Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by AstroPax » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 09:46:37


Still a ways to go, but definitely looking good!

http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_001.htm

http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_002.htm

-Astro

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by Let Mikey Ski It » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 11:56:42

Quote:

>Still a ways to go, but definitely looking good!
>http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_001.htm
>http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_002.htm

Nice pics! Yah, looking good. Are you loving that D100 or what?

One thing I learned in my studies is that cameras with auto exposures make
the scene an average grey level. So, if shooting snow, the camera will
under expose a bright white scene to make it grey. I see this happened to
me a lot last season and now I understand why. The recommendation is to
actually *increase* the exposure some (say, by +1/3 EV). That might have
brightened the second picture although all the details are certainly
discernable (grumble grumble bite me). Except I can't quite tell if there
are tracks in Main Baldy. I know who I would suspect, if there were.
Bahstid.

Mike...

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Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by br.. » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:25:39



Quote:
> One thing I learned in my studies is that cameras with auto exposures make
> the scene an average grey level. So, if shooting snow, the camera will
> under expose a bright white scene to make it grey.

Under exposure is very easy to correct with photo processing software that
supports layers. Like the Gimp <www.gimp.org>,  or Photoshop.
I usually don't bother setting my camera and fix the problem on
the computer.

bruno.

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by AstroPax » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:38:03



//snip//

Quote:
>Nice pics! Yah, looking good. Are you loving that D100 or what?

Thanks.  It's a working...and I'm happy!

Quote:
>One thing I learned in my studies is that cameras with auto exposures make
>the scene an average grey level. So, if shooting snow, the camera will
>under expose a bright white scene to make it grey. I see this happened to
>me a lot last season and now I understand why. The recommendation is to
>actually *increase* the exposure some (say, by +1/3 EV). That might have
>brightened the second picture although all the details are certainly
>discernable (grumble grumble bite me). Except I can't quite tell if there
>are tracks in Main Baldy. I know who I would suspect, if there were.
>Bahstid.

Guess I'll have to start experimenting with the EV thing.

Anyway, the second "original" has tracks visible in main baldy, but
I'm hesitant to post 1500KB+ pics to the web.

Really hazy today...screwing-up the distance shots.

Here are some fresh tracks for you (270KB):

http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_002.htm

Pic taken from the Albion base parking lot, 400mm at max zoom, looking
all the way up, left of Supreme!

Didn't do any skiing today...but might pull out the rockers and make
the hike tomorrow.

-Astro

x-Vertigo
http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/index.htm

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by AstroPax » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:41:56



//snip//

What I *really* meant to say...

http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/alta_10-06-02_003.htm

-Astro

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by AstroPax » Tue, 08 Oct 2002 13:58:31

//snip//

Quote:
>Under exposure is very easy to correct with photo processing software that
>supports layers. Like the Gimp <www.gimp.org>,  or Photoshop.
>I usually don't bother setting my camera and fix the problem on
>the computer.

Digitally speaking, that's what I've always done; take as many shots
as possible, delete the crap, and then let the software do everything
else (as necessary).

-Astro

x-Vertigo
http://www.xmission.com/~hound/astro/02-03/index.htm

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by AstroPax » Wed, 09 Oct 2002 01:42:04



Quote:
>consumer grade print film is now so forgiving that you can get a print from
>just about anything as long as the image is on film

And what exactly is this "film" stuff you are referring to?  ;>)

-Astro

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by Let Mikey Ski It » Wed, 09 Oct 2002 05:43:36

ajames asked

Quote:
>Who made that D100? Nikon? Sony?

Nikon. It is a relatively new 6 megapixel digital
SLR:

http://www.nikonusa.com:80/usa_product/product.jsp?cat=1&grp=2&produc...
06

Your suggestion to change the ISO on the digitals does not work the same as
film. The ISO setting is just what the camera is emulating. The exposure
gets automatically adjusted accordingly. But, there are exposure
compensation settings that can be used to add more exposure, etc.

Mike...

--
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Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by The Real Be » Wed, 09 Oct 2002 07:13:46

Quote:

>  I don't know why I do that ...I just assume that anyone taking a
> picture is using some sort of silver halide system... but then again
> back when I was doing it for a living I had a beater Hasleblad (Big
> and Heavy) for things like camping and kayaking (never took it skiing
> so I guess I'm off topic ...)

Hah.  I had a 4x5 Speed Graphic (still do, actually) and that was just for
fun!  Yes, mine IS bigger than yours!

I wouldn't call any Hasselblad a 'beater' unless you actually beat someone
over the head with it.  

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Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by The Real Be » Thu, 10 Oct 2002 05:25:00

Quote:

> On Mon, 07 Oct 2002 15:13:46 -0700, The Real Bev


> >>  I don't know why I do that ...I just assume that anyone taking a
> >> picture is using some sort of silver halide system... but then again
> >> back when I was doing it for a living I had a beater Hasleblad (Big
> >> and Heavy) for things like camping and kayaking (never took it skiing
> >> so I guess I'm off topic ...)

> >Hah.  I had a 4x5 Speed Graphic (still do, actually) and that was just for
> >fun!  Yes, mine IS bigger than yours!

> >I wouldn't call any Hasselblad a 'beater' unless you actually beat someone
> >over the head with it.

> I had a CM for work and the old C I bought in Uni became the beater...
> What year was/is your Speed Graphic? Some of those were hugely
> collectable...

