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Being fed up with endless wet and gloomy weekends, I took myself off to Cardiff's indoor market in the hope of finding something interesting to shoot. Discovered a very charming vintage-style clothes stall had sprung up. Had to have that!

 

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Tried to escape the rain in Arizona but it rained for most of my visit (!).  However there was a day in which it was just cloudy.  This is Oak Canyon near Sedona.

 

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And Beaver Creek day area:

 

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I was bush camping miles away for civilisation. Access is by rough dirt roads only, preferably 4x4.

I stayed several hours by this tree waiting for the sky to be right. 

I was trying light painting with my torch but the beam was too narrow and it was not doing a good job.

What happens next? Unbelievably, two 4x4 cars drove past (to top it off, one had a tinnie on the roof!! so far from any water). Their headlights lit the tree perfectly. 

Moral of the story: always expect the unexpected.

 

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This is how they empty the toilets in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. With a helicopter.

Mt Ruapehu volcano behind.

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Here's said convenience.

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Taranaki falls

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3 hours ago, gvallee said:

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(to top it off, one had a tinnie on the roof!! so far from any water).

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Moral of the story: always expect the unexpected.

 

Said Noah to his neighbors..

😁

 

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9 hours ago, spacecadet said:

This is how they empty the toilets in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. With a helicopter.

Mt Ruapehu volcano behind.

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Here's said convenience.

 

 

nice capture... 

 

over $100,000 per year just to remove excrement.  one of the major issue that over tourism is bringing to the area...    

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7 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

nice capture... 

 

over $100,000 per year just to remove excrement.  one of the major issue that over tourism is bringing to the area...    

I don't know about that.

We talked to the chap at the visitor centre- he was on the helicopter crew earlier!- that particular loo only needs emptying about 4 times a year and the job takes about 20 minutes. They don't want people burying waste- it doesn't decompose in the arid environment- so there are a comparatively large number of loos. The DOC consider it a small price to pay to keep the national parks pristine.

It certainly wasn't crowded even in midsummer; even our short "hike" takes a few hours so no-one does it casually.

 

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

I don't know about that.

We talked to the chap at the visitor centre- he was on the helicopter crew earlier!- that particular loo only needs emptying about 4 times a year and the job takes about 20 minutes. They don't want people burying waste- it doesn't decompose in the arid environment- so there are a comparatively large number of loos. The DOC consider it a small price to pay to keep the national parks pristine.

It certainly wasn't crowded even in midsummer; even our short "hike" takes a few hours so no-one does it casually.

 

 

 

i've seen the Crossing with over 4000 people in one day. Looking down from Ngauruhoe it looked like ants (and i saw lot's of people who were unprepared).  And yes the evacuation is the price to pay, but it is still a burden on tax payer.   

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Not spamming but catching up with my uploads. I'll be hitting the road again after this post and won't have Internet for a few days (heading to a bush pub in the middle of nowhere, love those).

 

Sunrise at Arkaroola, South Australia

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The Goanna, Flinders Ranges, S.A.

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The Old Ghan Railway, Parachilna, South Australia

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Red-capped Robin

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Winter hikers in Rouge National Urban Park in Toronto.

 

When shooting I overexposed by 2/3 stops over the camera meter reading to place the snow in the upper quarter tones.

 

When shooting groups of people if they overlap with a sharp confusing background or overlap each other, their outlines become less readily readable. 3 people start to look like two people with 3 legs each or two heads. So I waited, and also changed shooting position, until people outlines separated visually.

 

In Adobe Camera Raw I remapped the sensor information to add a cold blue cast to the mid-tones. Applied vignette slight over correction to lighten corners more than usual. Raised the luminance and saturation of the yellows only. Cloned out a few soft dark bare spots on the snowy road that looked like so many out of focus birds. Left the footprints in.

 

Submitted 3 horizontals and 3 verticals, 2 of which had lots of sky/snow  to give room for type top and bottom.

 

Came back the next day for a second try, but the city ruined the location by plowing the road.

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10 hours ago, spacecadet said:

Quite a few of these still left in New Zealand- they don't rot!

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Nice !

That top one looks to be in fine fettle. Bottom one looks great too.

I wonder how they last so well over there ?  mild wet climate like GB, the old cars soon turn in to rust buckets !

There's a couple of these for sale on a classic car website at present, one for £8k, the other for £12,000.

It'll take a while to get one with Alamy sales tho..

 

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14 hours ago, AlbertSnapper said:

 

Nice !

 

I wonder how they last so well over there ?  mild wet climate like GB, the old cars soon turn in to rust buckets !

 

 

You're right about the rainfall- I was surprised. Maybe because they don't have to salt the roads?

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