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by jdemott
August 10th, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Choosing a backpack for photography
Replies: 12
Views: 3711

Re: Choosing a backpack for photography

I agree with kaltbluter about carrying the camera in front. Presumably you are going to want to take photos along the way...and you don't want to have to stop and get the camera out of the backpack each time you see a photo opportunity. The easiest thing, of course, is to simply carry the camera on ...
by jdemott
June 18th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Free photography courses
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

Free photography courses

An occasional question on this forum is "how can I learn to take better pictures?" What better way than taking a course from a National Geographic photographer who has published many, many outdoor and wildlife photos from all over the world? We've all seen ads for the video lectures sold by The Grea...
by jdemott
June 17th, 2016, 8:11 am
Forum: Trail Q&A
Topic: Beyond Oregon: Has anyone ever backpacked The Maze?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: Beyond Oregon: Has anyone ever backpacked The Maze?

There was a trip report posted a few years ago:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14947

I've been to several other parts of Canyonlands which I greatly enjoyed. Based on everything I've heard about the Maze, I'd just say 'be prepared.'
by jdemott
May 31st, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Disabled vet healing in nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Disabled vet healing in nature

BTW, don't know how I forgot to mention it (on Memorial Day no less)...thank you for your service. Very sorry to hear you are still paying a price with pain, etc.

Looking forward to hearing future reports of your hikes.
by jdemott
May 30th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Disabled vet healing in nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Disabled vet healing in nature

Hello Brandon and welcome! My in-laws lived for many years in Pensacola, so I am quite familiar with the Destin area. The Gulf Coast has its own natural beauty, but I'm glad to be here in the Northwest and it sounds like you are enjoying the sights and experiences here also. I think you will probabl...
by jdemott
May 5th, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: To digitally alter a photo or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

Re: To digitally alter a photo or not?

As a thought experiment, which of the following would qualify as "altering" a photograph?? While taking the photograph: Using a gold reflector to provide a warm glow to the scene. Using a polarizing filter to eliminate reflections and increase color saturation. Using a graduated neutral density filt...
by jdemott
May 5th, 2016, 9:01 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: To digitally alter a photo or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 3150

Re: To digitally alter a photo or not?

For me, photography is simply communication with a camera. Sometimes we are trying to communicate an emotion or an experience, or perhaps a hoped-for feeling or experience. Other times we are trying to communicate something about how things "really" are. Perhaps we want to say that the moment we exp...
by jdemott
May 3rd, 2016, 7:02 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Horsetail Falls fatality May 1, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Horsetail Falls fatality May 1, 2016

This is a very sad story. It sounds like the whole family was there and witnessed the tragedy. My sympathies to all involved. That stretch of trail doesn't feel very exposed, but there is quite a significant drop-off, and there has been at least one other fatality along there. It is a very popular h...
by jdemott
May 1st, 2016, 11:08 am
Forum: Idle Chatter
Topic: Vandals suck
Replies: 12
Views: 3736

Re: Vandals suck

wow, I wouldnt think that someone wealthy enough to afford a snomobile would need to break into a backcountry cabin or be of the intelligence level to feel the need to vandalise one...
Maybe they stole the snowmobile too. :shock:
by jdemott
April 26th, 2016, 9:26 am
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Access to private lands
Replies: 11
Views: 1845

Re: Access to private lands

If you spend any time with rural landowners, generally you find that they don't have much problem with other people from the same area using their land for shortcuts, horseback riding, chasing lost cattle, or whatever. But many of them have found from sad experience that strangers from outside the a...