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December 31, 2009
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Shutter Speed
10/25000 second
Focal Length
300 mm
Date Taken
Dec 31, 2009, 9:19:00 AM
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
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   General Artist
saka50ft Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
your house have such a beautiful view> I like this :D
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:
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:
mental-traffic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
no prob! :hug:
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.
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:
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.
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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