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Fern in a Bowl

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2020 by lilybug1960

Fern in a bowl.
 
I still have some images of Dick’s Creek that I had not shared yet and made mention of this image in one of my other post, so I thought I better go ahead and finally post it. In the area just above Dick’s Creek Falls, the area around the cascades formed a bowl and inside the bowl was a resilient fern growing in a crack. Using the Tamron 20mm I got as close as I could to capture both the fern and the cascade in the image. Another item on my list to return once we have more green in the landscape!
 
Tamron 20mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1 second, H&Y Filters ND 32 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron20mirrorless, #HYFilters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

When your composition is second best…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2020 by lilybug1960

When your composition is second best.
 
I will be the first to admit, I don’t always get “the perfect composition”, sometimes I come in last place in the contest, or second place when there are 2 people photographing the same thing. This was the case with this image. Hopefully Cecil will post his image from this location. His puts mine to shame. He included much more of the tree roots which really adds a great texture to the image. I really liked mine until he sent me his one day. One thing I recommend to people is to photograph with other people to see how they see the scene. Sometimes it helps to open your eyes to new views. Don’t be competitive and judge your work against someone else’s necessarily though. I can do it with Cecil, because we always sort of challenge each other with a scene, and every once in a while he gets a better one, not often, but maybe one in a thousand or so…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 3 seconds, H&Y Filters ND 32 5 stop Dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #HY_Filter, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Small falls in Sitton’s Gulch

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2020 by lilybug1960

Small falls in Sitton’s Gulch.
 
These particular falls don’t have a name, or one that I can find on a map, but they are a really cool set, with some cascades just below them where we photographed the Beech tree and “S” curve in Daniel Creek. Cloudland Canyon SP is filled with beautiful cascades and small, as well as the large falls, along the trail. Some of the cascades we didn’t photograph because of the number of downed trees in the river. Storms help carve out the canyon, but sometimes you just have to wait until the logs wash away. In case you missed it, here is the video Cecil and I made on our hike down and out of the canyon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCuAV2-fyDM
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Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 64, shutter speed of 2.5 seconds, H&Y Filters ND 32 5 stop Dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #HY_Filter, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Cherokee Falls

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2020 by lilybug1960

Cherokee Falls.
 
This is another view of Cherokee Falls at Cloudland Canyon SP. If you would like to see the video we did, here it is.
This was definitely one of my 2 favorite compositions from the day. After I initially did the image I noticed the rock was merging with the falls, so I raised my tripod a few inches and made this image. I didn’t want to get too wet because we still had a long way to hike. At the end of the video, you will here me whining about my knees, being thirsty, and tired, but Cecil saves the day for us. The knees are much better, but I think I will still wait a couple weeks before I hike it again.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 64, shutter speed of 4 seconds, H&Y Filters ND 32 5 stop Dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #HY_Filters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #DebsBakery, #BearWoodsPhotography

Cherokee Falls, Cloudland Canyon SP

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2020 by lilybug1960

Cherokee Falls, Cloudland Canyon SP.
 
There was more water flowing over Cherokee Falls than I have ever witnessed personally the other day. The great thing is, with it being so high and no muddy run off, it was super clear as well. I really liked this composition as it shows the movement of the river from left to right. I will have a video out this weekend that I talk you through the composition and why I chose it. I will definitely go back when there is more green on the sides of the river, maybe April or May. The knees are recovering so why not plan on the next time I will make them sore!
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adpater, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 3 seconds, H&Y Filters ND 32 5 stop dark CPL to remove glare and slow down the exposure time, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLeneseUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #HY_Filters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Daniel Creek Cascades

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2020 by lilybug1960

Daniel Creek Cascades.
 
We went to Cloudland Canyon yesterday to do some waterfall photography. The conditions were really pretty perfect, it had been raining cats and dogs for a few days, but the falls and river are up so high and it is mainly stone around it, we figured it wouldn’t be muddy. We were right. Also, the weather was supposed to take a break from the downpours for the day…perfect. The conditions were absolutely perfect to photograph. I have bad knees and hiking down the roughly 1,000 feet was excruciating and I will pay the price for days to come for that one, but it was worth every step. Cherokee Falls, which is first set of falls was phenomenal, Hemlock Falls is the second set of falls and was too clustered with distractions, but Daniel Creek towards Sitton’s Gulch was spectacular as well. Somewhere down in Sitton’s Gulch my right knee decided it had enough, and as we turned to hike back out (1,000 feet) I noticed this beautiful set of cascades curving below a Beech tree (I think). There was a tree just out of frame to the right and left, so it was an easy decision to make it a vertical image. Even though it was cloudy, it was still fairly bright, so once again the H&Y Filters ND32 5 stop CPL was perfect to remove glare and slow down the water.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8. ISO 64, shutter speed of 2 seconds, H&Y Filters ND32 5 stop Dark Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 30 backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #HY_Filters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #CloudlandCanyonSP, #BearWoodsPhotography

Speaking of subtle beauty…

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2020 by lilybug1960

Speaking of a subtle beauty…
 
The female Eastern Bluebird is definitely one of the most beautiful birds I get in the yard. So very overshadowed by the vivid colors of the male, the female’s soft pastel colors make it one of my favorite birds. I think the Eastern Bluebirds know they are my favorites and that most of what I do in the yard was and is to attract them to set up residence here. Since my youth I have always been enamored by them. Their soft warble of a song makes me stop and look every time. The fog from the snow gives this image an even softer look.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiAmbassador, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #BearWoodsPhotography