Here’s the last and final part of the analysis being delivered today on Passport Sunday to all you Passport Members. I had never taken the time to do a fully immersive comparison of different ways to use Aurora with JPGs vs. RAWs.
Part 3 of the analysis
Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2 for you. In this final one, you get to see the final analysis and make up your mind for yourself! 🙂 Enjoy! 🙂
I took this one when I was out on a dinosaur dig with Jack Horner. One day we jumped on some quad bikes and just kind of rode off into the wild. I had my son Ethan on mine, and it was his first time. His mind was totally blown away! We took a break to jump off and take a photo just at the perfect time.
Hey if you’re an awesome Passport Member then today you get to see part 2 of the analysis comparing RAWs to JPGs when it comes to using various combinations in Aurora. Enjoy! You’ll also get to see how I edited today’s photo!
Part 2 of the Analysis Series!
You can see Part 1 here. In today’s, we get a little deeper and work on a new photo from Montana. Not only will you learn a thing or two, but you’ll also get to see a rather beautiful photo get created!
I was happy to be sitting on a few photos from Montana that I had yet to edit. Pulling a few different brackets from this magical place seemed like the perfect way to experiment with the different settings I alluded to above.
In the middle of the summer, I visited my friend’s ranch in Yellowstone. I stayed there for a bit over a week and it was an amazing trip! The ranch holds about 15 people, and every few days, a helicopter would arrive to bring more guests in and take other guests out. The horses on the ranch now are so used to it, they completely ignore the chopper and just chomp away on the grass.
Trey’s 360 Podcast – Fossil Hunting with Dr. Jack Horner in Yellowstone
You’ll probably want to check out the video version of this one but I’ll include the audio option as well. 🙂
Join Dr. Jack Horner (part of the inspiration for Sam Neill’s character in Jurassic Park) and I on a short exploration of Slough Creek where he explains the makeup of the landscape while we hunt for some fossils.
Daily Photo – Morning in Angkor Wat
I made it out to this amazing temple three mornings in a row to take photos. Each one was more beautiful than the last. One of my favorite bits was there were a bunch of young Cambodian boys running all over the place offering to bring me coffee. They have this coffee there that they mix with evaporated milk to make it extra creamy.
Today’s Podcast is a really fun walk with Fred Newman while we were staying at an awesome ranch in Montana. How do I describe this guy? He’s the sort of man that would not like any sort of description, I believe! But, in short, he’s one of the most amazing sound-effects and voice guys in the world. He’s very respected and you’ve probably heard his voice in everything from Doug to Men in Black to A Prairie Home Companion. From Wikipedia, regarding the latter, “In an audience favorite feature of the program, Keillor tells an apparently impromptu story that is funny because it requires Newman to strain to supply rapid-fire sound effects for unusual occurrences and obscure animals.”
Or if the audio version is more to your liking…
Daily Photo – The Endless Forests of Malaysia
One day we took a boat out to visit some floating markets on these winding rivers in Langkawai. After you get up high, you get a great perspective on how heavily forested (jungled? is that a word? Jungly?) this island is. It reminds me a lot of Vietnam or Cambodia in a way…
I have a slightly different workflow I’ve been toying with lately. It’s particular to me, so it may not apply to you, but here it is.
I have my desktop iMac here where I do most everything when I am home. It also is where my main library is hooked into. But I also have my Macbook, and I’ve been taking a ton of photos lately with my little RX100. Check the “Camera Recommendations” up there soon, as I may make it my entry-level pick! Anyway, I’ve made a special Library on my Macbook JUST for photos from that little device. They tend to be quicker shots, street shots, family shots, and the like. It seems better than commingling them with all the other huge photos that come out of the Sony A7 system.
If you want to learn more about how I manage my giant photo library, check out my Organize Your Photos tutorial over at the s
Daily Photo – Digging up Dinosaurs with Jack Horner
This was a great trip! That’s my son there being held by Jack Horner… what a great guy! We went up to the badlands to spend a few days digging up dinosaurs with him… what an experience!
Did you know there are heaps (as they say here in NZ) of Photography Tips here on this site? Just click on that link to see them all! It’s part of the automatic categorization process… it works the same way as “Montana” or “Yellowstone” in the tag descriptions up there.
Daily Photo – Renee Robyn Leaves the Ranch
We all had a great few days at a remote ranch in Yellowstone at our mini Arcanum retreat! You can see Curtis there sitting beside her… there was a lot of photography with her and Jessica Lark, a lot of adventuring, a lot of good conversations, and amazing fun! As she and Curtis were leaving by wagon train, I grabbed this quick photo of her as she departed… there are a lot more photos from that week too; will share them soon!
Tip: Shooting at a low f-stop in the middle of the day
I shot this photo below with the Sony A7r and the Leica 35mm all the way at f/1.4. Whenever you shoot wide-open in the daytime, often there is too much light that gets let in. I usually go into manual mode and make the shutter speed uber-fast, like 1/8000. I let the ISO float with Auto-ISO. This way, the light level is always right and the quick shutter speed ensures a sharp photo!
Daily Photo – Riding to the Ranch
Here’s a photo from my recent trip to Yellowstone. I stayed at an amazing ranch there. But, in order to get to the ranch, you either have to hike for 5 hours, ride a horse for 3 hours, or take a wagon for 1.5 hours. I chose the hiking and got an early start. While walking, some of my other friends came rumbling by on the wagon, and that’s when I got this photo.
I know it’s a US-thing, and we have readers from all over… but y’all have anything fun going on for Thanksgiving?
Daily Photo – Sunset at Glacier National Park
I’m having a nice weekend processing photos. I just completed this one a few hours ago, and it brought back good memories of Glacier National Park. I don’t think I ever really got warm there. Even in the room there was a steady chill. This is a strange memory of that place… I normally don’t mind the cold as there are a few occasions to warm up and reset my system.
This system helps your friends get into the invite queue! It may take a bit, but all systems are go. I’ve met hundreds of people in Google video hangouts so far… may see you soon too! 🙂
[Note: Once you are invited, it may take a bit to get the email as Google+ is throttling incoming members.]
1) Already in Google+? We need your help! Jump to step 3!
2) Come to StuckInCustoms Facebook Page and see if you can find a thread that has remaining invitations. Put your email in that thread (not on the wall).
3) Accept your invite when it arrives, then return to the StuckInCustoms Facebook Page and pay it forward by saying, “I have 10-15 (whatever) invites for Google+ so leave your email below and I’ll get you in!”
4) To invite people in, create a new circle and fill it with email addresses that need access.
5) Share a post or photo with that circle, and it will ask you if you want to email people not in Google+. Say yes, and they will get an email invite!
This is the road I got stuck on after my 4-wheeler caught on fire. Now, of course, I had all my photography equipment with me… who wouldn’t take a whole host of photo equipment on a 4-wheeler joyride? I don’t know! I mean, you gotta be ready just in case the dang thing catches on fire!
And further down that road, a few days later, I saw this… I posted this a while ago, but I’m re-posting in case you missed it…