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    Re: CHP sez Tioga Pass

    From our local news in Sonora...

    "Caltrans reports this morning that Highway 108 Sonora Pass is closed at Kennedy Meadows, Highway 4 Ebbetts Pass is closed at the Mount Reba turnoff and Highway...
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    Re: Eastern Sierra camping locations?

    Trumbull is quite nice, I have camped there a couple of times. I'll also vote for Lundy.

    If you are in the Virginia Lakes/Lundy area it is a short hop to Bridgeport. There is a reservoir there...
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    Re: What's Sonora Pass like right now?

    John,

    I was up there last week. Above 8,000 ft. (Chipmunk Flat) the smoke wasn't too bad--a bit hazy, but got better in the afternoon. I would not count on pristine views of the mountains or the...
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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    An update on Sierra fire activity...

    Railroad Fire: 5,414 Acres, 10% contained. Extreme fire behavior. Evacuations and road closures still in effect.

    Slinkard Fire near Topaz Lake: 7,881 Acres,...
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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    John, the new fire is called the Railroad Fire and is in Sierra NF. More at Inciweb.

    Currently 920 Ac and 5% contained. There is a hard closure of Hwy 41 from Cedar Valley Drive to the South...
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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    As of this morning, 8/20, the South Fork Fire is 3,191 ac. and is 10% contained. Mandatory evacuations will remain in place for Wawona.
    --P
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    Re: New fire in Yosemite----

    It is called the South Fork Fire. More on Inciweb

    There is a second fire in Yosemite called the Empire Fire As of two days ago it was 1,320 Ac. and is burning 1 Mile South of Bridalveil Campground...
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    Re: Mariposa Alert!

    Just thought I would add a note here about Sonora Pass. Lon and I had a great time this past weekend! Saturday was very smoky due a fire near Eureka Valley, but a big T-storm cell came through late...
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    Re: Mariposa Alert!

    Drew, it is good see you back here again!

    In fact, Lon Overacker and I headed up to Sonora Pass on Saturday for a couple nights. We will be digital capture this time around.

    Yeah, I wish I...
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    Re: Mariposa Alert!

    Smoke production from the Detwiler fire is much reduced due ongoing containment efforts. There will likely be some smoke generated when unburned islands torch out as time goes on. The fire is 81,826...
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    Re: Mariposa Alert!

    The Detwiler Fire is 76,500 Ac. and is 50% contained as of this morning, 7/24.

    If you plan to travel in the area, be sure note any road closures.
    --Be Safe!
    --P
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    Re: Whats the verdict on Adobe CC?

    Here is some info from Adobe on GPU and Photo Shop CC 2017 that may be of help.
    --P
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    Re: Mariposa Alert!

    From our local news in Tuolumne County as of 0700, 7/19: "The incident management team overseeing*the Detwiler Fire reports that the blaze is now 45,724 acres and seven-percent contained."

    We have...
  14. Re: Laptop for digital photo editing, scanning, etc.

    David, this sounds like a nice machine, and should serve you well. The nVidia video card will give nice performance in Photo Shop. If, at some point you work with really large files, upgrading to 32...
  15. Re: Laptop for digital photo editing, scanning, etc.

    David mentioned that he has a capable external monitor. His concern is the laptop screen. The newer 4K screens are indeed very bright, pushing 400 cd/m^2. They also have extremely high contrast...
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    Re: Computer, OS and Scanner Survey

    You machine and scanners should get the job done, but I do have some suggestions...

    *Win 10 Pro 64 bit
    *A 500 GB SSD for your primary drive (The Samsung 850 Pro gets excellent reviews.)
    *NVidia...
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    Re: Yosemite to Flood the Weekend

    Just read this on our Tuolumne County local news...

    "The Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park, which is the extension of Highway 120, is closed due to storm damage. The closure runs from...
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    Re: Yosemite to Flood the Weekend

    Sad to hear about the loss of your friend, John.

    On a note related to the series of storms impacting California, a Giant Sequoia tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park succumbed to the rains and...
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    Re: Yosemite to Flood the Weekend

    Here is an update from our local news in Tuolumne County:

    Update at 1:40 p.m.:Yosemite National Park officials now report that all roads leading into Yosemite Valley will close today at 5 p.m. due...
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    Re: Yosemite to Flood the Weekend

    A look at NWS-Sacramento today shows 10-15" of rain in Yosemite over the weekend, and 12-24" of snow for Saturday above 7,000'. We are likely to get 7-10 inches of rain here in Columbia. The extended...
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    Re: Advice for Photoshop .psb large format

    No, they are located in Washington state, USA. That is a bit closer to Italy. :D I am not sure what their policy is for international shipments, though. You would need to check with them. If you send...
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    Re: Advice for Photoshop .psb large format

    Keldrilh,

    The specs you have provided look good, but I do have a few things to share...

