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D700 Goes To Zion

Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by Some Bloke, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Some Bloke

    Some Bloke Active Member

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    This gallery was taken back in October/November in Zion National Park, Utah.

    Sample Pictures


    If you'd like to see more, please visit Zenfolio | Marque | Utah
    And view Photos 418 to 462.
    (Best viewed in Slideshow mode).

    Mucho thankings for viewing :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  2. liverpoolfan

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    Some superb and pro level photography there. A real richness to the colours and detail that I simply don't get from my abilities.

    How much pp do you do on them?
  3. Steve N

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    What a fabulous portfolio :thumbsup:

    A real pleasure to view your photographs.
    If you put together a book let me know, I'll be first in the queue.
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    Thank you Sir :)
    I usually don't do that much PP on them, but I spend about 10 mins on each photo.
    Most of the images were taken when it was dull and rainy, so they're not too contrasty and look vibrant.
    I shoot RAW and process them first with NX2, correct colour balance etc.
    Then import into Ps to finish it off.


    Thank you Steve :)
    I'll be luck if I even got a postcard published :D
  5. ryanyboy

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    Fantastic stuff Mr Bloke.

    My faves were #442 and #455. The way you've made the little hill of rock look so majestic with the little tree poking out of the top is magic. And the composition - with the lead in lines and all the "rules" adhered to is just marvellous.

    I could see that you hadn't done too much PP which makes them all the better.

    Top marks chap. :clap:
  6. Some Bloke

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    Thank you Sir :)
    As you know the camera is one fine piece of Ass :D
    I'd only had the camera a few weeks before going on vacation and I read that to get maximum sharpness from a lens, you needed to set a mid range f stop i.e. f8.
    But that doesn't allow much DOF, so each shot you see with front to back sharpness is 2 exposures blended together (one near and one far focused) ;)
    I since know with the D700 I can use smaller f's without losing image quality.
    I don't really pay much attention to the rule of thirds or give it much thought.
    I just naturally frame a scene how I see it. It's either a gift or dumb luck, you decide :rotfl:

    I'm looking forward to Ely :thumbsup:
  7. ryanyboy

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    I know what you mean about the rule of thirds. I thinks it's best to take the shot as you see it too. What I do like is your lead-in lines though. Whether you do that on purpose or naturally it really works :thumbsup:

    Looking forward to Ely too. I went yesterday for an hour. I thought I'd better get some practice after seeing your excellent images :eek:

    Some of the pics I took are on the "perpetual photography" thread - check 'em out! :)
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    Great stuff, haven't been to Zion for 10 years but these pics almost had me slinging my bags in the truck!
  9. Some Bloke

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    I'll have a look now :)
    I'm going to hire an miner's helmet, for when I come down, just so I can find my way inside :D


    Thank you.
    Get yourself there again, just don't go in the Summer, it's blazing hot.
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    Quality:smashin:

    Absolutely love 16
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    Thank you Sir and sorry for not replying sooner.

    Hope you're loving the D700 :clap:


    If anyone has any D700 eBooks, could they PM me with any download details.
    Thank you.
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    Yeah been there in August 100F+ the walk up to Angels Landing certainly got the blood pumping! Still the Narrows at the end of the day is a great place to cool off. Agree Spring/Fall is a better time to visit.
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    Cracking images, can't pick a favourite. Look forward to seeing your next outing with the D700 :thumbsup:
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    I never been up Angel's Landing or walked up The Narrows.
    On this trip I was going to go up A.L. but the weather was dull and cloudy.
    When I revisited Zion a weeks later, I did the River Walk, but didn't cross the river.
    I've never been able to find out, once you've crossed the river, how far can you walk up stream before it gets deep i.e. knee level ?
    And for whatever distance it is, is it worth it for taking photos ?
    Or do you need to really wet to see the good stuff (Subway etc)?


    Thank you.
    I've still got a few thousand images to process from my vacation, so unfortunately for everyone, I'll try and post some more :rolleyes:
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    Keep em coming :thumbsup:

    Are you based in the States "Some Bloke" ?
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    I F'ing wish, I'd sale my right one to live over there (and yours too) :rotfl:
    No I live in the sunny state of W.Y., U.K. of England :rolleyes:
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    :rotfl::rotfl:

    I know what you mean, I could quite happily relocate to California if they've have me.

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