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Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Aug 4, 2008 2:08 pm - Voted 10/10

It's shaping up as a good article

and probably should be made one. Looking forward to its completion :)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 4, 2008 2:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's shaping up as a good article

Thanks, Mockba. I think I'll just keep it as an album because much of it rehashes what Thephotohiker's excellent article already covers. This is just more personal to me (but I love to share my work in the hope that others can learn from it). --mark d.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 6, 2008 5:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's shaping up as a good article

Eh, on second thought with so much emphasis on text, I decided to make it an article. --mark d.


lcarreau - Aug 11, 2008 6:22 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice read, Mark ...

After spending 15 years in the desert, I've concluded that there's
such thing as having "too much light!" At an air temperature of
100 degrees (F), right now I am chasing the darkness.

And you're right, there's nothing like a slot canyon or starry
night! Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking article! -LARRY

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 12, 2008 7:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice read, Mark ...

Thanks, Larry, for taking the time to comment. :-) --mark d.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Aug 14, 2008 7:14 pm - Voted 10/10


I really appreciate seeing the stories behind these great photos. Keep shooting - - and sharing them with us!

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 15, 2008 8:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: thanks!

Thanks, Arthur, for the nice comment and the encouragement. :-) --mark d.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Aug 15, 2008 5:09 pm - Voted 10/10


Article, Mark. It's always good to see what some consider to be the "mystery" of good photography revealed for what it really is - a bit of technical nohow and plenty of luck.


Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 15, 2008 5:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice...

Yes, especially that luck. But, persistence does give serendipity a chance. Thanks for reading and for commenting! --mark d.


imontop - Aug 18, 2008 10:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Great article!

You take amazing pictures! It's obvious you know what the hell you doing.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 19, 2008 7:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great article!

Thanks for both compliments, Imontop! --mark d.

William Marler

William Marler - Aug 25, 2008 4:02 pm - Voted 10/10

Very enjoyable

Thanks for posting I enjoyed the images and read. Cheers William

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 26, 2008 7:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very enjoyable

Thank you very much, William. --mark d.

Joe White

Joe White - Aug 26, 2008 7:00 pm - Voted 10/10

cool article!

Thanks for sharing :)

Light seems to be a great metaphor for truth eh?


Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 27, 2008 8:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: cool article!

"Light seems to be a great metaphor for truth eh?" Hmmm. I'm going to think about that one for a little while, Joe. Thanks! --mark d.


CClaude - Jan 16, 2016 8:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: cool article!

Thanks Joe, I am chasing the light in the darkness... Are you telling me that it says something about who I am.hmmmmmm......(


northfacejmb - Aug 27, 2008 12:26 am - Hasn't voted

the sun

How did you get the sun to show up that big? Whenever I take sun pictures the sun always comes out looking really really small.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 27, 2008 8:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: the sun

Northfacejmb--I assume you're talking about the picture "Sunset in Chisos Basin Window"--or at least that exemplifies your question. Use a telephoto. But, that's not actually the trick. The trick is to get far back from the nearer object (the trees in my example case), then use a telephoto to bring it back to the size you desire. Consider: What percentage farther back was I from the tree, which was a couple hundred yards away, as compared to the sun, which was about 93 million miles away? The tree got a lot smaller when I moved back, the sun hardly got smaller at all (what's a couple hundred yards when you're 93 million miles away?). Using the telephoto then made them both much larger.

If you want more explanation, you might look at my article "Cropping--The Kindest Cut" here on SP (the part about using cropping as a digital zoom). --mark d.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 30, 2008 11:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful

Thanks, c000146, I'm glad that you enjoyed it and that you commented! --mark d.


moonspots - Jun 2, 2013 10:59 am - Hasn't voted

Thanks for revealing "the obvious"

This put the comments my uncle made many years ago into perspective. I didn't fully grasp all he was telling me then, even though it seemed to be obvious...

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