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11-07-2004 11:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1741
jeffscholl

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MJG,

Do you have any aerial footage of "Tan Lines"?

The Banff Film Festival is centered around Mountain Culture. I saw Bill Heath's "Sinners", but that was it.
http://www.biglines.com/videos/sinners trailer .wmv

Most of Saturday was spent in a National Geographic Workshop with Bill Hatcher, Gordon Wiltsie, and Bert Fox (Geographic IIllustrations/Photo Editor).

No pics :-(
Weekend wx was a mix of wind, rain and snow.

Ethan,
This would make for some entertaining shots:
http://www.testyfesty.com/

Cheers,
Jeff

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11-08-2004 09:16 AM  13 years agoPost 1742
MJG

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Jeff, I've only got the full DVD and some samples on a vhs video cassette. I need to do some work to get what I have into some marketing package.

I spent 2 days on location filming in South of France for Tan Lines and I've only got between 1 - 2 minutes of aerial work, the rest is on the studio floor - thats the way it goes in the film business :-(

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11-09-2004 07:34 PM  13 years agoPost 1743
jeffscholl

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Tuesday morning flight at day break:

Tower of Power

Eastbound Amtrak:

Amtrak through tunnel:

Low clouds coming through the canyon:

Cheers,
Jeff Scholl
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11-09-2004 07:43 PM  13 years agoPost 1744
high flyer nl

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jeff you just can't make a bad photo i think
so again super pic's jeff

greetz marco peace is a state of mind and a way of life

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11-09-2004 08:24 PM  13 years agoPost 1745
daggit

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hey Jeff nice shots as always.

I was wondering what setting syou used on your camera for the "Northern lights" shots?

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11-09-2004 09:05 PM  13 years agoPost 1746
jeffscholl

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Ethan,

The Northern Lights shots were all done at 30seconds (20D longest exposure) at f2.8 simply because I still have to put the N3 remote cord back together so we can try longer exposures.

Having said that, one of the downfalls with digital and long exposures is noise created from heat as the sensors are being powered for long durations. Look for something called NR Reduction on the camera to reduce this.

"jeff you just can't make a bad photo i think"

I can definately make a bad picture, (about 60 from this morning), but it's the keepers you have to focus on to keep the passion and curiousity flowing.

Cheers,
Jeff Scholl
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11-10-2004 08:47 AM  13 years agoPost 1747
CKYrrVeteran - Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Its a grey day in the neighborhood!

Fog never lifted so stayed home and shot the house instead.

Chris

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11-10-2004 12:27 PM  13 years agoPost 1748
high flyer nl

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wouw jeff you are real honest about it
but stil you can shot some mean pics

greetz marco peace is a state of mind and a way of life

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11-10-2004 04:17 PM  13 years agoPost 1749
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Jeff:
Having said that, one of the downfalls with digital and long exposures is noise created from heat as the sensors are being powered for long durations.
Here's how we handle it in the astrophotography world where images can be for 20 or 30 minutes each. Talk about digital noise!

First, realize that in digital photography, every chip has a different heat signature. But the good news, is, they are always the same for that chip if you have the same exposure length and temperature! Your mantra - repeat after me - "Repeatable digital noise is removable."

The colder the chip, the less noise you will get. That's why most astro CCD cameras have built-in cooling systems. Nothing wrong with letting your entire camera get cold, especially if you can use an external battery pack that you keep under your jacket. Keeping both time and temp consistant are important to be able to remove it.

To get rid of the noise, you need to take a few images (usually 3 or more) at the same exposure - if you do them at the same time as your 'real' images the temperature will match. These are called "dark frames" because you keep the lens cap on while you are imaging them. If you do this a lot, you can take a library of dark frames for different exposure lengths and temps and reuse them over and over.

Take the darks into your imaging program of choice and combine them together - a simple addition will work, but an average is even better, and a median or sigma combine the best if you have any of those options.

Now take your noisy image and subtract out the averaged dark frame - and just about all the noise will disappear, also!

