Thursday, November 4, 2021

White Tank (Part II)

 I'm still wandering around White Tank Campground in Joshua Tree National Park, trying out my new (to me) camera body. I have more photos than I can share in a single post, hence the need for a "part II" post. No tripod (by design), so as the sun sets and things get darker, I have to continually push the ISO higher and higher in order to keep my shutter settings fast enough to avoid a blurry mess. The downside with high ISO is the potential for noise/grain. I'll let you be the judge about the noise level. I was so lucky to have some of the most beautiful skies I've seen in a while for this hike. A really fun outing, and one I will long remember. Enjoy!!












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Thanks for stopping by!!

36 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing! Beautiful!

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  2. ...dang these are gorgeous!!!

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  3. Dramatically cloudy. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. whatever you're doing with the new camera - it really works - exquisite sky photos

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  5. I can see why you will not forget this photo outing ~ Magnificent and fantastic photography Xo

    Living in the moment

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Great sky. I think you're enjoying your new camera.

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  7. Great shots. Always so interesting.

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  8. Wow! Your shots are amazing as usual. The first one is my favorite.

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  9. The skies are breathtaking -all that light! Also the black and white came out very well, and love that small moon in your last. Excellent post of the desert, Peter:)
    Emille

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  10. Gorgeous photos. I think I like the first two most but they are all great.

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  11. A wonderful comparison in the first two shots--- They are entirely different in feeling. In B&W the rocks are strange and cause a feeling of disquiet. They are the center of attention in the B&W. Certainly they are still prominent in color, but the sky begins to take over. Fabulous shots, my friend. Absolutely wonderful. By the way, I see no real noise. Must be one really great camera!

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  12. Big, big WOW to the first pic! #6 is wonderful, too.
    They all came out great, thank you, this was a joy to see!

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  13. Those incredible skies. Marvelous. Since a few days
    ligtroom classic now has a kind of masking tool that allows you to boost the sky a bit more towards your beautiful desert skies but to reach that level is still impossible without a desert.

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  14. Gorgeous rock formations, wauw !

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  15. As always, gorgeous pictures. Two surprises - first, I did not like the B&W picture, where normally, I do. Not sure why? Also, in the last several pictures, there is small white dot. Wondering what it is - not the moon - a star, distorted? It isn't the blue dot that sometimes appears in iPhone photos (like mine). Not a criticism at all, just wondering, as I have a long way to go in learning about photography.

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    1. Interesting about the b&w shot. It's one of my favorites, which just goes to show you we all have different tastes! The white dot is indeed the moon as it was starting to rise. I was shooting with a wide angle lens, so the moon looks quite small. Thanks for your comment!

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  16. Glad you have "new" camera but am not sure I see difference in quality (markII is a capable beast yet still). Surely it must be better but Blogger does something to the pics that ain´t the same what I see on screen when prosessing images.

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  17. Well I missed your post last week and did not realise you had changed your camera. I have to admit I nearly wet for a 5D IV but instead opted to get an R6 because Canon seem to be phasing out the DSLR stuff. I can't really afford the white L lenses so opted for the std version they have for Mirror less which are very good though I do have on EF 100 2.8 I use with an adaptor. You really did yourself proud with the photos you too, they are superb

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    1. I have more money tied up in my lenses than my camera, so won't be switching to mirrorless anytime soon. But I think you're right... seems like Canon is moving away from DSLR.

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  18. The black and white take is quite as dramatic as the others.

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  19. Gorgeous, as always. Unfortunately, we did not make it down your way last month during our ramblings, but it's in the plans for next trip. If you read my post on The Farm, you can see why we had to get out of the desert. However, I am wondering if you had a chance to see the auroras that were apparently visible as far south as Joshua Tree as a result of that CME a few days ago? Can't imagine anyone who could have done a better job of capturing it all, if indeed you did. Thanks once again for the visual treat.

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    1. I didn't see the auroras, and didn't see any pics posted by local photographers, so wondering if it made it this far south? So sorry you didn't make it down this way. I read your post and totally understand!

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  20. Stunning photos and amazing rock formations!

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  21. Gorgeous. Some of them look like they could have been taken on a completely different planet! I may have been watching too many sci-fi movies lately! It's hard to resist taking a bazillion photos when in a setting like this. "Just one more ..."

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  22. Stunning and gorgeous photos. Love your blog header too.

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  23. Gorgeous photos. You are right about that sky. It is perfect for photographing the desert.

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  24. You really outdid yourself. I love your sense of adventure, both with your hiking exploits but your willingness to push your camera and editing skills to the limits.

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  25. So beautiful! I read both this post and the one before and of course the information about your camera is like a foreign language to me -- all I am here for is to admire the beautiful skies and your amazing pictures. I take snapshots. You are a photographer and an artist. And I appreciate that. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  26. Such is your dedication to perfection that I'm sure you wouldn't have shown us grainy pictures, though they have to be pretty bad to show up on Blogger. Some incredible skies.

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