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  2011-06-25 09:25:40 AM
re: the switchback--whoa...
 
  2011-06-26 10:22:46 PM
Congrats to I'm No Big Deal for this week's "Volcanoes, Waterfalls, and Mountains" win!
 
  2011-06-27 03:02:12 PM

ravnostic: Ranger Joe: Hey Ravnostic...great shot of the power plant near Telluride. How did you like the switchback road that leads up to it? We're looking to do that road this fall, coming over the mountain and down into Telluride.

If the road to which you refer is the one in this picture--we didn't take it. They had oodles of snow this season, which made for the wonderful waterfall shot--but also meant the road up wasn't yet open (even at this resolution, I think you can tell it's loaded with the stuff). Do you happen to know the name of the falls on the left in this image? My Aunt did not.


That's Ingram Falls. The road is the Black Bear Pass road, one of the most difficult jeep roads in Colorado. It's a one-way trail from east to west. The easy part is on the way up to Black Bear Pass. The hard part is on the way down, near Ingram Falls. The trail is a set of rocky steps, very narrow, with a slight curve and a serious off-camber angle, which then leads to the very tight switchbacks. You can drive up the switchbacks to the level of the power plant, but beyond that point the trail is one way, down only. The whole trail is usually open sometime in July, but with all the snowpack this year I'll be surprised if it opens at all.

Link (new window)

i3.photobucket.com
 
  2011-06-27 07:24:50 PM

Ranger Joe: That's Ingram Falls. The road is the Black Bear Pass road, one of the most difficult jeep roads in Colorado. It's a one-way trail from east to west. The easy part is on the way up to Black Bear Pass. The hard part is on the way down, near Ingram Falls. The trail is a set of rocky steps, very narrow, with a slight curve and a serious off-camber angle, which then leads to the very tight switchbacks. You can drive up the switchbacks to the level of the power plant, but beyond that point the trail is one way, down only. The whole trail is usually open sometime in July, but with all the snowpack this year I'll be surprised if it opens at all.


Link (new window)

I figured you'd know the additional info. Thanks!!

(And congrats to I'm No Big Deal as well!)
 
  2011-06-27 09:14:18 PM
I didn't have a dog in this race, but I did enjoy the photos, and clicked "vote" until my little fingers were numb. Nice job, INBD.

Speaking of dogs and races, there was a mention of rabbits a little higher up...

farm6.static.flickr.com

farm6.static.flickr.com

Don't worry...I'm not racing Luna. She is a retired rescue greyhound, and couch potato. The sight of a bunny on the trail however, is the one thing that will raise her ears to full attention. No bunnies were harmed in the making of these photos. They are in the Golden Gate National Recreational Area, and I'd probably get fined if Luna chased a rabbit. I think I'd be executed if she went after a Red-Legged Frog.
 
  2011-06-28 09:35:11 PM
Never participate in Farktopgrahy contests, but photography has been a hobby of mine for years now. Never share much, but in a mood to share some of my recent "keepers" . These all are just a kit lens on a Canon XS taken locally with post processing. Usually shoot with my 50mm but I enjoy the kit lens in a lot more situations.

Enjoy.. Or don't. :)

i52.photobucket.com

i52.photobucket.com

i52.photobucket.com
 
  2011-06-29 12:14:02 AM

styckx: Never participate in Farktopgrahy contests, but photography has been a hobby of mine for years now. Never share much, but in a mood to share some of my recent "keepers" . These all are just a kit lens on a Canon XS taken locally with post processing. Usually shoot with my 50mm but I enjoy the kit lens in a lot more situations.

Enjoy.. Or don't. :)


Those are excellent. Recently hoppered for a future contest is "Black and White II", and either of those first two would make excellent entries. Or, "Abandon all hope II: Life without people" is in a week, and that first one would do well there. I'm no expert, but I think your composition and technique is first-rate and I'd encourage you to participate. And even if you don't--I'd love to see more of your work here on occasion. The second shot, in particular, really draws me in.
 
  2011-06-29 07:25:30 AM
I'm echoing Ravnostic. I love that half-buried beercan.
 
