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Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2008 - 09:18pm PT
Been busy lately...

These are from a trip to the Hoover Wilderness the last week in July with my dad, brother, and two nieces. These are all digital with no adjustments. I have a slew of film shots but my scanner seems to be putting a nasty color cast on them and they look really weird when the cast is removed. If I can figure it out or get a new scanner soon I will post those for comparison. As you can tell, I like reflections. Click [url="http://www.sierramountainphotography.com/id54.html"]here[/url] for a page of photos on my site.












My son, niece, and daughter on Spring Dome at Courtright about 10 days ago.



A couple sunsets while camping on the Big Sur Coast a week ago.




My son and I at the newly paved over and developed(and subsequently ruined camping spot) Le Conte Divide Overlook near Courtright last night.


Russ Walling

Social climber
Nutsonthechin, Wisconsin
Aug 14, 2008 - 09:46pm PT
Hey..... "Flashlight" is a registered trademark of Funkadelic.




























(kidding!)
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Aug 14, 2008 - 11:54pm PT
HAHAHA `Bout pissed myself, Russ!

Make my funk the P-Funk, I wants to get funked up! :)

Nice shots, Jody!
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Aug 15, 2008 - 02:55am PT
Nice pics, but what will be your username tomorrow?
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 08:24am PT
What does it matter?

Ask Russ if you really care.
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 09:49am PT
Randy, might as well make this a slide scanner thread too. My Konica-Minolta must be getting tired because the color cast on my scans is getting worse.

Do you recommend a Nikon Coolscan V? Is there anything else?
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Aug 15, 2008 - 09:50am PT
So, which of you Jody's am I likely to run into this weekend in TM?


Jody's evil twin............Emperor of Yosemite.
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 09:53am PT
Which?

I am STILL the one and only. I have never changed. Just figured it was time for a username change and the last one irritated a few folks so I am now "Flashlight"...shining the light of truth on Supertopoland.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:00am PT
No, no - you mean "Shining The Light of Truth on SuperTopoland".

It's important to imply that you're using proper nouns, that is to say that you're saying something Important.

Anyway, the pictures cast their beneficent light upon me. Thanks!
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 10:01am PT
Well, I didn't want to sound TOO presumptious.
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 10:18am PT
On second thought...

Flashlight, a Beacon of Hope to the Truthseekers In the Vast Darkness of Supertopoland.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:24am PT


COOL SHOT'S Jody!!!..



the new NAME???...

GOOD ONE!!!...

LOL!!!...

fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:25am PT
Hey Flashlight,

I always preferred the Maglite 3D cell, just enough weight to take care of business. The Streamlights were too expensive to use in a creative fashion.


Jody's evil twin.........Emperor of Yosemite.
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 10:31am PT
Streamlights suck...never hold a charge more than 30 minutes.



Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:41am PT
Jody -

First, are you really going to be in TM this weekend? Making an appearance at the DOA event?

Slide Scanners... OK.

The Nikon gets really good reviews. The Coolscan V is a good scanner. It's a bit slow, but unless you plan on running a business with it, it should work well for you. I would avoid using their software and look into third party software, as the included software hasn't been updated since like 2004. Yikes! It crashes in XP here and there. I can't report on Vista, since I have avoided Vista like the plague. It seems to work well with Apple too.

You're probably going to want to do most of your work in Photoshop and avoid using GEM, as well. Noise Ninja and NeatImage do a far finer job with the noise/grain (there will be a LOT of grain too). Also, when scanning slides to 4000DPI, you may end up seeing flaws in your glass, that you don't see otherwise.

All in all, the Nikon scanner is a fine choice. In the mean time, you might check into having Costco scan your slides. They do a really good job and are super cheap, of course. They don't advertise this service, but they do offer it.
Flashlight

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 10:47am PT
I am looking at the Nikon seriously.

My slides actually look better than the digital ones above...I just can't duplicate that quality in the scan.

Costco? I didn't even know that. Years ago before I bought a slide scanner WalMart would scan them for about 20 cents. They were fairly lo-res so good for internet display but terrible if you wanted prints from them.

What exactly do you mean by "crashing with XP"? Can I still do the basic scanning operations with the Nikon software? I use ACDSee for all my after scan stuff which isn't much.
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Aug 15, 2008 - 10:59am PT
Just don't change it to Fleshlight.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 18, 2008 - 07:56am PT
hey there flashlight/jody... great to see some more pictures.. and even more important... wonderful to see the family pics... and the great trip....

say, thanks for the stopping by.... :) as you could see, folks were wondering where you were.... (not rightly sure.. though... think the thread there traveled around a mite)... :)
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Aug 18, 2008 - 08:45am PT
So Jody = George Clinton, or maybe Starchild™ finally it all makes sense...
Matt

Trad climber
primordial soup
Aug 18, 2008 - 09:01am PT
nice shots.
good on ya fer gettin the kids into the mountains too.

i wasn't among the irritated, but i agree it's respectful of the Rowell legacy not to post photos w/ mountainlight as the user name, so good on ya again.
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