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Aug 13, 2012 22:26 |  #16

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Thanks Steve, & well thats a first hmmmmm very distracting? maybe I need a dif font been using this one for several years

It has nothing to do with the font. It's distracting because its very visible, especially #2 and #4. Putting it on the bottom left or right may help. ;)


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Aug 14, 2012 17:36 |  #17

Scrumhalf wrote in post #14853768 (external link)
Lovely photos! Steve, I noticed that you were in bulb mode for photo 3 (gorgeous!). How long was the shutter open? And did you take several with varying shutter open times to nail it?

Thanks Bud yeah like someone said below yeah just click on my flickr link below the pics and it takes you to the picture then look on the right side of the page and click on the shot with Canon 7D part and you can see my shot settings, and thanks for the comps :)

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I like #3 the most. I will be there in Sept / Oct and hope to take some good shots of the area.

Thanks dkizzle, I was thinking of going back next year in one of those months. since my brother and SIL live out there now, its gonna be a annual trip to colorado for me for sure. good luck on some kickazz weather for you.

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All very nice, I like #2 & #3 best.

Thanks Gizmo

CRobH wrote in post #14854291 (external link)
Great shots Captain Steve!!! You captured it well. Good luck finding the photographer from the lake. Hopefully he is a regular on here.

Thanks CRobH yeah hopefully there was a regular potn Canon shooter in that large group that will recognize the title of my thread. would love to find out who that instructor was cause the picture he was taking of himself in the water was very very clever!

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Thanks. The Maroon Bells are a beautiful place. Your last shot is really outstanding, much better than my mid-day windy day shots of the same place.

Thanks Sara

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=I'm Sasquatch;14854860]Sho​t number 3 is stunning-I love it!

Scrumhalf, how did you see that he shot in bulb? I didn't find any exif info here or on Flickr.

thanks on 3 hopefully I explained it well above on how to find the exif on my Flickr

Scrumhalf wrote in post #14854936 (external link)
^Hmmm... are you looking at this site on a mobile phone or handheld device? When I click on the photograph on my laptop, it takes me to Steve's flickr page. When I click on the camera name on the right side below his name, it displays the exif data.

And when I look at the exif data more carefully, I realize that I have the answer to my question. The "exposure" entry is 79, which I assume means 79 seconds.

As a newbie photographer, my question still is on how Steve figures out that 79 seconds is the right exposure for a bulb shot. Experience? Several exposures? Since I have never used the bulb mode, does the LCD display the image after the shutter is closed manually at the end of the bulb exposure, and one could figure out whether the shot is correctly exposed? Sorry for the elementary questions, I am learning so much by just looking at the exif data for the various photos!

Yeup 79 seconds was trial and error but not much error cause I've gotten good at guessing with my combo(lots of practice with Long exposures this year) and as you said once the 79 seconds is done I do check the histogram and see if there is enough light accross the bottom and also the actual image on the LCD does a great job of showing a good example of what I'm gonna have.

another thing I've used alot on the 7D is live view on adjusting exposure before I take the shot, that and the internal level comes in really really handy for Landscape photography. NP on the questions like with anything its practice and practice and educate yourself & come to the POTN boards to learn thats what I do.

I too am always learning from others photo's by looking at Exif of awesome pics


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It has nothing to do with the font. It's distracting because its very visible, especially #2 and #4. Putting it on the bottom left or right may help. ;)

Mike thanks, yeah on the top placement,, (and Mike I've admired your websites in the past and have bookmarked them long ago, very inspiring stuff!) with me and I assume many photogs out there , they have presets in there lightroom for each corner of putting there watermark on export. I try to place my watermark in the right position for each picture, I ask myself before export ok whats the most important thing in this photo? what is the viewers eye gonna see or gravitate to first? and being the trick of those shots are that I blurred the water and I did'nt want to disrupt that part of the photo, also I consider if something is framed Square and not left or right or 2/3rds I feel the lines shuold have the watermark top or bottom. putting it on any side to my eyes does'nt feel right. well maybe if the watermark was less abstrusive in color as mine its ok,, anyways haha yeah I consider it all probally toooooooooooo much.

ok another picture from the day, this is right before the sun came accross the water, I left the bells shortly after this picture.

got a bit of a blue tone to it does'nt it haha maybe a bit much (and threw the sig on the bottom just because :) is it better? :) )
& I'll Save you exif viewers a click 23 seconds at f16

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Aug 14, 2012 19:12 |  #18

Thanks Steve.

