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Pretty much everybody can take photos with their smart phone which is something most people have. Some people even have a real cameras. If you’re interested in posting photos of where you live or where you’re at — in town or country — post them here. I would love to see where you live or at least where you are. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.

I was in Central Idaho in today in or near Donnelly, Idaho today visiting a friend that I met at Purdue 50 years ago when I was a freshman in college. These first four photos were taken at the abandonEd golf course of the Tamarack Ski Resort that was a victim of the financial collapse 2008 as well as of various criminal acts of embezzlement.  
 

 

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Great topic. Those are amazing man. I have to say I'm pretty jealous. 

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This next set of photos were taken at dusk at my friend’s place in Donnelly, Idaho between 9:29 PM and 10:02 PM MDST.
 

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5 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Great topic. Those are amazing man. I have to say I'm pretty jealous. 

We all know you’re an accomplished artist Yoda. I appreciate the compliment and look forward to your own contributions. 

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I live here. Took this a few nights ago. 

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A couple other shots from around Long Beach:

 

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3 minutes ago, IdahoBert said:

Good Lord that’s brilliant!

You're too kind!

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Shooting cities kind of sucks though. I want to be where you are Bert! I did make my way to Wyoming a few weeks back. What an amazing place!! 

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5 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Shooting cities kind of sucks though. I want to be where you are Bert! I did make my way to Wyoming a few weeks back. What an amazing place!! 

Wyoming is truly incredible. You can easily see why they call big sky country. The sense of openness and distance and grandeur is overwhelming. 

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4 minutes ago, IdahoBert said:

Wyoming is truly incredible. You can easily see why they call big sky country. The sense of openness and distance and grandeur is overwhelming. 

It really is. I'm tentatively planning to semi-retire and move to just outside of Denver in 5 years. Not far from WY at all. 

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Bert - have you thought at all about taking up Photography as a serious hobby? I've had decent cameras for a while but I really just got into trying to figure out what I'm doing about a year ago. It's really a lot of fun, and lots of good youtube channels for photographers.

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2 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Bert - have you thought at all about taking up Photography as a serious hobby? I've had decent cameras for a while but I really just got into trying to figure out what I'm doing about a year ago. It's really a lot of fun, and lots of good youtube channels for photographers.

I should. My son is becoming quite a photographer and I should probably start taking real photos with real cameras. It’s something I enjoy. 

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6 minutes ago, Yoda said:

It really is. I'm tentatively planning to semi-retire and move to just outside of Denver in 5 years. Not far from WY at all. 

I took a number of photos in Wyoming last July on a cross country trip, but distance shots of big skies looks so pathetic compared to the real thing. The two photos to follow were taken on July 26 near Fort Laramie. One is of an endless field of grassland set against an endless blue sky, and the other is of one of those iconic red-tinged asphalt highways that Wyoming is famous for. 


 

 

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Just now, IdahoBert said:

I should. My son is becoming quite a photographer and I should probably start taking real photos with real cameras. It’s something I enjoy. 

It can become pretty addictive. To me it's less about taking the actual photo and more about the adventure to get there. Being outside around the ocean, wilderness, wherever it is you happen to be shooting. 

And there's so much more to it than just point and click. Focus stacking to get your whole landscape in focus, exposure blending to being out shadows and highlights, long exposures to smooth out water and blur the clouds, it's crazy how much creativity you can put into one photo. 

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If you want some good tips Bert, follow this guy's YT channel. He's a great photographer but an even better teacher. Some really informative stuff from him and it's always pretty simple to understand. 

 

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I really need to get something better than a five-year-old iPhone.

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The main reason I got into photography was for storms! These are a few shots from a week of storm chasing around CO/KS/WY/NE a few weeks back. The last one was from Arizona last year during the monsoon. 

 

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Wow! Just don’t go crazy and get into tornadoes. 🙂

Having a stop sign take off your head is not cool.

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Just now, IdahoBert said:

Wow! Just don’t go crazy and get into tornadoes. 🙂

Having a stop sign take off your head is not cool.

Oh I was trying to, but this year was a very down year for tornadoes. They were almost nonexistent. I got a tiny one which was just a landspout but you could barely see it. Besides, artistically, being a couple miles away to capture the whole structure is better, like in the black and white photo. It looks small but those tiny white dots on the horizon are car lights. It's hard to get a sense of scale on such flat land. That was a massive supercell. 

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I probably have about 10,000 pictures loaded on my computer and these pathetic few are probably my best.  I am embarrassed to even put them up with how amazing the pictures above are.

 

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Damn JBK. Those mountains. Where was that? And those photos are all good. Those high clouds make for the best sunsets! 

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5 hours ago, Gehringer_2 said:

"Orange is my favorite"

 

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Twins!!

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