I don't know, I bought it at an auction in possibly 1963.  Got an aero-Ektar
7" lens mounted to it, too.  Not too useful, but pretty!  I've also got a
baby SG.  I didn't know how much I appreciated the SG rangefinder until I
started using an SLR.

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 majority, but to be insane in such a useful way that
 they can't commit you."              -- Mark Edwards

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by The Real Be » Thu, 10 Oct 2002 06:37:00

Quote:

> >I don't know, I bought it at an auction in possibly 1963.  Got an aero-Ektar
> >7" lens mounted to it, too.  Not too useful, but pretty!  I've also got a
> >baby SG.  I didn't know how much I appreciated the SG rangefinder until I
> >started using an SLR.

> now I know this has gone way off topic so maybe you should e-mail me if you
> are interested ... But IIRC the aero -Ektar were so named because they were
> designed for aerial Reconisance (sp?) back in WW2, in their time they were
> beyond state of the art.

As well as being a truly monumental chunk of glass, which we bought
separately (probably at one of the REAL war surplus stores that used to
cluster around Lockheed in Burbank) and mounted on an aluminum board on
which it just barely fits.  Mine has a tiny bubble.  

Quote:
> There were a lot of these cameras built during and
> just after the war, however if it was built early and is in good to
> excellent condition they do have some value. There is a way to tell from
> the serial number when it was built... if you are interested I'll try to
> dig that up...

Naah, I'll never sell it, I just like having it.  Let the heirs worry about
it.

Quote:
> Obski ... don't take it skiing!

You could probably kill somebody with it, though.  Winnow out the
boarders...

But I truly wish that I'd had a digital camera before we got interested in
photography.  I HATE having to store paper and worry about negatives.

--
Cheers,
Bev
=============================================================
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Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by pigo » Thu, 10 Oct 2002 07:24:37


Quote:
> As well as being a truly monumental chunk of glass, which we bought
> separately (probably at one of the REAL war surplus stores that used to
> cluster around Lockheed in Burbank) and mounted on an aluminum board on
> which it just barely fits.  Mine has a tiny bubble.

My dad's uncle owned one of those. On San Fernando Rd. I think it was.
Nelson Aviation maybe. Not so much a "store" as a "yard" if memory serves. I
think it was my first summer job. I remember reading about Woodstock in Life
or Time, or one of those, one day while waiting for the bus home and it
drove by while I was marvelling at what was going on in NY.
 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by The Real Be » Thu, 10 Oct 2002 09:16:11

Quote:


> > As well as being a truly monumental chunk of glass, which we bought
> > separately (probably at one of the REAL war surplus stores that used to
> > cluster around Lockheed in Burbank) and mounted on an aluminum board on
> > which it just barely fits.  Mine has a tiny bubble.

> My dad's uncle owned one of those. On San Fernando Rd. I think it was.
> Nelson Aviation maybe. Not so much a "store" as a "yard" if memory serves.

My husband grew up in the San Fernando valley.  I can't remember the names,
but they all had really cool stuff.  We own a lot of it now, but I managed
to talk him out of the really desirable ceramic nosecone one of them had out
in its yard.  Gotta be good for something...

Quote:
> I
> think it was my first summer job. I remember reading about Woodstock in Life
> or Time, or one of those, one day while waiting for the bus home and it
> drove by while I was marvelling at what was going on in NY.

I was totally unaware of anything going on during the 60s.  Not ***,
children.

--
Cheers,
Bev
=============================================================
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Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by BrritSk » Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:23:07

Quote:



> > > As well as being a truly monumental chunk of glass, which we bought
> > > separately (probably at one of the REAL war surplus stores that used to
> > > cluster around Lockheed in Burbank) and mounted on an aluminum board on
> > > which it just barely fits.  Mine has a tiny bubble.

> > My dad's uncle owned one of those. On San Fernando Rd. I think it was.
> > Nelson Aviation maybe. Not so much a "store" as a "yard" if memory serves.

> My husband grew up in the San Fernando valley.  I can't remember the names,
> but they all had really cool stuff.  We own a lot of it now, but I managed
> to talk him out of the really desirable ceramic nosecone one of them had out
> in its yard.  Gotta be good for something...

Couldn't you have used it for a euphemism ?

Or as a helmet for speed (ob) skiing ?

 
 
 

Alta, Today, Oct 6 2002

Post by The Real Be » Fri, 11 Oct 2002 06:34:43

Quote:




> > > > As well as being a truly monumental chunk of glass, which we bought
> > > > separately (probably at one of the REAL war surplus stores that used to
> > > > cluster around Lockheed in Burbank) and mounted on an aluminum board on
> > > > which it just barely fits.  Mine has a tiny bubble.

> > > My dad's uncle owned one of those. On San Fernando Rd. I think it was.
> > > Nelson Aviation maybe. Not so much a "store" as a "yard" if memory serves.

> > My husband grew up in the San Fernando valley.  I can't remember the names,
> > but they all had really cool stuff.  We own a lot of it now, but I managed
> > to talk him out of the really desirable ceramic nosecone one of them had out
> > in its yard.  Gotta be good for something...

> Couldn't you have used it for a euphemism ?

Pointy side down?  Wouldn't balance properly, causing spillage.

Quote:
> Or as a helmet for speed (ob) skiing ?

Probably more useful for being shot out of a 36" naval gun.  Do those exist,
Horvie?

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Cheers,
Bev
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