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Subject: [Leica] Sore feet happy soul
From: lluisripollquerol at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 22:27:18 +0100
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Hi Alastair,

You and Helen you look to be in form!

Very nice pictures, the panos are splendid, and I like very much too  
#16 and # 10


El 23/11/2010, a las 6:49, afirkin at escribi?:

> Helen and I have just completed the Overland track from Cradle  
> Mountain to
> Lake St. Clair in Tasmania's high country. Its a 6 day hike, over tree
> roots, rocks and through mud holes, and is not for the faint  
> hearted. We
> took the "supported" version, expensive, but gave you a guide, who  
> pushes
> you along, cooks your meals etc, and huts at each nights stop with a
> shower, toilet, heating/drying room and comfortable bunks. The  
> "luxury"
> side of our trip helps, but the track still has to be "tamed".
> We were lucky with weather. 4 days clear 1 day rain snow and one day  
> of
> clearing weather. The group before us went up the first days mountain
> climb in driving rain, a torture we were to escape. I was pretty  
> tired at
> the end, and grateful to having 3 days to recover (I return to work
> tomorrow). My boots probably need a bit of "adjustment" when worn  
> for 8 to
> 10 hours for 6 days. Training had me in them for 6 hours, but not  
> days in
> a row.
> Photographically I took the M9 with 2x tri-elmars and the 90 elmar  
> c, a
> small flash, 4 batteries, a small gitzo tripod and 5 SD cards. I  
> used only
> 2 batteries over the 6 days. Little chimping and only 3 sec review.  
> Helen
> took the E3 oly with 12-60 lens and 4 batteries and 3 CF cards. She  
> got
> onto the third battery.
> The light was (at least for me and the cameras) very demanding. Bright
> white cloudy skies, patchy sunshine and deep dark rain forests. Even  
> using
> 3 stop EV shooting  some scenes are too contrasty. I will need  
> lessons in
> how to do HDR later, and almost every image needs lots of RAW work to
> become presentable. Thank god for RAW.
> I will put up a web page as I work through the best images, but in the
> meantime will post some here for you to make comments etc.
> So here is my first offering:
> Day One on the track. Boots clean ;-)
> Alastair
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