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  1. ssocal

    ssocal TPF Noob!

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    Just set my watch to "Rivertime"

    Arizona on the left, California on the right, fun in between.

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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How cool. You've captured the Needles colors very well.

    You might get a kick out of this;
    http://digital-desert.com/1tpf/hdr/600hdrn.jpg

    My skies usually blow out there too. The link is an hdr comprised of a series of photos taken through a sunset.
     
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    lol, yes I did. Looks to be "The" place to shoot the Needles.... Was there on Saturday,

    BTW, Do you know anything about the "Desert Explorers"?
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Allen & Alan of the Desert Explorers taught a botany class out at Desert Institute in Joshua Tree- They're the only ones I've met that I knew were members. I liked them both, but have a hard time getting out on weekends. They seemed like I would hang with them. I need a CB and a fire extinguisher for the 4x4 though. Been looking, but would rather spend the money for solo sojourns right now.

    Have to join the Mojave River Valley Museum to join the DE. I host the website for them (design by others).

    http://mojaverivervalleymuseum.org

    They're a little sketchy about getting newletters out on time. Cliff Walker is very cool.

    The museum is doing an overnight field/canoe trip down the Topock Gorge this spring. You might like it, don't cost too much for what it is.
    http://digital-desert.com/topock-gorge/

    You been to the 'Maze?'
    http://digital-desert.com/mystic-maze/
    Awesome spot for sunrise.

    But yeah, the DE seems to be a very good group with some very knowledgeable folks.

    Rambling-... Again, nice shot.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, while I am not too fond of the blown-out, all non-descript sky in this photo (which seems to be a common issue of this point-of-view and motif, given that Walter did the HDR to create "more sky", for example, I really like the "fun inbetween" element of this photo. The little boat, tiny as it may be within the frame of this vast and impressive countryside, adds to the photo really much!
     
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    No I haven't, not yet may try this weekend.

    You may find this of interest, a photo of the Maze from 1917

    http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/show_picture.cgi?ID=ID. Thompson, D.G. 131

    The USGS has scanned its Historical Library of Photos and made them available on line. Try a keyword search for "San Bernardino", "Mojave" or "Mohave" and you'll find dozens of historic photos from the desert.

    There's also over 1500 photos taken by pioneering outdoor photographer W. H. Jackson.


    One of the Secretaries at my work is a member of the Desert Explorers, saw their news letter, looked interesting.

    (Now who's rambling :wink: )
     
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    nice i like it, not sure if the river should be that blurred, might look better if focused..
     
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    Rambling is good.

    The DE seem to be a decent group. Looks like they go on some cool field trips.

    The USGS site is great, thanks for the tip-off. I'll be able to use it for some of the history pages I've been editing.

    http://mojavedesert.net/mining-history/
    http://mojavedesert.net/history/

    The history of the maze is strange- white people have tried to take even that from the Indians, saying they raked up the rocks to build bedding for the railway.

    Rambling is good :)
     

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