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avatar Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 24, 2009 04:44PM
i went camping last night in the valley ( i got the very last campsite available lol).. took a few photos while there.

http://forresthickman.com/yosemite10.23.09.html
Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 24, 2009 10:25PM
Very nice photos. I'm headed up tomorrow for a while; it's hard to believe that lower Yosemite fall and fall color are happening at the same time...that's a rarity.



Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 06:35AM
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forrestranger
i went camping last night in the valley ( i got the very last campsite available lol).. took a few photos while there.

http://forresthickman.com/yosemite10.23.09.html


I think Gary's comments about Yosemite Falls are right on.
What can you tell us about the technical details (camera specs, etc)?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 04:03PM
i remember someone here on this site had the ability to see what the camera settings were by doing something to the posted photos, i can't remember who it was, or how they did it. if that person is still here, i'd love for them to post how it's done.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 04:09PM
File name : yosemiteupperfalls10.23.09.jpg
File size : 1000854 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 16:06:23
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 17:40:49
Resolution : 600 x 903
Flash used : No
Focal length : 48.0mm (35mm equivalent: 72mm)
Exposure time: 0.500 s (1/2)
Aperture : f/22.0
ISO equiv. : 200
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: pattern
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
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File date : 2009:10:25 16:07:55
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 17:28:50
Resolution : 709 x 1067
Flash used : No
Focal length : 86.0mm (35mm equivalent: 129mm)
Exposure time: 0.625 s
Aperture : f/22.0
ISO equiv. : 200
Exposure bias: 0.33
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: pattern
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
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File name : yosemitetree10.23.09.jpg
File size : 979477 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 16:08:21
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 15:44:33
Resolution : 900 x 598
Flash used : No
Focal length : 26.0mm (35mm equivalent: 39mm)
Exposure time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
Aperture : f/5.0
ISO equiv. : 400
Exposure bias: -0.33
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: pattern
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)

File name : yosemitesky10.23.09.jpg
File size : 342399 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 16:08:40
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 18:43:46
Resolution : 900 x 598
Flash used : No
Focal length : 35.0mm (35mm equivalent: 52mm)
Exposure time: 0.013 s (1/80)
Aperture : f/5.0
ISO equiv. : 200
Exposure bias: -1.00
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: pattern
Exposure : aperture priority (semi-auto)
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:15PM
Yeah but how do you do that?



Old Dude
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October 25, 2009 05:27PM
Mike et al.

I guess there is more than one way to read the metatags from files... Read this for details on Exif data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format

But essentially one can open in adobe photoshop or similar and read the info- or you can use a perl excutable like Exiftool, or they may be even simpler ways to read it straight from your OS...

Mr. eeek- care to elaborate?



I have not had the chance but I would love to take my camera and do some HDR photos of Yosemite. Anyone done this yet? Anything they could post as well? HDR, is basically a number of different spaced out exposures combined into one image- thus giving you really amazing color and surealism. Google it...
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:29PM
BTW, I like your pictures Forrestranger.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:32PM
WTF is this stuff?

But essentially one can open in adobe photoshop or similar and read the info- or you can use a perl excutable like Exiftool, or they may be even simpler ways to read it straight from your OS...

You think anybody understands this? You're not at work!!!



Old Dude
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:34PM
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mrcondron
one can open in adobe photoshop or similar

For those that don't want to spend a fortune: http://www.gimp.org/
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:37PM
Ok, Ok, Mike. Sorry. Try eeek's advise and download "jhead" at this link: http://www.sentex.net/~mwandel/jhead/
or download gimp itself.

Is it windoze stuff- well I think there are windows executables for it, yes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2009 05:39PM by Catalonian Burro.
Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 09:12PM
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mrcondron
WTF is this stuff?

But essentially one can open in adobe photoshop or similar and read the info- or you can use a perl excutable like Exiftool, or they may be even simpler ways to read it straight from your OS...

You think anybody understands this? You're not at work!!!

I understood it....
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 09:23PM
And I thought Luis was alone on understanding this stuff.



Old Dude
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October 25, 2009 05:32PM
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mrcondron
Yeah but how do you do that?

Saved the files and ran jhead on them.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:36PM
Is that like windows stuff?



Old Dude
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:38PM
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mrcondron
Is that like windows stuff?

Huh?
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:39PM
Yep. It's Windows stuff.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:40PM
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mrcondron
Yep. It's Windows stuff.

