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Buford
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3/9/2021
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Most trips recently were more hiking or peakbagging oriented and I didn't bring a real camera for those. I did only did a couple more leisurely trips with a camera recently.

Went looking for the Mars rover and couldn't find it:








Found some other creatures:








Still need to edit multiple timelapse sequences into a single video. Colors may be screwed up and artifacts on some devices because of the video codec and color space I used. Click the image below to watch:
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kk6mbh
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3/10/2021
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Beautiful.
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3/10/2021
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Your pictures are truly stunning.
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3/12/2021
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Didn't realize the larger images would mess up the forum screen format so much. Don't really feel like finding all the lower resolution links to repost.

There are only a few minutes each day with the right conditions for this look. One more similar one:
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3/13/2021
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Amazing !
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3/13/2021
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Awesome as always! Wow.
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3/15/2021
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Your pictures are incredible Buford.
edited by surfponto on 3/15/2021

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3/15/2021
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Excellent photography!
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3/15/2021
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Thanks all.

Sunrise timelapse if you click the image (wish I woke up earlier to start with the stars):


Ram cropped tight:
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3/22/2021
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Same day, looking in a slightly different direction than one of the others:


Another direction:


Example of the type of hike the real camera gets left at home:
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4/13/2021
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New one:

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4/13/2021
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Beautiful, "The Ramp"
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4/14/2021
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Great B@W photo. I call " The ramp" The Paw.
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4/14/2021
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Another view of the ramp
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4/14/2021
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Great photos Buford!

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4/23/2021
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Beautiful...!!

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7/10/2021
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Stay safe out there. It is hot.

It was 113F at sunset and at 11:00 pm my car still said 107F last night. It was 93F with some thunder, lightning and rain this morning at 5:00 am.

Click the image below for a day to night timelapse:

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7/10/2021
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Great timelapse Buford!

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7/11/2021
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A couple more from Saturday morning. I missed the good sunrise as I decided to camp out of the wind rather than with a good view.



Some of the best crepuscular rays I have seen.
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7/11/2021
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Amazing pictures as always!!
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7/12/2021
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Love these pictures. I find it interesting how the 'ramp' appears as if it would take about 30 minutes to get to the top, if only!
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7/12/2021
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That is a pretty spectacular sunrise Buford!
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7/23/2021
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Amazing Captures!

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7/25/2021
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More black and white


edited by Buford on 7/25/2021
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8/1/2021
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Thunderstorm over San Felipe Valley


San Ysidro range:


Next to get hit:


Ominous sign pulling into town:


Badlands:




Last touch of light:


Pastel palette:


Lots of stars:


Early morning:


It is getting more and more difficult to find badlands features without illegal tire tracks all f*%$ing over them from banned offroad activity. I try and angle things so they are less obvious or skip the shot completely.
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8/3/2021
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Nice Milky Way Capture!! Ditto on the tire tracks in wilderness areas.
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8/7/2021
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Click the images to play the timelapse videos.

Another sunset to milky way timelapse:


Thunderstorms forming over the desert timelapse:
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8/7/2021
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Buford wrote:
Click the images to play the timelapse videos.

Another sunset to milky way timelapse:


Thunderstorms forming over the desert timelapse:

Unbelievable, you know how to catch the "magic" of the desert !! That few people really know, thank you for sharing.
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8/8/2021
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Very nice work Buford..! Thumbs Up

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8/9/2021
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Trying to beat the heat been doing a few early morning Cuyamaca hikes. Few peaks in this pic-Dawns, Rabbit, Villager, Granite, Stonewall.


Full size https://i.imgur.com/02M6YME.jpg
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8/9/2021
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Nice pic rocko1...gonna heat up again this week out there.

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8/9/2021
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dsefcik wrote:
Nice pic rocko1...gonna heat up again this week out there.

Yeah, August is slim pickings for hikes. I try to be off trail by 9ish most of the time. Saw a couple of large groups of turkeys near the lake last trip.
https://i.imgur.com/rnsIUdu.mp4
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8/17/2021
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Thanks @Scooter, all. I try and capture the desert as I experience it.

For the warmer months: go early, go high, go north or a combination of all of those.

Since everyone seems to like the ridge:










Only brought the cell phone up real high. Bighorn sheep high up (cell phone shot):


Click the image for a quick video of bighorn in the hail, sleet and snow. Good ewe/lamb ratio, every ewe had a lamb and I wanted to count them and write down collar and ear tag info for some reason:

edited by Buford on 8/17/2021
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8/21/2021
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Is the last set from White Mountain or somewhere else? The B&W image is sweet.
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8/22/2021
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tekewin wrote:
Is the last set from White Mountain or somewhere else? The B&W image is sweet.


