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Jan 27, 2013 15:49 |  #1786

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It's cold out. Not as cold as places that snow, but dang, I'm not used to this.

Next door here in Concord it's very pleasant - 59 degrees F and sunny.

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Jan 27, 2013 15:58 |  #1787

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Next door here in Concord it's very pleasant - 59 degrees F and sunny.

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Haha. Well, it did warm up a tad over here in the next town.
I haven't seen any posts from you in a while. I thought you may have dropped off the face of the planet.
I was going to stop by on my way home from work just to check in on you. :)


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Jan 27, 2013 16:00 |  #1788

Nope, still here. Just involved in some other projects and not shooting so much lately. These things ebb and flow.

By all means drop by when you have a chance!

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Jan 30, 2013 17:20 |  #1789

Has anyone gone to Yosemite in the past to try and get a picture of the fire falls? Should be happening soon right?


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Jan 30, 2013 17:32 as a reply to  @ tagnal's post |  #1790

The Fire Falls are usually around the first couple of weeks of February.
When you get to Yosemite, just look for the group of 5000 tripods or so. You'll know you're in the right area.


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Jan 30, 2013 21:33 |  #1791

I thought they stopped the fire falls in the 50's. I remember seeing them as a kid. Do they do the singing too?

So, I checked Wikipedia (external link)and they say it stopped in 68. I had no idea it was that recent. No mention of current activity.


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Jan 30, 2013 21:38 |  #1792

Tom,
The sun hits Horsetail falls at sunset giving the illusion of the original firefall. The sun is in the right position relative to the valley in Feb and in the Fall. Feb is better only because there is a better flow of water I believe. In Fall, the waterfall can be uninspiring.
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Jan 31, 2013 11:06 |  #1793

I was there once in the fall for that, but the water flow was way down. I don't think we had 5000 tripods there, but I'll be it was well into the hundreds. Now that I'm retired, I'm hoping for another chance when the water flows improve.



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Jan 31, 2013 21:21 |  #1794

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Tom,
The sun hits Horsetail falls at sunset giving the illusion of the original firefall. The sun is in the right position relative to the valley in Feb and in the Fall. Feb is better only because there is a better flow of water I believe. In Fall, the waterfall can be uninspiring.
http://travel.usatoday​.com …ll-turns-to-lava/632882/1 (external link)

Ah, took me back to my youth. The fire falls were spectacular and quite a production.


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Feb 01, 2013 00:06 |  #1795

Okay, so maybe I exaggerated a little. But there will be a whole lot of them. :D


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Feb 01, 2013 00:52 |  #1796

This 8-minute video (external link) shows what Horsetail Falls in February is about.


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Feb 01, 2013 14:11 |  #1797

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By all means drop by when you have a chance!

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Sorry I missed you yesterday, Alan. I was at the grocery store....

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Feb 01, 2013 15:00 |  #1798

I got some friends together and we are going to head over to Yosemite on Presidents day to try our luck with the fire-falls.


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Feb 01, 2013 22:00 as a reply to  @ tagnal's post |  #1799

Whose going to the SF Chinese New Year Festival and Parade, it's on February 23 at 5:15pm. I went last year and it was lots of fun, especially china town at night after the parade. Last year I didn't take my camera so this year I'm coming prepared.


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Feb 05, 2013 14:25 |  #1800

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Sorry I missed you yesterday, Alan. I was at the grocery store....

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That's okay Jim. It was good to catch up with you on Friday. :)
Thanks for the focus chart. I printed it up in Gloss and Matte to see which would work better.
It looks like I'll have to stick with the gloss and deal with the glare.
The Matte paper isn't exactly flat (it has texture bumps) and the lines bleed a little when you get to the fine end.

I'm going to hang it on the back of my garage door so I can be sure I can get a level/flat spot and plenty of space to calibrate all my lenses. It wouldn't do any good to hang I on a closest door that is bowed. Know what I mean? :wink:


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