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Old Mar 03, 2005, 07:15 PM
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Eagle River Mountains Alaska (Hiland Rd)

Took off from the driveway. (Nicked the snowbank, and got a dent in the leading edge of the wing.) Took pics of the valley before the sun disappeared. Should have been quicker! I live at 2,000 feet elevation.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 07:17 PM
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 07:23 PM
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THAT is your backyard?

WOW!

Nice
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 07:23 PM
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THAT is your backyard?

WOW!

Nice

Yes, and front yard too!!
The operating "field" lower right.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 07:45 PM
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I'm Moving!!!!!!


Matt
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 08:13 PM
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Wow!!!
What's the temperature outside.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 08:30 PM
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bwolv

great shots and nice altitude. What was your base elevation and how high did your AP rig get?

Hope you don't mind, I took the liberty to do 3 quick adjustments to one of your great shots in PhotoShop 7.
Auto Levels brought up the shadows, mid tones and highlights
Auto color shifted to warmer tint
Saturation up a few clicks to bring out some color - brown in this case.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 08:40 PM
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Yes, and front yard too!!
The operating "field" lower right.
brightened up this image with Auto Levels, Auto Color, and a little with curves adjustment in PhotoShop 7.
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 09:26 PM
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Spectacular! What camera and aircraft are you using?
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Old Mar 03, 2005, 09:45 PM
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I'm Moving!!!!!!


Matt
C'mon up! There's room!!!

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Wow!!!
What's the temperature outside.
Not bad at all lately, about 30F!

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bwolv

great shots and nice altitude. What was your base elevation and how high did your AP rig get?

Hope you don't mind, I took the liberty to do 3 quick adjustments to one of your great shots in PhotoShop 7.
Auto Levels brought up the shadows, mid tones and highlights
Auto color shifted to warmer tint
Saturation up a few clicks to bring out some color - brown in this case.
Wow! Looks great! I guess I gotta get Photoshop!
My base is 2,000 feet elevation..... I'd guess I got 1,500 feet above that.. Maybe 2,000 feet? The closest mountain is 4,380 feet.

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Spectacular! What camera and aircraft are you using?
EZ400G, and a Pentax optio S4, shown here........
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342175
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 03:39 AM
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Another approach to getting white snow instead of gray is to make the adjustment in the camera.

Camera meters are designed to provide proper exposure for average subjects. They "see" in terms of gray scale. 18 percent gray is what they are usually calibrated for.

Your camera should have a plus / minus compensation adjustment. You want to go to the plus side to allow it to record more light. Just aim at a snow bank on the ground and play around with the setting until you get results that have a little pure white and in the most important areas of the scene tones that maintain texture and shadows.

Then use Photoshop to touch up brightness and contrast and perform other miracles it's capable of.

You've got GREAT potential there ... GO FOR IT!
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 04:22 AM
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Eagle River, AK .... not tropic but exotic so curious I used Topo USA version 5 to checkout you neighborhood. Does it look familiar?

Part of my family history is a distant "uncle" who prospected in Alaska and made a "strike" in the early 1900's. In younger years I signed up to go Alaska for adventure, but the US Army gave me Vietnam instead. I still hope to RV up there someday.
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 09:28 AM
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Thanks Viddy!! I actually took off with the camera zoomed in twice! I thought it would default to zero zoom level. I guess I need a checklist!
I marked the topo chart, Hiland rd is marked by the rectangle. The valley I'm in branches to the right. The RC plane was flying very near the hi altitude arrow.

Alaska's waitn for ya!
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 11:36 AM
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wow! amazing pictures! The last one in the 2nd post would make a GREAT framed picture. Might need a little color adjustment but looks great! you live in such a cool place. I wish I could live there... Looks like you got higher then some of the ridges Great work, thanks for sharing
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Old Mar 04, 2005, 03:10 PM
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Yeah, after I reviewed my map post I noticed the road name so I did a search and found your canyon.

And, by golly, I think that's you up there!
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