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Old 10-29-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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This was the river yesterday...

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Old 10-29-2011, 11:46 PM
 
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From a flight I took in a friend's plane about a month ago:

Leaving Port Valdez


Columbia Glacier















All spectacular shots tigre...sorry but couldn't rep you!
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This was the river yesterday...
Winter is here... I have enjoyed the different shots from winter, spring, summer and fall Wapt.. thank again...
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Thanks. Jaw dropping beauty. Wow.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Manhattan Island
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Tigre, you are so good. So freakin good. I just can't believe a point-and-shoot can put out photos like that.

And yay for the frozen Kuskokwim, and yay for Aurora's. This thread rules.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Some people have asked me about camera settings, and also if they can use my photos of the Auroras as desktop images on their computers on the reputation comments, but I have no idea how to answer those. I decided to answer them in here as follows:

1. Yes, you can use my images as desktops.
2. About the camera’s settings:

a. Camera on manual mode, ISO around 400, wide lens (I use a Tokina 11-16mm set near 11mm), lens aperture around f/4 or wider, exposure from 8 seconds to 18 seconds depending on how dark the night is. For example, if there is a full moon, then you want to use exposures around 8 seconds, even less sometimes (or just bring the ISO down a little). Just experiment with your camera as you increase ISO, and as you decrease ISO.

b. I sometimes set my Canon cameras to Av (Aperture priority), lens aperture around f/4 or f/2.8 (depending on how dark it is outside), ISO from 350-400, and exposure from 8-16 seconds.

c. Set the camera on a tripod, and the lens to manual focus (M), and focus the lens to infinite (the small figure 8 on the lens barrel).

d. Finally, make sure that you cover your camera's eyepiece right after you compose the image and press the shutter release. Most cameras come with a square piece of rubber attached to the camera's carry strap. This piece is supposed to fit over the eyepiece, but I never use it. What I use is a couple of pieces of black plastic electrical tape. I cut three short pieces of tape a little wider than the eyepiece, and attach it to each other to form a rectangular piece that's about 3" wide x 2-1/2" tall. I compose the image, cover the eyepiece with the tape, and then press the shutter release.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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wow tigre, magnificent photos! I'm jealous of your photography skills
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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d. Finally, make sure that you cover your camera's eyepiece right after you compose the image and press the shutter release.
Pardon my complete ignorance here, but why do you cover the eyepiece?, and why would you do it after pressing the shutter release.

btw, I keep trying to rep you on your photos, but apparently I have not spread enough around to give you what you deserve, yet again.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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Covering the viewfinder prevents the meter from being tricked by the light entering the back of the camera. Light can enter through the lens and also the rear of the camera and could result in an underexposed photo.

I'm pretty sure he meant cover before pressing the shutter.
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