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Subject: [Leica] IMG: along Pleasants Valley Road, Cantelow and the English Hills
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:38:05 +0200
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Well done getting a panorama done while recovering from a climb! My 
favorites are your bike (very similar setup to mine) and the two horses.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Apr 12, 2013, at 12:34 AM, Adam Bridge wrote:

> These images were taken on Tuesday during a substantial north wind. The 
> benefit: the ground was moist so there wasn't a lot of dust raised so the 
> air quality was quite good.
> One of my rides takes me along a scenic by-way and a great field of lupin
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> I thought a portrait of my bike was only appropriate.
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> Climbing Cantelow from the west gets one's attention: the grade averages 
> over 10% and hits 15% in a few short pitches. Doing that into the wind 
> adds, ah, intensity, to the experience. So at the top I pause, let my 
> heart rate come down to something normal and shoot a few photos. This is 
> looking eastward to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Sacramento's skyline is 
> visible on the left side below the white capped Sierra. This is a panorama 
> made of, I think, six images.
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> Descending eastward I encounter the last set of hills before the 
> Sacramento Valley with its laser-planed flatness emerges. Here, on the 
> English Hills, I encountered two horses dealing with the wind.
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> All of these were shot with a Sony NEX-7 and Leica 50mm summicron. 
> Normally I'd have the 35mm mounted but I was feeling playful on this day. 
> I think this is a great combination.
> The panoramas were done in Photoshop, all other image work was done in 
> Lightroom.
> Thanks for looking and sharing any comments. Criticism on cropping, etc, 
> (or anything else for that matter) greatly appreciated.
> Enjoy!
> Adam
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