Castle Mountain - Banff National Park
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Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

Well I am back from Orlando and family fun and enjoying being home in minus 18 weather. I don't know why I leave. I alway do much better taking pictures at home.

Dan Heitman bought a new 14-24 for his D800 so we returned to a easy safe spot to try it out. I got a TS24 to complement my TS17. Hopefully he will post his pictures soon. The best of canon technology (5diii/24TS) vs the best of nikon technology (d800/14-24).

Here are my best pictures of the day.

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Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

And an extra shot of Dan.



Rick Schump
Registered: Oct 30, 2007
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Country: United States

Aree those bare hands at -18F. You guys are studs or lost all feeling in your extremities. I don't envy the dedication you guys have to function in that climate, BTW nice shots. Rick



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Country: United States

Wow... makes me feel cold just watching those pictures. No. 3 gets my vote.



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

Rick Shump: Bare hands only to switch lens and adjust stuff. I prefer to think - studs rather than stupid Glad you like them. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


AMajl: Glad you like 3. It was warmer than the previous visit when Dan brought the wrong boots and got wet. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



thw2
Registered: Dec 27, 2004
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The first shot is my favorite



ramdisk
Registered: Mar 25, 2005
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Scott great series, 3 is my fav



jcw1982
Registered: Sep 14, 2005
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Excellent series! I really like the last with Dan standing out in the river.



ingemar
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
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Country: Slovenia

Great.The first might be my favorite because of the leaning trees. 3rd and 4th are close behind.



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

thw2: The first one is my favorite as well. We found it after the good light went away. But the next time should be great. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


ramdisk: Glad you like 3. It was a great morning. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


jcw1982: Next time I will have to take a better model Glad you like it. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


ingemar: Glad you like them. I really liked the view in first but the light was not as exciting at this point. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



jaharris129
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
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Country: United States

a wonderful series !! Learning a little about the TS lens'.. pretty incredible



austriker
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
Total Posts: 127
Country: United States

fantastic- love the shot of dan too.. Has he posted his results yet? (Sorry Im new to the landscape section so Im not sure who he is). I love number 3 and its light on the right



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
Total Posts: 2459
Country: Canada

Nice shots Scott. Would you believe that we were just up Hwy 93 climbing Mount Haffner above that cloud bank in t-shirts to the summit?! You gotta love inversions...







Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

jaharris129: Glad you like them. The Tilt/shift is the best bar none, except for night shooting, when you are near moutains or trees. After you use it (shift more than tilt) and get used to having no perspective fix (that results from not having shift) you won't want to use even the zeiss 21 (except to the beach because iq does not matter when the picture is distorted). Buy the ts17 first (it takes the 1.4x to 24mm) and is more vasatile. Scott


austriker: I have yet to see Dan Heitman's shots. I don't think he had posted them yet. Likely because they are better than mine and he does not like to show me up. Glad you like them. Thanks for the feedback and welcome to the forum. Much appreciated. Scott


Vern Dewit: Wow - T-shirts. It was minus 19 or so at the river. Great picture. Your pictures always make me want to be younger (able to climb). Thanks for the feedback and the picture. Much appreciated. Scott



dwa652
Registered: Jan 17, 2005
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Country: United States

Number 1 and 3 for me Scott, though I like them all. Darwin has an opening this weekend but no way am I getting out in those kind of temperatures. It is in the 50s here in Houston and that is cool enough for me.

Those rocks by the bridge seemed slippery to me in the summer; I cannot imagine getting out in that stream in the middle of winter. I hope you had Yaktrax or something similar. Would have to be a cold plunge if you fell.

Thanks for sharing. My Calgary friends are headed back up there tomorrow. Back into the freezer!
Don



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

dwa652: Glad you like them. Actually it was not particularly slippery in the river but very slippery on the edges. Dan went through the ice and fell and I made the right choice to grab his camera and tripod rather than Dan Don't worry he survived, just a little wetter. But we don't have to worry about the bears sneaking up on us. You should visit in the winter - provided you dress well, its great. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



Dan Heitman
Registered: Jun 13, 2011
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Nice pictures Scott, I like them all and in particular the last shot you'll have to email me one of those.
Dan



wbrad
Registered: Aug 13, 2005
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Country: Australia

Great set. I like #1 the most for the nice light on the mountain and the trees leaning out over the lake add interest to the composition.

Wayne



roguecoolman
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
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Scott,

Really like the set, especially the first one. -18 that is bone chilling cold!

Jason



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
Total Posts: 9925
Country: Canada

Dan Heitman: The last shot would have been pretty if the model was better, but I will send it to you Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


wbrad: Number 1 was my favorite as well. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott


roguecoolman: Minus 18 is not bone chilling - that's minus 40 with a wind. Its only California cold. Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. Scott



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