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by John David Cubit
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: More from Southern Utah, USA
Replies: 2
Views: 567

More from Southern Utah, USA

There are many small canyons in southern Utah that streams have cut through the red sandstone. By wedging their roots into rock fractures, cottonwood trees have colonized the riparian habitat, withstanding even the roaring flash floods that sweep massive debris flows through these narrow slot canyon...
by John David Cubit
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Zion

Impressive, have to say the location looks stunning. It truly is a stunning place to visit, for photographers and non-photographers alike. If one has any health issues, the one area of potential concern is that it is at an elevation of approximately 8000 feet, and many of the best scenes are on wal...
by John David Cubit
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Zion

sury wrote:John,
If it is ok with you, I am going to use your following quote in my email signature.
examine the range of possibilities as an antidote to doting on the dogmatic few
Please let me know otherwise.

With best regards,
Sury


I welcome it.
by John David Cubit
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: St Cyrus beach, Scotland
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: St Cyrus beach, Scotland

Regarding the first photo, maybe it's my dour 1/4 Scotch ancestry but I really like the mood in this image. Regarding the Sony 70-400 G, it is one of my two most-used lenses, with excellent results. (The other is the 24-70 Sony-Zeiss f/2.8 .) To me, the weight isn't a big problem, but, like you, I c...
by John David Cubit
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Zion

An iconoclast photographer is anything but iconographer. :lol: examine the range of possibilities as an antidote to doting on the dogmatic few Love it, though I am not sure I am minimizing the avoidable suffering by seeking to examine the range of possibilities. :D Not withstanding, that third one ...
by John David Cubit
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Zion

I loved the third one for its atypical composition. All of them are great. Sury Thanks, Sury. Regarding the third one--iconoclast that I am, I couldn't help going to the land of iconic images without shooting a non-icon. It's a parallel to the Popperian philosophy--examine the range of possibilitie...
by John David Cubit
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Zion
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Zion

Zion, Utah, is a Mecca for photographers, especially in the fall. Local photographers told me that this was a bad year for fall colors, but I found enough to photograph and to whet my appetite for a return in a good year. 1. The Watchman peak. Every late afternoon/evening 50-100 photographers stand ...
by John David Cubit
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Some samples from recent trip to Thailand
Replies: 19
Views: 2491

Re: Some samples from recent trip to Thailand

And aren't there other rules, like:
1. Don't sit on the tigers' tails.
2. Don't sit on the tigers' feet.
3. No matter how much you love tigers, don't rub your thigh on their rear-ends.
?
by John David Cubit
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA

John, just gorgeous! All of them are... like looking at an alien land and alien architecture. Amazing colours and fairy chinneys too... Thanks for sharing, Yildiz Thanks Yildiz. This was my first trip to Bryce Canyon. The thought crossed my mind it is the Cappadocia of the U.S. (without the dwellin...
by John David Cubit
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA

Sandstone canyons lace the southern half of the state of Utah, ranging south to the Grand Canyon in the adjoining state of Arizona. Each canyon has its own erosional structures in shades of red, orange, and cream. Bryce Canyon is known for its tall spires and corrugated walls that bounce the morning...
by John David Cubit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep

Great shots John. The first one, I think, is especially good. :) They are fantastic looking animals. Are they used to people? How did you go about getting the shots? Thanks, Birma. They are not used to people and will leave at any sign of threat. The trick is to be very patient, be still, avert you...
by John David Cubit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Desert Bighorn Sheep

sury wrote:John,
I loved the first one most and I like them all. The eyes of the Ram are so vivid and striking.
Sury


Thanks, Sury!
by John David Cubit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Desert Bighorn Sheep
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Desert Bighorn Sheep

This subspecies of bighorns grazes on the desert floor, then rests on elevated rocky outcroppings. 1. Dominant ram with juvenile http://cubit.smugmug.com/Other/Desert-Bighorns/i-n976nhP/4/L/DSC08396%202k-L.jpg 2. Lead ewe and dominant ram after an exhausting mating chase in the desert heat. http://c...
by John David Cubit
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mojave Desert Afternoon to Evening
Replies: 2
Views: 1558

Mojave Desert Afternoon to Evening

The open desert on a still day gives me peace, especially in the late afternoon through dusk as the lowering sun position and developing twilight change the colors of the landscape. These photos were taken at a Mojave dry lake bordered by the historic Route 66 in California. Under all lighting condi...
by John David Cubit
Wed May 15, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Experimenting with blur to show motion... and emotion
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Experimenting with blur to show motion... and emotion

I wanted to catch some animation in these stills, so I tried shooting at a low shutter speed. Both pictures were shot with a Sony A99 and Zeiss 24-70. The drummers were in a Tumba Francesa band, which is part of the Afro-French culture in eastern Cuba (Guantanamo), where the photos were taken. These...

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