I like your last image. It is a bit too blue though. The watermark placement is better, but I think your watermark is still the focal point and not the photo itself.

I don't have LR. I'm still using CS2. I created a brush that stamps my "watermark" and I can change the color and opacity and put it anywhere. Just a thought.


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Aug 15, 2012 18:18 |  #19

Hikin Mike wrote in post #14859180 (external link)
Thanks Steve.

I like your last image. It is a bit too blue though. The watermark placement is better, but I think your watermark is still the focal point and not the photo itself.

I don't have LR. I'm still using CS2. I created a brush that stamps my "watermark" and I can change the color and opacity and put it anywhere. Just a thought.

Mike thanks, yeah that blue sky was pretty blue this morning, I might have slide the blue slider a bit though.

I don't have any CS's someday I'll be able to afford it. been jealous of the people that can create stamps with there CS's. but yeah in LR I can decrease the opacity of the export watermark in fact I have a couple of them saved at 50% .. thanks for the Feedback .. I love it all


& since I have'nt used up my alotted 8 images per thread yet :) , here's another one of the BELLS

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Aug 16, 2012 04:32 |  #20

smmokan wrote in post #14849029 (external link)
Nice shots, but your watermark is very distracting and takes away from the images.

I agree, maybe the placement is the reason. The watermark at the bottom is less distracting! LOVE your photos!!!!!!!


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Aug 16, 2012 07:23 |  #21

Nice series of images and I'm one too that prefers the signature away from the main image.




  
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Aug 16, 2012 14:32 |  #22

I like the last image a lot, and your watermark looks much better and less distracting too.


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Aug 17, 2012 16:51 |  #23

mi77915 wrote in post #14865043 (external link)
I agree, maybe the placement is the reason. The watermark at the bottom is less distracting! LOVE your photos!!!!!!!

why thank you :)

Tsmith wrote in post #14865395 (external link)
Nice series of images and I'm one too that prefers the signature away from the main image.

Thanks

katgrl82 wrote in post #14867077 (external link)
I like the last image a lot, and your watermark looks much better and less distracting too.

Thanks Again Sara :)

& since I still have not found the Photog/Man in Maroon lake yet. I'm replying with content.
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Aug 17, 2012 18:41 |  #24

lovely shots, great place!


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Aug 18, 2012 06:24 |  #25

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Great photos Steve, thanks for sharing! I'll be in this area in about 2 weeks. Looking at your photos is making me anxious.


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Aug 20, 2012 17:55 |  #26

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lovely shots, great place!

Thanks suzbah and agree I gotta go back next year. spring or fall have'nt decided hmmm :)

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Great photos Steve, thanks for sharing! I'll be in this area in about 2 weeks. Looking at your photos is making me anxious.


thanks and saweeeet on going there soon! Happy shooting :)


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Aug 31, 2012 08:15 |  #27

Great set, especially the second pic.


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Aug 31, 2012 23:09 |  #28

How funny. I was at a local Colorado workshop yesterday and met a girl that described the same thing: a guy putting himself in the water at Maroon Bells and taking a shot.

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Jan 24, 2013 20:36 |  #29

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Great set, especially the second pic.

Thank you

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How funny. I was at a local Colorado workshop yesterday and met a girl that described the same thing: a guy putting himself in the water at Maroon Bells and taking a shot.

Bryan

Bryan,, DOH! we need to know the name of this crazy world famous photog that runs a workshop nearby, haha the girl I mentioned in my original text said he was the instructor of the class,, there were alot of people in that class that day too. Man I wanna see that pic of him in the water cause his tripod setup in the water was super close to the water surface,, anyways sorry for bumping my old thread here, just relooked at it and saw a couple more replies. soo thanks for the replies

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Jan 24, 2013 21:02 |  #30

CaptainSteve,
I've seen this thread a couple times and always love looking at the pix! Maroon Bells Wilderness Area is one of my favorite locations for photography, mainly because it's only 4 hrs from home and I've spent enough time to know the area. :D

Spent time there in late August and again during Fall Colors. Since I don't want to take focus away from your pics, I'll PM you links to my pics if you care to browse. :)

A tool that I use quite often for pre-trip research is Photographers Ephemeris (external link) (both desktop version on my MacBook Pro and the iOS version on my iPhone & iPad 3). Highly recommended for knowing where the sun / moon will be along with shadows, etc. :D


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