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1. Consider using 3m stick to the wall hooks to hang the dress. They come in different sizes.

2. The diagonal background of the blog boxes make the text harder to read.

3. Liked your post about group posting, getting the people off a straight line

Some ideas (I live in San Jose).

Option 1: spend more time in Monument Valley, Page, AZ, St. George, UT and Death Valley, then go straight to Portland

Option 2: Drive from Death Valley/Vegas to Los Osos, CA. visit San Simeon; drive up Highway One, through Big Sur, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Selfies at Google/Apple, San Francisco, Pt Reyes, Ft Bragg (skunk steam train), Redwood National Forest, Portland

Reviews / Scott Kelby's college football game using 7II
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:39:36 PM »

Scott used a 7II for the action shots

EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 21, 2014, 11:56:23 PM »
I only "discovered" Artie this evening.

He touts that DPP is better than ACR for processing RAW files

Anyone agree/disagree?

I've never heard of anyone, even a Canon Explorer of Light, highlight DPP

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:30:09 PM »
ISO 160


Livermore Valley Farm Field

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:00:01 PM »
Farm Field, Central Valley, California

iso 800

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:12:32 PM »
I was out at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in Williams and brought along my SX 50 HS, along with my 6D/60D.

The image of the Ibis was captured with the SX 50 using a tripod.

1/250 sec;   f/6.5;   ISO 100, 215mm

Cropped, some LR, some Nik and used PS oil paint filter

The image in the forum looks darker by a bit, compared to what I see in PS

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:27:59 PM »
6D, 70-200 2.8, LR, 1/50 sec;   f/14;   ISO 160, shot at 70mm

Used Matt K's Medium Fall Color preset

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:15:09 AM »
6D, 16-35mm

1/1250 sec;   f/8;   ISO 800

Exposure 5, bit of Nik, LR5

Butterfly Valley Road, Quincy, CA

I started with the 60D and purchased a 6D about a year-ish ago.

I purchased the 60D over the 7 because I wanted the folding screen more than fps. I was using it for macro flowers, hence the need for the folding screen. I've started experimenting with an ipad as an external screen with the 6D's wifi

I use the 6D for landscapes when I go out to Yosemite or the redwoods.

I am satisfied/happy with both.

When I go out birding(very green birder), I use the 60D with 70-200 and 2x. I also use it for baseball.

When I went to the coast earlier today, there were a bunch of brown pelicans hunting along the surfline and would have appreciated the 1DX AF tech that is pushed down into the 7II.

How low light do you really need?

If video is important, I'd consider the Panasonic 4ks

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:00:28 AM »
National Wildlife Refuge, Merced, CA

D60, 70-200 2.8, with 2x, 5.6...a bit of Lightroom CC

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
Mono Lake Overlook.

6D, 130mm, ISO 50, f8, 1/400

LR cc, Nik

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:24:10 PM »
Lesser Sandpiper

Merced, California National Wildlife Refuge

60D, 70-200 with 2x converter, 1/6400 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 800

Post Processing / Re: "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:27:04 PM »
I forgot this: Impressions requires a lot of HW resources. Topaz should put the check HW applet up front, rather than embed it into the download or at the bottom of the screen. I've noticed multiple threads on their FB page with users saying it doesn't work with their HW because of an older version of GL and having problems updating.

Windows 7+ x64, OpenGL 3.2 is required.

One feature that is missing, when compared to Snap Art, is the ability to back off an effect in a specific area from within the app. Plus, it doesn't supply layers within the app. For example, in Snap Art, sometimes I want the background to be abstracted, the edges of flowers to be realistic, and the rest of the flowers to be Impasto with some fine tuning of brush width etc. I guess there is a way to do this with layer masks in PS/CC, but that means I have to have a workflow plan thought through, rather than making and seeing changes in real time.

Post Processing / "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:34:20 PM »
This is one of my first uses of Topaz's Impression, recently released. I've used other painting aps such as the ones from Alien's Snap Art, and DAP's stand alone. I haven't found a good, at least for me, tutorial for Painter.

This was taken with 60D, 70-200mm 2.8 (probably with 2x); 1/1600; f6.3; ISO 400

Location was Pescadero, CA

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