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Summer road trip

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by CharlieL, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. CharlieL

    CharlieL Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 2, 2014
    Burkburnett Tx USA
    Here are some pictures my wife and I took on our road trip. We drove and camped our way from Texas to Canada. The fire towers we stayed at were in Montana and Idaho.

    Most of the pictures were taken with GH1 some with the GX7. I know the GX7 is a better camera, but the GH1 just feels right to me, I am at home with it. I tend to baby the GX7, but feel comfortable letting the GH1 bounce around and get dusty in front of the pickup. Perhaps when the new wears off of the GX7 I will use it more. I also used my Canon s110 a lot, it lives in the pickup, but I only posted pics from the MFT cameras.

    Goblin Valley State Park Utah

    19838999808_bd243fb340_c. Goblin Valley by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839007218_e3f4543499_c. Goblin Valley 2 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    20032384901_bf0cc25d47_c. Goblin Valley 3 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr

    Cougar Peak Montana

    20019359212_94c7c8e6ef_c. Cougar Peak 2 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19404508684_ee000f434d_c. Cougar Peak by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839050418_326e2eb804_c. Cougar Peak 3 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839165240_5bff6d403e_c. Cougar Peak 4 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    20032424071_9f00c5b41c_c. Cougar Peak 5 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19840518879_e30521e12e_c. Cougar Peak 6 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839191940_9540efc142_c. Cougar Peak 7 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr

    Garver Mountain Montana

    20000942706_19652bfa8c_c. Garver Mountain Lookout Tower by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19840541639_810f5827d8_c. Garver Mountain 2 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839231620_d83063aa2d_c. Garver Mountain Outhouse by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19839186148_5d98345b03_c. Bald Mountain 6 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    19406319363_9f6b600e80_c. Garver Mountain 4 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr

    Bald Mountain Idaho 19404609334_f6dc3ccf0a_c. Bald Mountain by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    20027242795_b11376998b_c. Bald Mountain 2 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    20027253725_7cac561f75_c. Bald Mountain 3 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr

    20027277665_73dbcdac7e_c. Bald Mountain 5 by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
    Lots and lots of flies
    19839181258_32c7a3d64f_c. Bald Mountain FLY by Charlie Lewis, on Flickr
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  2. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    Fantastic series, hope to visit Idaho soon.
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  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Nice series! My only critique is that I'd probably brighten most of them, but that is just personal taste.
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  4. James23p

    James23p Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 25, 2015
    Very nice series I would love to stay in the fire towers! Again well done.

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  5. I couldn't find the Freakin Winner button, so I only gave you a Winner. Nice work.
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  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    :bravo-009: Very nice shots, Charlie. I've nominated this thread for the site's front page.

    Not sure if you're a Lightroom CC user, but a number of these shots had me reaching (in my mind) for the new dehaze slider. Obviously this is a personal choice and I'm not saying any of these images is "too hazy". In fact, the haze itself is almost the focus of some of the shots. Just an observation that it might be interesting to see what these might look like if you employed this tool.
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  7. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    FWIW The examples I've seen of the dehaze slider in use remind me of LCE which I have used for years. (at much less than 20%) Tends to suck the life out of hazy shots if used with a heavy hand IMHO. Can't hurt to experiment though. I do agree with the suggestion to lighten up a bit.
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  8. CharlieL

    CharlieL Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 2, 2014
    Burkburnett Tx USA
    I appreciate all of your input and suggestions. I am a Linux/Darktable/Gimp user. The dehaze slider sounds like a useful tool. I do not know if Darktable has an analog. I did try several denoise tools on several of the hazy pics, but did not like the blurring. Maybe I need to try a bit of denoising in conjunction with mask. I have a lot to learn with the post processing.

    I will take a second look and pay more attention to the overall lightness with future processing.

    Post processing is one of those things where the more you learn, the more you know you do not know.

    Thank you for your feedback and kind words.

    Edit: I just reread the link about LCE I can do that in gimp and darktable, I will be experimenting, Thanks
  9. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Central California
    That first photo is a winner! Congratulations.
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  10. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    I loved your pictures. Also very timely as I am trying to decide on a trip for early fall and the parks in Utah are in contention.
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  11. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Kiillarney, OzTrailEYa

    And your images look great, clearly its all working for you :) 

    PS ... I love my GH-1 too
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