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    Re: post your trees!

    Nice! What Medusa might look like if she were a tree.

    Did you hear the tree take any refreshing slurps?

    I'm curious if the root system had once been subterranean, but now exposed due to...
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    Re: Post Your Waterfalls

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    Here’s another dam pretty waterfall. ;^)

    (North Cascades Nat’l Park, Wash. state)

    Tachi 4x5
    Schneider XL 110mm/5.6
    Velvia-50 (refrigerated old version)
    Epson 4990/Epson Scan
  3. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

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    Just for fun, here’s a twist on the road theme – the abandoned road of a glacier.

    When the glacier retreated the same way it came, it tossed some large rocks out the window, like beer...
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    A scary tree, the type that reaches out and grabs you if you’re out at night.

    This Big Leaf Maple is Seattle’s most common sidewalk tree. But here off the beaten path, deep inside a...
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    Re: White Rim Road - Mice?

    If you’re in a tent, campsite mice love the straps that hold the tent to the stakes.

    The sweat and salts that accumulate on the straps is delicious, they say.

    If you wake and hear scurrying...
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    Yes, those are the knock-down remains of Mount St. Helens' 1980 fury.

    However, that's Mount Adams under the moon, not Mount St. Helens.

    (Mount St. Helens is behind the camera.)

    Austin's...
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    These leaning Ponderosas made me think my camera wasn’t level, but it was perfectly level.

    My Tachi’s front rise was begging for mercy, while the Schneider was quite calm.

    Way up in...
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    Re: Pet Pictures, Any Format.

    Looks like Joanie sees a squirrel up there!
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

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    Darting out on an errand!

    She’s a Three-toed Woodpecker, working hard all day, along with her mate, hunting insects for a young (murmuring) brood inside the tree. The parents searched in...
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    Re: Post yer 35mm shots!

    Close call! Its banded patterns serve as a very nice camouflage in the reeds.

    I'm curious if this is a banded water snake near a lake or creek.

    Before digital, 35mm cameras were excellent for...
  11. Thread: The Road

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    Re: The Road

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    Early evening, I've pitched my tent in the Olympic Mountains (Wash. state).

    Down there is the FS road I ascended to get here. :D

    I'm looking across Puget Sound to the Cascade...
  12. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

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    Just to add one more growing fashion – tree-side reflectors, screwed or tacked directly into the tree.

    Anyone else started seeing these?

    With all the plastic finding its way into the...
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    Re: Importance of back movements

    Hey, wait a minute, I agree, but I’m still going to take you to task. :D Didn’t we clear this up long, long ago, in an eternal, never-ending thread about perspective? That is, “Geometric perspective”...
  14. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    The clothespin/ribbon is a nice idea for both running groups and solo off-trail runners. Easy to place, easy to remove for those on the run. I’m naturally curious if your group uses plastic...
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    I think that’s a good question (and would like to hear your view). If inside a NP or designated Wilderness, I would say trail cameras don't belong, and I’m sure published rules cover this. I’m more...
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    I discovered G.K. Chesterton since I’m a huge fan of George Bernard Shaw. And Chesterton has some fine things to say about my hero of the modern drama.

    Now I’d like to know the source of...
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    If you're explaining the Chesterton, thank you – hilarious!



    But this wins best image of the thread.
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    One mourns this runner’s fate in Joshua Tree, and part of me wishes he had pre-scouted his path, marked it with ribbons, and later enjoyed the run, returning without getting lost and killed.

    But...
  19. Re: LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    [Sigh]

    Remember, it’s the uncertainty that relieves one of addressing two issues: forgotten plastic that keeps accumulating in the forest, and robbing others of a better outdoor experience.
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    Probably the most infuriating ribbons of them all, the ones marking a designated trail. Sometimes these are placed (and left behind) by winter hikers marking a snow-covered trail. Which leaves two...
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    There are many uses of ribbon that can expand one’s enjoyment of the forest while making it safer to do so. But after ribbons serve their purpose, if the people who use ribbons don’t remove them (or...
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    Yes, I suspect this is what one often sees, ribbons placed by well-meaning snowshoe hikers, cross country skiers, or snow mobilers to mark snow-covered trails – and whose ribbons, considerately left...
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    Would love to know more about USFS color codes from the 1980s.

    Maybe they’re the same today.
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    Here's a typical trailside ribbon ... with no clear purpose.

    When I see a ribbon like this, my patience runs thin like Greg's.

    And my inclination is to remove it.
  25. LF hikers, do you remove plastic tree ribbons?

    Over the past few years, plastic ribbons have proliferated on tree branches in the PNW. :(

    Orange, pink, blue – they’re fluttering in the wind and I’m curious about your views.

    Maybe you use...
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    Re: Hello from Poulsbo, Washington

    I’ll be there this summer too. Love the Big Leaf Maples with giant ferns drooping from their limbs in the early morning mist. If I see someone with a tripod and boxy camera, I’ll stop to say Hello.
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    On my screen I think the black rocks are treated well. Nowhere is there a distracting black hole with insufficient texture, but there is enough darkness for a touch of drama and mystery.

    What I...
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

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    Thanks to those distant sea stacks – which always beckon to me to visit in a kayak – I shared this in the “Islands in the Stream” thread, but since so many fallen trees are in the...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    One might think the value of Pentax digital makes it less likely to be forgotten.

    Not for me. Especially since I don't like wearing it on a lanyard like a necklace.

    I’ve wrapped it with a strip...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    After loading my pack, or after loading my car, I’ll do a 60-second “walk-around” and look for any stray or forgotten items.

    The older I get, the more items I've saved. ;^)
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    Re: Reversal vs negative

    Yes, a key "Con" to keep in mind. But when I have a nice composition in much flatter light than I desire, transparencies or Polaroid Type 55 (for b/w) to the rescue. That’s mainly why I keep trannies...
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    I wish your tripod had been patiently waiting for you the next day! I realized what I’d done about 20 miles down a lonely FS road. When I returned, the tripod was still there, but it looked like...
  33. Re: Precision and Accuracy in LF Photography: How much is enough?

    I like my darkroom thermometer to be accurate each and every time.

    Precision is less important.

    I don’t think I have that backwards, right? :D
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    Nice, I like your choice of long horizontal framing for the rows of icicles.

    Is this what your darkroom walls look like before it warms up? :D
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    Re: Common Large Format Mistakes

    Driving away without your tripod, because when you returned to the car, you placed it next to the car on the passenger side, where you can't see it when you get in on the driver's side. :(
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    Re: Hello from Poulsbo, Washington

    Hi Jeff,

    Welcome from another PNW LFer in Seattle.

    Since you’re in Poulsbo, I envy you’re a bit closer to the Olympic beaches, rain forests, and snowy mountains I love. I’d estimate a quarter...
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    Re: Islands in the stream, river, lake, ocean

    I think I see the gull, halfway down on the right. And I think that’s your Greek Goddess after all. You know how they can transform into all kinds of animals. She must have flown in from your Redwood...
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    Re: Islands in the stream, river, lake, ocean

    I would never have suspected this, but it is now clear that Islands are the least photographed land form among LFers. :D

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    Here’s another rare island from my portfolio. Sure would like to...
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    Re: Trees & limbs fallen from the skies

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    Who needs hallucinogens when you can rotate a fallen tree 180°? ;^)

    Everything in this image is a reflection, except the log & the bottom edge (where lake meets forest). And those blurry...
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    Re: Large Format Landscapes

    The jungle-like flora gives this a steamy South American feel.



    Very nice John, and I bet the waterfall is flowing even faster as our snowpack melts...

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    Not far away, high in the N....
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