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by UrsaMajor
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Dolomites, Italy
Replies: 18
Views: 3441

Re: Dolomites, Italy

Very, very nice, Sury.

I like all of your images, but if I were to pick a favorite (not easy to do!) it would be your 5th image - the one you titled "The Trail".

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread!
Replies: 944
Views: 159307

Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread!

There is an old saying that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that is the case with the image below. This shot was taken with my cell phone last month when I stepped out the door of the B&B at which we were staying a few miles outside of Innsbruck, Austria. It had been raining in...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Photos with evidence of the photographer
Replies: 222
Views: 44835

Re: Photos with evidence of the photographer

This definitely is not a case of inadvertent evidence of the photographer, but I am not sure if there is a better way to categorize it. A6502970.jpg This was taken last month at the Swarovski Crystal museum / gallery / store near Innsbruck, Austria. I was inside the Crystal Dome, which is a multi-fa...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: 2 Cameras at the Auto Show
Replies: 30
Views: 3997

Re: 2 Cameras at the Auto Show

After more than a half century as an aerospace engineer, redundancy is automatic for me. The reduction in weight and space when traveling by air with two cameras is the reason I first started with a mirror-less camera, Then I discovered that I really liked some of the other benefits of the design, a...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: San Pedro de Atacama
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: San Pedro de Atacama

30 minutes earlier we were talking about Fibonacci numbers with the tour guide. :) Sury My parents were dedicated travelers who visited out-of-the-way place all over the world. One of their comments that the remark above brought to my mind was that they were continually being surprised by people th...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99-2
Replies: 203
Views: 47680

Re: A99-2

The second photo is also my favorite.

- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 91
Views: 35215

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

If you don't need a strong catalog option, and you are only editing Sony raw files, Capture One is free for Sony. I'm not sure the license's price for the other versions... I tried the Capture One free version for Sony and if I remember correctly it's not completely unlocked like the paid version. ...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: School Days
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: School Days

In addition to my family photos, I took a number of shots of the campus of Lewis & Clark College, which is located in the middle of a forest on a hilltop above the Columbia River Valley.

Here are a few of them:

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Looking uphill toward the school's office building. The President's office looks out at this landscape, and that view from his end will include the snow-covered 11,000+ foot Mount Hood, framed by these trees - on a clear day.
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Another shot looking downhill and away from the school's office building.
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A detail from the landscaping in the first image.
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The front door of the college library
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- Tom -
by UrsaMajor
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: School Days
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

School Days

My Granddaughters are both in college in Portland, Oregon, albeit in different Schools - Lewis & Clark College and Reed College. On Family Weekend last month, my daughter and I visited to spend a little time with them, and I took advantage of the opportunity to see the campus of Lewis & Clar...
by UrsaMajor
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: My haitus
Replies: 28
Views: 5917

Re: My haitus

I was diagnosed with Cavernous hemangioma (tumors in brain whose location in my case make them inoperable) which caused involuntary movements in my left leg and hand. I was sorry to hear about this, but I am optimistic about your future health. Every individual is different, but a Cavernous hemangi...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Oregon Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Oregon Coast

I have been in love with this coastline since we first drove along it in stormy weather in 1967, and I have returned several times. Here are two renditions of another image that I took on my drive along the coast a few weeks ago. I originally thought that it should be a black and white image, but I ...
by UrsaMajor
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Oregon Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Oregon Coast

Love the black and white pictures, Tom, very atmospheric. That is part of the reason I drive the Oregon Coast (and some of the coast of Northern California) whenever I have a reason to be in that area with a little free time. I live on the coast of Southern California, and enjoy the scenery here, b...
by UrsaMajor
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 40
Views: 13655

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Note that there were two Minolta A Mount 17-35mm lenses, an f/2.8-4 (D) and an f/3.5 G Harvey, Thank you. Did not know that two versions exist. I was looking at f/2.8-4 as recommended anyway. Sury If you decide that you want a Minolta 17-35 2.8-4, let me know. I have one which seems to be in very g...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Oregon Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Re: Oregon Coast

Nice shots Tom. I like the second one. Sury I think that this one is my favorite of the images that I shot while the general lighting was still bright and most of the colors vivid. I shot some additional images later, and also the next morning before the fog lifted. I think I like those better when...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Oregon Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 3577

Oregon Coast

After helping to move my older granddaughter into the dorm for her Freshman year of college in Portland, Oregon, I drove home via the cost of Oregon and Northern California. It's a drive I have done multiple times, but I always enjoy the scenery. On this occasion, near Gold Beach I encountered fog m...

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