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Hey y'all.

This weekend I climbed Mount Jefferson, the third tallest mountain in New Hampshire's Presidential Range at 5716 feet. It was my first hike above a mile.

Weather was kinda a wash, as it was supposed to be partly cloudy. This was the case, but the clouds were so low that when we started at the trailhead (3009') we were in them. Saw absolutely jack from the summit (except for lots of rocks and lichen), and had to avoid being blown over as the winds were well over 30 mph sustained with gusts close to 50 I'd say. Luckily the ridge we hiked was in the lee of the mountain.

Anyway, I still managed to get some good shots, despite the crap visibility and light, especially on the way down once the clouds started burning off a bit.

Questions, comments, and critique are welcome.
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Jefferson Notch, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Sentinels 1, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Disception, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Sentinels 2, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Ascending into the Mists, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Stone Guardian, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Lichen, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Descending from the Void 1, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Descending from the Void 2, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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The Watcher, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Obscurity, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
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Southern Presidentials, Mount Jefferson, NH by laboitenoire, on Flickr
13. (my favorite)

Down from the Sky (Mount Jefferson, NH) by laboitenoire, on Flickr


But yeah, the more I do landscape photography (my main style) the more I realize I need either a UWA or a stabilized standard zoom. Or both, lol. The Sigma was nice, but I was having trouble handholding in the light I had thanks to being buffeted by the wind.
post #2 of 8
Hey I was there a month ago!

Experiment with black and white. Pump up the contrast on b&w shots if you have an image editing program.

Widen your aperture to get a shallow depth of field on shots like #7 so you can really single out the rock.

A wider angle lens would do you good on landscape shots.

Try getting some close ups of the local plant life.

I'd say my favorite is #6.

Get a light tripod.
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Like I said, a wider lens is on my list

Number 7 was tricky because I had a tough time getting the whole rock in focus while blurring the background, so I found f/4.0 to be the best compromise. I'm sure if I had a closer-focusing lens (the Sigma doesn't get all that close...) it would be a bit more trivial.

EDIT: And which trail did you take to hike it? I did Caps Ridge because it's a long drive from Worcester so we didn't have the time to start lower down.

My buddies and I are thinking of going up to do either Franconia Notch (Lincoln/Lafayette/Little Haystack) or Pinkham Notch before the end of the summer. We'll have to see.
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Nice shots!

5,6,10,13 are very good.

I had my doubts about a UWA lens, but since I got mine (Sigma 10-20) its always on my camera for Landscape & City shots.

Was surprised by the new field of view, and the ability to walk right upto things and get the perfect shot.

I certaining have not regretted it.
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great set #5 is my favorite
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
But yeah, the more I do landscape photography (my main style) the more I realize I need either a UWA or a stabilized standard zoom. Or both, lol. The Sigma was nice, but I was having trouble handholding in the light I had thanks to being buffeted by the wind.


Someone needs a 17-55mm
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Someone needs a 17-55mm
No way. 10-20 all day, look at what he's shooting.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Someone needs a 17-55mm
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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
No way. 10-20 all day, look at what he's shooting.
Yeah, 17-55 f/2.8 is not really on my list. Sure, it'd be a great lens in general, but it's heavy, pricey, and lacks VR which makes it tough for landscapes at f/8 handheld in light like I had...

I'm currently thinking Tokina 11-16, 12-24, or Sigma 8-16. Throw in a 16-85 VR and I'd be all set!
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