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  1. LittleMike

    It's good to be back in the saddle!

    After taking nearly a year sabbatical (with minor photo trips here and there) I've decided it's time to get back in the saddle and jump headlong into photography again. A lot has changed over the past year. From doing some major soul searching, leaving some lifelong friends/distant family...
  2. LittleMike

    Oversized Matting Options?

    I have a 10 shot panorama that I'm looking at producing fairly large (approx. 24" x 65") and am having trouble finding matting options. My employer wants to hang it in his show room (high-end custom cabinetry and moulding shop) to showcase some of the local scenery and possibly start to sell...
  3. LittleMike

    Water Wonderland

    I had an opportunity to go on one of the "limited" hikes in Zion National Park over the weekend: The Subway. They have a lottery system set up and only allow 40 people per day to do it. A friend of mine called me up the night before and said he had an extra permit and asked if I wanted to go...
  4. LittleMike

    After 1.5 years of waiting...

    ...I finally got to make a return trip to the White Wave! It's been a long time coming, and I'm loving the area more and more. I also saw several desert bighorn sheep on my way up, but wasn't able to get my camera out in time before they disappeared over the hill. Oh well, maybe next time...
  5. LittleMike

    Canaan Mountain and White Wave, Southern Utah...Sept 15-16

    I'll be heading to the top of Canaan Mountain to visit the White Wave September 15th-16th if anyone would like to come. It's a virtually unknown, little explored area full of photographic opportunities like I have never seen before. I've only been there once before on a day hike, and am anxious...
  6. LittleMike

    Arches National Park, Sept. 1st-2nd

    I know it's short notice, but I just thought I'd throw in a plug and see if anyone is going to be in Arches National Park this weekend. I'll be there Saturday into Sunday, and am always looking for another person to shoot with.
  7. LittleMike

    Winds of the Universe...C&C

    I thought I'd take the standard windmill shot that a lot of people seem to do and put my own spin on it. Rather than simiply getting the silhouette against an awesome sunrise/sunset, I thought I'd take one at night. I also like the contrast of something that is generally seen as moving...
  8. LittleMike

    A Night shot and a Sunset for C&C

    Here's my attempt last night at a location known locally as Toquer Falls. I think I'm going to need to wait a few more months for the moon to track more north to light up the lower falls better, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the results! This is a single 47 1/2 minute exposure taken with...
  9. LittleMike

    Sunrise at White Pockets, Arizona

    I had a rare opportunity to travel to White Pockets last weekend, and am finally getting a chance to go through the pictures. These were all shot between morning twighlight and shortly after sunrise. Once the sunlight actually started hitting the far butte, it was much more difficult to find the...
  10. LittleMike

    White Pockets, Arizona

    I'm still fairly new to B&W conversions, so any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. These rock formations are naturally a dull grey, so it was hard to get much range out of the pictures. C&C Please! 1. 2. 3.
  11. LittleMike

    Fingers of the Gods C&C please!

    It's been way too long since I've been on here! Then again, it's been way too long since I've been out shooting! It's good to be back ;) My original plans for tonight was to try to get some lightning shots at this location, but shortly after I got there it started to clear up! I was starting to...
  12. LittleMike

    Canon Photography in the Parks

    Has anyone else ever heard of Canon's Photography in the Parks program? It just came to Zion N.P. last week (local for me) and I thought I would check it out. I have to say, it's pretty sweet! I was able to take out a 5DmkIII and 17mm ts-e lens for a couple hours and dink around. I can honestly...
  13. LittleMike

    Peak to Peak...C&C

    Got this last night at the Court of the Patriarchs in Zion N.P.. It's a single 40min 40 sec exposure. My goal with this was to try and make it look like the stars were being shot out of one peak, and captured by the other. It also seems to give me a little of a claustrophobic feel, like I want...
  14. LittleMike

    The Alter of Sacrifice...C&C

    I was driving through Zion National Park before sunrise last week, and was quite taken back by the rolling and scattered fog. I was in a rush because I had a permit to hike the famous "Wave" in northern Arizona, and wanted to get there as soon as possible. However, the fog just beckoned me to...
  15. LittleMike

    The Alter of Sacrifice...C&C

    I was driving through Zion National Park before sunrise last week, and was quite taken back by the rolling and scattered fog. I was in a rush because I had a permit to hike the famous "Wave" in northern Arizona, and wanted to get there as soon as possible. However, the fog just beckoned me to...
  16. LittleMike

    Reflections of White Pockets for C&C

    I have to admit, White Pockets is a surprisingly difficult place to photograph! The geology is absolutely stunning, but it difficult to capture accurately. Here are a few of my best from the weekend. C&C please! 1. 2. 3. 4. Thanks again!
  17. LittleMike

    White Pockets at Night for C&C

    While on my trip to White Pockets, Arizona last weekend I decided to do some night shots. While I've done several star trails before, I also decided to try some high-iso attempts as well. I wanted to try to get something new, so I was trying to do everything with reflections as well. All of the...
  18. LittleMike

    Exposure Calculator?

    I try to get out and do long-exposure star streak photos every chance I get, but there is always one thing that has kind of annoyed me. I have no idea how to figure out how long to leave the shutter open :lol: I can usually guess pretty close, but it still leaves something to be desired. I have...
  19. LittleMike

    I know, I know...another Portrait thread for C&C

    I went out with a friend a couple of days ago to do a quick shoot. I mainly deal with the scenic side of photography, and rarely step foot into portraits. That being said, I'm obviously still pretty new with it. We were shooting down by a river, and right at sunset the wind started to pick up a...
  20. LittleMike

    I can't help but laugh...

    I work at a sporting goods retailer, and quite frequently get asked by customers what I would recommend for digi-scoping (pairing their camera up with a spotting scope, thereby getting a MUCH longer focal length). I had a training on one of the higher-end brands of spotting scopes today, and...
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