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A view that never grows old

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2019 by lilybug1960

A view that never grows old.
 
Everyone has a “special place” and mine is the Tetons. I hate leaving them each time I visit and count the days until I return. Soon I will see them and spend time watching light dance off their faces. It is currently snowing on them, this image is from January, but the mountains will still have a nice coating of snow. The wildflowers are a little behind, but the wildlife is great, so our group of workshop participants will have great opportunities. I am looking forward to shooting the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens again while there. I received my lens the other day and it is part of my “Triple Threat” of Travel/Wildlife lenses that I will be carrying. Below is a link to the Unboxing Video and the Video on my “Triple Threat” of lenses. Take a few minutes if you can and check them out. I’ll hopefully do a few videos from out there and when I return.
 
 
 
Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/25th, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #Tamron35150, #TamronImageMaster, #portraittravelzoom, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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Under the Avalon Pier

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2019 by lilybug1960

Under the Avalon Pier.
 
Yesterday I posted an image from the sunny side of the pier and referenced shooting from under the pier. This is one of those images I captured. I set up to block out the sun hitting the front of the lens to control flare and exposure better, but I really liked the effect of the water swirling around the post as well. Working all aspects of the composition in front of you is always so important in the learning process whether you have been shooting one day or 40 years.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 30 seconds, Fotopro E9 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, Tiffen APEX 10 stop Neutral Density filter, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography

Avalon Pier, the other side

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2019 by lilybug1960

Avalon Pier, from the other side.
 
When our class went out to the Avalon Pier in New Jersey last Friday, we started on the “downside” of the pier to get color in the sky. As the sun rose and lit the pier, we switched sides and shot from the “upside” for light on the pier. I added a 10 stop Neutral Density filter to smooth the waves and create a nice reflection as well. After I captured the images I wanted from this side, I went under the pier and did more compositions. I always emphasize working a scene completely, but this group didn’t need much guidance or encouragement to work the scene, they were all over it!!! A great group!
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 30 seconds, Tiffen APEX 10 stop ND filter, Fotopro E9 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #MARSSchool, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography

Flower head

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

Flower head.
 
I’m not really sure what kind of flower it is, but I’m guessing it grows from a bulb. It was in a vegetable garden at Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, NJ. I framed it against 3 rows of lettuce, 2 green and one purple. I thought by framing it this way, it created a repetition of color in the flower. Placing it against the purple lettuce gave it some separation and made it stand out a little more.
 
I have to take a minute and tell you about Beach Plum Farm. It is a farm to market to table farm and the food is incredible, the people there even better. I have had breakfast there a couple of times and their egg sandwich is second to none. When I finished my breakfast, I asked the staff there if I could bring my class out one day that week to photograph their farm. I left my information and heard back from them a few days later giving us permission to come out and shoot. They were closed during the week, but made the exception and allowed us to come out. The class loved it and we captured many images. I highly recommend going there if you are ever in Cape May.
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90Macro, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BeachPlumFarm

Barn Swallow

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2019 by lilybug1960

Barn Swallow.
 
I have a friend who trying to capture a Barn Swallow in flight frustrates them to no end. I have a piece of advice, don’t do it, wait until they land. I don’t try to photograph speedy little birds that dart up, down, left, right in flight. I don’t have the patience. I would rather wait until the bird lands and is posing for me. Less stress, higher success rate! This was one of 2 Barn Swallows that were on the side of the trail at the Nature Conservancy Park in Cape May. Beautiful light, beautiful bird, no stress…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 360, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography

Mute Swan

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2019 by lilybug1960

Mute Swan.
 
If you want to see some beautiful Mute Swans, Cape May is the place! We saw so many during our week there, it was fantastic! We saw several nesting, one with Cygnets, and lots more in the process of pairing up. We had opportunities to photograph them flying, of course it took me to turn my back in order to get the swan to fly so the class could get the shot. Just beautiful birds in their natural environment. Watching them was fun, photographing them in perfect light was icing on the cake. When we photographed this one it was within 25 feet of the shoreline. After the image, it swam under a bridge beside us. They are big birds! They aren’t really mute, they do have a call, but it is very subdued and beautiful when they do call. I have heard recordings and heard them before, but hearing several at one time was wonderful.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 220, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal Head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography, #BirdPhotography, #BirdNirdvana

Avalon Pier, NJ

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2019 by lilybug1960

Avalon Pier, NJ.
 
On the final morning of our class for MARS School in Cape May, NJ, we drove a short distance to photograph sunrise at the Avalon Pier. Our group was rewarded with incredible light and weather. It was a great end to a week spent with an awesome group. Thank you MARS School for having me up to teach, and for being such great hosts!
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 50, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Fotopro E9 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography