There is no best, nor last. It was, is, all good, all are best, and will not be the last.Good water run Elzi. Looks like y'all saved some of the best for last.
Um, I can do without thatElzi, you HAVE GOT TO GET OUT THERE IN APRIL!! It is a totally different experience, especially when the bee farmers start putting out hives... Hitting a swarm of bees at 40mph is quite the experience!
A few days after I hitchhiked into Tuscan, AZ (all those decades ago), a very heavy prolonged rain magically catalyzed the desert into flowering. It was a spectacular wonderland. One I can't completely forget, but the memory has faded and I would love to see the BB region deserts in bloom.It is also astounding how many flowering plants there are in that area. I'd love to see your write up of a Spring trip.
It looks like the brain of a an ancient ancestor! See the line that divides the hemispheres? and the frontal lobe on the left? No convolutions* though, so it must be an early precursorWhen I first saw that I thought, "Wow... a fossilized skull!!"
That's one advantage of riding alone and with no severe time constraints. You can take as long as you want to take your pics. You can set up a tripod and take panorama shots, try different angles and camera locations, and do the thinking you describe. Because it doesn't matter what kind of camera you have... the more you put into the photograph, the better it will look.When I was still using the Nikon SLR, I had the same filter on most of the time. However, I now carry a 6 Mpix Canon Elf about the size of a pack of cigs. No filters for it. The trade off is that when I was carrying the bigger camera, I took fewer pics because it was such a hassle to carry everything, get it out, take the pics, put it away, etc,... The Nikon took fantastic pics! The Canon takes acceptable pics Time is always the enemy. Good pics take time for me. I have to really think about what I want to capture, how to do it, what the light is like, etc... When riding with other people, I get to self conscious about constantly taking so much time and holding up everyone else.
Not to get off topic so PM me if you like. When photographing a panorama set, what is the trick for getting the photos in alignment? Is this done automatically or does the photographer have to more or less line the different shots up?That's one advantage of riding alone and with no severe time constraints. You can take as long as you want to take your pics. You can set up a tripod and take panorama shots, try different angles and camera locations, and do the thinking you describe.
It helps to have the camera's base rotate on a plane parallel to the horizon. Then, use software to overlap the images. There is software available that will also allow the camera to be tilted, so the image can be panned vertically as well as horizontally, with the result being the ability to pan 360* on any plane.Not to get off topic so PM me if you like. When photographing a panorama set, what is the trick for getting the photos in alignment? Is this done automatically or does the photographer have to more or less line the different shots up?
Varies considerably. Anywhere from three and up. One had seven. The more shots the more compromising you will do (zoom, field of focus, overall size, etc) and the difficulty in selecting a complete image that is usable. When you start shooting with pan mode, you will discover why.Elzi, how many images did you put in your BB panoramas?
One last look and I figured that out: the cliff above drains the shelf onto the draw floor. That's why it looks like the wash 'climbs' the cliff. It doesn't; the water flows off the shelf there and washes the cliff face so that wash looks like it's running uphill.And, the wash that runs near the base of the cliffs and down in the draw runs lightly UP the base of the cliffs! Now that makes NO sense...... I'll have to check that out, too.
Lots of potential there, but I'm the worst person to start/run a magazine!Start your own magazine...
heheh. I need to buy a winning lottery ticket. I'll share. (TWT Desert Base Camp.....)I have the same problem. My life could use a good sponsor