Featured Forum Post: A trip to the coast with my A7 and A6000 by Nate_Dogg

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Nate_Dogg, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    It's hard not to feel blessed, living in Oregon:

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Absolutely stunning!!! Love these long exposure photos and the last two with the flora/leafs on the left are my favorites :thumbup:
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  3. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    Oregon does look amazing. I am travelling from Vancouver to San Francisco later this year, where should I not miss?

    Also, just looking at those images it seems really hard to pick which is A6000 and which is A7. Why do you have both?
  4. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    What time of year are you going to be rolling through?

    As for having both the A7 and A6000, I like having two bodies, especially in situations where I don't want to switch out lenses due to environmental conditions (e.g. ocean spray). Furthermore, they both have advantages over one another -- for instance, the A7 has better low-light performance and dynamic range, and the A6000 has faster AF and is more compact. Oh yeah, and probably the most important reason, I'm a gearhead and couldn't pass up the A6000 for $550, as a backup! :biggrin:
  5. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    Fair enough! You seem to be able to create stunning images with either.

    I will be travelling just after Christmas.

    I assume it will be a lot colder than I am used to (I am from Australia).
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  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Gorgeous shots from a beautiful part of the world.
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  7. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Woof! That shot is unreal, Nate.

    And you're right, there certainly are worse places to shoot.

    O Go Ducks!
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  8. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer

    If I had to give you a go-to list, which doesn't include hard to get to places, I would suggest:

    Crater Lake National Park
    Silver Falls State Park
    The Historic Columbia River Highway

    Also, in Northern Cali, weather permitting, hit up Castle Crags State Park.

    Hope this helps.
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  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Wow. Just wow.

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  10. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    Wow indeed. A well deserved featured post.
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  11. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Dang! These are super. LOVE the first one with the three leaves --just fantastic!
    (I enjoyed the MTB set with the A7 and the FE55 in your flickr stream as well)
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  12. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
    David K Fonseca
    Spectacular landscape photos. This is one of my weakness. Must study these!!! Well done! :D
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  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    ^^^What they said^^^

    Stunning stuff Nate.
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  14. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    Wonderful shots. Thanks for sharing!
  15. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Wow...those are just great!!! All of them. Really like the last two with the three leaves, but just curious....were they naturally arranged that way or did you position them?
  16. scinkk

    scinkk TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    Czech Republic
  17. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    They may have had a bit of help getting into position... =)
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  18. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    This ^^
  19. Woody112704

    Woody112704 TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 28, 2014
    I agree! Although I'm curious if you've processed this shot in B&W as well. If so I'd love to see it.
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  20. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Nice work, Nate! your photographs describe Oregon quite well! West Coast is indeed the Best Coast.