  2011-06-29 06:32:59 PM
styckx --echoing the sentiments above and hoping we'll see you in a future contest! Just be sure to read up on the FArQ as to acceptable and unacceptable post-processing. A lot of the filtery stuff and spot treatments (other than corrections for dust, hot pixels or a stray blemish) aren't allowed for Farktography. Feel free to ask if you have questions about any of that!
 
  2011-06-29 08:15:47 PM
QueenBee, I echo justkat for this week's "upside down" theme; the Wonka quotes were a great way to caption your shots this week (which are lovely, btw).
 
  2011-06-29 10:57:06 PM
Oh geeze. I did it again. Forgot to enable voting. Can someone please help me?
 
  2011-06-29 11:02:12 PM

oddmind: Oh geeze. I did it again. Forgot to enable voting. Can someone please help me?


Yep got 'em
 
  2011-06-29 11:06:46 PM
Many thanks. Maybe I better set voting on by default...
 
  2011-06-29 11:17:14 PM

styckx: Enjoy.. Or don't. :)


I definitely picked enjoy.
 
  2011-06-30 11:51:54 PM
ravnostic: QueenBee, I echo justkat for this week's "upside down" theme; the Wonka quotes were a great way to caption your shots this week (which are lovely, btw).

Thank ya kindly :)
 
  2011-07-02 01:14:09 PM
Hoping to see some awesome fireworks shots in here after this weekend!

In unrelated news, ran my first 5k this morning. I've only been training since May, and my best training time was 36 minutes. Did the race this morning in 33:41. Hoping to do a 5 miler at the end of the month in ultimate preparation for a pretty sizable local 5 miler on Thanksgiving.

/carry on
 
  2011-07-03 11:39:51 PM
Much congrats to U-Man's win this week!
 
  2011-07-04 12:09:21 PM
Indeed--I got side tracked and forgot to post the congrats in here--mea culpa! Congrats to U-Man for his "umop 3p!sdn" win this past week!
 
  2011-07-06 01:07:58 AM
A couple of weeks ago I had some trouble with my images on Flickr. I was definitely below the 200kb threshold, but Fark kept rejecting me anyway. I wound up having to resize each of my second and third images twice before they were accepted.

I just uploaded my pics for tomorrow and then used the scratchpad to try to post them. They seem to have worked OK there.

How reliable is the scratchpad? If the images posted OK there, will I be OK tomorrow to avoid the same problem I had two weeks ago?
 
  2011-07-06 05:24:58 AM

Elsinore: Indeed--I got side tracked and forgot to post the congrats in here--mea culpa! Congrats to U-Man for his "umop 3p!sdn" win this past week!


Hope I didn't step on any toes--the contest had closed many hours before; I didn't mean to jump the gun, but given this forum is new and people weren't used to it, I thought maybe it would be okay to acknowledge the win as had been done for me a few weeks ago.

Yugoboy; there's been intermittent flicker issues; hopefully one of their users will post some tips (I know there's some sort of 'fix' or rationale--but I don't use it so I[don't]RC).

My hosting doesn't suffer from that sort of problem, but even so, I've had the occasional issue--and never when it's appropriate (because--it's nevar appropriate). Stuff happens--such is life on the WWInterweb, etc. :-)
 
  2011-07-06 07:54:55 AM

ravnostic: Elsinore: Indeed--I got side tracked and forgot to post the congrats in here--mea culpa! Congrats to U-Man for his "umop 3p!sdn" win this past week!

Hope I didn't step on any toes--the contest had closed many hours before; I didn't mean to jump the gun, but given this forum is new and people weren't used to it, I thought maybe it would be okay to acknowledge the win as had been done for me a few weeks ago.


No, you're fine :) I had meant to post in here Sunday when I posted on farktography.net, but it just totally slipped my mind this week. All the holiday stuff really threw my groove off.

Yugoboy: Make sure you're uploading Fark-sized originals to Flickr (and posting the originals, not their resizes), because if you're relying on Flickr to resize for you, their algorithm leads to file size bloat. This is a good thing for your images (they use very very low compression), but a bad thing for posting to Fark. Also, it's "technically" 200k for the limit, but images frequently fail to load in the 180k-200k range, and I've seen a number drop in the 150k-180k range, too. It's usually safest to keep file sizes in the 130k-150k max size. Typically, I try to keep mine under 100k.

