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Very superstitious....

Still feeling drained from the hike. My calves are very stiff. I uploaded the pics and to my dismay, most of the photos of the petroglyphs came out blurry. I really need to figure out how this camera works. Anyway, managed to salvage a few:


















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mamculuna
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
How marvelous! And wonderful to see the petroglyphs--amazing that they haven't been covered by modern-day graffiti.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
It's quite a challenge to get up there. I think that eliminates the riff-raff.
spiletta42
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Awesome. I'll have to go there next time I'm in Arizona. Of course that would mean leaving the basement, so there's that. *sigh*
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Just print out the photos and paste them on the walls. That'll work, too.

; )
spiletta42
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Well, to a degree. It wouldn't accomplish visiting my father, though. And I should probably do that before his step-grandkids graduate from high school, seeing as last I saw them the oldest was just starting the sixth grade. Yikes, that can't be right, can it? *counts on fingers* Geez, I'm a terrible aunt.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
LOL, I just actually *looked* at your Buffy and Giles GIF. That's funny!
rebekahroxanna
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
It was quite lovely, when I paused to look up from my toes and the stones and glanced around.

; D
lakrids404
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Movie landscapes!

About the blurry photo's. I would guess that it was because the shutter speed, had become to low. The solution to that would raising the iso which again gives a lower picture quality, or support the camera on for ex. on a rock, to keep the camera still, when you take the photo.

I have just checked your exif on the photos and I can see that your shutter speed is at 1/80s and that should be more than enough, for sharp hand held photos.

You didn't use digital zoom by any chance?
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what I used, although it is a digital camera and I zoomed in to get closer to the petroglyphs.
lakrids404
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Digital zoom is useless imo. It use the same principal as zooming in on jpeg photo. The zoomed in area would have lesser resolution than total photo obviously.

Optical zooms are ok, but with higher zoom setting, you also need higher shutter speed.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip
cactuswatcher
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Can't remember where I've seen flowers like that before... Oh wait, yes I do.

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What we really want to know is did you find The Lost Dutchman Mine?
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
I took a pic of that flower thinking, "Hey, I can observe succulents, too!"

And no, we did not find the lost mine. We found a cave, though, and a couple bunions.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
beautiful. i love the petroglyphs
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
They were quite interesting, imaging who carved them and under what circumstances they were there.
cornerofmadness
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
that sort of thing has always fascinated me. I dragged my parents to a local one which was a hysterical misadventure
masqthephlsphr
Apr. 1st, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
I can imagine.
a2zmom
Apr. 1st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Wow. What a sweeping view. And those petroglyphs are fascinating.
masqthephlsphr
Apr. 1st, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
I wish I got better pics of the petroglyphs. There was just so many of them, and such a wide variety. I'm mooching around the other hikers to see what they got.
ramblecrazed
Apr. 1st, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
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OHH Masq! Excellent photographs!
I love the petroglyphs.

I'm pleased it sounds you had a wonderful time too!
You outdoorsy woman you! *g*
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masqthephlsphr
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm an indoor kitty this week. zzzzzzzzz
ramblecrazed
Apr. 1st, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
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You've discovered a blurry weakness lies within your camera when photographing dark objects in the high contrast of sunlight. This is not uncommon. Try using your camera on "action" setting (my camera has a "golfer" icon to show action setting) to take a couple of extra pictures using a faster shutter speed -- in addition to the automatic mode you may ordinarily use. Similar to In the olden days of 35mm to "bracket" film shots by taking one on each of 3 successive settings (or more) to make sure to get a good one.

My little old digital camera has the same problem taking shots of dark things in general, such as lava in bright sunlight, unless it's at a distance and at a good sun angle. I often stand farther back than I'd prefer to, and then crop a photo down - just to (try to) get a clear shot in high contrast surroundings. I think the electronic light sensor is wearing out in mine. Don't just assume the problem is because you don't know how to use the camera even when you don't, every camera I've ever owned has had its weaknesses. Finding them and finding their work-around is key.

You did very well with your photographic eye. Good work. *winks*
I would love to take that hike! What was the temperature?
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Edited at 2009-04-01 05:57 am (UTC)
masqthephlsphr
Apr. 1st, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
I still have to figure out all the different options on my camera. There's too many of them, and I'm a point-and-shoot kinda gal.

Temp was in the low-mid '80s, with a nice breeze.
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