Toroweap Trip (lotsapics!)

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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2013
    oh, there are some great shots on this thread! (I need to fix my links)(tonight)

    Danny, let's set a date to go again... I have a truck this time around, so I can fit three others plus all the gear in the back. However this time I'm only going to bring a stove to heat up water for mountain house... we wasted so much food last trip! I have three coolers for you guys to fill with whatever you want to bring...
    Also this time I would like to get onsite for Fridays sunset and stay until after Sunday sunrise. I have a few new overlooks I wanna try...

    April in nice.
    July-Aug can be awesome.

    if you ever need a ride in let me know thumb.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,691Administrators moderator
    edited February 28, 2013
    How did I miss this thread when it was new? Looks like you guys had a darned [strike]hot[/strike] good time.
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins

    I pulled a thread out of the trenches and wasn't even gracious enough to fix my links that are broken.
    I was hoping to get some attention from anyone that remembers me and give a little update.
    I just wanted to express how happy these memories made me today. The last few years, specifically the last two months have been so hard on me. (Brain Cancer is not easy) the treatments have kept me from everything.

    I'll make it out again to hack out a few shots! I thought we were going to try Devils Fire a while back but I was too sick to even try to pack a bag. maybe I can plan something soon, these July clouds have been very sweet this week here in St. George.

    Aaron Nelson
  • theNOIZtheNOIZ Digital-Grin-A-Rific Posts: 272Registered Users Major grins

    Aaron, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    DGrin is still a thing? ;)

    This thread does bring back a lot of fun memories.

    I've never been so damn hot in my entire life! :D Reminds me of Blazing Saddles, "Come on, boys! The way you're lollygaggin' around here with them picks and shovels, you'd think it was 120 degrees. Can't be more than 114."

    However, it was worth the heat to hang out with an awesome group of photographers to get those shots. You were a great guide on this trip. I remember getting stuck in Big Red, and you just laughed and laughed, and then knew exactly what to do. I also remember thinking how that single situation was going to ruin the rest of the trip for me. You helped me change my attitude. Thanks!

  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins

    @theNOIZ said:
    Aaron, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    DGrin is still a thing? ;)

    This thread does bring back a lot of fun memories.

    I've never been so damn hot in my entire life! :D Reminds me of Blazing Saddles, "Come on, boys! The way you're lollygaggin' around here with them picks and shovels, you'd think it was 120 degrees. Can't be more than 114."

    However, it was worth the heat to hang out with an awesome group of photographers to get those shots. You were a great guide on this trip. I remember getting stuck in Big Red, and you just laughed and laughed, and then knew exactly what to do. I also remember thinking how that single situation was going to ruin the rest of the trip for me. You helped me change my attitude. Thanks!

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    • Good memories indeed. And yes, hot as hell.
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,592Registered Users Major grins

    I had FB once or twice... seeing perfect lives day after day got to me and I deleted everyone. maybe I will open it back up and make another go, I do miss seeing some particular people.
    btw, I didn't know dgrin was a ghost town..? that's sad.

    Aaron Nelson
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,691Administrators moderator

    Aaron, wishing you a great recovery. Dragging older threads like this out of the cobwebs is always a healthy thing. Hope to see you around here more often now and also very much hope you get back out there and do some serious shooting real soon. Take care!

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  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,010Registered Users Major grins

    Aaron, so sorry man. Toroweap was the best trip ever. Would love to go on another shoot with you and the gang. I'm on FB or you can email me at dlplumer@mac.com.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,082Administrators moderator

    Aaron! Great to see you here and thanks for bringing back those memories. Good lord though, that's a pretty serious health problem. I wish you a full and speedy recovery.

    I don't know if you remember this, but way back in the early days of Smugmug, you won a free 1-year subscription to Smugmug in some sort of contest. And since you already had a Smugmug subscription (and I didn't), you gifted it to me! I haven't forgotten about that kind and generous gesture. So thanks again for that! I still have my Smugmug account today.

  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,010Registered Users Major grins

    Don't you get a free account as a moderator, Joel? If so you can gift me your Smugmug.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,082Administrators moderator

    @dlplumer said:
    Don't you get a free account as a moderator, Joel? If so you can gift me your Smugmug.

    No we don't, Dan. That would be pretty sweet if we did.

  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,294Registered Users Major grins

    Wow an old revived thread and some long ago people stopping by. So nice to see.

    I remember meeting Nikolai at the 5 year smugmug anniversary dinner where he was taking portraits of all of us.

    Steve

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  • CWSkopecCWSkopec SmugMug QA Patterson, CAPosts: 1,325Registered Users

    Wow, Aaron, you went digging through the archives for this thread!

    Just a week or so ago and I was looking through Facebook to see if I could find what you were up to these days, I had no idea you were go through such serious health issues. You were an incredible guide on this trip (and thanks for letting me sleep in your car when I broke my tent!). Sending you all the strength and prayers I can muster!

    PS - I still have that hat :smile:

    Chris
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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,079Super Moderators moderator
    edited July 23, 2017

    I initially missed the revival of this thread because I was in Utah on the San Juan River. It was hot there too, 100+ degrees.

    I remember the trip to Toroweap Aaron set up, and then sheperded us all through getting there and out. What a great week end that was.

    I still have great memories of all the folks from that weekend and the drive in and out.

    And the heat, 114 degrees Fahrenheit was pretty warm, even if everyone tells me it was a dry heat.

    I just went back to look at some of my images shot back then - what a difference modern RAW editors make to RAW files shot in 2009.

    Here's one looking easterly, if memory serves. Derived from a single frame with LR CC, not an HDR multi-frame image as frequently needed with the darkness down in the canyon basin

    And here is our fearless leader at work

    Welcome back Aaron!!

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  • captnemocaptnemo Depth defying Posts: 166Registered Users Major grins

    looks like a really fun trip.

  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Posts: 8,010Registered Users Major grins

    Still might be my most successful shot, and with three years of re-processing to get it to this.

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,079Super Moderators moderator

    It was challenging there , wasn't it?

    Great job, Dan!

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