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08/18/2017 02:06:15 PM · #76
Shoshoni, WY forecast for 8-21-17. Optimal weather forecast. I won't have a "clouds" excuse.
08/18/2017 03:25:17 PM · #77
I went form 60% to 40% to 30% to Sunny Skies!!! (Happy Dance!!!)

We just arrived at our destination...the campground is FULL!!! Gas prices got higher n higher the closer we got...don't know if it's because of the Eclipse or their just higher.
08/18/2017 03:44:30 PM · #78
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Gas prices got higher n higher the closer we got... don't know if it's because of the Eclipse or their just higher.


Wouldn't surprise me if it was in fact because of the eclipse. Gas is typically the first thing that skyrockets in price during events.
08/18/2017 07:26:40 PM · #79
Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Gas prices got higher n higher the closer we got... don't know if it's because of the Eclipse or their just higher.


Wouldn't surprise me if it was in fact because of the eclipse. Gas is typically the first thing that skyrockets in price during events.

Just wait until everyone wants to fill up at the same time before rushing home ... :-(
08/18/2017 09:45:36 PM · #80
good point! Should I keep a 5 gallon container filled in my car just to get out from the area :)

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by mbrutus2009:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Gas prices got higher n higher the closer we got... don't know if it's because of the Eclipse or their just higher.


Wouldn't surprise me if it was in fact because of the eclipse. Gas is typically the first thing that skyrockets in price during events.

Just wait until everyone wants to fill up at the same time before rushing home ... :-(
08/18/2017 11:36:45 PM · #81
Originally posted by pgirish007:

good point! Should I keep a 5-gallon container filled in my car just to get out from the area :)

I'm sure you already know this, but it's a TERRIBLE idea to store a jerrycan of gasoline in an enclosed space that heats up like a car or car trunk. You knew that, right? You're just funnin' us? You can carry it in a pickup truck bed or strap it onto the back of a utility vehicle, etc. I just feel obliged to say this in case anyone got ideas :-)

Message edited by author 2017-08-18 23:37:11.
08/19/2017 12:47:17 AM · #82
Originally posted by pgirish007:

I did some prep work at home today and here is the result!

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/60581/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1204165.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/60000-64999/60581/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1204165.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Setup was: 640mm, 1/2000 at 5.6 with ISO 2000 handheld.


I look forward to seeing your results. I think you've thought of everything.
08/19/2017 09:55:11 AM · #83
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

We're definitely gonna do a special challenge for this. The question is, how long of a posting window do we need to allow folks to get back from where they've gone and process their images. At first we thought "Speed Challenge" but that seems a bit extreme. Also, am I correct in assuming this should be Standard Editing, not Extended?

I'm in agreement with Janine... definitely Standard, no need for Extended, IMO. I'll be on the road for a week after the eclipse, but that's no reason I can't get something processed and submitted. That's *if* I get something worth submitting, LOL!

YOU are *required* to submit and we'll publicly mock you if you do not.


Can we add a flag to the challenge allowing composites? Not extended editing persay but composites?
08/19/2017 10:00:00 AM · #84
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Can we add a flag to the challenge allowing composites? Not extended editing persay but composites?

Too late for that.
08/19/2017 10:01:13 AM · #85
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Can we add a flag to the challenge allowing composites? Not extended editing persay but composites?

Too late for that.


Damn n double damn!!! Looked like a interesting way to edit them...
08/19/2017 10:08:20 AM · #86
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Damn n double damn!!! Looked like an interesting way to edit them...

I'm not sure this would have been a good idea as I'd think we'd then have seen the results dominated by time-lapse images of the eclipse.
08/19/2017 10:32:23 AM · #87
Hangin' out in Rapid City SD this AM, having breakfast and about to head out through the Black Hills and points West. Should pass close to Richard's target area of Shoshoni, WY before heading into ID. Right now, my prime target is Western ID, weather looks hot but clear.
08/19/2017 11:20:23 AM · #88
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Damn n double damn!!! Looked like an interesting way to edit them...

