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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2013, 01:40:51 PM »
Hi Click.
Thanks, but I thought mine looked somewhat poor by comparison. Almost too ashamed to post them next to pictures from you folks.

Cheers Graham.

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2013, 01:40:51 PM »

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2013, 10:39:45 AM »
Hi Mr Surapon.
We took a flight over the canyon with a company called Maverick, the pilot told us that the trip to the bottom by helicopter was being highly restricted due to the impact and noise or something similar. (It was 2006 and I've slept since then!) I dont know if this has changed at all.
When we flew a tributary that joins the Colorado was running a rich blue green colour rather than the muddy brown colour of the Colorado. Apparently this is a seasonal thing to do with flow rates and dissolved minerals.
I would highly recommend a copter flight.
You can not get views like it from the rim.

Edit My apologies Mr Surapon, I meant to say some stunning pictures you have posted, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

DearSir, Mr. Graham.
Wow, Wow, Wow---You Have a great Photos with a Great Point of View---Yes, Sir, I will be At Grand Canyon again this coming May 2014---On the Airplane and Plus on the Helicopter too. Yes, I will Stay over nights there and rent the car for Shoot at Golden Hours.
Thanks again , Sir.
Surapon

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2013, 10:47:53 AM »
Great shots Surapon!  8)  Well done Sir!

Dear Mr. Click .
Thanks you, Sir----I so nervous, With the Tear drop  on my cheek---The First time in my Life, that I stand at the rim of Grand Canyon, And Cry---I just do not under stand of the GREAT CREATION of Mother Nature, So wonderful time in my life----Next Trip  in May 2014---The First day, I just sit and look  at the scenery, Not Touch the Camera---Yes, I will shoot the Photos at the Second day.
Yes, That Photos are point and shoot, No time to Thinks, Just 5 Minutes at 5 Spots/ Location of The South Rim---And No time to  open the Tripods or Use The Graduated ND filter . Just use Cir-PL Filter on Canon St-E 24 mm. MK II.
Have a great day , Sir.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2013, 10:50:47 AM »
Hi Click.
Thanks, but I thought mine looked somewhat poor by comparison. Almost too ashamed to post them next to pictures from you folks.

Cheers Graham.

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Dear Mr. Graham.
Sir, Your Photos are great, and Have a great/ Unique Point of views that I  enjoy look and learn with your Photos. Next Trip in the Air, I will try to copy your point of Views.
Thank you, Sir.
Surapon
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2013, 11:14:53 AM »
I started out on the north trail before sunrise running down to the river and back up with a canon s95 and a gallon of water, the later being the most essential part in the summer. It is about 15 miles but unforgettable. Have done it twice and hope to do it again. Probably I will get slower over time.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2013, 11:57:52 AM »
I started out on the north trail before sunrise running down to the river and back up with a canon s95 and a gallon of water, the later being the most essential part in the summer. It is about 15 miles but unforgettable. Have done it twice and hope to do it again. Probably I will get slower over time.

Dear Mr. mwh1964.
Thanks for your advice, Please post your Photos at the north trail and sunset at the river for all of us to enjoy too. Sorry 15 miles are too long for my age (64+)---Ha, Ha, Ha I would rather walk less than a miles and use long range lens and shoot the pictures.
Nice to talk to you, Sir.
Surapon
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2013, 08:06:50 PM »
Dear Surapon,

It sounds like you truly appreciated the majesty of the Grand Canyon. I had the privilege of being an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. It is a place that is very special to me, which is why I moved to northern Arizona as soon as I could. It's great to hear that you have been touched by this place.

You learned a lot about what you need and don't need during your quick visit to the canyon. I'd like to add that if you do a helicopter flight, I suggest flying from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in the village of Tusayan. There are two different flight that can be booked, and I suggest the longer of the two. It will give you the best aerial views of the canyon including a view of the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the (big) Colorado River.

A few tips for your helicopter flight. Do not allow your camera to come into contact with any part of the helicopter as this will transfer vibrations to the camera potentially resulting in a blurry photo. Also, wear dark clothing to minimize reflections on the window. Don't worry too much about depth-of-field when photographing from the helicopter. Put your camera in Aperture Priority and stopped-down 1-stop from your lenses fastest aperture. This will result in the lens performing at it's peak performance with regards to sharpness and will also keep your shutter speed fast.

I see that you are planning to visit the canyon again in May 2014. If you can, I suggest postponing your trip until the monsoon season which runs from mid-July to mid-September. This is when we get our thunderstorms with lightning and rainbows. It's a truly stunning season. I hope you don't mind, but I'll share a photo of what can be experienced during the monsoon season...

Date: August 2012
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Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Exposure: ISO 160, 30 seconds at f/9
Filters: Singh-Ray 2-stop soft-step graduated neutral density
Notes: new shorts needed after the shoot. :D
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2013, 08:06:50 PM »

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2013, 08:49:10 PM »
Dear Surapon,

It sounds like you truly appreciated the majesty of the Grand Canyon. I had the privilege of being an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. It is a place that is very special to me, which is why I moved to northern Arizona as soon as I could. It's great to hear that you have been touched by this place.