    The video card you specced is overkill for Photo Shop. PS, at the moment, supports only a limited number...
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    Re: Calibrating the monitor

    Thanks, Bruce. I do understand that D65 is a standard, but I wasn't aware of the criteria. I was actually just trying to keep things simple for the OP.

    My monitor is also calibrated to D65.
    --P
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    Re: Calibrating the monitor

    D65 means the white point is 6500 K. Your luminance, black point, and Gamma are fine. Your current white point of 5500 K is on the warm (redder side). Try calibrating using 6500.

    If you are making...
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    Re: San Francisco - Mass Transit only, where to go?

    Bryan, if you decide to head into the Foothills a nice loop is Sonora to Columbia State Historical Park and then up HWY 4 to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. You can then head down HWY 4 to Murphys...
  26. Thread: Drobo issues

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    Re: Drobo issues

    Bob, I suggest you purchase 'enterprise grade' HD's such as the Western Digital Red or Western Digital RE. You can get either 5400 or 7200 RPM drives in capacities up to 2 TB for the RE and up to 6...
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    Re: Keeble & Schuchat, Palo Alto

    Several year ago I had to go to Gryphon, the musical instrument store, to pick up a guitar that I had to have repaired. At the time, I was in the market for a ball head and a tripod so I went to K-S....
  28. Re: Chamonix 045N-2 Standard Bellows or Universal Bellows

    I have the N-2 with the universal bellows. I do not use my 90mm much, but the bellows does allow for generous movements. I do not have any shorter lenses, so I cannot comment on that. If you plan to...
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    Re: "If You're Going to Tuolumne Meadows...

    I saw this when I checked the Tioga Pass forecast this morning--pretty funny! The temperature as shown in the screen shot is close to the boiling point of liquid Hydrogen: ‎−252.87 C (20.28 K;...
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    Re: Organization and File Naming

    I think the first thing to do is to define a folder structure, i.e. how do you want to identify scans and any subsequent versions of the image.

    By 'Date Taken' is one way. By 'Subject' is another,...
  31. Thread: ROLL CALL

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    Re: ROLL CALL

    I check in every day.
    --P
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    Re: Monitor Recommendations?

    Here's a second vote for the NEC Multisync PA272W with the NEC Spectraview profiling system. I have been very happy with mine, and calibration using SpectraView and their NEC-Branded iOne colorimeter...
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    Re: Yosemite Report

    Hi All,

    I can't edit my original post, so here's a link to the article, along with a couple of images.

    From the looks of the slide, this is going to take a while to clean up, and to fix the...
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    Re: Yosemite Report

    This item is on our local Sonora news this morning...



    Be safe out there everyone.

    --P
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    Re: Snow in the Sierra expected.

    It is becoming increasingly likely that a cold storm will affect NorCal Tuesday, 11/24, until Thanksgiving Day. Snow levels are expected to drop to 2500 ft. with heavy accumulations at pass levels. A...
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    Re: Snow in the Sierra expected.

    Just read this on our local Sonora news...

    "Sonora, CA — Highway 108 Sonora Pass is the first of the area mountain passes to officially close for the season.

    Caltrans spokesperson Rick Estrada...
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    Re: Epson V700 profile for prove 100F (vuescan)

    Pali, remember that there are two files that need to posted, or sent to the OP:

    1. The ICC Profile (*.icc)
    2. The IT8 or Q60 (*.it8 or *.Q60)

    I simply installed my ICC and Q60 files in...
  38. Re: Windows 10, VueScan and Microtek 1800f and Minolta DiMAGE Scan Multi Pro Scanners

    I have an 1800F, use VueScan, and I've upgraded my computer to Window 10. So far, I have not seen any issues. I'd advise you to update VueScan after you do the upgrade.

    On another note regarding...
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    Re: Epson V700 profile for prove 100F (vuescan)

    I use VueScan, too, and I have an 1800F, same as Paul. I also used the included target and used VueScan Pro to create the profile. It's not perfect, but it gets me close.

    Since you have a big...
  40. Re: Method of standardising image size with border

    Steve, you didn't mention which version of Photo Shop you are using. Some of the options for the crop tool have changed over the years, so it's helpful to know the PS version

    The following are for...
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