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Bear Creek

Postby Windwalker » Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:17 am

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Spent some time hiking and photographing Bear Crek last Thursday.



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Postby SSSdave » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:12 pm

The sorta slow shutter speed treatment in dim conditions. Maybe a half or one second? I'm always looking for mossy streams like that too. Searching for "Bear Creek" on topozone.com in California shows Bear Creeks in 34 different California counties including where you are at in Tulare. No doubt very popular creek name in all states.
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Postby Windwalker » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:32 pm

Hey Dave !
Some data on the Bear Creek shot...
Canon 20D, 17-40mm L at 40mm
0.5 sec., f/16, Iso 100, Mirror Lock Up
Tripod and remote shutter release

This is on the back road(Bear Creek Road) to Balch Park (Mountain Home State Forest) There are a couple of really nice streams on the road to Blue Ridge (It Ts off of the Balch Park road) Heavily wooded Oak canopies over mossy rocks and the stream.

Another good mossy rock/ stream area is Tyler Creek... it's off of the road to Parker Pass, just a little NE of California Hot Springs.

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There are also a lot of CA Newts around this area.
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Postby mountaineer » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:53 pm

WW, great shots...cloudy day or ND filters used for the soft water?

Also, you had me worried there for a minute...I though that if the only Bear Creek I know is that green at this time of year, we are in heap big trouble!

I am referring to Bear Creek above Florence Lake in the JM Wilderness.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:02 pm

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Postby Windwalker » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:14 am

mountaineer wrote:WW, great shots...cloudy day or ND filters used for the soft water?


Cloudy Day and a heavy Oak cannopy....no filters used.
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Postby Windwalker » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:09 pm

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Postby madeintahoe » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:44 pm

Those are beautiful Windwalker..I love the green moss on the rocks..looks like velvet to me.
Gosh the newts are so darn adorable :D ....how long are they?
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Postby Windwalker » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:36 pm

Madeintahoe...Newts are about 5" to 6" long.
They are a trip to watch 'cause they kinda move in slow motion...sometimes there are hundreds of them along the creek bank.
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Postby madeintahoe » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am

WW Thank you...they are not all that long really...I would love to see one in real..That must be pretty cool to see that many of them..I guess one would have to be careful walking. They are really cute :D
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