon don't I loose the AutoFocus mode?

I read just about every review I could find and they all basically came back to the canon and Tokina.

I know what you mean about affording the lens. I had to scrape up the money by bringing in my copper and old motor scrap that I have been hording since last summer (I do HVAC work) and then I sold a rifle to put me over the top. I also have an odd way of deciding if something, like a lens, is worth it to own. I make log furniture as a hobby and sell it in a local store. I usually get $500.00 per queen log bed so I asked myself if I would be willing to put in the labor of making a log bed for the lens I desired. The answer was yes, so I got it.




  
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Mar 07, 2012 19:25 |  #44

mpadula wrote in post #14041765 (external link)
After reading all these posts yesterday I acutally had a dream last night that I also purchased this lens too... sigh... I can't afford that lens and buy a new laptop before my trip and have enough spending money for the trip. So I might just have to get by with my Non IS 18-55mm lens..

Are there any other non Canon lenses that would be more reasonably priced since I can't afford the Canon 10-22 right now? Maybe Sigma or Tokina?? And if I use a lens that is non Canon don't I loose the AutoFocus mode?

The 10-20 sigma is $479 and is an awesome lens and from what ive seen produces great pictures if you can afford it.


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Mar 09, 2012 08:28 as a reply to  @ S.n.a.f.u.'s post |  #45

Yep, I could afford $479 for the Sigma lens,, but I'm thinking now that I will just rent the lens I want for the 3 week trip. It comes down to wanting to spend the money on it right now when I also want to have extra cash on hand for the trip so I'm trying to weigh what is more important. I'm leaning more toward just renting the lens for now.



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