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Old Nov 5, 14, 1:43 pm
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Ok now if while in Santa Barbara you went over to Isla Vista and post a pic of Freebirds then I may just break down and cry!
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Old Nov 7, 14, 1:58 pm
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Thought I'd share one of my more popular photos. I shot this bear in Sequoia National Park around July of this year. A mother and three cubs were in the meadow, as well as another black bear at the opposite end.

I actually went up about two weeks ago, and sure enough I saw all four (Mother/3 cubs) walking along the road.

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Old Nov 12, 14, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Ok now if while in Santa Barbara you went over to Isla Vista and post a pic of Freebirds then I may just break down and cry!
Best 4 years of my life!
YESSSS mmmmmmmm now its a huge chain but I miss it too!
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Old Nov 14, 14, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by JVPhoto View Post
Ok now if while in Santa Barbara you went over to Isla Vista and post a pic of Freebirds then I may just break down and cry!
Best 4 years of my life!
Mmmmmmmm quesarito.

Loved SB. Friends went to college at Westmont.

Picture for the post, recent one from Frankfurt.




Going to Anchorage this weekend in all likelyhood. Hope to catch the aurora out, forecast looks good. Any photography tips?

I have a good, sturdy tripod, and a decent 35mm f/1.8 lens.
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Old Nov 14, 14, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by MSPGabe View Post

Going to Anchorage this weekend in all likelyhood. Hope to catch the aurora out, forecast looks good. Any photography tips?

I have a good, sturdy tripod, and a decent 35mm f/1.8 lens.
I haven't shot the aurora myself (did see it flying JFK-NRT!) but the tripod is obviously a must. Depending on where you are...ie. if there are city/village/camp lights you may need to try out a few things.

I would try to keep the ISO down as much as you can and shutter long as you can. You can even try faux-HDR by doing one exposure for the landscape and one for the sky and then painting/masking them in photoshop or try using an automated HDR program.

I will say though most of the photos of the aurora that I've seen have also been tweaked a decent amount in PS/lightroom etc to add contrast, bring out the saturation a bit and things like that to make it pop...I doubt the RAWs look very appealing. So don't go by the back of the LCD screen and erase things thinking they are crud!
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Old Nov 14, 14, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by MSPGabe View Post
Going to Anchorage this weekend in all likelyhood. Hope to catch the aurora out, forecast looks good. Any photography tips?

I have a good, sturdy tripod, and a decent 35mm f/1.8 lens.
Get as far out of town as possible, to the north (Eklutna, Palmer, etc.) City lights are killers.
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We're gonna start with Flattop, and then probably head further out. I get in 9ish, and we'll drop stuff at the hotel and then hopefully be out until 3 or 4.
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Some shots I took at Gwangjang Market in Seoul, Korea.








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Old Nov 16, 14, 7:08 pm
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Yallah!

That's a great portrait photo.
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Old Nov 17, 14, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by MSPGabe View Post
Going to Anchorage this weekend in all likelyhood. Hope to catch the aurora out, forecast looks good. Any photography tips?.
Yes...get in touch with the locals! See the link to the Consolidated ANC Meet-Up Thread in my signature. You'll see from that thread that they're a very hospitable group. I only wish I still lived there so I could hang out, too!

One of the locals (although I'm not sure if he's in ANC this weekend) does a bit of photography. Even if he's not, several people there can point you in the right direction for northern lights photography, though.

Enjoy Flattop! Shouldn't be too crowded this time of year. A friend always wanted to take me up in the winter and then slide down the snow-chute, but I prefer my hiking to be >32 degrees.
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