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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2017, 12:00:28 PM »

Looks like you’re approaching CA 41 on your CA 46 photo.  That would put you by Cholame and the James Dean Memorial, I frequent those highways often out there between the Diablos and Temblors. 

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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2017, 12:41:28 PM »

The day those photos were taken, I drove easterly along Highway 46 from the Coast Road, and then actually went up Hwy 41 northerly to 198 and then went east into the Sierras.  I deliberately drove easterly on SR-46 east of the 41 junction so that I could turn around and take a couple of photos going back west down the hill.  It's pretty photogenic.

My only regret for these photos is that I used to use somewhat of a 'zone' autofocus method where I would allow the camera to choose focus from a number of focusing points in  he specific zone that I selected.  After reviewing the photos, I found that I ended up with more slightly misaligned focused photos, and therefore slightly less sharp photos, than if I had have just selected the individual focusing point manually.  I live along way from California, so it's frustrating to not get results as good as I could have gotten, or strove to get.
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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2017, 02:56:42 PM »

Your worst effort for taking pix would beat my best...LOL!  Capturing some beautiful perspectives like you do is so amazing to me.  It is like "I am there" and seeing the scene the way you did, in living color on NBC! 

Thank you once more for the gorgeous photos AP.

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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2017, 11:28:24 PM »

The day those photos were taken, I drove easterly along Highway 46 from the Coast Road, and then actually went up Hwy 41 northerly to 198 and then went east into the Sierras.  I deliberately drove easterly on SR-46 east of the 41 junction so that I could turn around and take a couple of photos going back west down the hill.  It's pretty photogenic.

My only regret for these photos is that I used to use somewhat of a 'zone' autofocus method where I would allow the camera to choose focus from a number of focusing points in  he specific zone that I selected.  After reviewing the photos, I found that I ended up with more slightly misaligned focused photos, and therefore slightly less sharp photos, than if I had have just selected the individual focusing point manually.  I live along way from California, so it's frustrating to not get results as good as I could have gotten, or strove to get.

Sounds like a hell of a trip, how did you get up over the Sierras or did you take 198 to the Generals Highway?  Obviously you got me beat with the the photo quality, I'd love to get similar results off of some of the roads out here in Central California.  I guess the good news that I can repeat routes on a whim if I'm not happy with my photos, I generally do just for kicks anyways.

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« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2017, 09:09:39 AM »

From 198, I took 245 northerly to 180, and then went that way.  After a little bit of touring in the mountains, I turned west and went westerly along 180 back into Fresno, and then took 99 up to 152 and then spent the night near Gilroy.  The next day, after the morning in San Jose, I went back into the Sierras along Hwy 120, and then took Hwy 49 south to Hwy 41 before spending the night near Bakersfield.

I just do the photo stuff for fun too.

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« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2017, 10:30:30 AM »

That sounds like a hell of a trip, basically you were essentially in my back yard on stuff I frequent regularly.  Really I think 245 criminally underrated as a driver's road, not the prettiest but there has to be at least 350 curves on that route.  I was always partial to that vast sweeping vista of the Merced River Canyon when 49 makes the climb towards Mariposa via Bear Valley. 

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« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2017, 10:47:40 AM »

Great stuff, as usual.

California Highway 46:

http://www.asphaltplanet.ca/CA/CA/46/index.html

Niiiiice....I'll have to check this road out sometime.

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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2018, 05:23:56 PM »

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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2018, 07:33:01 PM »

After seeing the greeting "Welcome to California!" on the Berdoo Freeway video, you could have added "Yeah, we really do drive this fast!".  Thanks to your taking the time to shoot this video, I finally got to see the old 30/current 210 section.  As always, it is enjoyable for me to see the areas I was in over 40 years ago.  The Southland freeways always impressed me then and they still do today.

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Re: AsphaltPlanet.ca Updates
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2018, 08:36:03 PM »

Thanks for the comment.  I appreciate it.  I'm kind of disappointed with the San Bernardino video. The footage just shakes so much -- I tried a variety of things to improve that in post processing, but I couldn't eliminate it entirely.  Concrete roads in California often aren't the smoothest.  It's too bad though, because I really thought the San Bernardino video had beautiful light for filming.

 


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