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by autzig
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Johnson Woolen Mills: Vermont Clad in Plaid!
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

Carol, I'm sort of a wool expert. The friend I mentioned did everything with wool and we helped her. We started with the fleece that needed to be cleaned so we cleaned it, dyed it carded it, and even spun it. Worsted wool uses the long fibers from the fleece. This is the stuff used to make men's sui...
by autzig
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Johnson Woolen Mills: Vermont Clad in Plaid!
Replies: 2
Views: 3871

I bought a forest green wool coat the first time I visited Johnson Wollen Mills. I love it but it is getting worn out. I always stop in to browse when I pass through. Last time I bought a pair of those mittens where they fold back exposing the fingers. Great for winter photography. Carol, I have a f...
by autzig
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: A weekend in March
Replies: 7
Views: 9585

Fixed them. At least I think I did.
by autzig
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: A weekend in March
Replies: 7
Views: 9585

I spent a little time last weekend along Lake Superior in Northeast Minnesota. Here's what I found. Split Rock Lighthouse http://www.goldimagesphoto.com/mn003.jpg When strong winds on Lake Superior drive ice flows ashore, they break up into boulder size glacieral blue chunks and pile up ten feet hig...
by autzig
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: What's in Your Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 17818

I carry my Canon 40D with a 24-70L lens attached. I can also fit a 70-200, a 180 macro a 17-40 and a 400mm f5.6 in there along with a 1.4 teleconverter. All that is in the main compartment. I've got a cable release, a bunch of flash cards and a bubble level in the inside pockets. I can fit my EX580 ...
by autzig
Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: What's in Your Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 17818

I have a LowePro CompuTrekker and a LowePro Trekker. I love these packs. I travel by air a lot and I can carry just about everything I need. I did buy a Think Tank roller bag that I really like because it holds everything and it fits in the overhead bins on airplanes but it really is a pain in the f...
by autzig
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Web Site is back up
Replies: 4
Views: 5420

Carol, I've looked at your gallery of D90 photos and I really loved the WHITE snow. It looks to me like you've got the white/blue thing all figured out.

Of course my favorite shots are the fresh snow on the trees overhanging the stream. No surprise there, I guess.
by autzig
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Full Harvest Moon Shining Brightly Tonight!
Replies: 9
Views: 5906

My wife and I were commenting on the moon as we drove home from shopping tonight. It rained a lot today in Minnesota but the sky cleared and the moon was shining beautifully here. Our January thaw came a little late but with temperatures in the 40s, we couldn't be happier, especially since there are...
by autzig
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, here are a couple of ideas for you. First, I learned a lot about Photoshop from Scott Kelby's Photoshop for Digital Photographers book. I think I've got them all; for CS, CS2 and CS3. Another thing to consider is Epson's Print Academy. They originally had a download program but now they've go...
by autzig
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, one of the beauties of Photoshop is that you can accomplish something using any of a variety of different methods. Yours worked just fine. Using adjustment layers is not difficult and once you see how much easier they make things, you will never stop using them. I went to a weekend Photo work...
by autzig
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL THREAD: 2009 SOV 2nd ANNUAL FALL REUNION!!!!!!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 77991

I would be interested in attending. I am usually able to arrange a business trip to New England at that time of the year. I can't commit for certain as October is a long way away, but I'll put it on my calendar and if everything falls into place I'll come. My wife hates flying, especially if we have...
by autzig
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, if you want to keep the nice blue sky, open the file in photoshop, apply a hue/saturation adjustment layer and desaturate the blues to -60. With this adjustment layer you will get a layer mask. Use a big brush, set your foreground color to black and paint over the blue sky. Black will hide th...
by autzig
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, first things first. I absolutely love the photo of the little kid. Perfectly exposed, the rosy cheeks, the beautiful blue eyes. That one belongs on a wall. Exquisite! Moving on to your other photos; I think the white balance on most of them is good. I think Auto white balance does pretty well...
by autzig
Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, you should know that I was a high school teacher for a couple of years after I got out of college. I still have a desire to teach, so let me offer an educational thought about your snow fence shot. This isn't a critique, just a photography lesson. You may already know this stuff but that's ok...
by autzig
Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Happy New year
Replies: 15
Views: 25393

Carol, your photos are wonderful. I particularly liked the first swan. The stream photos were really nice too, especially the first one. There may be a couple of lessons here to get you out of the P mode. The swan might be a touch underexposed. On automatic, your camera thinks it is 18% gray. A rule...