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Necessary, Lucas
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Nice to meet you. I hope you're not a stalker. If you are, my last name is Necessary (not a joke, or is it?), and my first name is Super Lucas. I really love hiking*! I really don't love things like falling off cliffs, being run over, etc. Want to see if I'm totally uncool? Here's your chance! In the past 7 years, I've done a few things, including paramedicine, working as a freight train conductor for BNSF (which was interesting, at least insofar as 37,000,000 lb vehicles can be interesting), and performing some job or other for Halliburton in the oil fields.

Being around me will inherently increase your social standing. I've lived about everywhere and try to be content in all circumstances.

Current Residence: In the Rocky Mountains! Mostly the Wind River Range.
Current Job: Air Traffic Controller
Personal Quote: There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is a proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is condemnation before investigation. (Verus amicus est alter idem.)

* I've hiked over 150 miles this year, mostly above 10,000 feet, with a large pack, and sometimes with snowshoes.

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Zlata-Petal Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
field panorama by Zlata-Petal thanks for :+fav:divider
SunnySpring Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for watching me so much! :D
Zlata-Petal Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving :heart:
Zlata-Petal Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks DA watchFavourites much appreciated
Willow-AM Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Mr. Feral Mountain Person, sir? 
I was just wondering what Camera, Lenses and Equipment you use. (If you don't mind telling that is.)
Please and thank you!
Halcyon1990 Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, whimsical Willow! You caught me at a good time as I just came off duty for a whole MONTH! And a bad time seeing as I've been awake for a billion hours.
I use(d) the following cameras:
Canon 10D (retired)
Canon 20D (retired)
Canon 60D 
Canon T1i (semi-retired, light-use only)

I use kit 18-55s and a Sigma 75-300. Since I'm a casual photographer I don't need to invest the money in anything else. The pics are just for my memories. I have borrowed nicer glass from others, but I don't do telephoto and honestly the Canon kit 18-55 glass is good enough for most things. For portraits the Canon 50mm fixed lens is great and cheap. I do plan on buying a Rokinon 14mm lens for astrophotography in the future. 

Other items:
-infrared remote shutter release (invaulable)
-Manfrotto 190 tripod (extra weight helps)
-various filters
-Dynamic-photo HRD (highly recommended although yeah, HDR blows these days, but I still like it, so sue me)

I am rather honored that you asked me that, BTW. You're either crazy or mysteriously kind. Made my day! 

Oh, and I have a couple of Lowepro camera backpacks, but since I hike a ton, I just put my camera in my huge hiking backpack. That's obviously going to be based on your needs. I racked up over 250 miles this year above 8500' in elevation, and that means that my needs are a little different than that of most people. Now go get shootin' some pictures! :)

Willow-AM Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A billion! Wow, you definitely broke a world record there! :P 
A whole month? What are you going to do with yourself for that long? 

Wonderful, thank you! I will keep this in mind. :D
Casual photography and it's still marvelous! 
I am crazy, but your work is mighty impressive, so I was curious. 
Try as I might I can't seem to capture nature and the sky like you.  

Are you a hiker enthusiast or just for whatever you do for a living? 
I love hiking, honestly wish I could go more. 

Halcyon1990 Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well a lot, but maybe not quite a billion. In fact, I'm not even 250,000 hours old yet. As for what I'll do with myself...well, I'm visiting my Montana, seeing friends, renovating a building, maximizing my body strength, blah blah yadda yadda. Starting 07 April I'll be completely absent from the internet and even phones for 2 months thanks to my job.

You're my new favorite Willow, BohomianBrian, and even deviantarter after saying those things! However, I do have to admit two things: I don't know what I'm doing, though I can use the manual functions on a DSLR for some specific tasks, and I owe most of my "impressive" shots simply to being able to press a button at the right time. The strength of my legs carrying me places that others don't go is far more responsible. It is those like you with creativity who are the true artists. I am more of a historian (pictures of events in time) than an artist (creative capturing).  :) Capturing the sky is actually formulaic. ;)

I'm an enthusiast, I'd guess you'd say. I grew up dirt poor (dirt's cool) in the mountains and I kind of left my heart there. I'm not much of a social butterfly, so hiking and exploring is how I unwind, though I do like to have a close partner or friend along. :) One day you have to explore at least some of the places that I've been. It will blow your heart and mind away! I promise that there is nothing more amazing than being in the middle of the Wind River Range with no other humans ('cept for your hiking buddy) and just the wind sighing by through the granite peaks and spruce trees! Truly life-changing!

PS-Call me Lucas (common), Luke (rare), or Master and Commander (one person insists on that title)!  
u have amazing pictures :D
Halcyon1990 Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much susy! I am very blessed to have been to such places. :) I love the memories that these sights have provided. :)
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