SD45.com Sand Patch, October 24-26, 2003
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These images were taken on October 24, 25 & 26, 2003 from Garrett, PA to Hancock, Maryland and are posted in order of the images being made with minor exception to hold to a West to East, back to West order of images.

The still photographs were made using a Nikon F4 with a 80-200mm zoom lense with the exception of the river crossing photos which were made with a 50mm lense. The film used was Kodachrome 64 and Kodachrome 200. All images were scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 4000. Some of the images are blurred because of a problem with the lense. The scans were adjusted in photoshop to correct for color to reflect my preferences on color saturation.

All digital movies were made using a Canon S230 Digital Elph which records at 15 frames per second at 640x480 resolution with digital sound recorded by the S230. This is broadcast resolution, but I have reduced the size for optimum download times. In my opinion the small Canon S230 Digital Elph is highly overlooked in its ability to record broadcast quality movies at high resolution. Its compact size and ease of use allows digital videos to be made using the timer method so that the photographer can concentrate on making photographs with another camera.

NOTE: The S230 is being replaced by Canon with a model that no longer records in broadcast resolution (640x480)..I would HIGHLY recommend getting a S230 now while they are still available. Email me if you want more specifics

Because these movies were posted in a format that allowed viewing in a reasonable download time the quality of the video is low, however the audio recording is very high and can be enjoyed using high end Harmon Kardon Digital Speakers for your PC. If your PC does not have high quality speakers, I might suggest using a plug-in head set to enjoy the sounds of these movie clips. Visually I think they are interesting, but the audio sounds really bring the moment of each photograph to life.