Sorry, I don't do windoze.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:42PM
EEEK!! Are you a mac guy???



Old Dude
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October 25, 2009 05:48PM
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mrcondron
EEEK!! Are you a mac guy???

Nope Cool Tux
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:50PM
About five years ago.



Old Dude
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October 28, 2009 06:20PM
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eeek
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mrcondron
Yep. It's Windows stuff.

Sorry, I don't do windoze.

I believe GIMP is actually UNIX based and then ported to Windows and OSX.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 28, 2009 06:40PM
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y_p_w
I believe GIMP is actually UNIX based

It certainly started out that way. GIMP = Gnu Image Manipulation Program

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and then ported to Windows and OSX.

OSX is Unix.
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:41PM
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October 25, 2009 05:47PM
Now you're scaring me. The last time had anything to do with GIMP it was while trying to get a very large format printer to work for a friend. I had headaches for days. Nearly did me in. Did not have a good outcome. Must think of a peaceful place now.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:49PM
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mrcondron
Now you're scaring me. The last time had anything to do with GIMP it was while trying to get a very large format printer to work for a friend. I had headaches for days. Nearly did me in. Did not have a good outcome. Must think of a peaceful place now.

How long ago was that?
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:50PM
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eeek
File name : yosemiteupperfalls10.23.09.jpg
File size : 1000854 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 16:06:23
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 17:40:49
Resolution : 600 x 903
etc etc etc

That is absolutely stunning! If I could stop putting my wife's digital camera right up my eyes, maybe I could begin to think of getting
a new camera for my self ( I keep banging the camera on my nose trying to find the viewfinder window my SLR has).
I had heard there was a lot of embedded detail in digital fotos, I thought it was just unused detail for enlarging the pics.
The mind is easily boggled.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 25, 2009 05:52PM
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Frank Furter
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eeek
File name : yosemiteupperfalls10.23.09.jpg
File size : 1000854 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 16:06:23
Camera make : NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model : NIKON D40
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 17:40:49
Resolution : 600 x 903
etc etc etc

That is absolutely stunning! If I could stop putting my wife's digital camera right up my eyes, maybe I could begin to think of getting
a new camera for my self ( I keep banging the camera on my nose trying to find the viewfinder window my SLR has).
I had heard there was a lot of embedded detail in digital fotos, I thought it was just unused detail for enlarging the pics.
The mind is easily boggled.

Here's data from one of my photos:

File name : sh-dscn3822.jpg
File size : 3277608 bytes
File date : 2009:10:25 15:41:18
Camera make : NIKON
Camera model : COOLPIX P5100
Date/Time : 2009:10:23 16:06:52
Resolution : 3000 x 4000
Flash used : No
Focal length : 7.5mm (35mm equivalent: 35mm)
Exposure time: 0.017 s (1/60)
Aperture : f/6.8
ISO equiv. : 64
Exposure bias: -0.30
Whitebalance : Auto
Metering Mode: pattern
Exposure : shutter priority (semi-auto)
Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 27, 2009 07:34PM
Frank and Forrestranger, you can read the EXIF data from online photos using a free tool; no need to download the photo. Opanda iEXIF is the name, just get the free version, and you just right-click the photo in IE or probably Firefox, and have the option to read the EXIF. Don't have the link handy but Google will find it.

(I thought you meant the technical aspects of the slow-shutter silky falls effect, but didn't get a chance to answer before leaving. The silky effect is nice at times, and made the falls look bigger...they're somewhat wispy now, but still a lot of water. I could (and did) walk right to the pool at the base of lower fall. Yesterday that was great, today it wouldn't have been so great...it's COLD here)

Incidentally, you can eliminate the EXIF from a photo pretty easily also; use Photoshop's save for web, or probably a similar 'save' in Elements (I see you have PSCS4, so it's easy).

I'll post a photo tomorrow maybe...camera's in the car...and if you get the Opanda, you can tell me what camera I used 8^).



Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 28, 2009 06:13PM
thanks Frank ! smiling smiley
avatar Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 29, 2009 12:16PM
Your photograph of the black oak in El Capitan meadow is gorgeous. They're each lovely, but that one elicited an instant and urgent homesickness.
Re: Yesterday & Today's Yosemite photos
October 30, 2009 07:31AM
Nice photos! The foliage shots are really pretty, and time exposures on LYF are sweet!
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