Sep 292016
 

I don’t drink coffee, but I do like a good hike to Coffee Pot Rapids.  These shot document the hike from Coffee Pot Camp Ground down to the rapids and back.  It’s not an especially strenuous hike it’s take a bit less than an hour to hike in and then another hour back.  I’d say it’s worth the effort.

Oct 182014
 

Here are some more fall color panoramas from Big Cottonwood Canyon.  The one labeled Big Cottonwood is in the same area as the pan I posted earlier.  The other two are of a little rapid up stream a couple of miles.  The pans taken at the rapids were taken handheld because there wasn’t any place to set up a tripod.  The Close picture was taken while laying on the rocks at the edge of the river.  Both upper pans are three picture each and the other is five pics.

 

Sep 232014
 

We went back up to Island Park last week and had a blast.  Here are a couple of shots from our visit.  After years away we’ve gotten back into going up to Sawtelle Peak.  It’s right around 10,000 ft.  I took some shots of flowers and other things up there earlier this summer.  I’m fascinated with what happens to the trees when you get up close to the top.  There’s a line called the tree line of any mountain.  Above a certain elevation trees no longer grow.  There’s any area close to the tree line where the trees struggle.  I took a few pictures and I’ll share one here.

We also went for a little 40 mile ATV ride along the Continental Divide and surrounding area in Montana.  There was an interesting series of beaver dams on the South Fork of the Madison River.

Lastly but not least is getting to start nice fires to warm up the cabin in the morning.  Low temps were in the 30’s and highs about 70.  Beautiful weather.

Mar 232014
 

When I’m in a new place I like to explore and see what there is that’s interesting about the area I’m visiting.  My trip to Hanover, NH was no different that a lot of trips I do.  I had to go for work, so instead of spending a lot of time in a hotel room or some other establishment, I explored.  I am going to start by sharing the pictures I took of the Simon Pierce Restaurant and gallery and studio.  Unfortunately it was later in the day so the studio was closed.  The restaurant by the way is outstanding!  Hope you like these pics.  There were obviously taken late in the day, which makes taking pictures into and out of or as a back light a little easier.

Jan 082012
 

Here’s the shot that every one that goes to Multmonah Falls takes.  This one with a bit of an HDR spin on it.

Dec 312011
 

I went to Portland Oregon for Christmas and didn’t get a lot of time to photo safari, but we made one trip to Multnomah Falls.  This is a 15 shot vertical HDR Panorama.  I’ve only had time to process three of the shots from that day I think this is my favorite so far.

Jul 282011
 

We just got back from the cabin where I shot something like 600+ photos.  I’ll share a couple of my favorites here.  I’ve been processing for hours now and I think this is my favorite so far.  This is Mesa Falls (I’ve posted it before).  It’s an HDR panorama (my first HDR pan of the falls) 15 total exposures. 3 frames x 5 exposures.  18 mm, f22 ISO 100 slow enough shutter speeds so that the water starts to turn silky.

Jun 032011
 

Here’s the last of the Shoshone Falls panoramas.  I way over did the HDR (on purpose of course).  The panorama is made up of only 20 pictures (4 pan frames x 5 exposures each) and is only 277 Mb.  I think it’s the best of the three panoramas of the falls.  By the way the little building on the left at the bottom of the falls is the power plant.

Jun 022011
 

When I was shooting Shoshone Falls I took three panoramas from three different places.  I finally got around to doing number two.  This one is a bit more painterly or more heavily processed.

May 032011
 

One of my favorite places is Shoshone Falls on the Snake River near Twin Falls, Idaho.  On our way home from Boise last week end we stopped.  This time of year the water is roaring over the falls.  This picture is made up of 50 pictures.  I HDRed together 10 pan shots, each HDR is made up of 5 shots.  I took the houses and etc in the background out of the picture.   I don’t know why anyone would let people build houses on the precipice of the falls, but I guess it’s a free country.  As a side bar my computer has nine gigabytes of RAM.  I used 7.5 while processing the stitching in Photoshop.  The picture is a 325Mb tiff.  I’ve reduced it to a 145Kb jpg for your viewing pleasure.