TR Trumps Cyber Monday Ski Touring Gear Shopping


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | November 30, 2015      

Yeah, we were tempted to publish a bunch of end-all cyber Monday shopping links. We’ll throw a couple in perhaps, but you already know where to find the deals. For a break from shopping, check out how nice Colorado ski touring is now and how Wildsnow.com celebrates Thanksgiving holiday. I’m obsessed at the moment with making sun stars using my tight aperture Sony lens. Sorry about that. I’ll get over it, eventually.

(From Lou: Yeah, I had to throw in at least a few shopping links! For example, head over to slidewright.com and use 20% discount WDS112415z — and don’t forget that Backcountry.com indeed has some sort of Cyber Monday deep discounting going on. One other thing. If you’ve been waiting to get a 2-way emergency comm device check out today’s deals at SatphoneStore.)

First, you fuel up. Julia and Laura in the pie production line.

First, you fuel up. Julia and Laura in the pie production line.

Carbo loading, WildSnow style.

The line-up. Carbo loading, WildSnow style.

When Colorado goes off, it goes off...

When Colorado goes off, it goes off…

Got sum more.

His Blogness working off Turkey Day calories.

Oh yeah.

Tristan knows what he wants, and he gets what he wants. Helicopter or skis, both are piloted.

More, we want more.

More, we want more.

? got sum.

? got sum.

Dropping in for another round of goodness.

Dropping in for another round of goodness.



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8 Responses to “TR Trumps Cyber Monday Ski Touring Gear Shopping”

  1. Lisa Dawson November 30th, 2015 1:00 pm

    Super fun to spend the holiday skiing & eating, and eating & skiing, repeat, repeat, repeat.

  2. Blair November 30th, 2015 2:44 pm

    Could you start a social movement or something. This Black Friday, yes, its creeping into Canada, is such an opportunity for r and r and family time, like in our Boxing Day after Christmas. Both events seem to have been co-opted by the drive to shop. On the other hand, there is more room at the trailheads and in the hills!

    You have set a brilliant example for Family Friday, stay(home) and play.

  3. GeorgeT November 30th, 2015 8:09 pm

    Saturday was awesome for November!

  4. Tristan November 30th, 2015 8:16 pm

    Marble had everything I wanted! Fresh pow, beautiful scenery, great company, and 5 different types of Pie!

  5. Tom December 1st, 2015 9:04 pm

    Louie,

    Give us an explanation on how you are making sun stars.

    I just bought a Sony a 6000. I love it. Half the weight and size of a DSLR.

  6. Louie Dawson December 2nd, 2015 8:15 am

    Tom,

    I’m by no means an expert, but it’s a fun photo element to play around with!

    Fist off, the area of the sky around the sun has to be free of clouds.The sunstar is created by a pinpoint of light (the sun, in this case), going through a small aperture on a camera. The basic trick to making sun stars is making your aperture really small. Set your camera to manual, or aperture priority mode, and set it to at least F/16. I usually set it it to F/18 or F/22 (the highest my lens will go). Some lenses, mostly on point and shoot cameras, won’t go high enough to get a good sunburst.

    You will probably have to underexpose the photo a bit, to get the sky to be correctly exposed, without blowing out the area around the sun. The rest of the photo usually looks a bit dark until post-processing. Shooting in RAW helps with correcting this.

    Also, I’ve noticed when the sun is closer to the center of the frame, the sunburst is clearer and tighter.

    Googling “photography sunburst” yields some good articles.

  7. Tom December 3rd, 2015 7:37 pm

    Thanks Louie,

    I ‘ll get out there tomorrow and see what happens.

    The sun is always shinning in Taos.

  8. mike December 4th, 2015 7:36 pm

    Was online looking at old pics of me when I did some backcountry camping, skiing and climbing. Noticed the write-up about Ramer bindings, as well as, the video’s. I still use my Ramer bindings, and the price list for parts etc.. I set the Ramers on a pair of (don’t laugh) Trucker Mountain ski’s. I didn’t do much backcountry downhill skiing, mostly walking climbing and camping in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. Thanks for the articles. I’m now 70, so I won’t be doing to much climbing or camping using ski’s, but, just for fun, I will take the ski’s out and play around in my backyard which butts up against a 2,000 ft. hill….Thanks…M





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