Hugh Sakols

Hugh Sakols

El Portal (Yosemite), California

Hugh Sakols has lived in Yosemite National Park for over 25 years. He first came seeking adventure in the mountains whether it was rock climbing, mountaineering, or the study of natural history. Hugh proudly teaches at Yosemite Park, El Portal Scho...
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    What is dynamic range?
    on: September 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    With my Nikon Z7 I see from charts that I get a bit more dynamic range shooting at ISO 64 than ISO 100.  However, can this difference really be seen in a print or is it there but not really visible?  I guess what I’m getting at is ISO 64 just for marketing.  By the way, for landscapes I always shoot at ISO 64 unless it is too windy.

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    Re: coming and going
    Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    The feet do it for me.

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    Re: Fern and Water
    Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I found this fern in a shady rock slot that water was flowing through.  This was the type of place that you didn’t want to slip and fall because all the rocks had sharp edges.

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    Re: Weathered western white bark pine
    Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    One of my favorite subjects in the high country is weathered trees.  Due to the limited amount of bacteria and fungus at high altitudes, many of these dead trees are hundreds of years old.

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    Re: Side lit western white bark pines
    Reply #4 on: August 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    On my last backpacking trip just northeast of Yosemite we spent a week at this lake.  It was August and still there was plenty of snow and mosquitoes. I wish I had given the tree to the left a little more room.

     

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