Try it, you'll like it! That is all the cameras are doing when you tell them to do their "noise reduction", but they don't do as good a job as this method.

Greg (Astrophotography-R-Us http://www.gregpyros.com )

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11-10-2004 05:17 PM  13 years agoPost 1750
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CKY,

Nice shooting my friend!

The mount looks impressive, and your pictrure confirms it. Great work and thanks for sharing. More pictures....... Please!

A picture from "Little Bird" taking a picture of a White tailed Kite at the Berkeley marina last night. I was shooting some pictures of the SF skyline and this little guy flew by and started hovering above me. I cautiously positioned the helicopter snapped a few shots of him. The guy was completely uneffected by the helicopter. I did not try to get very closeto the bird. When in doubt be safe.

Is it just me or has the process for posting pictures changed. This is now a pain in the arse.

Flyboy

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11-11-2004 01:41 AM  13 years agoPost 1751
jeffscholl

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Simply brilliant Greg!
30 minute exposures...that's like 3-4 beers.

Fun shot Travis!

Chris, Western B.C. wx looks a lot like NW Montana wx.

This place has a few trees in the way, but it had great views.
The owner was a retired Naval Pilot that had flown just about
everything with wings. He invited us in for coffee and war stories.
God Bless southern hospitality!

Cheers,
Jeff Scholl
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11-11-2004 02:30 AM  13 years agoPost 1752
FLAP

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Finally!!! Something I know more about than you. Jeff, 30 minutes is 5 beers

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11-11-2004 02:40 AM  13 years agoPost 1753
AcesAreWld

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Jeff you and the shots are simply out of control.

I am beside my self, I give up!

Please, keep the shots coming.
Flyboy
Jeff,
I remember when you were JUST Starting out... you have FAR FAR surpassed me, in fact, most have! (Damn REAL Job!). Your work is simply the best. You are without a doubt the #1 pilot doing this in my opinion. EXCELLENT Work and it is constantly a treat to see your shots.

On a related note, I've been doing a bit more video work... different than stills, but fun.. I REALLY gotta get the footage digitaized, edited, and posted.. but I'm working all the time now!

Anyway, great work by all!
--Geoff
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11-11-2004 03:26 AM  13 years agoPost 1754
CKYrrVeteran - Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

A couple of before after shots of a small private hydro site.

Last shot was done today in poor light, already well behind the mountains. Not liking the northern daylight. Really want a new camera :-)

Before

And earlier today

Chris

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11-11-2004 05:30 AM  13 years agoPost 1755
bell-230

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simply stunning!
i love b.c. lucky you!

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11-11-2004 11:31 AM  13 years agoPost 1756
fitenfyr

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Awesome
Jeff,
Those Northern lights shots are awesome bud!
New toy agrees with you I guess.
Don't tell me you are going to be an all Cannon weenie now.
If so I can I have your D100.

I know where that Amtrak shot was taken. Been there.

Coming your way after the first of the year for a skiing/shooting weekend for sure.

Jason Stiffey
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11-11-2004 06:37 PM  13 years agoPost 1757
daggit

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love the hydro shot, nice job!

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11-12-2004 06:02 PM  13 years agoPost 1758
jeffscholl

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Chris,

Those are great images for the before/after portfolio!

Here is a real estate job that I turned down 2 years ago when it was too tight for my confidence. Goal was to get a glimpse of the house and show the location in regards to the end of the lake.
My landing zone is between the house/garage in the lower right.

Morning fun:

Jason,
"Don't tell me you are going to be an all Cannon weenie now."
I'm going to talk to one of the local field reps about their Pro program so this might become a reality. Under this they provide a 2-3 day turnaround on all repairs and loaner equipment if need be.

Currently our snow is pretty low so far, but check out Utah. A few were reporting a 60" base last week!

Cheers,
Jeff

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11-12-2004 09:45 PM  13 years agoPost 1759
jeffscholl

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2 from 5000ft...

Cheers,
Jeff Scholl
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11-12-2004 09:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1760
electro212

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Brrrrrr
nice shots

how do your lipos act in the cold?

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