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Steve Foss

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This is one of my favorite places among all the boreal forest locations I know. Probably at least partly because it offers a view in a land where views are hard to find -- and generally take a lot of work to hike to. It was raining fair to middlin when I made these images.

The pic here is reduced from a panoramic of five images composed vertically, slightly overlapped, and stitched together using the simple software Canon bundles on the CD shipped with every DSLR. It's a big longer side-to-side than what I usually post. It doesn't really strike the eye until it's printed six feet across and hung on a wall. A sharp eye also will note two or three subtle seams from the stitching that need mending (blur your vision slightly and look in the sky), but that's all of two minutes' work on photoshop.

All five images: Canon 30D, Canon 17-40 f4L at 36mm, manual exposure mode, iso100, 1/25 at f13, tripod

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Well done Steve. I have to dig through he archives, but I know I visited a very similar looking plcae up here back in April. If I (when I) find the photo, I will upload here just so we can compare.

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Very nice, Steve! Amazing what that software can do. I was just looking yesterday at how the subtle colors in the bogs have changed over the last couple of weeks and had the same idea rolling around in my head. In addition, the overcast and damp grasses really seem to saturate the color that is there. Well done!

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Thanks, everybody. Jim, Ken is on the right track about the location.

Mike, there are quite a number of fine art print labs who make prints that large and larger. I've never emptied my wallet on one that large myself (24x36 is the largest so far). West Coast Imaging is one of the best.

Norex Photo here in Ely has a top-quality inkjet printer than can print photos to 96 inches (8 feet) across. Hmmm, maybe I'll work a trade with him. On second thought, what could I trade him that he can't already do himself? gringrin

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Thanks Steve,

I work for a printer in Mpls that has large format 6 color capability along with banner 30' long and wall clings.

We are not a sponser so I will stop there.

We have a cabin in the Buyck area and I used to travel the Echo trail alot as a kid. Your pictures bring me back there.

Thanks for the memories.

Mike

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Mike, do you folks print in 16-bit color or 8-bit, and do you take the original and do all the upsizing yourself to fit your own regimen/equipment or do you ask the photog to do that?

Shoot me an e-mail, eh?

And glad to bring back good memories. That's pretty much what photography is all about. grin

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Steve,

Have you run into the new guy in town - has a print shop near the old Ya ta Hey? He approached me about poster and large print business. I don't know anything about him.

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Well, the only new guy I know of in town with a studio is Chris Perry. Anyone hoping to make money in a town the size of Ely with poster and large print business is in for a tough haul.

By the old Ya Ta Hey store, do you mean the one just downhill from Basswood Trading Co. and next to Boundary Waters Radio?

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