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Thread: Going to Banff

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLiPMaRC View Post
    Wow! That's the hotel you're staying at?!?!? Dayum!!


    I just re-read your first post ... LOL! "Little Shack"
    hahaha, yeah, we were saying we're going to be the poorest people staying there so we won't have to worry about the camera stuff so much! I'm going to feel bad tracking mountain mud although their beautiful lobby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    I'm heading to the Canadian Rockies in a few months. Anyone ever been? I want to work on my landscape skills. I'll pick up a decent polarizer. I guess I just want to know if anyone has one of those "don't miss" points of interest I should work into my trip. I'll be going for a week and I'll be staying at this little shack. I'm so pumped to see the Rockies, I'm giddy like a little school girl!
    I haven't been to Banff in years (but I am planning on heading out there in August!), but my personal recommendation for a "don't miss" is Moraine Lake. It was good enough for the $20 when I was growing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    Hmm, so maybe I'll do a little experimenting with the ND grad. I do have one but I have a feeling I might need another one to double up. How do you use a ND grad when shooting a mountain anyway?!? I guess I'll have to angle it. I might invest in a holder for my square filters. How many ND filters do you landscape guys have?
    I use a Hitech 0.6 and 0.9 ND filters and a 77mm CP filter and that's all I use. Sometimes I stack the ND grads. You can use ND grads with mountains, but it takes some practice. Here's an example...

    2 stop ND grad, hand-held...



    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    I know my first instinct is going to be to shoot as wide as possible but I'm going to explore using my 85mm and my 200mm for landscapes I always loved the look of a nice compressed landscape photo.
    Good idea, some of my favorite landscape shots have been compressed shots.
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    That looks awesome Michael! I remember you had a good source for filters, do you have the link handy?
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    Nick, staying in a historical place is always charming, you will never forget it... we often travel Alps and stay either in castles renovated to hotels or rent an apartment to have max privacy. I am still longing to go to our beloved XI century castle to stay in a suit which overlooks hills and lakes with ancient windows and 7 meter ceilings... this place is amazing but the owner I know does not allow TV in the rooms but they often lead literature or music nights for locals which you can join.

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    as concerns GND or HDR it is up to you, if you feel more like HDR then be it.

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    That sounds like a wonderful place! TVs ruin the feel of an old room. I can understand why they wouldn't have em' in a place like that.
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    Nick, true, the owner of the hotel is very intelligent old guy taking his interest in history on which he investigates and writes. We spend lovely time with him during breakfast discussing this and that about history ... he and his wife often put cultural evenings in the castle ballroom during which old books are read or classical music is played in the old spacious hall decorated with old furniture where time just stops. yes, you need not TV in that place because this would look illogical.

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    Nick, I envy you (in good sense) and look forward to photos from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    That looks awesome Michael! I remember you had a good source for filters, do you have the link handy?
    This is where I got my ND grads....

    http://www.2filter.com/prices/htpackages.html
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