View Full Version : Pics and movies from 5/20/01
05-21-2001, 11:43 PM
Hey all. Here are a few pics and quicktime movies from this past Sunday...
05-22-2001, 09:15 AM
Great pics! Just how I remembered it except for the rain http://timefortuckerman.com/ubb/wink.gif on Sat. Wish I was up there on Sunday, looked like the better day. Need a few shots of Left Gully though. I'm getting mine back tomorrow. Good job!
05-22-2001, 09:55 AM
Best pictures, quite literally, of the experience, that I have ever seen. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
05-22-2001, 03:22 PM
Thanks, it was my first Tucks experience and I had a blast! For those interested, the pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 880 digital camera. It eats batteries but besides that it works great.
Nice crowd too! That shot from the right side looks WICKED scary, all the crevases etc...
Looks like you got a SWEET day! Congrats.
05-23-2001, 08:55 AM
Chardog- I must add my kudos to your shots! I look forward to the short time I spend there each year, and your pics do it justice (Dave - fret not - I've looked at all 221 of yours more than once!) For those of us who spend most of our time "urbanally challenged", it's a great respite from rough days!
Regarding batteries: switch to NiMH batteries. I bought the charger/batteries and a spare set at this site, and they are great! I have used them in my ETrex Summit GPS (a great toy!), but have found them to last at least 25% longer than Duracells/Alkalines. Newer NiMH batteries are up to 1800 mAh, and can be charged over 500 times, with no "memory effect" They're also unbelievable in headlamps! Here's the site: http://www.nimhbattery.com/mh-c204f-4aa160dc.htm
The charger is by far the best I've ever used, and even includes a car adaptor. Buy these, you'll save a fortune! (PS - I am in no way involved in this - NiMH are just a good way to go) - SherpaKroto
05-23-2001, 09:42 AM
While on the subject of cameras I thought I'd toss in what I have been using for photos on TFT. I mainly take video which allows me to pick out specific frames for photos to capture ideal 'moments' with the downside of sacrificing resolution.
I use a Canon Optura (digital video + photo mode) which shoots at 640x480 and has a great 14X optical zoom (35X digital which I never use). Batteries give me about 50 minutes of ravine footage before popping in another one.
One of the 3 megapixel cameras is on my 'wish list', mind you its a pain carrying skis/boots/pack and various camera equipment.
Was looking at the Nikon site to read more about the impressive Coolpix that Ryan (chardog) has. Ideally I'm looking for one with 3 megapixels and 10X plus optical zoom... not sure that they offer such a beast yet. Thoughts anyone?
05-25-2001, 10:32 PM
Chardog, I can't thank you enough! I was up there on sat and skiied all of it. Now I know what it was that I was skiing http://timefortuckerman.com/ubb/smile.gif Your pictures are quite something, they bring back much of the emotion that I felt while there. To recieve that from a pic is good work on your part. Now we have to wait and be patient 'till next year. Thanks, Bill
05-29-2001, 09:02 PM
Great Pics! Wish I could have been there. Any shots of Hillman's Hway?
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