Shake it off!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2022 by lilybug1960

Shake it off.

Its Friday, and what should have been a really slow week, seemed like a long and rough one. I have been feeling a little like I am fighting a cold, having to cut down and cut up a couple trees, get some programs ready to present, and just life. On a good note, we are dog sitting 4 really wonderful dogs for a few days. One is a beautiful 15 1/2 year old Flat Coat Retriever, 2 Terrier mixes, and one super sweet big ole Golden Retriever. It brings my heart a lot of joy to have a Golden in the house especially, and he loves to cuddle thinking he is a lap dog. I’ll post some photos at some point. Anyhow this bear sums up what I should do, shake off the early part of the week, and get ready for the weekend and next week. For this image I used my Tamron 150-500mm Di III VC VXD lens, at 500mm, on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, ISO 800, handheld. #withmytamron #withmytamronmirrorless #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron150500 #tamronglobal #BearWoodsPhotography #tamroncreates #brownbear #bearsofinstagram #lakeclark #epicnaturephotography #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #alaska

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2022 by lilybug1960

Dahlonega Gold Museum.

In the center of historic downtown Dahlonega is the Gold Museum. I have to admit it has been many years since I actually went inside. It is a great centerpiece to a beautiful historic square. With all of the Christmas decorations and lights, it is even prettier. I wanted to do a long exposure to blur the lights of the vehicles driving around the square. For this image I used my Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 20mm, on a Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f16, 15 second exposure, ISO 100, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head, f-stop Gear Guru 25L bag. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofotousa #lefototripod #fstopgear #fstopgearando #christmastree #christmaslights #discoverdahlonega #dahlonegaga #dahlonega #scenicgeorgia

The calm before the storm

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2022 by lilybug1960

The calm before the storm.

This image is how our day started out, clear and a near perfect late fall day. It ended with a major storm front coming through that lit up the skies with lightning, rattled the house with thunder and left a few inches of rain behind. We have a small creek, more of a brook, that is raging like a river this morning. You can hear the water all the way at the house which is about a hundred yards away. We need the water so I won’t complain about the soggy ground. For this image I used my Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 40mm, on a Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/4th of a second, ISO 100, 3 stop Graduated ND filter in a Kase Armour holder, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofoto #lefototripod #the3chairs #bearwoods #kasefilters #kasefiltersglobal #kasearmour

Dahlonega Georgia Christmas Lights

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2022 by lilybug1960

Dahlonega Georgia Christmas lights.

I spent an hour or so in the Historic Square of Dahlonega, GA last evening. It is a hustling and bustling place, even in the evening! Instead of one centerpiece to focus on, the square offers lots of beautiful displays. There are many shops on the square and they participate in the displays as well. It made it a little more challenging to photograph, but easy to enjoy. I little history about Dahlonega: the word “dahlonega” is Cherokee for yellow. Dahlonega is also the site of the first gold rush in America in 1929. The Capitol Building of Georgia in Atlanta is covered in gold from Dahlonega. Another attraction is the area is the winery capital of Georgia. Lots of history in the area, check it out next time you are in the area. For this image I used my Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 40mm, on a Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f22, 10 second shutter speed, ISO 100, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head, f-stop Gear Ando 15L bag. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofotousa #lefototripod #fstopgear #fstopgearando #christmastree #christmaslights #discoverdahlonega #dahlonegaga #dahlonega #scenicgeorgia

The Dive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2022 by lilybug1960

The Dive.

This was another one of the bears demonstrating a different technique for fishing. It would dive, usually coming up empty pawed, but it would flush the fish towards an area of the shore that made it easier to round them up and fish in shallow water. Bears learn a technique and as long as it works, they stick with it. For this image I used the Tamron 50-400mm Di III VC VXD lens, at 309mm, on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, ISO 6400, handheld, f-stop Gear Guru 25L.

The Launch

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2022 by lilybug1960

The Launch.

