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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Bob, your box is full so I'll ask here. Send me the goods. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #2 of 18
It's printed, bound, and sitting in an envelope, ready to be mailed on Monday. Is your address still "137..."?

(I'll clear that PM box for you--thanks for the reminder.)

And thanks for your continued pestering! You aren't quite as effective as the instructor from Aspen who threatened to lock me up in her basement and keep me as her slave until I delivered a copy of my Encyclopedia to her, but you're not bad! (Correct response: "Sorry, there are no more," with hands held up to receive handcuffs....)

Best regards,
Bob
post #3 of 18
Is your encyclopedia available as on online tome, or is it only available by the death of a tree?

Thanks!
post #4 of 18
Hi John--

The Encyclopedia (3rd Edition) is out of print, but it is available in Adobe Acrobat format on CD-rom. No trees need suffer for the 3rd Edition any longer (although you could print a hard copy if you really wanted)! PM me if you'd like a copy.

I'm working on the 4th Edition, but it's taken a lot longer than I had hoped or expected. Should be done this summer--wish me luck!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes

(PS--the book I have for Springhill Crazy is not The Encyclopedia.)
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Sorry, I had to put my son to bed so it has taken me a few minutes to get back here.

The Encyclopedia is my next pester project. Please get that back in print for the sake of all of us who missed out the first time around. The demand is there Bob. Do yu have an aversion to profiting from your hard work? Hey, here's an idea; this off season publish the Encyclopedia. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Edit: Yep, that's my house number so the rest must be right. Oh yeah, have you seen snopro lurking about? He has some video I want. [img]tongue.gif[/img] I'll corner him yet! Cyber stalking can pay off.
post #6 of 18
Completely off subject, I see Bob one of your interests is Photography, so here is one of my shots. This is at 11pm in the moonlight. My only excuse to put this on a ski forum is that you can make out Mammoth Lakes up in the right. [img]smile.gif[/img]

http://www.fototime.com/7C94760518AF754/orig.jpg

It's almost to warm to ski, I like Springhill Crazie's idea.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Wow John, beautiful photo.

In the time it took to type my previous post you guys got two in on me.

Thanks Bob. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #8 of 18
Nice panorama, John, and very cool that it was taken by moonlight. Do you happen to recall the exposure settings you used?

Best,
Bob
post #9 of 18
By Bob Barnes:
Quote:
I'm working on the 4th Edition, but it's taken a lot longer than I had hoped or expected. Should be done this summer--wish me luck!
I have the 3rd Edition and am looking forward to the next. Good Luck. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #10 of 18
Sure - ISO 400 - 9 shots - 30 seconds - F4 - Canon 1Ds - 11pm at night - June 14th 2003 - Canon 24mm 1.4 L lens in a vertical orientation. I shot it in raw mode and used exposure compensation during development of about 1.5 stops using Phase One's Capture One software (highly recommend it). I used a remote release with mirror lockup.

The best thing about a night shot like that at Glacier Point is that at that hour there is almost no people and what people are there are very quiet enjoying the setting. This is in stark contrast to the afternoon. In the silence of the night, the multiple waterfalls make an amazing background roar. It's just gotta be one of or the most awesome spot on the planet.

The actual resulting tif after the stitch of the 9 shots is 215,826,300 bytes in size.

The angle of view is about 270 degrees.

In it's full size rendition, you can make out a dead tree in the valley a few miles away and see some of the branches.

Thats about all the technical info I can recall [img]smile.gif[/img]

Where I put the camera to take the shot, if I bumped it, it was going straight down about 3000 feet. Now there's some skiing vertical. The location was at Glacier Point.
post #11 of 18
Great stuff, John. I'm impressed that you shot that with a digital camera. Digital truly has come of age, hasn't it?

Great shots like that do have a way of putting your gear at risk, eh? As I mentioned in my last PM to you, much of my own equipment has met an early demise in a river somewhere or other. But I always figured that the camera wouldn't do any good at all buried in its hermetically sealed, foam-padded, double-latched protective case, missing all the action! As with most things worthwhile, reward does not come without risk.

Thanks for the info.

Best,
Bob
post #12 of 18
That's why I often ski with a little digital camera about my neck. Each tool has it's proper place. If its too big and bulky you'll miss lots of great shots since you can't take that type of camera with you.

These were shot with a little S45 digital on my 1st aniversery of skiing 2 weekends ago.

Looking left:
http://www.fototime.com/38C7A0D9CCDEF54/orig.jpg

Looking Right:
http://www.fototime.com/2BE93312CC60DDE/orig.jpg

Frequented resort by milesb I believe. This is the cornice bowl at mammoth.

They'd print fine as an 8x10. It's just a cheapo little digital camera. Film has become like vinyl records. (Of course, there will always be those audiophile types that think vinyl is final, and I'm sure film diehards will exist in photography for some time too)
post #13 of 18
Does anybody know where to find "The complete encyclopedia of skiing" on CD-rom. The only place where I found it was on PSIA-RM but they don't accept international orders. I've been looking for that book for a looong time. I am trying to send a PM to Bob, I guess he might know.

Thank you,

Alejandra.

P.S. I'm sure the trees are grateful to Bob.
post #14 of 18
Did the same thing - Bob can send you it. Just PM him for details.
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally posted by John Mason:
That's why I often ski with a little digital camera about my neck. Each tool has it's proper place. If its too big and bulky you'll miss lots of great shots since you can't take that type of camera with you.

These were shot with a little S45 digital on my 1st aniversery of skiing 2 weekends ago.

Looking left:
http://www.fototime.com/38C7A0D9CCDEF54/orig.jpg

Looking Right:
http://www.fototime.com/2BE93312CC60DDE/orig.jpg

Frequented resort by milesb I believe. This is the cornice bowl at mammoth.
Nice shots!!

Quote:
They'd print fine as an 8x10. It's just a cheapo little digital camera. Film has become like vinyl records. (Of course, there will always be those audiophile types that think vinyl is final, and I'm sure film diehards will exist in photography for some time too)
<--film diehard
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally posted by John Mason:
Did the same thing - Bob can send you it. Just PM him for details.
Thank you. I sent him a PM asking what can I do to get it. Now, I'm wating for his reply.

P.S. Your photos are very good!!

Alejandra.
post #17 of 18
Bumped to the top. Bob your PM box is full again.
post #18 of 18
John Mason, What beautiful pictures. I now have one of them as my wallpaper on my computer at work.

LUWHOO
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