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A Hike Through the Glens with Limiteds Only (PART 1)
Posted By: SCGushue, 06-22-2008, 06:44 PM

I usually only take the 31 and some zooms when doing scenic work. But I decide to take the DA21, FA31, DA35 Macro, DA 40, FA 43 and 77 this time. Used all but the 43 this time.

Image #1 is a 3 image pano with the Da 21 assembled in PTGui 7.3.

Image #2 is a young wood toad on sphagnum and heptatic shot with DA 35 Macro.

Image #3 is a 15' waterfall using the DA35.

Image #4 is done with a DA 21. It looks soft on the preview but it is not. The compression looks like this shot is being hurt the most on posting.

Stephen

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06-25-2008, 05:35 PM   #16
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All very beautiful photos, I enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing them.

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Hi Dave,

Nice to hear from you again.

No. Watkins Glen is about 100 miles NW of my location. This is Ricketts Glen Natural Area SP, and it is a massive block of true virgin woodland about 30 miles west of Scranton, PA. There are two branches of Kitchen Creek that drop about 1000 feet in less than a mile. Over the 8 miles that the creek flows through the park there are at least 21 waterfalls between 12 and 96 feet. Most average about 40 feet.

During the week you could hike it all day long and probably not run into anyone.

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Excellent work Stephen. The toad is awesome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
The frog shot is incredible. DOF control in that shot is absolutely perfect! Looks like PPG material to me...

Yes I have to agree. The toad is my favorite. Who'd a thunk a toad could look so good. BTW I came across this image while voting in the PPG and voted for it. Glad to know it came from a fellow forum member.

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Nice shots! I do have the 35 already, but it makes me want to go run out and buy that 21.

Step away from the plastic and nobody will get hurt...

At any rate, I look forward to seeing more. If you haven't seen this thread in the lens section, here it is:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/30743-why-da-3...sn-t-suck.html

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the frog one really jumped out at me the most. great DOF and amazing sharpness. he was a good model.

of the waterfalls, pic #3 of the 4 was my favorite. i like the volume of the water spreading out, and how all of it is glazed over like that. killer.
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Excellent series again Stephen. You are the master of the waterfall. Great frog shot.
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Your water shots are wonderful, SCG. #3 is standout. would be a welcome addition to any wall!

QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
Nice, I really lik- OH MY GOD, IS THAT A CANE TOAD?!
That's what I thought when I first saw it. I guess most the folks here don't know what a Cane toad is lithos

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Great shots. I tried a waterfall a little while back and while I waspleased with it I couldnt avoid the blown highlights, you have done very well.

When i sae the topic was of glens i thought I would see some Scottish glens, I guess glens are everywhere Well thats nothing a 2 hour train journey wont sort out!
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