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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2020, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Default Kootenay Pass Medley

Crazy times, but the show must go on...

Here's a bunch of pics from trips in or around Kootenay Pass, and a couple from the Whitewater area. There's lots to do around here for all types. Sometimes I go with my friend Jesse. He's good with a camera so some of the pics are his ("JPic"). Otherwise I don't feel like labeling them all, other than "fun in the snow 1," "fun in the snow 2," "fun in the snow 3," etc...

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Yes, show must go on and thumbs up for posting in this crazy times
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Oh very nice pictures, thanks for posting!
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April 7th sunset/full moon ski in the Kootenay Pass area. Super windy up top. Crusty ridiculous ski down. Three people; three vehicles. I think the next day they closed all the parks etc... I'm not much of a photographer but here's some of the views.
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You are good photographer, and these panos are quite nice.


Here is some criticism: There is visible grain, even small/sized on computer screen (Bottom 2 pics in particular). Noise manifests itself in low light conditions & in shadows. Not sure what camera these were taken with, but I'm guessing phone or pocket / small sensor camera. They will compensate by bumping ISO in low light to avoid camera shake, and this comes on expense of noise. How to avoid this? Shoot manual with low ISO, but need tripod because of longer exposure time.



Also some pics are too dark; general challenge when shooting sunsets or sunrises. These conditions require multiple exposures (some for shadows, some for highlights), then blending in image editing software. All of this is naturally difficult when one hikes (or skis) and basically stops just to snap a pic & doesn't have time or will to mess with all of the above. But it is great fun trying to nail it
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You're probably the only guy around here that will offer unsolicited criticism of someone's pics, but anyway....

Ya my camera is just an old Lumix DMC-FZ8. I haven't invested money into a quality camera, or time into photography know-how. It was really windy up there and snow was blowing around, and although I brought a little tri-pod didn't bother setting it up. I'm overall happy with the pics for my uses. As for being too dark, I guess to each his own. I like the darker ones. That's how it was in real life, and perhaps they reflect my mood and tastes. I could lighten them in a photo-processor I suppose.
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You're probably the only guy around here that will offer unsolicited criticism of someone's pics, but anyway....

Ya my camera is just an old Lumix DMC-FZ8. I haven't invested money into a quality camera, or time into photography know-how. It was really windy up there and snow was blowing around, and although I brought a little tri-pod didn't bother setting it up. I'm overall happy with the pics for my uses. As for being too dark, I guess to each his own. I like the darker ones. That's how it was in real life, and perhaps they reflect my mood and tastes. I could lighten them in a photo-processor I suppose.
I couldn't tell the difference, they look pretty good to me but I also just walk and push the button while I'm hiking. Take lots, delete lots and usually end up with 15 to 20 that can sum up a trip.
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Candy Sack,
Thanks for posting these photos of a beautiful area. Looks like you had a couple of nice days up there.
To confirm the location (I'm not a native), Kootenay Pass is a bit north of US border and Montana? And not part of Canada's Kootenay NP?
I try to spend time in the Kootenai National Forest and the Yaak on the US side when I am out that way (about 1500 miles for a long-winded crow from my usual perch). Still feels a bit wild.
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Well technically it's just north of Idaho but ya pretty close to where you describe. And you're right - not part of Kootenay NP in the Rockies. Kootenai National Forest isn't too far from my neck of the woods. Any good hikes in Chicago?
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May 4th snowshoe up to the high-point on Windy Ridge, about 8km from Kootenay Pass.

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