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The "I don't miss LauraR" Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BoredOutOfMyMind, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. BoredOutOfMyMind

    BoredOutOfMyMind Picabo, ICU

    Wonder how she is enjoying Alaska?

  2. Spock96

    Spock96 Major Geek 'Spocky'

    I second that.
  3. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member


    Gee BOOM... This is the sweetest thread ever! You sure know how to charm a girl. :-D

    I'm sitting in the Vancouver airport waiting for our plane to board. this airport actually has free wireless.

    The trip was great. I've never seen land and scenery like that. It was pretty amazing.
  4. Mankind

    Mankind Just call me MK - RIP 2014

    Laura you ain`t seen nothing yet,well maybe a little but it goes thru quite a change from where you are to you destination,I`ve been told.I have a friend who lives in Anchorage and she flew up and thats more or less how she explained it to me last summer when she was diwn visiting.
  5. Kestrel13!

    Kestrel13! Super Malware Fighter - Major Dilemma Staff Member

    Welcome back Laura! ;) Tell us all about it!
  6. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    We need pics also ;)

    @MK good to see you pal :)
  7. BoredOutOfMyMind

    BoredOutOfMyMind Picabo, ICU

    I second the request for pics. :p
  8. Phantom

    Phantom Brigadier Britches

    LoL!, yeah some photos would be nice, (yep, I'm sure they are coming).;) Glad that you had a great trip trip, Laura, I knew you would. We behaved ourselves, honest.:p
  9. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member

    Hey all.:)

    I took about 1200 photos, so you have no idea what you are asking. *evil laugh*

    I don't typically show photos until they are processed, but I have done some (extremely) preliminary processing, so here's a few.

    The trip was pretty unbelievable. What an amazing place. It's so wild and relatively untouched. The whales were abundant (even though I don't really have any decent pics to show for them), the bald Eagles were as numerous as seagulls (I'm assuming there are those that know what I"m talking about. lol), and the land is gorgeous.

    Other than that, it sucked. :-D

    kidding...The cruise was great. Between the site seeing, we did a bunch of relaxing.

    Oh! One thing I can now say I did was snorkel in the waters of Alaska. Sorry, no pics for that one!

    Here's a link to a few of my photos: http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc101/laurar67/Alaska/

    The folder should be public. I'll only be leaving it that way for a bit.
  10. Spock96

    Spock96 Major Geek 'Spocky'

    Wow Laura,
    Those pictures are AWESOME. I mean like postcard quality. Haha
    Glad you enjoyed yourself :).
  11. Fred_G

    Fred_G Heat packin' geek

    Wow, great photos Laura! Looks like you had a good time.

    OT Friend of mine just got a Hasselblad camera with digital back. 39mpx! 12 (I think) Fstop for correcting photos... 1.something Gig per photo file size... :drool I want, but cannot afford one.
  12. Spock96

    Spock96 Major Geek 'Spocky'

  13. BoredOutOfMyMind

    BoredOutOfMyMind Picabo, ICU

    Wow, this looks like a painting.

  14. Phantom

    Phantom Brigadier Britches

    Really great photos there, Laura :).
    ...We need more!...:yum:-D
    Makes me remember the fact that I haven't had a real vacation for many, many years. I need to literally get out more :(.

    {B.T.W.:- What are those multi-colored Smurfs, standing in the woods?}roflmao
  15. Kestrel13!

    Kestrel13! Super Malware Fighter - Major Dilemma Staff Member

    Well LauraR, that looked like one of those holidays of a lifetime. :) Absolutely amazing, and thanks for adding your lovely pictures. Damn... you take a hell 'uv a piccy, gal.
  16. Goldenskull

    Goldenskull I can't follow the rules

    I do not see the loch ness monster in the picture :-D


    Nice pic.
  17. lbmest

    lbmest MajorGeek

    Beautiful scenery captured well.:major

    I'm envious of the trip and your skills LauraR.
  18. sikvik

    sikvik Corporal Karma

    Beautiful captures, Laura. Hope to see some more. :)
  19. LauraR

    LauraR MajorGeeks Super-Duper Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Fred.

    Wow. A Hasselblad? Guy hit the lotto or something? I can't even imagine spending 13K+ on a camera. He better have more money than he knows what to do with or be a really really good photographer. :-D

    That's actually an HDR photo. (and looking at it all blown up is why I don't generally post pics before I fully processing them. Ick, that needs work...LOL). Anyway, I use HDR software for some of my shots. This one was made from 3 different exposures. I thought the subject sort of lent itself to the more surreal look of HDR tonemapping.

    LOL...that would be my smurf family. That's everyone who went on our trip. I thought it was funny, so included it.

    Ha! I do have pics that look like the Loch Ness, believe me. lol..those whales are hard to get.

    Thanks gloozit.:) Yeah, they'll be trickling on there. I put the one up. I'm much more picky about what I put up there so it'll be a slow trickle.

    Thanks everyone.:)

    One thing I learned...if I ever go on another trip like that, I will be renting at least a 600mm lens. 300 just doesn't cut it for wildlife.
  20. Fred_G

    Fred_G Heat packin' geek

    "Wow. A Hasselblad? Guy hit the lotto or something? I can't even imagine spending 13K+ on a camera. He better have more money than he knows what to do with or be a really really good photographer"

    Not the lottery, but he ain't hurting for cash. He has 2 or 3 Hasselblad systems for film, and got this one to 'play' with. I was really amazed at the quality of the pictures. Maybe I can talk him into letting me borrow it sometime. Need photos of my 'new' gun. :-D

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