Correct on the location. Did a couple days up there hiking. Sure was hazy at times.

Most of the recent B&W images are 850 infrared. It cuts through the haze and makes harsh light look good.

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8/23/2021
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Nice! Haze was probably smoke from all the fires. We were in Tahoe and Mammoth in July and smoke was bad everywhere.
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9/26/2021
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Anyone know what these bugs are:


Picture from a camp chair left out overnight.

Was camping out in the badlands. Immediately after it got dark the bugs became intolerable. Swarming all over and attached to lights as usual. Jumped in the tent but it sounded like it was raining. Thousands of them hitting the tent. Read in the tent for a while and finally turned out the lights and it stopped. Woke up to thousands of them dead on the chairs left outside, in the rolled up storm flap of the tent, rain gutters on the car. Almost an inch deep in spots.

Good thing they didn't bite or sting. Cicadas of some kind? Never experienced anything like it in Borrego before.

No milky way shots, too much haze but made for an interesting sunrise:


I'll post some more pictures later.
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9/27/2021
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Bugs look like some kind of beetle. See if this site helps narrow it down.

Sounds like a nightmare from a movie.
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10/5/2021
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https://anzaborrego.ucnrs.org/beetles-order-coleoptra-anza-borrego-desert-state-park/

Almost looks like metallic wood boring beetle.
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10/6/2021
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@Rocko1 Thanks, that looks promising. I'll do more searching. The Mettallic Wood Boring Beetle looks somewhat promising.





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11/16/2021
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Very nice 👍

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12/14/2021
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Because people like "the ramp," another version:


I have never seen any other images with the badlands as the foreground for the ramp. I am sure someone else has done it, I just haven't seen it. Maybe I'll put all the different versions I have together in one post.

Sunrise:


A couple shots from the nearby Mojave:




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12/23/2021
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Full curl cell phone shot. Didn't have a real camera along for this one:



More ramp color and no color treatments.


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12/28/2021
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Great photos Buford, thanks for sharing.

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12/28/2021
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Learning how to cut video together while it rains. Click the image to watch the full timelapse video:

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12/29/2021
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Impressed as always! Have you considered free lancing for Nat Geo? Your stuff is that level. Keep posting!
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12/29/2021
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tekewin wrote:
Impressed as always! Have you considered free lancing for Nat Geo? Your stuff is that level. Keep posting!


Thanks. Only an amateur photographer. Day job pays the bills. Just something to do along with the hiking, peak bagging and camping.

The timelapse in my last post has a lot of new footage I hadn't posted before. Still figuring out video editing, codecs, color management and other things to improve it.

I took the opportunity to process segments of the timelapses into mean exposure stacks to simulate super long exposures with ND filters. The stacking does cause some artifacts on some of them and the settings were optimized for timelapse and not a single image. I may have gotten carried away with the vibrance and saturation sliders. Here are a couple.








Stacked to reduce noise and an exposure blend for the foreground from the timelapse:


Below is a nat geo moment. Click the black image to watch, not for those that like rabbits.

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1/5/2022
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The hawk dinner was something else. Pretty rare thing to witness.

I wasn't trying to flatter you, but I think your photos are pro level. You could probably get them published if you ever wanted to monetize it. I would also totally understand if you don't want to complicate your hobby. I don't put ads on my blog (though Google sometimes does). I just want it to be a resource.

Thanks!
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1/5/2022
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ApplauseThumbs Up Great photos...really nice buford..thank you for sharing..!!

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Hawk video was exceptional...thank you so much for sharing, please keep posting...really good work.

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1/5/2022
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Thanks all.

Full disclosure, the Cooper's was more than a few miles outside ABDSP.

I may make some nature documentary type stuff for fun.


I wish I could make enough money on photos so I could at least break even on the hobby or buy more gear Cool It is tough to make money off prints or images in publication. If I could monetize with little extra effort beyond what I already do, I would consider it.


Many photographers make most of their money on youtube being a talking head and/or teaching field workshops on when, how and where to take and process photos. I have little or no interest in that.



@tekewin, Your blog is usually one of the first to come up googling ABDSP peaks. I've done some of the same peaks right before or after you have.

I'll start a new photo thread once I have some new shots to post now that it is a new year.
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