But as to your question, if it works in the Scratchpad, it *should* work in the thread. Flickr is typically pretty reliable for image hosting, though it does have its occasional hiccups.
 
  2011-07-06 11:01:47 AM
Well, the largest of this week's images is like 142kb. "Fortunately" most of my good entropy pix are from my old camera. While I love entropy and decay, I haven't had much opportunity with my new camera, but lots with my old one. File sizes with the Olympus are far smaller (it's a 3.1mpx) than the Nikon (12+mpx) so resizing isn't as traumatic to the file size.

I resized to 800px wide and linked to the 640px version.

Still working on the file hosting and getting ahead on themes for now. Quality's important, and I'm learning a lot from y'all about perspective and outside the box and the sheer artistry of photography. I'm surprising myself by pulling out the 18-55 far more often than I thought I would. I'm normally a huge fan of zoom and macro shots, so to be thinking wide-angle is new for me.

Here's hoping!
 
  2011-07-06 02:35:26 PM
You may still find that resizing to 800 pixels and allowing Flickr to resize to 640 results in too large a file size, especially if there's foliage in the image. But something under 150k should be ok. If you find you post something in the thread and it disappears into the ether, let us know, because it can usually be restored.

Wide angle is definitely a different experience. I found it completely changes compositions for me. We're glad to have you aboard!
 
  2011-07-06 08:09:40 PM
Seems to have worked.

:)
 
  2011-07-06 08:39:04 PM
Please delete 2011-07-06 08:30:33 PM and the goof immediately above it. Thanks!
 
  2011-07-06 09:07:02 PM
Well, I did 66% better than last week. I only forgot to enable voting on my Boobies. May I impose on the mods once again?

*Rolls on back and wags tail in an apologetic way.*
 
  2011-07-06 10:03:19 PM

SilverStag: 2011-07-06 08:30:33 PM


Got 'em


oddmind: Well, I did 66% better than last week. I only forgot to enable voting on my Boobies. May I impose on the mods once again?

*Rolls on back and wags tail in an apologetic way.*


Got that, too. No worries ;)
 
  2011-07-06 10:49:28 PM
Posting here, too, to request removing my 2011-07-06 10:26:35 PM in "Abandoned by people II", please; it's the wrong frame. And thank you.
 
  2011-07-06 11:08:37 PM
Laughing hysterically at having been caught by the filter for the first time ever. There was a time when they were indeed worth voting for.
 
  2011-07-06 11:57:52 PM

ravnostic: Posting here, too, to request removing my 2011-07-06 10:26:35 PM in "Abandoned by people II", please; it's the wrong frame. And thank you.


Its outta there
 
  2011-07-06 11:58:22 PM
orionid Nice quotes for your stunning images this week. Very evocative.
 
  2011-07-07 12:43:37 PM

ravnostic: orionid Nice quotes for your stunning images this week. Very evocative.


Thanks!
 
  2011-07-07 05:00:07 PM
While I was out taking a picture of yet another broken branch on our walnut tree...

arrowheadjunkies.com

I caught this little guy cooling off.

arrowheadjunkies.com
 
  2011-07-07 09:50:09 PM

orionid: ravnostic: orionid Nice quotes for your stunning images this week. Very evocative.

Thanks!


Heh - Too bad the voters didn't think so. Such was life on the planet Earth.
 
  2011-07-08 12:02:15 AM
Well, for only the second time in 30 years, I'm going to go get close to a shuttle launch (hopefully) tomorrow. The first time was #2 when I was a kid, and now a friend of mine has won tickets to be as close as they will allow... will be leaving within the hour, but I am expecting to be coming back Sunday.

Sadly, I will be using a borrowed camera, as both of my Canons are still D.O.A.

I hope I can get some great shots from the causeway on Sunday if that's when it gets bumped to, because I'll be letting my wife use "my" ticket, since she has never been up-close to a launch before. We tried to catch the last two, but the rescheduling always wound up landing on one of her work days :/

We need a good 'Space' related contest soon.
 
  2011-07-08 01:29:59 AM

thespindrifter: Well, for only the second time in 30 years, I'm going to go get close to a shuttle launch (hopefully) tomorrow. The first time was #2 when I was a kid, and now a friend of mine has won tickets to be as close as they will allow... will be leaving within the hour, but I am expecting to be coming back Sunday.

