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« on: April 28, 2019, 05:53:03 PM »

The other day was beautiful, so I grabbed my camera and went for a walk around Reflections Lake, about 12 miles from here.  Just as I got to this viewpoint, the wind had stopped long enough to catch a great reflection of Pioneer Peak.  Pioneer Peak is the iconic mountain in the Matanuska Valley.  It rises from sea level to around 6800 feet elevation.  The riding may be a bit on the boring side up here, but it's hard to fault the scenery.



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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 06:17:22 PM »

One word Greg :  WOW  !!!   Talk about something scenic and a great shot!

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 03:11:06 AM »

So beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 05:28:41 AM »

Great shot!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 06:34:49 AM »

Beautiful country, Greg.
BTW, I've been meaning to ask you, which camera are you using? My D750 is getting a bit too heavy to sling over my shoulder and I'm thinking of downsizing if I can find a good fit.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2019, 02:37:21 PM »

Wow was my word before I even saw Mike's post.

So breathtaking.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2019, 04:08:49 PM »

Hey Greg, that was a magical pic for me. Did you see that episode of Twilight Zone where the guy would go to the museum and stare at the picture until he was in it?
Anywho, that's how it felt looking at the pic for me.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2019, 06:25:05 PM »

I'll do this in one post.  Thanks all for the kind words.  Every once in awhile I score one, and it's usually by chance that I happen to be in right place at the right time.  Yeah, it was magical for me, too, but not quite in the Twilight Zone--😄😄.  I'm thinking of having this one printed up to hang.  Again, thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2019, 06:31:48 PM »

Beautiful country, Greg.
BTW, I've been meaning to ask you, which camera are you using? My D750 is getting a bit too heavy to sling over my shoulder and I'm thinking of downsizing if I can find a good fit.

I sold my D7200 about a year and a half ago for the same reason you mention.  Great camera, but, again, heavy.  The Nikon was replace by a Sony A6300 which I like a lot.  It's got an APSC sensor, so it's smaller than the D750 with its full frame sensor.  But it's also smaller and much lighter.  It came with two kit lenses, a 16-50 and 55-210mm zooms.  I have since replaced the 16-50 with a Sony 18-135 because it covers the range I use the most.  This photo was taken with the 18-135.  I like that lens a lot.

If I didn't have the A6300 and was looking to buy a Sony camera in the A6xxx series, I'd take a good look at the newer A6400.  It has some features that improve it a bit over the A6300.  I have no plans on getting rid of the A6300 in the near future.  You can go full frame with Sony, but you're looking at considerably more money to do so, and there wouldn't be a significant weight savings, either.  More later.  I'll shoot you a PM.  Gotta pick up the grandson and take him to school.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 07:17:51 PM »

Beautiful scenery and great picture. This picture captures the way I prefer to look at snow - in a picture.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2019, 07:07:11 AM »

Beautiful scenery and great picture. This picture captures the way I prefer to look at snow - in a picture.


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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2019, 11:56:17 PM »

Amazing picture!
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2019, 05:46:39 PM »

Amazing picture!

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2019, 03:04:40 PM »

Very nice shot Greg!

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 05:35:24 PM »

Very nice shot Greg!

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Thanks, Kelly.  Have you been doing any riding yet?
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 12:35:56 PM »

Greg that is one beautiful shot of so many you post here. Thanks.

It reminds me of when I went to Crater Lake NP in 2008.  I was in awe of what I saw. How blue,clear and still the Lake was.  With all the reflections of the surrounding mountains and trees. 
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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2019, 05:45:06 PM »

Greg that is one beautiful shot of so many you post here. Thanks.

It reminds me of when I went to Crater Lake NP in 2008.  I was in awe of what I saw. How blue,clear and still the Lake was.  With all the reflections of the surrounding mountains and trees. 

Thanks, Cathy.  It's interesting what light can do to something, especially water.  Would you believe that the water was actually brown from the muddy lake bottom?

Crater Lake is an amazing place.  I have a picture I took there years ago, and the water does look very blue.
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2019, 02:29:10 PM »

Hey Greg yes I've been out the earliest I've ever been. Several Alaska trips and took a friend on a twisty tour of the big island. Let's get coffee sometime.

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2019, 01:17:50 AM »

Hey Greg yes I've been out the earliest I've ever been. Several Alaska trips and took a friend on a twisty tour of the big island. Let's get coffee sometime.

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Absolutely.  Soon as I get over this nasty crud that's been going around.  Peggy is about to get over it, I think, I just got it, and our daughter and grandkids just recently got over it.  I'm really tired of hacking and coughing.  But yet, great idea.  We need to get back in touch again.
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