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    In MOAB for a few days

    Hi . .
    I am heading off to MOAB for a few days to do some advanced work on a PODAS workshop and meet up with some potential customers. If you are out that way get in contact with me and we can meet up. I値l also be doing some image quality testing of the Phase backs vs DSLR specifically in dynamic range. I値l be using a P40+ and P65+ and a DSLR.

    In addition ALPA has partnered with us to provide APLA camera systems at our PODAS workshops. I値l be testing an ALPA with various lenses while I am there too.

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Have a great time Kevin! Be sure to get out to Mesa Arch for sunrise at least one of the days, preferably one with some cloud cover -- and get there early enough to stake out your spot. Also, resist the temptation to get in tight with a wide and shoot from a little further back with a slightly longer lens -- I like to frame Washer Woman in the background...
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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    At least by 5 am in position for sure. Hope you don't like to sleep in. LOL

    OH than go to Moab dinner for breakfast. Trust me

    http://moabdiner.com/

    Have this
    #5 The Moab Diner's Sweetwater Skillet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.99
    Definitely our house specialty! A blend of fried potatoes, bacon, diced green onion, bell peppers, and melted cheese all of which is spiced just right and topped with two eggs any style. Served with toast and jelly. (Just say smother it!, and we'll top your skillet with the Diner's famous Green Chile for just 1.25 . . . . . . . $7.26

    and get a side of buckwheat pancakes. Bring a doctor with you. Your going to need him. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    At least by 5 am in position for sure. Hope you don't like to sleep in. LOL

    OH than go to Moab dinner for breakfast. Trust me

    http://moabdiner.com/

    Have this
    #5 The Moab Diner's Sweetwater Skillet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.99
    Definitely our house specialty! A blend of fried potatoes, bacon, diced green onion, bell peppers, and melted cheese all of which is spiced just right and topped with two eggs any style. Served with toast and jelly. (Just say smother it!, and we'll top your skillet with the Diner's famous Green Chile for just 1.25 . . . . . . . $7.26

    and get a side of buckwheat pancakes. Bring a doctor with you. Your going to need him. LOL
    Do they include a free heart attack with that?

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    That green chili is pretty fine!.
    That Mesa Arch spot is pretty good, but when I was there it was impossible to get further back due to the cluster of photographers there.


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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Other photographers know about Mesa Arch? When I was there several times in 1995 I always had the place to myself. Do the crowds die down during the week, or still lots of folks there?

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    No it is crazy now. Very hard to get the shot . I want to go back and do it again with my MF kit and replace this image. M8 15mm Voightlander

    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    We were lucky we had so much snow that year -- be a long time before we hit that again...

    Oh, and no, Guy and Bob did NOT enhance the orange in the rocks! That is what it looks like at sunrise with a clear sun hitting it, really.
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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    I only barely cheated. I threw the snow in my shot during the exposure.

    Comes from 35 years as a commercial shooter, you add what you need. LOL
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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Quote Originally Posted by David Grover / Hasselblad View Post
    Do they include a free heart attack with that?
    Yes, so skip the #5 (you don't need the breakfast) and just order a green chile smoothie - the green chile is that good!

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Guys, what was the name of the restaurant that had the "All you can eat" King Crab special? (They heard Mike was coming back the next year and shut down for that week!) The Oar or Paddle Something -- maybe Tender?
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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    That's it -- Thanks John! FWIW I thought our meal there as about as good as it gets in Moab for dinner, and the service was very good.
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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Don't let Kevin fool you. He is out here on one of my workshops! ha ha ha ha. But seriously, I am shooting with Kev's P40+ right now, and it is a great setup for me and my needs. I have shot with PO backs many many times now but I haven't pulled the rip cord yet, so to speak.

    I will make sure that we fill Kevin up with a ton of booze and he will have Phase One pick up the bar bill for all of my 16 workshop participants. :-)

    Andy

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Well, I am back from the trip and it was a great few days. I did all my shots with an ALPA system and a P65+ back. I値l try to post them in the next few days when things slow down a bit. There was also another Phase One shooter there with an ALPA. Quite the system. The weather was most interesting on this trip and the images reflect dramatic skies, clouds and such. One day winds were over 60mph. Great place for a workshop. Phase One is thinking of doing a PODAS program there next year. Any votes for that?

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    Re: In MOAB for a few days

    Jack and I have done 2 or 3 workshops in Moab and they have been a lot of fun with plenty of shooting to do. Great place for a workshop
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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