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by MrBumps
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: How Does A Beginner Like Me Become A Better Photographer?
Replies: 14
Views: 11458

Speaking of books! One of my favorite photographers is Art Wolf. He has a book he co-wrote back in 1993 called "The Art of Photographing Nature". It pre-dates digital for sure, but I learned more about composition in that one book than everything else I had ever read. I highly recommend it! http://w...
by MrBumps
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Details, Details, Details!!
Replies: 17
Views: 14921

Fax - Good point about checking all three colors of the histogram. Often you will be blowing one color, and not the others, which may, or may not be important for your particular shot.
by MrBumps
Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jenne Farm
Replies: 6
Views: 5546

Great Shot! You hit that place at the right time! Nice warm feeling to this image!
by MrBumps
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Details, Details, Details!!
Replies: 17
Views: 14921

abby wrote:I think my body naturally tilts to the left. :roll:

Guilty as charged. Al put his bubble level on my hot shoe in VT and it really is pretty cool. I need to get one too.
Carol
Get two! They are very easy to misplace! LOL

I have confirmed many times that my body has a natural 2 degree tilt! :D
by MrBumps
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Photos From Coastal Maine
Replies: 21
Views: 12423

Fantastic shots! Looks like you had some decent color in Acadia. I never seem to get lucky when I go up thre in the fall! Don't you love those crimson blueberry bushes? Love the Jordan Pond shot!
by MrBumps
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: How Does A Beginner Like Me Become A Better Photographer?
Replies: 14
Views: 11458

CT, I think the first thing I would do is find some books of basic photography. Get a good understanding of "exposure". Learn how the shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO setting relate to, and effect your exposure. You will begin to understand that you will want a high shutter speed to stop action, or a ...
by MrBumps
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Details, Details, Details!!
Replies: 17
Views: 14921

I have a real hard time with horizon lines myself. I always have a bubble level in my hot shoe now! I don't know how many times I have composed an image in my view finder, thinking it was "level", only to look up at the bubble level, and see that I am "crooked". I highly recommend using them. You ca...
by MrBumps
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Some Autumn 2009 shots
Replies: 9
Views: 6458

Hi Richard, Excellent shots as always from you! I wrote to you on another post that's probably buried here somewhere.....but I'm not sure if you ever saw it.......so I will say it again (sorry to repeat if you already read it) but anyways, I have been a fan of your work ever since I stumbled upon y...
by MrBumps
Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: You'll Think I snuck to VT - Michigan U.P. Photos
Replies: 18
Views: 10951

Very Nice Andy!

You have some pretty nice color there. Love the reflections!
by MrBumps
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Some Autumn 2009 shots
Replies: 9
Views: 6458

Thanks for the comments on the shots! CT: The shot of the village in the distance with the fog, and church steeple is Peacham. It's from a hill on the "other" side of the town from which most people shoot. It's a morning shot. There was so much haze that morning that I couldn't get the Depth of Fiel...
by MrBumps
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Some Autumn 2009 shots
Replies: 9
Views: 6458

Some Autumn 2009 shots

I was hoping to be greated with a blanket of snow this morning, and then head out to search for some last pockets of color, mixed with snow. Instead I woke up at 5AM to a bare lawn and a sky full of stars! So I think I am done with my Autumn shots for this year. Here is a link to my favorites of the...
by MrBumps
Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fall photos 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 10570

Fantastic Photos! you certainly captured the spirit of Autumn. You covered a lot of territory. You have some great stock shots there!

I love the evening shot of the Woodstock Inn.
by MrBumps
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: this weekend??
Replies: 7
Views: 4720

Yes, I don't have a map handy, but I think the road is called Warren Mountain Road on the Roxbury side (from 12A), and then it's called Roxbury Mountain Road on the Warren side (beginning in East Warren)!
by MrBumps
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Photos from my week in Vermont and New Hampshire
Replies: 18
Views: 11920

Fantastic shots! I think my favorite is the church steeple.
by MrBumps
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: this weekend??
Replies: 7
Views: 4720

I cycle 12 and 12a regularly. I like 12A the best. It's a bit longer, but a little more scenic. When you go through Roxbury, you can take a side detour up Roxbury Gap if you have the time. Also, when you get to Northfield, take a ride up Turkey Hill Road for some great panoramic views.