I'm not sure this would have been a good idea as I'd think we'd then have seen the results dominated by time-lapse images of the eclipse.


Hope to see the time-lapse images of the eclipse in the Extended free study!
08/19/2017 11:27:09 AM · #89
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Damn n double damn!!! Looked like an interesting way to edit them...

I'm not sure this would have been a good idea as I'd think we'd then have seen the results dominated by time-lapse images of the eclipse.

Hope to see the time-lapse images of the eclipse in the Extended free study!

+1
08/19/2017 11:53:32 AM · #90
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Damn n double damn!!! Looked like an interesting way to edit them...

I'm not sure this would have been a good idea as I'd think we'd then have seen the results dominated by time-lapse images of the eclipse.

Hope to see the time-lapse images of the eclipse in the Extended free study!

+1


I had thought about that... wink
08/19/2017 12:15:26 PM · #91
Dab nab it!!! I left my tripod at home!!! I thought it was in my camper but I forgot it in my car...

Any ideas on what I can jerry rig up??? N go!!!
08/19/2017 12:19:47 PM · #92
Maybe a large bean/sand bag?
08/19/2017 12:21:55 PM · #93
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Dab nab it!!! I left my tripod at home!!! I thought it was in my camper but I forgot it in my car...

Any ideas on what I can jerry rig up??? N go!!!

Amazon.com - next day delivery. :-)
08/19/2017 12:58:39 PM · #94
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Dab nab it!!! I left my tripod at home!!! I thought it was in my camper but I forgot it in my car...

Any ideas on what I can jerry rig up??? N go!!!

Amazon.com - next day delivery. :-)


Technology I don't have an address??? Camping

I have a broom stick I could use as a mono pod or a telescope ladder...
08/19/2017 01:42:51 PM · #95
Originally posted by Ja-9:

I have a broom stick I could use as a mono pod or a telescope ladder...

I have a mini-tripod from REI which has a Velcro strap which allows it to be clamped to fence post or similar item for extreme stability. You could also use something like a GorillaPod, though the flexible legs might not be as stable.
08/19/2017 02:24:25 PM · #96
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Dab nab it!!! I left my tripod at home!!! I thought it was in my camper but I forgot it in my car...

Any ideas on what I can jerry rig up??? N go!!!

Amazon.com - next day delivery. :-)


Technology I don't have an address??? Camping

I have a broom stick I could use as a mono pod or a telescope ladder...

Give them a lat/lon location ... drone delivery. :-)

... ok, how about making a tripod from 3 stout sticks? Seriously. Google how to do a tripod lashing. It's easy. We teach the kids how to do it in Scouts ... 11 & 12 year-old figure it out pretty quick, shouldn't be a problem for someone as smart as you. :-D

Don't have rope? Have an extra pair of shoes? Use the laces. No? Some smaller vines (don't pick poison ivy!!!) will work too.

Make one of the legs a bit shorter than the other ones which will allow you to have something on top at an angled position (i.e. positioned skyward). If you make sure to put the lashing at a location about 6 inches from the top you will have a "platform" to put the camera on.
08/19/2017 02:25:42 PM · #97
p.s. - I want a photo of the finished product (homemade tripod). :-)
08/19/2017 03:15:13 PM · #98
Originally posted by glad2badad:

p.s. - I want a photo of the finished product (homemade tripod). :-)


Great idea!!! But I found a Walmart...got cheap on...it will do...holds 7#'s
08/19/2017 04:16:57 PM · #99
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by glad2badad:

p.s. - I want a photo of the finished product (homemade tripod). :-)


Great idea!!! But I found a Walmart...got cheap on...it will do...holds 7#'s


Dang, I could have loaned you one, I have three with me... you'd have had to come get it tho ;-)
08/19/2017 05:05:58 PM · #100
One is shaking one's head here wondering just what sort of photographer manages to forget to take a tripod along when traveling hundreds of miles to an eclipse gathering, but then I noticed who was writing and the light bulb went off :-)

(running for shelter as fast as I can)

Message edited by author 2017-08-19 19:15:45.
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