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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

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BirderMadeleine

Landscape and Scenery photographs!

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Liam, if you aren't planning to get into professional photography when you get out of school (I know you're still a young'un) then you're missing your calling!  Your photography is spectacular!!

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Thanks guys, yes, I plan to go into professional photography even before I get out of high school. Just after I get a good lens for my Nikon. Wink

I am planning to become an ornithologist though.

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Evening Walk

Porosktar West Truckee River Park, Reno, NV

Going camping this weekend for birding and new landscape material. Just so ya know I'm a Kodiak Canvas tent camper and also the only moderator of www.campingforums.com.

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Thanks Liam...been lookin' at yours too. Got great potential. With mine the process of landscape photography is called HDR. I'm a naturalist so I don't do a lot of funny tweaking of images like what many other photographers are doing on those specific photo sites. I also shoot in RAW, I back everything up on DVDs and with Digital Western Images backup external Hard Drives. I don't use a laptop so I don't communicate with the world when I go camping. In the last six weeks we have camped out 5 weekends. You shouldn't wait to start turning into a pro-photog until you get another lens. One is all you can use at a time, anyway. Just move in closer. You should start selling your work, that'll make you a pro. It'll give you some bucks while you're studying your real love, birds! Thanks for your comments, it means a great deal to me!

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I use RAW and HDR also. What HDR program do you use? I'm currently using Photomatix Pro 3.

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Same as you! Every image I set out to capture(even our fine feathered friends) I'll shoot from tripod and AEB. Sometimes I'll hand-hold. Got tons of throw-a ways, but it's digital so who cares and I'm having fun! I also have still a few galleries around Reno and in NYC and a few other cities that show my framed work. I worked over thirty years for the Dept of Defense and the Interior as a photog & lab tech. But I am so happy that I found this site and this forum that I'm eager to learn more about the birds of my area and share what I can. What I dislike about other "photo sites" every other wanna be photographer thinks that they are the cat's meow. But here I'm accepted a bird lover first then everything else just falls into place.

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Diablo Campground, Lake Basin Sierra Nevada Mountains(70 miles north of Lake Tahoe), CA

Here's our tent, it's a Kodiak Canvas Wall Tent. The sleeping area is 9x12(perfect for two), the screened porch area is 8x12. It takes us(me and my Desert Rose) 1 1/2 hours to set-up camp, we are not in any hurry; it's all part of believing we are on a mini-vacation, we even have a glass of good vintage wine when we take a break to bird watch! This is luxury tent camping, yes, I have a tent heater, a portable gas grill and even our own porta-potty, oh my! Thanks for looking!

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Wow. What a waterfall!

Here's mine in North Carolina. Looking Glass Falls

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Nice falls, thanks for sharing!

Hey my bride is from Eastern TN up north near the border between NorCaralina and somewhere's I got a waterfall call Elk River Falls. Do you know of this Falls? Also close by is Grandfather Mountain, just beautiful country! She also has relatives in Sweetwater & Telico Plains TN, is that close to you? I know norcaralina is a big state, I'm just trying to strike a friendship.

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Well, I have only passed through TN. Never been in it for more than a couple hours. I hardly ever stray out of Georgia/South Carolina. Augusta, my city, is right at the border of South Carolina. I have not heard of Elk River Falls, but I assume that if it's a waterfall, it's gorgeous. Wink

I have relatives in North Carolina, but the city name ain't comin' in my mind right now. I also have relatives in Lexington, Kentucky, which I visit nearly every summer.

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