You learned a lot about what you need and don't need during your quick visit to the canyon. I'd like to add that if you do a helicopter flight, I suggest flying from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in the village of Tusayan. There are two different flight that can be booked, and I suggest the longer of the two. It will give you the best aerial views of the canyon including a view of the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the (big) Colorado River.

A few tips for your helicopter flight. Do not allow your camera to come into contact with any part of the helicopter as this will transfer vibrations to the camera potentially resulting in a blurry photo. Also, wear dark clothing to minimize reflections on the window. Don't worry too much about depth-of-field when photographing from the helicopter. Put your camera in Aperture Priority and stopped-down 1-stop from your lenses fastest aperture. This will result in the lens performing at it's peak performance with regards to sharpness and will also keep your shutter speed fast.

I see that you are planning to visit the canyon again in May 2014. If you can, I suggest postponing your trip until the monsoon season which runs from mid-July to mid-September. This is when we get our thunderstorms with lightning and rainbows. It's a truly stunning season. I hope you don't mind, but I'll share a photo of what can be experienced during the monsoon season...

Date: August 2012
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Exposure: ISO 160, 30 seconds at f/9
Filters: Singh-Ray 2-stop soft-step graduated neutral density
Notes: new shorts needed after the shoot. :D

WOW! Composite or single-frame? Either way its a powerful image... Love it!

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2013, 09:12:12 PM »

Date: August 2012
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Exposure: ISO 160, 30 seconds at f/9
Filters: Singh-Ray 2-stop soft-step graduated neutral density
Notes: new shorts needed after the shoot. :D

Awesome!!! I love it too.

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #54 on: November 18, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »
The Grand Canyon lightning photo is a single frame.
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2013, 09:07:56 AM »
Dear Surapon,

It sounds like you truly appreciated the majesty of the Grand Canyon. I had the privilege of being an Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. It is a place that is very special to me, which is why I moved to northern Arizona as soon as I could. It's great to hear that you have been touched by this place.

You learned a lot about what you need and don't need during your quick visit to the canyon. I'd like to add that if you do a helicopter flight, I suggest flying from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport in the village of Tusayan. There are two different flight that can be booked, and I suggest the longer of the two. It will give you the best aerial views of the canyon including a view of the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the (big) Colorado River.

A few tips for your helicopter flight. Do not allow your camera to come into contact with any part of the helicopter as this will transfer vibrations to the camera potentially resulting in a blurry photo. Also, wear dark clothing to minimize reflections on the window. Don't worry too much about depth-of-field when photographing from the helicopter. Put your camera in Aperture Priority and stopped-down 1-stop from your lenses fastest aperture. This will result in the lens performing at it's peak performance with regards to sharpness and will also keep your shutter speed fast.

I see that you are planning to visit the canyon again in May 2014. If you can, I suggest postponing your trip until the monsoon season which runs from mid-July to mid-September. This is when we get our thunderstorms with lightning and rainbows. It's a truly stunning season. I hope you don't mind, but I'll share a photo of what can be experienced during the monsoon season...

Date: August 2012
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Exposure: ISO 160, 30 seconds at f/9
Filters: Singh-Ray 2-stop soft-step graduated neutral density
Notes: new shorts needed after the shoot. :D

WOW, WOW, WOW----THOUSAND THANKS, Mr. Adam
Thanks for the most beautiful / Masterpiece of Photography that I ever seen( Perfected Timming and Perfected Point of view, Plus great story teller)---That are the Great Master of the PRO, and Thank for your great advice. Yes, Sir, I will do the things that you tell me to visit Grand Canyon during July to September, And I will use both Airplane and Helicopter too.
Thanks again, Sir.
Surapon

PS. May I copy your Masterpiece and refer your name as the Grand Master of Photographer in my Facebook, to let  my friends around the world to enjoy the real PRO's Masterpiece ?
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2013, 09:25:39 AM »
Adam,
The image, "Schallau-Grand-Canyon-Lightning-7917", is so powerful.  Absolutely front cover quality  8) !
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2013, 12:30:24 PM »
Surapon,
Thank you for your kind words about my photo of lightning at the Grand Canyon. I see that you have gone ahead and shared it on your Facebook wall. Please provide a link back to my Facebook page in the image description. http://www.facebook.com/AdamSchallauPhoto

Thanks!
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2013, 12:30:48 PM »
Adam,
The image, "Schallau-Grand-Canyon-Lightning-7917", is so powerful.  Absolutely front cover quality  8) !
-r

Thank you, Lion Rock!
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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2013, 03:19:55 PM »
Great work Surapon, particularly the two most recently posted shots with the foreground objects.  I know you were very challenged for time, so I'm sure you must be happy with the results.  Which lens did you end up using the most?

Adam, congratulations on your position and not to downplay your talent, but that lightning photo shows off the advantage of having the time to plan and wait for the perfect shot!  The shot is really incredible and I've been in storms like that  on some Fourteeners in the Rockies, so I understand the comments about your shorts!  I've had the hair raised and felt the tingle, but haven't seen St. Elmo's Fire, so I guess that makes me lucky and stupid.  I'll definitely have to check out the rest of your work!

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Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2013, 03:19:55 PM »