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« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2008, 11:35:08 AM »
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Lee -

If you want to see Yosemite photos, I have a bunch on my web site (see the "signature" link at the bottom of my post, go the "California" section, then about halfway down the page - click on the thumbnails to see larger versions with commentary).  I go about once a year, so I've accumulated quite a few.  Your D300 with 18-200 mm lens should nicely cover the full range of focal lengths you'll likely want there.

I don't know of any good ghost towns in No Cal other than Bodie.

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« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2008, 06:39:48 PM »
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Speaking of Bodie, there was some early snow in the eastern Sierra last weekend.  Both Bodie and Mono Lake had snow on the ground for a couple of days (pardon the JPG compression).
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« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2008, 03:52:23 AM »
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Lee -

If you want to see Yosemite photos, I have a bunch on my web site (see the "signature" link at the bottom of my post, go the "California" section, then about halfway down the page - click on the thumbnails to see larger versions with commentary).  I go about once a year, so I've accumulated quite a few.  Your D300 with 18-200 mm lens should nicely cover the full range of focal lengths you'll likely want there.

I don't know of any good ghost towns in No Cal other than Bodie.

Lisa

Lisa,
Very moving images. I was very excited to see Moon over Yosemite. It really did work. I'm a long fan of night shots. Also the image of snow at The Clearing was peaceful and reflective. The silence of snow can even warm these old bones.

I've seen you have been to Humbolt and Prairie Creek. I will make it to Humbolt and look forward to that. Dodging raindrops, maybe, but still going. Prairie Creek is on my list but may not make it.

I think photographers are given a special inner eye to see tranquility along with composition. You certainly have that inner eye.


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« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2008, 03:54:47 AM »
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Speaking of Bodie, there was some early snow in the eastern Sierra last weekend.  Both Bodie and Mono Lake had snow on the ground for a couple of days (pardon the JPG compression).

Wow,
Looks like high country lives up to its name early in the season. Sue and I have been talking about how we may miss so much due to winter setting it. BUT… these are wonderful times to see a certain quiet beauty, that only fresh snow can bring.

Very nice image.

Lee
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« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2008, 09:28:37 AM »
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Does anyone know if the old Bodega Bay School House still stand? If so how do you get to this location and is it worth the trip? (I must admid I just watched the movie "The Birds" last night.)

Is the area all built up with condos and such? Might there be a chance it is still somewhat like it was in the movie?

Lee
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« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2008, 06:51:47 AM »
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Yosemite National Park was and still is a national treasure. The weather there this week was almost too perfect. By that I mean the sky was almost too blue. I love to see landscapes before and after storms, it give such wonderful hues in the sky when those changes of weather happen.

I have begun processing images and will begin posting a few here in a day or so. The best ones are from our first day in the park. It rained on 3 November and on the 4th as we woke up early still in Eastern time zone internal clock mode we went into the park for early light.

Today is the 7th and we are up in Williams California to do some bird watching. The reserves are beautiful here and alive with wildlife. We travel to Humboldt area later today. We too St Rt 49 up from Yosemite, quite a winding road along the hils and towns. Had the best chili at Fat Freddie's. More on that later.

Check back for more updates and images to be posted soon.

Lee
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« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2008, 05:40:47 PM »
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Lee,

 Potter School does still exist. It is located in the town of Bodega which is inland from Bodega Bay about 4 miles.

 If you are coming from Bodega Bay on Highway One you will turn left onto Bodega Highway and the town is about a mile or two.

 On your right you will see St Theresa's Church, you can't miss it. Potter School is located behind the church.

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 HTH

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« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2008, 05:57:20 PM »
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Lee,

 Potter School does still exist. It is located in the town of Bodega which is inland from Bodega Bay about 4 miles.

 If you are coming from Bodega Bay on Highway One you will turn left onto Bodega Highway and the town is about a mile or two.

 On your right you will see St Theresa's Church, you can't miss it. Potter School is located behind the church.

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 HTH

 Rich

Rich,
Thanks, can not wait to see it. I just grabbed the images off my camera from Yosemite. The B&W from the Hassy will have to wait till I return. Here is my first images from Yosemite. I have not worked on the colors or exposure yet. Still shooting in Raw with the D300.

Lee
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« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2008, 10:12:51 PM »
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Back to the original topic......

It's 11 November and I'm in Eureka, CA at this moment.  The day's photography just got rained out.
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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2008, 05:15:59 AM »
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Back to the original topic......

It's 11 November and I'm in Eureka, CA at this moment.  The day's photography just got rained out.
I fully understand. The coast seems to be a very fickeled place to photograph. Weather changes fast. Here is one image I picked up on Nov 10th from the coast. This is west out from Humboldt driving down foggy switchback roads until you get to the west coast. It was the clearest shot I got that morning. In its own way it is pleasing because of the solitude of the location.

Greater success ahead as the weather is better in the morning than the afternoon. I will pull from the camera chip and post more soon. I am still shooting a lot with the Hasselblad both on Iford Delta 100 and Fuji 160S Those will take me some time tp process and post upon my return.

Lee
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« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2008, 05:20:52 PM »
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Well it has been a month since I have returned and here is a link to some of the photos. I still have a few hundred more, but these are the ones scanned from the color negs shot with the Hassleblad. All are with the 80mm CF 2.8 lens or the 150 CF lens. Show with Fugi 160S rated normal and many from the Induro C313 carbon tripod I carried about. Was not too heavy or light but really sturdy.

The sturdy tripod helped a lot on the coastal shots. Winds were gusting hard. Dismal clouds would be there early in the morning, then open up by 9 AM and roll back in by 11:30 or so for the rest of the day.

Please feel free to look at the November images at:

http://leegephart.smugmug.com/Art

I would love to hear from all as to the ones they like. The inland shots are from Yosemite. My favorite is the gallery feature image. The moving waters over the rocks with some fall leaves stirs my heart.

It has been a while since I have shot 6x6 and I am in love with the square format all over again. I also shot 11 rolls of B&W, more than the colow and will be posting them after I get time to scan those negs. Color ones seem easier for me to scan and I have some things to learn about B&W scans.

Thanks to all who passed on advice. I hope the images are good and others are moved to visit and do one better.

Lee
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