When we were photographing the Brown Bears at Crescent Lake I think the most challenging part for the group was predicting when a bear on the shoreline would launch to catch a fish. Each bear had its own technique. Trying to teach someone to time the capture right was near impossible, but I think the more we stayed with a bear, the easier it became. This bear fished with us observing and photographing for probably 30 minutes, so by the end we started getting better on the timing. For the image I used my Tamron 50-400mm Di III VC VXD lens, at 339mm, on a Sony a1, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, ISO 2500, handheld, f-stop Gear Guru 25L backpack. #withmytamron #withmytamronmirrorless #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #tamron50400 #tamronglobal #tamroncreates #BearWoodsPhotography #fstopgearguru #brownbear #bearsofinstagram #crescentlake #epicnaturephotography #nature #naturephotography #gnpa_pix #alaska

One last image of Dawsonville’s Christmas tree

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2022 by lilybug1960

One last image of Dawsonville’s Christmas tree.

I mentioned I played with many different compositions of the Christmas Tree in Historic Downtown Dawsonville last week. This was the last image I did that evening and I felt when I left I had captured a good representation of what I saw. I liked this close image because it also showed the capabilities of the Tamron 20-40mm lens. I liked the little starburst it helped to create with some of the lights. For this image in addition to the Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 20mm, I used the Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f22, shutter speed of 4 seconds, ISO 100, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head, f-stop Gear Ando 15L bag. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofotousa #lefototripod #fstopgear #fstopgearando #christmastree #christmaslights #dawsonvillega #scenicgeorgia

A sunset for Thanksgiving

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 25, 2022 by lilybug1960

A sunset for Thanksgiving.

We actually did our official Thanksgiving on Wednesday evening. During that dinner we took time for a little break to appreciate the sunset outside. I always take a minute to reflect on things when I watch the sun setting. I reflect on the day, but think about the next day, all while living in that moment. My thoughts turn to the next few weeks actually when people hustle and rush to do their shopping for Christmas. As they wait in line hopefully they will take a moment to think about the staff where they shop, eat or visit. You won’t be their only patron that day, as a matter of fact you may not even be in their first 100. Treat the folks you interact with, whether it be on the road, in a shop, or walking down the street as you would want to be treated. Remember the reason for the Season. Just try to be kind. For this image I used my Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 25mm, on a Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, ISO 100, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofotousa #lefototripod #the3chairs #bearwoods

Giving Thanks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2022 by lilybug1960

Giving Thanks.

Today in the US we celebrate Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving was held in 1621 and was held between the Settlers and Native Americans at Plymouth to celebrate the first successful harvest of the Settlers. There is much more to the history of the feast, but we won’t delve into that for now. Instead I would like to say thanks to all of the people in my life, for without them I really wouldn’t have a lot to be thankful for. Sure I have things, but it is the people that make my life what it is. I am thankful for my family, especially Evelyn and all the things we get to do and see together or share with each other. I am thankful for my close friends that are there for anything we ask of each other. My clients, many of which become good friends, and all the folks that lift me up each day with their support in what I do. I am truly blessed to have each and every one of you in my life. Thank you!
For the Thanksgiving image this Wild Turkey was showing off for us in Cades Cove last April. I used my Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens, at 600mm, on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Mode, f8, shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, ISO 2000. #withmytamron, #withmytamrong2, #tamron, #tamronusa, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #tamronglobal, #tamron150600g2, #tamroncreates #BearWoodsPhotography, #birdphotography, #birdnirdvana, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops #wildturkey #happythanksgivingday

The Winner’s Circle

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2022 by lilybug1960

The Winner’s Circle.

When I photograph a scene, I tend to do many angles to capture everything I can and decide later which angle I liked best. Often I find I like several different angles, but for different reasons. I liked this angle because of the tree placement in the circle, but you could get a better idea of the surroundings as well. For this image I used my Tamron 20-40mm Di III VXD lens, at 40mm, on a Sony a7RIVa, Manual Mode, f22, shutter speed of 1.3 seconds, ISO 100, Leofoto Ranger LS 285CEX tripod and VH-30 head, f-stop Gear Ando 15L. #tamron #tamronusa #TamronLensesUSA #tamronamericas #tamronzoom #tamron2040 #tamroncreates #tamronimagemaster #bearwoodsphotography #leofotousa #lefototripod #fstopgear #fstopgearando #christmastree #christmaslights #dawsonvillega #scenicgeorgia