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 White Mountain Calendars
Hi all! This will be my second year making calendars from my WMNF pictures. I have several different catagories for this year. I make them at home and use a binder system to bind (plastic) them together. Did pretty good last year selling them to family, friends and the Four Corner Store in Rochester. Get yours before the New Year and they are great for gifts too! They are $18.00 + shipping (unless a pick-up location can be arranged). E-mail me hikethesummits@yahoo.com or PM me.

Link to Calendar pics> http://www.flickr.com/photos/excape1/co ... 689795494/

I also have a calendar on Zazzle as well as a bumper sticker...more to come when I get the time > http://www.zazzle.com/hikethesummits

ENJOY :!:

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Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:52 am
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That is really cool, I definitely want one. Can I e-mail you the money?

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scparkes wrote:
That is really cool, I definitely want one. Can I e-mail you the money?

Sure! Just leave it in front of your computer tonight and I will beam it up :wink:

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Excape wrote:
scparkes wrote:
That is really cool, I definitely want one. Can I e-mail you the money?

Sure! Just leave it in front of your computer tonight and I will beam it up :wink:

lol, I will pm ya

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Checked out some of your calender pics. Just wondering what you are using for a camera? And, if I may, (I will anyways) give you a little advise. You've got some nice shots. By looking at them, I'm guessing you are using some kind of auto mode, maybe a special "scene" mode. You will get much better results using at least a semi-manual mode. For example, the shots of the cascades are nice, but your shutter speed on all of them is too fast. I've found anything faster than 1/4 of a second, and it kind of "suspends" the moving water. A slower speed will give the water a more flowing look, like this that I took:
http://ulocal.wmur.com/_Cascade/photo/6366023/63455.html
or this:
http://ulocal.wmur.com/_Cloudland-Falls/photo/6420164/63455.html
Any time you use a shutter speed less than 1/60 of a second, you should use a tripod, but for these, a nearby rock worked fine.
And I don't know if you can mount one on your camera, but a polarizing filter will make the sky pop, like this:
http://ulocal.wmur.com/_Mt-Adams/photo/5132134/63455.html
I took that one on an extremely hazy day, where to the naked eye, the sky looked white, but with the filter, beautiful blue.
Also, have you ever noticed a little flower icon on your camera? That's for macro mode. That will allow your camera to focus much closer to your subject than it normally would, producing incredible detail. This one I took about an inch away:
http://ulocal.wmur.com/_Labrador-Tea/photo/4250356/63455.html

I hope you don't take these tips the wrong way, but I thought since you are selling these you'd want them to be the best they can be. You've got some good shots, and with some simple changes, trial and error and the such, you could have some real beauties. And take lots of pictures. If I take 100, I might end up with 3 I think are really good.


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So YOUR manbearpig on Ulocal! That must be from South Park?

Thanks for the tips. I am using an Olypus Stylus 770SW (7.1 megapixel). It does have a spot for a tripod to screw into but I have yet to purchase one. I recently figured out to use the sport mode for water fall shots. I am not sure if I can change the shutter speed. I use the macro-mode for my mushroom pics. Hoping to get a camera next year that I can do more with.

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Excape wrote:
So YOUR manbearpig on Ulocal! That must be from South Park?

Thanks for the tips. I am using an Olypus Stylus 770SW (7.1 megapixel). It does have a spot for a tripod to screw into but I have yet to purchase one. I recently figured out to use the sport mode for water fall shots. I am not sure if I can change the shutter speed. I use the macro-mode for my mushroom pics. Hoping to get a camera next year that I can do more with.


Yeah, I wouldn't use the sports mode for water fall shots. Sports mode is for action shots and will have a fast shutter speed. I checked out your camera, and it doesn't appear to have a manual mode, but has lots of "scene" modes that will change the shutter speed and aperture. Try the "night", "candle", or "sunset" modes to slow it down. Your camera does have an image stabilizing lens, so you might be able to get away with a slower speed without a tripod, but you can get a small tripod at Wal Mart for $10. You do have a "super macro" mode, just hold down the flower icon for a few seconds to activate it, and hold the camera only an inch or 2 from the subject. Even in the regular macro mode, you shouldn't be more than a foot away. For you regular every day outdoor shots, make sure your ISO is set to 80, and set the mode to "Program Auto". The program auto mode will adjust the shutter speed and f-stop to the brightness of the scene. All those other modes have preset shutter speeds and f-stops. You can't mount any filters on this camera, so I can't help you there, but when you upgrade, look for a camera that you can mount a lens tube, or adapter to, then you can use filters, wide angle converters, teleconverters, and all kinds of fun stuff. A lot of point and shoot camera have this option now. I use a Canon s5IS:
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=144&modelid=15207
The Canon A-Series, and G-Series you can get adapters for as well. I generally shoot in the "Tv" (shutter speed priority mode), but will switch to full manual mode if the lighting is not to my liking. There are lots of digital photography forums and workshops around the interweb where you can really learn how to use your camera.

And manbearpig is real, I'm super serial.


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