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Charlevoix

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by RonSmith, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    My family spent the 4th of July weekend up in Charlevoix, which is near the northwest tip of Michigan's lower peninsula. My wife's mother was born and raised there, and my wife practically grew up there too. Although Charlevoix is quite a tourist spot, it's more like home to Sara, and by extrapolation, me.

    Despite a fairly new herniated cervical disc, I had a great weekend, and was especially glad I was carrying :43: gear and not my Canons. I got a good chance to give my new 7-14 a bit of workout too.

    There are more pictures from this weekend, and from many previous trips to Charlevoix, at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronssmith/sets/72157619386703947/

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    My 20-year old son Jacob (the former high school diver) doing a very nice One and A Half off the bow.
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  2. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Really nice work Ron, no.5 is my favourite... great colour! :2thumbs:

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  3. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    I am enjoying what you are making that lens do...

    Both 5 and 8 are very appealing to my eye. Did you shoot RAW and process, or are these straight from the camera?
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Thank you for posting these, Ron, you already know how much I enjoyed even the first 25 or more from that set on Flickr.

    Who'd have thought that water was lake water!:wink: Beautifully seen and so many within, that I fell in love with...including some you took with your Nikon.:eek::biggrin:
     
  5. tomrock

    tomrock Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks for posting these -- I'll be there on the 20th on my way to Beaver Island (that's where the Emerald Isle ferry is going). I can't wait.
     
  6. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    Have a great time. I've been going to Charlevoix regularly for about 25 years, and have never gone to Beaver Island. One of these days!


    Thought I'd try some of these in B&W. What do you think?


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  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Ron, you had beautiful colour in your first set... I don't see the advantage of going B&W here.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  8. RonSmith

    RonSmith Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Apr 7, 2010
    Michigan
    Thanks Brian.

    The first two above actually looked almost like that because of the morning fog and drizzle. I wanted to see how the sailing shots looked taking the color out of the equation. Not terribly well. I didn't even try going B&W with the Boy and His Dog shot; I thought the color was too integral to the composition.
     
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  9. jello212

    jello212 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 7, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I think b&w is good for capturing a mood and only work with certain types of shots. It looks great with the 1st 2 pictures, but the sailing photos definitely lose something.