Sadly, I will be using a borrowed camera, as both of my Canons are still D.O.A.

I hope I can get some great shots from the causeway on Sunday if that's when it gets bumped to, because I'll be letting my wife use "my" ticket, since she has never been up-close to a launch before. We tried to catch the last two, but the rescheduling always wound up landing on one of her work days :/

We need a good 'Space' related contest soon.


I'm jealous.

The last Shuttle launch I went to was STS-41-G in 1984. It's one of my earliest memories, and I still remember it like it was just last week. My dad worked for one of the contractors for the payload and won a company lottery for pressbox tickets. Even from across the water, the shockwave knocked me on my arse (granted, I was three).

Re: Space Contest, we've done one, I'm itching for another, too. I'll suggest it in the farktography.net forum. Head on over and vote for it :D
 
  2011-07-08 07:25:38 PM
Must.....reme..m..ber " NEVER.....embiggenate........a photo........during....votey...time". EVAR!
 
  2011-07-08 08:38:17 PM

orionid: orionid: ravnostic: orionid Nice quotes for your stunning images this week. Very evocative.

Thanks!

Heh - Too bad the voters didn't think so. Such was life on the planet Earth.


Yeah, I seem to be in a slump votey-wise myself. Fark happens, and all that. I like them anyways.
 
  2011-07-09 12:50:15 AM

ravnostic: Yeah, I seem to be in a slump votey-wise myself. Fark happens, and all that. I like them anyways.


Hey, you ain't got nothing to complain about. You've been consistently beating me in just about every contest recently. The voters really don't seem to like my entries in these past few contests.
 
  2011-07-10 11:00:37 AM
Congrats to Pope Larry II on his "Abandon All Hope 2: Life After People" win this week!
 
  2011-07-14 11:28:34 AM
Any mods hanging around here? It seems my entries from this weeks contest have mysteriously disappeared for no apparent reason. Is there any way to get them back?
 
  2011-07-14 11:35:26 AM
Nevermind-Problem Handled.
 
  2011-07-14 01:20:03 PM
Mischief managed ;)
 
  2011-07-15 08:28:54 PM

Elsinore: Mischief managed ;)


Well played.
 
  2011-07-16 11:38:37 AM

plamadude30k: Any mods hanging around here? It seems my entries from this weeks contest have mysteriously disappeared for no apparent reason. Is there any way to get them back?


If you use ImageShack, sometimes that happens. I have had *awesome* pics that could have gotten higher-than-average votes, but the links became unstable and my entries were deleted. Made me so frustrated and mad I almost gave up entirely. Sometimes the helpful mods would try to re-link the pics for me, but that rarely worked. Since I have registered with ImageHack it hasn't been as bad or as frequent, but every once in a while...

Now if you're using a different host, I don't know what to tell ya. I hope you have better hosting success in the future, and maybe the fine folks on here might have some suggestions for you. Good luck!
 
  2011-07-16 03:03:17 PM
FYI, Google Picasa has hiccupped again which has resulted in dropping plamadude30k's and ykarie's entries. If a mod sees this and wants to re-instate them, here are the original links:

http://www.fark.com/comments/6382671/70385475
http://www.fark.com/comments/6382671/70385543
http://www.fark.com/comments/6382671/70385578
http://www.fark.com/comments/6382671/70409552
http://www.fark.com/comments/6382671/70409593
 
  2011-07-16 08:53:28 PM
Yep, I've noticed that they disappeared. Now I'll always wonder if they would have done well and curse my bad luck every time I feel like using them in the future. I'm thinking of switching back to flickr.
 
  2011-07-16 10:17:03 PM
FWIW, I restored all the broken images (which of course were no longer broken). Seems to me Google announced something about ending Picasa at some point, so maybe that's part of what's going on? It's odd for Google to be unreliable like that.
 
  2011-07-17 12:28:24 PM
Congrats to U-Man on his "A Shore Thing" win this week!
 
  2011-07-21 12:57:58 AM
So, I tried using picture manager to compress my images this week before uploading to Flickr but they still show up as too large at 640, anyone know any other batch methods that offer more compression control so I don't get stuck with tiny images?

Thanks all
 
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