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Pete Berry

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RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« on: October 30, 2017, 04:23:59 PM »

First, what a beautiful collection of images Luong has here from this fascinating park. It was unknown to my wife and me before meeting a French couple at Yosemite's Curry Village (or whatever it's named now!) seven or so years ago, leading to a lasting friendship and reciprocal visits. They have spent many months over the past 25 years exploring the SW and its Anasazi culture and spurred us on to include Capitol Reef and likewise little known Canyon Lands NP's in a two week visit primarily to Utah's Parks.

Below is the B/W version of what I consider one of my best images - from Sunset Point, where we watched the building storm develop at about 6PM, May 18 '13, a bit to the west of Luong's position.
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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 06:12:28 PM »

What a gorgeous image.  I am diving to Zion now (3-day journey).  I'll be visiting Bryce and Capitol reef too.  then will shoot down to Moab area and finally Arizona.  Hope we have some weather like you had. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:58:33 PM »

What a gorgeous image.  I am diving to Zion now (3-day journey).  I'll be visiting Bryce and Capitol reef too.  then will shoot down to Moab area and finally Arizona.  Hope we have some weather like you had.

Thanks Kevin. Sounds like a great trip...and you might even get a good snow or two!

We spent several days around Moab back then exploring for rock art/pictographs using the late, great Miles Hecker's LL geo-tagged locations transferred to GPS-active topo maps on my tablet.

Below the color version of my B/W image.
 
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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 02:38:02 PM »

First, what a beautiful collection of images Luong has here from this fascinating park. It was unknown to my wife and me before meeting a French couple at Yosemite's Curry Village (or whatever it's named now!) seven or so years ago, leading to a lasting friendship and reciprocal visits.

Thanks. Capitol Reef is a little-known gem with amazing geological diversity. It is an interesting coincidence that the best guidebook to the region (phototripusa.com) is by a Frenchman, Laurent Martres.
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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 01:18:39 AM »

Thanks. Capitol Reef is a little-known gem with amazing geological diversity. It is an interesting coincidence that the best guidebook to the region (phototripusa.com) is by a Frenchman, Laurent Martres.

That's interesting, and I'll for sure get Martres' Vol.1 of the SW for a return trip to the area next year. I just finished way-pointing most of your eight identified locations on my topo/USGS dig. maps - even found Upper Muley Twist Canyon Rd. to Strike Valley overlook! But no Hall's Creek Overlook. Any further details for a good access point there?

My wife and I are 77, in pretty good shape with a few replaced joints, but can't do the loose surface scrambles or steep inclines any more. We'll take the fairly high clearance 4-WD Highlander Hybrid that does well off-road.

Thanks much, Pete
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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 11:11:27 AM »

I was drawn to Capitol Reef because I knew that Minor White had photographed there. It is a fascinating area, well worth an extended visit.

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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 02:13:23 PM »

Below the color version of my B/W image.

I prefer this one in colour.

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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 09:38:00 PM »

I know this is slightly off topic but I was surprised when Laurent Martres himself stopped
by to see my solo show at the 29 Palms Art Gallery.  We had a good chat. He is a super nice guy and very humble considering his accomplishments, much like Q.T.

He is shooting with the Fuji GFX-50C and very happy with it for even 36x48 prints.

http://www.douglasdolde.com/-/galleries/29-palms-solo-show
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Re: RE: Q. T. Luong's Capitol Reef N.P. Photography
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 03:43:29 AM »

I know this is slightly off topic but I was surprised when Laurent Martres himself stopped
by to see my solo show at the 29 Palms Art Gallery.  We had a good chat. He is a super nice guy and very humble considering his accomplishments, much like Q.T.

He is shooting with the Fuji GFX-50C and very happy with it for even 36x48 prints.

http://www.douglasdolde.com/-/galleries/29-palms-solo-show

Martres' vol. 1 of his Southwest series "Southwest Utah" just arrived yesterday, with very detailed instructions and profuse photographs, but no maps. The digital version I just downloaded of Q.T. Luong's "Treasured Lands" (all U.S. Nat. Parks)  adds the dimension of being able zoom in on the maps that locate his photosites, down to trail detail, then transpose these to GPS-active detailed topo maps on a tablet or smartphone. And his beautiful images can be zoomed to fill a 24" screen with detail preserved.
 
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