Friday, September 21, 2012

The Enchantments

perhaps the most beautiful place I have ever seen.........

 Prusik Peak and Gnome Tarn

 Goat at Inspiration lake

Upper Enchantments
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Prusik Peak and The Temple
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With names like Jabberwocky Tower, Dragon Tail, Little Annapurna, The Witches Tower, Leprachaun Lake, Gnome Tarn and Aasgard Pass, it conjures up images of JRR Tolkien's books, The Lord of the Rings and it in deed looks like a place right out of those books.

I have visited a few places around the world, whether they where tropical or alpine or something in between, this place ranks at the top for pure beauty, I think this is Mother Nature's finest piece of work.

In trying to describe this place, one would imagine themselves being dropped on an alien planet similar to ours, yet with things a tad different, yet untouched by anything unnatural.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Really Sony, wow, full frame 24mp camera with a Zeiss 35mm lens the size of a micro 4/3 camera, I want, drool......

first Cyber Shot I have ever wanted, but at $2800, can't seem to justify this one.

Hey Sony, I'll test it for you !


Saturday, September 8, 2012

5D Mk III in camera HDR

Image: 5D Mk III, 8-15 f4 Fisheye, 3 shot in camera HDR

 Image: 5D Mk III, 8-15 f4 Fisheye, 3 shot in camera HDR

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New X camera

New X camera, now this one I Like.

For the latest in Fuji news visit Fujifilm X Cameras here

Fujinon Lenses are sweet, like the new XF14 f2.8  and the XF18-55 f2.8-4.0 OIS, the XF35 f1.4 is an exceptionally sharp piece of glass, Fuji has been producing lenses for Hasselblad for a long time, so you know they can design good glass.

Fuji Site

 If Fuji has solved the slow focus issues of the earlier X cameras (and they say they have) then this is going to be the first real ILC camera that takes exceptionally nice images and performs well.

The X-E1's 16MP-X-Trans-APS-C sensor is the one to buy in a none full frame camera, priced at around $1000, the X-E1 is not cheap, I'm guessing Fuji have a real winner here and my pocket book is going to be worse off for it.

Fuji out of camera jpg's cant be beat by any company out there, the sensors they produce and the in camera processing has a quality about them that has to be seen, would be nice to not have to shoot in RAW !  skin tones and very delicate features are more accurately reproduced.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Logan Pass to Granite Park

Logan Pass to Granite Park, see map, 7.6 miles one way. The beginning of our trek in Glacier.

There is a reason why they call the first part of the trail the Garden Wall, if you hit it right, flowers will surround you for a good portion of the hike, even though you are pretty much on solid rock the whole time, they find a way to grow.

Image: 5D Mk III, 70-200 f4 L IS, 1/320 sec at f5.6
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Goats are very common along this trail, especially early morning
while the trail is still in the shadow of the garden wall.

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Bear grass is plentiful and a constant companion in late July.

Image: 5D Mk III, 70-200 f4 L IS, 1/1250 sec at f6.3
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Some new flowers to me.

 Image: 5D Mk III, 70-200 f4 L IS, 1/100 sec at f/4.5

The trail grew hot as the day progressed, looking back towards Logan Pass.

Image: 5D Mk III, 70-200 f4 L IS, 1/50 sec at f/11

Granite Park Chalet and a look back along the Garden Wall, no food in the tents here!

 Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-105 f4L IS f4 L IS, 1/40 sec at f/11