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N 178 B 25.6K C 46 E Jan 11, 2009 F Jan 13, 2009
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With yesterday's complete lack of post-processing, I had to make up for it today with something like this.

This is a view of the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, which is the largest island in the lake. This was taken on the causeway, which is a 7.5 mile road connecting the island to Davis County, Utah. (I've put my approximate location on the map.) Most of the lake that would could see from the causeway was covered with snow. We found this break showing a thin layer of ice covering the massively salty water.
Wikipedia Antelope Island Entry

I'm always amazed at how quickly the cloud cover can magically appear. As we were driving to the lake there were very few clouds and I was preparing myself of a not-so-wonderful sunset. (Are there REALLY any not-so-wonderful sunsets?) Then the clouds streamed in and covered the entire valley.

More to come...

D90 HDR Info
- Three exposure HDR, bracketing set to 3F with 2.0 EV.
- Photomatix tonemapped generated HDR (using detail enhancer).
- Lightroom 2 adjustments.
- Photoshop to blend +2 exposure on bottom half of image. -2 exposure blended on top half.
- Ryan Eng has a great tutorial on HDR here

View large on Flickriver to see the ice details.

Tags:   |sumsion| D90 Davis County Great Salt Lake Nikon Nikon D90 Sunset USA sumsion sumsion.com causeway snow Antelope Island sunset light clouds sky reflection ice with the kids HDR tripod photomatix tonemapped explore explored interesting high dynamic range bracketing

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Flickr Explore: Jul 16, 2009

Another view of the amazing storm in Idaho Falls. This one has been modified a bit. The blue tint seemed to show off the clouds that were forming.

11 second exposure at f 4.0, ISO 200. Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6 fully opened to 10mm.

I've been gone the past few days backpacking in the Henry's Fork Basin of The Uinta Mountains. (Wiki) I carried my camera and tripod, and they seemed to survive the climb to 11,300 feet. Unfortunately I had to leave early, and the rest of the group will climb to King's Peak, which is the highest peak in Utah at 13,528 feet (4123 m).

Tags:   2009 D90 Idaho Falls July Nikon Nikon D90 Sigma 10-20mm USA sumsion sumsion.com lightning water river falls clouds lights Idaho ID landscape action movement

N 65 B 6.9K C 77 E Mar 1, 2009 F Mar 2, 2009
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Flickr Explore: Mar 3, 2009 - Thanks everyone!

(This has a drop shadow instead of my standard border. Please let me know what you think.)

This is not HDR, but it is a Vertorama.

You can't plan things like this. Sometimes you just have to have luck on your side. We were a bit late leaving Bear Lake on Sunday night and knew that we'd be driving in Logan Canyon as it was getting dark. As we headed out of Garden City, Utah and up to the summit, the entire sky began to change. Unfortunately we had a mountain range in our way and could only see parts of the sunset. I hoped that we would get to the summit in time to see at least part of the rest of the sky.

Just as we made it to the summit and pulled off the road, this is what we saw. The colors lasted for about five minutes and then disappeared. Luckily we had two cameras and lots of eyes. This was just one of those skies that you never forget, and this shot does it little justice. Had we left on time, or a few minutes later, we would have missed this entirely. The only place that this was visible was in this one small spot at the summit. What a wonderful spot to find ourselves in.

This is a handheld vertorama - no time to dig out the tripod. One exposure on top, one on bottom. The snow road that you see is a snowmobile trail that travels under the main road and then heads in both directions to hundreds (thousands?) of acres of wide open spaces.

The Voting Continues
I think voting continues until Friday. You can vote for my shot on KSL. If you'd like to vote for me, you can go here:
www.ksl.com/?sid=901157&nid=461

The monthly winner will be featured on the 2010 calendar. Proceeds benefit charity.

Thanks!

Tags:   |sumsion| sumsion sumsion.com 2009 D90 Nikon D90 USA sunset Logan Bear Lake lucky Logan Canyon March Nikon Sigma 10-20mm landscape mountains snow drop-shadow or border? snowmobile snow machine trail vertorama matchy explore interesting explored Flickr Explore panorama vertical panorama

N 205 B 19.4K C 156 E Dec 16, 2008 F Dec 17, 2008
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Flickr Explore: Dec 17 & 18, 2008 - Highest position: 75

A similar shot, but in black & white, is located here.

See this sunset, through a tree, as I was leaving. It's here.

I returned last night, at sunset, to one of my favorite spots. (See previous shots of this little pier here and here.)

It was quite a bit colder, and much snowier than it was last time. You can see the snow on the pier in this shot if you look closely. I loved this view because of the wonderful reflection of the pier onto the thin ice below.

For those of you who can't see the photo notes, the poles that you see (on the right) in the background aren't power lines. They are nesting poles for eagles.

HDR Info
- Three exposure HDR, bracketing set to 3F with 2.0 EV.
- Photomatix tonemapped generated HDR (using detail enhancer).
- Lightroom 2
- Ryan Eng has a great tutorial on HDR here

View large Reflecting Pool :: HDR on Flickriver

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N 26 B 3.5K C 45 E Mar 22, 2009 F Mar 24, 2009
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Flickr Explore: Mar 24, 2009

More darkness at The Great Salt Lake with a little bit of gold dust mixed in.

Shortly after this shot the mud in the middle goldish area tried to eat my boots. I survived to tell the story.

I have a few more shots from this outing to share with you this week. Calm down. Don't get too excited.

You know the drill. Two HDRs piled on top of each other to create the perfect square. Six exposures total.

View on Black (then click to view large)

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