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cewillis

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Posted: 05/11/14 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice -- Nv 34 looks like a good one.


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Thank-you all for reading. We really had an enjoyable time. Maybe we will see some of you out there.

I am new to iPhoneography and some shots were taken from the truck or mid day. Convenient though and no post processing needed, although I did some sharpening and a few highlight/shadow corrections. I still prefer my Nikons and pro lenses.

Next trip will begin next Sunday, May 18 and will probably be another 3 weeker, maybe longer. Brief itinerary:
I5 to 7 or 161 then USFS roads to Tahklakh Lake for Mt Adams photos
Takhlakh Lake to Trillium Lake for Mt Hood photos crossing at White Salmon/Hood River
Trillium Lake to Sheep Rock, a unit of John Day NM
Sheep Rock to Frenchglen campground or Alvord lake along Steens Mt
Then we will check some places in Nevada like Lunar Crater and environs (beautiful rock formations reached by gravel/4x4 roads)/Belmont ghost town/Miniature Grand Canyon
Gold Butte/Valley of Fire state park
North Rim Grand Canyon
Vermillion Cliffs area/Alstrom Point
Horseshoe Bend/Coal Mine Canyon
Canyon de Chelly and surrounding area/Ship Rock
Monument Valley/Valley of the Gods/Muley Dugway
Burr Trail switchbacks/Hwy 12
Bryce/Cedar Breaks
Panaca to visit a B&B we stayed at pre camper
Ruby Mountains
Wallowa area of NE Oregon for red barns/green fields
the Palouse for same
Return home via 20 over North Cascades (just opened last Thursday)

First, I gotta put in the vegetable garden. If any of you will be in the above areas, let us know. Always glad to meet fellow travelers.


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Posted: 05/11/14 08:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Judy, Yes , fabulous quality pictures and just what I've come to expect from you. Looks to have been a wonderful trip. Are you using a lense on your iPhone? If so I'd say goodbye dslr!

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Nice trip report, just curious why is your dog on a leash when out in the middle of nowhere?


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Posted: 05/12/14 09:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

805gregg wrote:

Nice trip report, just curious why is your dog on a leash when out in the middle of nowhere?


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No, don't ditch the DSLR -- those 5 extra shots you posted are prize-winners, especially the butte with the double rainbow -- I could practically smell the wet dirt and feel the cold wind. Well done, and thanks for letting us ride along!


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Posted: 05/12/14 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I enjoyed the ride as well! Great photos and write up. I can't believe they were all on an iphone! Thanks for posting.

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Whazoo: you are the undisputed king of TRs, seriously, you reign supreme. iPhones are great for a quick snap of the campsite or out the window but for on location photography, full frame Nikons (or Canons or Sonys or even better MF digital) get better results.

cewillis: yes, 34 was a well graded gravel road with few washboards. We plan to try it from near Adel in Southeastern Oregon near Adel so will update when I do a TR on the upcoming trip.

Tiger4x4RV: yep, we sound similar in our tastes. I don't know any of the desert or Great Basin wildflowers except for the mallows and one I can't think of now. Love the wide open spaces of the desert and Nevada is our fave state now due to few people and little known locations. Esmeralda county has 1800 people.

Profdant139: yes, it was really thrilling to be there when the rainbow was happening. I don't mean to sound sacrilegious, but it was a spiritual moment for me. The world and all its problems went away and it was simply just me, the rainbow and the light. DW was watching from the truck about 100 feet away. No vehicles drove by on the paved road another couple of hundred feet away. Magic.

Thanks to everyone for the compliments. In my other life I also shoot concerts.

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Posted: 05/12/14 11:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally, a T.R. with lots of detail. LOTS. This was a wonderful and far ranging trip. I'm with JPNAZ in that I need to do some forensics on your trip for future reference. It's like reading War and Peace: you can't take it all in at one time.
I like the way every fotog on the TC forum has a different eye as to subject matter and format. Great.
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Posted: 05/13/14 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

clikrf8 wrote:

Whazoo: you are the undisputed king of TRs, seriously, you reign supreme. iPhones are great for a quick snap of the campsite or out the window


Thankfully, I don't feel that way. Never have never will. What I do feel is that you take better pictures with your phone than I do with my DSLR. "Lucy, I gots some catchin up to do!"

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