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the crest by Cmac13 the crest by Cmac13
Albuquerque, New Mexico :flagus:

looking out my front door on the last day of 2009 :tighthug:

an icy view of Sandia Crest after a night of :snowing:

more views of the crest
November 2007 -
mid morning January 2010 -
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional
cool
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   General Artist
:manhug:
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saka50ft Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
your house have such a beautiful view> I like this :D
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
when i first saw this i could not help but think of a city made of ice, far in the distance in the fog! i had to look it up to find out those were radio towers...i couldn't for the life of me figure out what thay might be! :slow::blush: strangely whimsical image! :clap:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   General Artist
i was going to put a link for information on the Sandia crest in the description but could not find one that did this particular image justice :no:

and i thought i was :+devwatch:ing you forever :faint: just put it right :tighthug:

thanks for your warm comments :manhug:
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mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
no prob! :hug:
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MTC001 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a nice, chilly picture, the sharpness is not perfect but at 300mm length that was to be expected I guess. I guess you used the 70-300VR Nikkor, maybe you'd want to try the same picture with f8.0 the next time. That's no critique, just a note, cause I know the characteristics of those 70-300 lenses well(I sell that stuff at a local camera store and people can be very persistent if they think their lenses don't work as they'd like ^^).

Well enough on the tech side, the composition is good and I know how hard it is to get a picture like that "done" :) -Though you might want to make it a panorama like image by cropping half of the sky out.
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
thanks :manhug: i appreciate your input :tighthug: and think your idea about making it a panorama view is a good one :D i didn't like all the choppiness in the upper right corner of the sky either :no:

f8.0 ? is that another lens?

you sell camera stuff :clap: how cool :clap: i could use your advice if you have time :D

i have a macro lens that does not work :no: it's two years old :tears: a sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG macro i paid $300/$400 for and is now frozen closed :tears:

should i i try to get it fixed or just get another one? if i should try to fix it - where should i take it?

many thanks for your help here :hug:
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MTC001 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :hug: :)

No, no, f8.0 is no other lens, it's merely using a smaller aperture of your main lens. You need to use the "A" Setting of your camera for that(just spin the 'wheel' ), you must know that every lens get's better to the center of it and by stopping down(that's what you call it if you make the aperture smaller) to f8.0 you'll use only the finest area of the lens, but you'll need more light too, as less light can enter the lens at once. Overall sharpness will rise that way.

Two years is a little old for that macro lens I fear. I don't believe sigma will fix it by warranty anymore. You should bring the lens to where you've bought it or you could contact sigma directly I guess. I wouldn't buy another one if the old one can be fixed. While there are better macros out there already(like the Nikkor 85mm VR) for arround $400-500, your lens still remains great in quality.
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
gotcha - smaller aperture :D if i put the camera on a tripod - what can i do to keep the lens open longer so more light is allowed in?

:manhug: i just put the macro lens on my camera - and it's working :clap: seems there is a toggle switch for limit and full and when i choose full it works just fine :blush: but when i choose limit - it now tries to focus but never does :no: which is an improvement - last time i tried - the lens would not even try to focus :D

thanks again for all your help - you jusst saved me $500.00 :manhug:
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MTC001 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great :) -Then it seems to be well afteral! The limit switch is to limit the focusing range. It's a macro lens so being really close to your subject means that it will take ages for the lens to focus from infinity(for landscape) to macro 1:1(for insects or other tiny stuff). So if you're using the close focus range then you can change to LIMIT and the lens won't move further up to infinity anymore, so the autofocus in close range will be much faster!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
thanks :manhug: it seems to be working in both modes - and trying both, i see what you mean about the limit option :D

i appreciate your :+fav:ing my image the crest :giggle: even after it was found lacking :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

are you an administrator of :iconnikon-photographers:?

can you give me more about the rejection thing :nod:

isn't the group a place to display images the artist feels warrant display?

that's the kind of group i'm most comfortable in - where if the artist submits it - it's worthy of display :giggle:

anyway - sorry for all the fuss - thanks for explaining my macro features :manhug:

and if you don't mind, i'll :+devwatch: you to learn more about cameras and photography :manhug: too
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MTC001 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I'm not an admin there, I'm just a contributor happening to have the same privileges as an admin though, that's why I knew why you where leaving the club ^^ Every deviation submitted needs two admins that say yes or no to it and that's how it gets decided, I didn't even see your deviation up there, but if two voted no then it's denied, that is how it is...

my deviation [link] got denied too before, while I think it's quite ok, maybe a bit on the bright side.

The group was flooded by deviation submissions lately so everyone is kinda stressed out there I guess... However like I said before, it's a small group anyway, so no big loss for you, you might join it again some day and I'm sure if you'd post one of your bird pictures they'd get accepted in no time :)

oh and thanks for :+devwatch:'ing me back :D
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010   General Artist
gotcha

yep, maybe i will try the group again in future - thanks for letting me know how things worked :D makes it easier to understand :manhug:
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Binnus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Did you have White Christmas too?

*all the snow melted here :(

What a huge difference between the Summer and the Winter view! :wow:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
yep, as you can see from the winter view of our crest :clap:
we did indeed have :snowing: on and off for the past week :clap:
we love :snowing: here in the arid :flagus: southwest :D

how about you?
did you have :snowing: for Christmas -
did you spend Christmas with your family?
hope if was a wonderful day :tighthug:
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Binnus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
I love snow too. It has a timeless quality to it.
All the snow melted by Christmas, so we didn't have white Christmas unfortunately. Even though it was about 20 cm deep in many places. It's very mild here in Hungary at the moment.

I spent Christmas with my family. Yes, it was great, thank you. It was nice that my mom and dad and my sister and I were all together for 3 days.

How was yours?
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
that does sound lovely Christmas with your entire immediate family :tighthug:

yep, my Christmas was wonderful and New Year's day is turning out perfectly as well :manhug:

looking forward to spending time with you here @ :devart: throughout 2010 too :iconwarmfuzzyattackplz:
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!

Are that skyscrapers, the things that in this light look like icicles growing upside down?
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
communication towers :D

the crest is the highest spot in the area so all the phone/radio/cable towers are built up there

thanks for your warm comments on my work :manhug:
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic view!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
:tighthug: many thanks for your kind comments and my work
:party: :iconhappynewyearplz: to you my friend :tighthug:
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
the clouds look like 'crashing wave's.. wonderful shot, Carole. :clap:
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   General Artist
thanks Rik :tighthug:
i've enjoyed your recent images as well
Happy New Year to you my friend - :D
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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EmilSnow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Awesome! How did you come up with the idea? :D I like it! Check out my gallery if you want :hug: [link]
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   General Artist
just looked out my window and took the shot :giggle: not much thought :no:

i like the images in your gallery :clap: very nice :clap: how is it to live in Norway - pretty cold and lots of :snowing:

thanks for your comments :iconhappynewyearplz:
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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10/25000 second
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F/6.3
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300 mm
Date Taken
Dec 31, 2009, 9:19:00 AM
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