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Billy
07-02-2012, 12:34 PM
Wanted to play around with bokeh and also distance compression effect, so I decided to use a long lens on this hike. I love the wide angle landscape shots from the ridge, but the weather and time of day wasn't going to provide anything in the way of special light, so I stuck with the long lens.

My friend John and I set a new standard (for us) of laziness and peak-slacking, completing our LH-Lincoln-Lafayette loop in a blazing 11.5 hours. Today the theme was photography, waterfalls, enjoying as much time as possible above treeline, and laziness. Oh, and we took part in the "rescue" (I don't know what other word to use) of a 91 pound dog way up high on Lafayette...that added about 1.5 hours to the trip...loooooong story.


Lincoln viewed from Little Haystack
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-Lfhm5Dq/0/L/IMG0514edited-1-L.jpg


John on Little Haystack
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-5rLqz3N/0/L/IMG0516edited-1-L.jpg


Lincoln
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-JmQmCms/0/L/IMG0522edited-1-L.jpg


Any idea what these are? Piece of glass/plastic is about 1 foot by 1 foot
supported by the brace and cables. Saw them between LH and Lincoln.
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-26qxJw4/0/L/IMG0525edited-1-L.jpg


Lafayette in the distance
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-5V7dX45/0/L/IMG0543edited-1-L.jpg


John and his trusty Nikon
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-mM79pRP/0/L/IMG0548edited-1-L.jpg


John straddling Lafayette
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-2wVsHvS/0/L/IMG0558edited-1-L.jpg


Cannon ski slopes appearing freakishly close to the hut
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-vGhzbFK/0/L/IMG0567edited-1-L.jpg


A quiet Garfield summit
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-PgvJVZ3/0/L/IMG0586edited-1-L.jpg


Lincoln viewed from Lafayette
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-zrvBr96/0/L/IMG0582edited-1-L.jpg


Well, one landscape shot won't hurt
http://walkinginthewoods.smugmug.com/Hiking-Backpacking-and-1/2012/Mt-Lincoln-and-Mt-Lafayette/i-2pchkVQ/0/L/IMG0568edited-1-L.jpg

MichaelJ
07-02-2012, 12:42 PM
So what were the hardware and glass you used here?!?!

bikehikeskifish
07-02-2012, 12:53 PM
Any idea what these are? Piece of glass/plastic is about 1 foot by 1 foot
supported by the brace and cables. Saw them between LH and Lincoln.


These panels were recently reported / discussed here

Tim

Billy
07-03-2012, 10:42 AM
So what were the hardware and glass you used here?!?!

canon dslr, 70-200mm lens, heliopan polarizer .... heavy as hell to hike with, but worth every ounce ... they're my favorite toys and they're fun to play with

Forester Jake
07-03-2012, 10:35 PM
Cool shots!
Always fun to have the time to explore creative photography in the mountains!
Have you ever explored the principles behind "tilt shift" photography? (think creating those super cool "toy like" images) I think you'll find it both fun & fascinating! You can create the effect with your tools, a really heavy & expensive hunk of glass called a tilt-shift lens, or create your own even in the basic Photoshop (Elements) program. I've been messing around with a ton of hiking shots in Photoshop with super cool results :)

MichaelJ
07-03-2012, 10:57 PM
70-200mm L series? The f/4 or the f/2.8?

DougPaul
07-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Have you ever explored the principles behind "tilt shift" photography? (think creating those super cool "toy like" images) I think you'll find it both fun & fascinating! You can create the effect with your tools, a really heavy & expensive hunk of glass called a tilt-shift lens, or create your own even in the basic Photoshop (Elements) program. I've been messing around with a ton of hiking shots in Photoshop with super cool results :)
You can only adjust the perspective effects in post-processing, but not get the extended depth-of-focus that a tilt-shift lens can provide in certain situations.

You can also get the shift effect (perspective control) of a tilt-shift lens with a wide angle lens by placing the object-of-interest off center and cropping in post. For instance, when shooting a tall building from ground level, hold the film/sensor plane parallel to the front of the building to avoid the tapered appearance that you will get if you aim the camera up at the center of the building.

See, for instance:
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/movements.shtml
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/focusing-ts.shtml

Doug

DougPaul
07-03-2012, 11:59 PM
70-200mm L series? The f/4 or the f/2.8?
Check the EXIF:
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II (ie full-frame--sensor/film size is important, too.)

Yeah--that is a heavy rig...

Doug