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Sep 09, 2013 09:00 |  #16

LV Moose wrote in post #16278595 (external link)
The second one belongs in a frame, on the wall. Gorgeous.

So agree! Gorgeous images and perspectives.


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Sep 09, 2013 10:46 |  #17

Very nice photographs! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

Great capture on the bear too. Good thing you saw him whee you did and weren't accidentally closer! Although I have to admit, 30 feet isn't much room between you and the bear!

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Sep 09, 2013 11:44 |  #18

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Great series. I was actually thinking about making a trip to that Kings Canyon Park. I didn't realize there were Grizzlies there though.

Paul,

Grizzly bears became extinct in California in 1922. It's easy to mistake a black bear for a grizzly though, especially since black bears can actually be brown in color.

There are a few ways to identify the difference between the two. A grizzly bear will have a dished profile between his eyes and nose, whereas the top of a black bear's nose will be more rounded and not as sunken in. The shoulder area is another great place to identify differences. A grizzly bear will have a pronounced hump on top of their shoulders whereas a black bear will not have a hump. Also, black bear also has tall ears -- a grizzly has very short stubby ears. And perhaps the most sure-fire sign is the claws. A black bear has short black claws. The grizzly has long, light-colored claws. Of course, if you're ever close enough to see their claws in person without binoculars or a long lens, you might be just a little closer then you should be! :lol:

Easy to confuse the two, so I thought I would point out some of the differences.

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Sep 09, 2013 12:47 |  #19

Great series - I like the last two best.


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Sep 09, 2013 12:50 |  #20

John, for those of us who use POTN to primarily learn, would it be possible to share the EXIFs for these shots (or a succint summary of shooting conditions)? Your flickr links say that these are private photos and I can't view any details.

If you don't mind, and it isn't too much trouble, of course! :)


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Sep 09, 2013 12:56 |  #21

Great looking set!


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Sep 09, 2013 23:55 |  #22

Oops. I didn't realize that I had it set to private. I just changed it so you can check the EXIF info. I imported all of the RAW files into Lightroom, did some basic top-down processing and then finished them with the NIK tools.

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John, for those of us who use POTN to primarily learn, would it be possible to share the EXIFs for these shots (or a succint summary of shooting conditions)? Your flickr links say that these are private photos and I can't view any details.

If you don't mind, and it isn't too much trouble, of course! :)


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Sep 10, 2013 01:24 |  #23

Thanks! Do you use Dfine and Sharpener?


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Sep 10, 2013 01:25 |  #24

BTW, it still says that the photos are private, John.


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Sep 10, 2013 22:35 |  #25

Ok, just figured out that it was a problem with Lightroom where I had the publish settings set to private. The change will only effect future uploads so here's a rundown of the exif for each picture:

17-40 @24mm, f/16, ISO640, 1/60sec

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70-300 @300mm, f/9, ISO125, 1.6sec
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70-300 @128mm, f/11, ISO400, 1/400sec
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17-40 @22mm, f/20, ISO400, 1/80sec
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70-300 @300mm, f/7, ISO1000, 1/400sec
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BTW, it still says that the photos are private, John.


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Sep 10, 2013 23:17 as a reply to  @ CO Mac's post |  #26

Here's some additional shots from my trip. Please don't shun me for posting some people pics in this thread. You can see from the pictures of my friends that the area was congested with smoke from the Rim Fire up north (about 100 miles away). Luckily, the smoke had cleared out for the latter part of the trip.

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This was section of granite along the side of the road in Kings Canyon that had formed into a wavy abstract form.
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Sep 10, 2013 23:22 |  #27

Wow! Outstanding images and what a beautiful area. Thank you for sharing.


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Sep 11, 2013 05:40 |  #28

Great series!


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Sep 11, 2013 22:32 |  #29

The majority of the editing I do is with either Viveza or Color Efex Pro. For black and whites I use Silver Efex Pro. I only use Dfine if an image clearly needs noise reduction and Sharpener for cases like the bear. The latter 2 tools of course do not have a large effect on the overall look of an image, that is more what Viveza and Color Efex Pro are for, both amazing tools.

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Sep 12, 2013 08:50 |  #30

Wow, they all look awesome. I visited both in February and only had fresh snow for 1 day @ Sequioa. I am really impressed how both parks look during summer.


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