Howe Sound Crest Trail

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MAubrey, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I have to say, the Olympus 9-18mm makes an ideal backpacking lens. If it were weather-sealed, it'd be absolutely perfect. I took some 300 pictures and about half of them were with the 9-18mm. I also had the Oly 45mm f/1.8 and PL 25mm f/1.4 with me.

    I'm also continually impressed by how well OM-D RAW stand up to pushing and pulling. I didn't have this kind of flexibility with my G2...though I confess to, perhaps, going a bit overboard with some of the pictures here...

    I'm still working on processing them, but here's a handful so far from the trip.





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  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    A few more...

    The Lions:

    The "base" (<-It's 1400 meters up) of the West Lion:

    Sunset the first night:

    Moon setting the next morning when we woke (6:00AM):
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  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Gorgeous shots, looks like a beautiful area!
  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Thanks. It's a little closer to civilization than we had originally planned, but there wasn't the time for going farther north or west away from Vancouver. The views quickly made up for that tiny point. The weather was perfect and the mountains were amazing. We got to the summits of three and hiked about 35km.
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  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Oh Canada ...
  6. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 25, 2010
    AZ, USA
    Breathtaking photos- I can almost smell the fresh mountain air... thanks for sharing!
  7. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    These will be the last three.

    An alpine pond:

    A massive Yellow Cedar:
    Like I said before, it's amazing how well the shadows and highlight hold up. This was exposed to avoid crushing the blacks, but I was still able to avoid loosing left detail in the high contrast areas as well as retain the colour from the sky.

    A glacial pond:
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  8. Spuff

    Spuff Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    Berkshire, UK.
    Makes me want that lens, but I don't have anything like that to walk about in.
    Looks like a real life Skyrim.
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Stunning - the shot with the moon is incredible. I'm trying to be happy with the lenses that I own, but this is the one that I may save up for - don't have a really wide lens. :cool: 
  10. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    Bob, succumb to the 9-18: it is a wonderfully flexible and useful range, and you can see here that it produces quality photos. Christmas present?

    OM-D E-M5, 9-18, 20, 40-150, O45, X100, Small Hadley, big grin!
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