Archive for Angels on Horseback

One of the Barn Cats

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2019 by lilybug1960

One of the Barn Cats.
 
At Angels on Horseback there are 2 Barn Cats. It took them a little while to warm up to me and others, but now they love the attention. They were given to AOH when their previous owner sold their farm. It appears they were taken in as feral kittens and raised for controlling mice in the barn. They are super sweet and starting to pose for me, be it reluctantly though. I was at the farm yesterday getting some ideas for my new project, Heroes and Healers. I hope to be doing a lot of portraits in the near future for the project and get more images on the page. I have some appointments with K9s, SAR Dogs, and a few individuals lined up in the next few weeks. If you would like to be included in the project, please contact me so we can get something scheduled. Free portraits and exposure to your group if you would like. Send me an email at bearwoodsphoto@gmail.com.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 280, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40 backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #ShimodaDesign, #HeroesandHealers, #BearWoodsPhotography
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Fabio on the fly

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2019 by lilybug1960

Fabio on the fly.
 
This will be the last one of Fabio I post for a little while, I promise. He is just a beautiful horse to photograph! He will be a wonderful addition to the therapy horses at Angels on Horseback. He was working off nervous energy from being at a new place and would run for a little then come over and visit. He will start meeting the other horses sometime this week.
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 250, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, Vibration Compensation active, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImgeMaster, #Tamron70210f4, #BearWoodsPhotography, #AngelsOnHorseback

Fabio’s Headshot

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2019 by lilybug1960

Fabio’s Headshot.
 
I had to do a few headshots of Fabio when I was at Angels on Horseback. He is just a very handsome horse. Each of the 7 horses at Angels have a stall in the barn, and on the outside is a photo. This will be his photo probably. In case someone might be interested…a chance for a company or an individual to do something wonderful could be to sponsor one of the horses at the barn. You would have to contact the folks at AOH to find out details, but you would have your name or company’s name on a plate in front of the stall of the horse. It goes a long way in helping them achieve their goal of offering therapy to those in need of their services. I’ll even come do some portraits of you with the horse!
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 110, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, Vibration Compensation mode active, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron70210f4, #AngelsOnHorseback, #BearWoodsPhotography

Fabio

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2019 by lilybug1960

Fabio.
 
I am very fortunate to be able to volunteer my services as a photographer to Angels on Horseback in Jasper, Georgia. The work they do is incredible and well worth supporting. Sometimes my volunteering is more fun than work. Take the past 2 days for example. I got to meet Fabio, wonder how he got that name? Fabio is a Haflinger horse and just beautiful. He will fit in wonderfully as a therapy horse as his disposition is calm and friendly. He loves to be around people. I will share more images of him over the next few days to showcase his lovely mane! If you don’t know much about Angels on Horseback, please check out their work at angelsonhorseback.org. They can always use donations, and especially volunteers. Stop by sometime meet the horses, they have a Hoedown next month too!
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 110, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, Vibration Compensation active, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron70210f4, #AngelsOnHorseback, #BearWoodsPhotography

Horses and Rainbows

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2018 by lilybug1960

Horses and Rainbows.
 
Yesterday was our turn to go down to Angels on Horseback and do their evening feeding. There was a storm coming in as we drove down, and it was a steady rain while I gathered the horses to come into the barn. When we finished feeding them and were letting them back out to the pasture, I noticed a nice break in the clouds to the west. The sun dropped below the cloud line and I immediately looked back to the east. I saw the one of the most vibrant double rainbows I have ever seen. I ran to the car and grabbed the camera, remember I always try to carry a camera with me, and then ran to the hill below the horses. I wanted to capture a few images of both the horses and the barn if possible. I thought I would have only a few minutes to capture images, but it felt like the rainbow lasted for 10 minutes or more. One of the horses, Two Hawk, decided he wanted a close up and walked down to where I was standing. After giving him a nice scratch behind his head, he posed for me. I have never seen such a vivid and more vibrant sky and rainbow than the one I saw last night. The blues in the sky were so intense it was surreal. On a side note, I love LCD screens that tilt like my Canon M6. It allowed me to hold the camera inches above the horse poo and still capture the image, a couple years ago I would have been forced to being doing a load of laundry as soon as I returned to the house, due to having to get down to that angle of view. This was truly being in the right place at the right time, but also being prepared by having a camera with me.
 
Canon M6 and Canon 15-45mm lens, at 15mm, Manual Exposure mode, f3.5, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #BearWoodsPhotography, #AngelsOnHorseback

The Sharpness of the new Tamron 100-400mm lens

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Sharpness of the new Tamron 100-400mm lens.
 
Wouldn’t you know the day I go out into the yard to photograph birds that the light was less than cooperative. I needed to run down to Angels on Horseback to photograph an event with a Senior’s group visiting, so I thought what a great time to test the lens as well. The horses were inside to meet all the folks visiting and they loved the attention.
 
I wanted to test the Vibration Compensation capabilities of the lens as well as close focus and sharpness. Lexi had some beautiful light at her side so I zoomed in to 400mm and stood about 6 feet away. This was also my first time out with my new Nikon D-850 so it was a test of both pieces of gear. When I got the image onto the computer and could see the detail of the barn in her eyes, needless to say I was super impressed! This lens is absolutely incredibly sharp, and at a price of $799, it is second to none.
 
Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 5000, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature in Mode 1, processed in Lightroom Classic CC, #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron100400

A Rare Treat for Me!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2017 by lilybug1960

A Rare Treat for Me.
 
We get several types of Swallows in the area, several of which will breed here, Barn Swallows and Northern Rough-winged primarily. This year though when I put up all the bird houses at Angels on Horseback, I didn’t expect to have Tree Swallows build a nest in one of the boxes. We are at the very southern edge of their breeding range. They have been sitting on the eggs for a couple of weeks and I expect to have some hatchlings within a week or so. They took up residence in a great place to photograph so I hope to get some nice images with no real disturbance to them. The house they chose is at the entrance to the barn and they mainly sit in the opening and watch folks walk by. Everyone there loves seeing their face and keeps a good distance not to disturb them. It was interesting to watch as the female would leave the nest to fly and feed for a few minutes, the male would stay at the opening only flying off when she returned. Beautiful little birds!
 
Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-750, at 200mm and cropped heavily, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/800th of a second, Sirui EP204S monopod and L10 head, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear