2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

Glacier presents some great photographic opportunities, talk about it here.

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Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

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fmcdonald wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:37 am
Pete, all of the photos are stunning. I'll be interested in seeing how the voting works. I'm not sure I can pick just one. I would love to have a calendar using all of them.
Thanks for the compliment!
When the actual voting begins, I doubt I will have more than a couple images for consideration. Maybe just one.
Remember that the staff will pick the final images to be voted on from the possible hundreds of entries.
So nobody will have to pick from my 30 8)

As for calendar images...
20 odd of the 30 would be difficult to make into calendar images since they are multi image panos.
Many have aspect ratios of for 2:1 to slightly over 3:1. (The width is 2 to 3 times as wide as the height.)
Some could probably be cropped to an aspect ratio suitable for a calendar, but I kind of hesitate to do that at the moment.
But I won't rule it out, so hang in there. ))

I should tell y'all that one of my biggest mistakes going back years to images I made with my little Sony HX-10 point and shoot camera.
I cropped the subjects way too close with the camera zoom lens.
That left me no room to crop the images to standard sizes like 5x7, 8x10, 11x14 etc.
The Sony P&S, my a77m2, and a6600 have sensors that are 6x4.
The Mr Lincoln images made with my P&S are a good example of this "mistake". Those are all "full frame" images, exactly, or close to exactly the same size as the cameras sensor...So no room to crop for things like 8x10s or other aspect ratios. :( :(
At the time, my thinking was to zoom as "tight" as I could to maximize the limited pixel count to the subject.
BIG MISTAKE...and one I still sometimes make today when making single frame pics. :evil:
paul wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:59 am
They are all good photos but my favorite is the one of snow covered Bearhat Mountain from the overlook area. Great Job!
Thank you Paul!
Yeah, I really like that one myself.
I saw a couple entries that were made the same day, but they look to be single frame images, and not wide panos like mine.
This is a 5 image pano shot using my table top tripod resting on the interpretive sign on the observation platform.
There was a LOT of luck getting this 5 image pano. Shot around 9:30 AM and it was still freezing cold.
The WIND was blowing 15-20mph, maybe more, and lots of people walking all around making the deck vibrate.
It took a couple tries before I got a good pano. :)
I really wanted to use the settings below to get a good sharp, low noise image...and I got one.
There won't be many this good because a few hours later most of the snow had melted when the sun hit the scene.
I have a 34 inch print that looks really good!! :arrow:
The aspect ratio on this image is 3:1 (2.95:1)
It covers a LOT of ground both from left to right and enough vertically with no noticeable distortion I can see(thanks to PTgui)
Way to wide for a calendar shot ..imo :(

Camera Sony ILCA-77M2
Lens Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM (SAL1650)
Focal Length 35.0 mm (52.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperture f/8
Exposure Time 0.008s (1/125)
ISO 100
Date Taken 2020-09-28 09:29:16


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Re: 2020 "Snaps" Around Glacier National Park

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I guess I have confused some of you...and looking at my emails from a number of people, some are not keeping up with posts. 8)

The Glacier Conservancy Staff will select the finalists

The PUBLIC meaning you guys, will then vote on the FINALIST entries selected by the Conservancy Staff.

My best GUESS at this time is that no matter how many entries one submits, the Conservancy Staff will PROBABLY choose just ONE entry from whatever number the finalists submitted. Many people submitted multiple entries.

SO...If I make it as a finalist, your job should be easy.

I will try to get clarification from the Conservancy on the process asap.
So far I have not seen how the process works other than what I've posted earlier.
Sorry if I have confused y'all.
I will try to do better in the future.


pete
"If you are not curious, you will learn nothing" -Goethe-

"When you're born in this world, you're given a ticket to the freak show.
And when you're born in America, you're given a front row seat."

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