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Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 15, 2008 - 12:18am 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=""]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 15, 2008 - 12:46am PT
Hey..... "Flashlight" is a registered trademark of Funkadelic.


Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Aug 15, 2008 - 02:54am PT
HAHAHA `Bout pissed myself, Russ!

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

Nice shots, Jody!

Trad climber
Aug 15, 2008 - 05:55am PT
Nice pics, but what will be your username tomorrow?

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 11:24am PT
What does it matter?

Ask Russ if you really care.

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 12:49pm 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?

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 12:53pm PT

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 - 01:00pm 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!

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

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 01:18pm PT
On second thought...

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

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 01:31pm PT
Streamlights suck...never hold a charge more than 30 minutes.


Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Aug 15, 2008 - 01:41pm 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.

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2008 - 01:47pm 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.

Trad climber
the south
Aug 15, 2008 - 01:59pm PT
Just don't change it to Fleshlight.

Social climber
Aug 18, 2008 - 10:56am 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)... :)

Social climber
wuz real!
Aug 18, 2008 - 11:45am PT
So Jody = George Clinton, or maybe Starchild™ finally it all makes sense...

Trad climber
primordial soup
Aug 18, 2008 - 12:01pm 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.

Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2008 - 02:45pm PT
Thanks Matt...I'll never convince people otherwise but there really was no deception intended by my use of that name. I thought it was cool sounding and I have always liked Galen's work so I used it.

Now, I am "Flashlight", shining the light of truth on the dark world of Supertopo.

Being with kids in the mountains is the ultimate in fun. Especially my six year old. He just loves it and never wants to go home, even after being stung by two bees and burning his hand on the lantern.

Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2008 - 04:50pm PT
Bump to share the beauty of the Sierra...
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (the edge of Treason)
Sep 6, 2008 - 04:55pm PT
I'm with you....
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