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Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2017 by lilybug1960

Happy Father’s Day.
 
Evelyn and I made it back to our beloved Bear Woods about 2 a.m. this morning. We left behind Wyoming, a state we feel is our second home at times. I look back on the trip and didn’t really get to shoot many images, or nearly the number of images I would normally have made, but I walk away with many memories of my first trip there with my Dad in 1976. I remember on that trip seeing a landscape for the first time. On this trip I spent time discovering, for me, the Shoshone National Forest and the Apsaroka Mountains. It was so quiet and untouched that it made me feel like that 15 year old wandering in the woods. A Dad can guide you and help to form the man you will become. My Dad guided me to love photography, and to love the land among many other things. All of my trips out there make me thing some 41 years back, but this one was special in my memories. Thank you Gunny for all of my life’s lessons and for introducing me to Wyoming.
 
Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X tripod, Sirui 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter and holder, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MIndShiftGear

Barn and Snow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2016 by lilybug1960

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Barn and Snow.
 
It is only a few weeks from now I will be back in Jackson Hole for our workshop. One of the places we visit and will shoot is the barns on Mormon Row. This particular day we had “white out” conditions and couldn’t see the mountains in the background. The key to shooting the scene is start far off and work your way in close, that way you don’t have to remove footprints during processing!
 
By the way, we still have one spot open!
 
Tamron 10-24mm Di-II lens on a Nikon D-90, Aperture Priority, f8, ISO 200, +0 stops of exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, processed in Photoshop. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters

Let’s Enjoy the Sunrise

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by lilybug1960

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Let’s enjoy the sunrise.
 
Bison are just beautiful animals, put them in great early morning light and it can be spectacular. I really liked how these two paused from their morning activities to enjoy the sun as it peaked through the clouds to our east. I guess they never get tired of seeing the sunrises either.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens @600mm on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/80th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, Lowepro photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

Antelope Flats

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2016 by lilybug1960

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Antelope Flats.
 
This year the flowers were far less in numbers than in years past, but still incredible. We found very little Lupine in the usual spots as well. I still love the composition of placing a cluster of flowers in the foreground with my ultra-wide angle lens jammed down close to them to focus the viewer’s attention on them while placing the mountains in my upper frame. It worked out really nicely that during the wait, the sun peaked out and touched both the mountains and the flowers. I truly love the Tetons!
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/25th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, Lowepro photo backpacks, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

The “Other” Moulton’s Barn

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2016 by lilybug1960

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The “Other” Moulton’s Barn.
 
This is J. Moulton’s Barn just a 1/4 mile from TA Moulton’s Barn. “J” may have had a better view from his spread. I promise I will start posting fresh images in the next few days. I didn’t even get to do a post yesterday, sorry. I am warning you now that I probably won’t be able to do one tomorrow either. I will be headed out early and probably won’t get to post. Maybe something simple if I can, possibly even from my phone. That would be different. Evelyn will be busy here taking care of Bailey and Bear Woods keeping an eye out for our invasion of feral pigs, and entertaining our guests. I think she is busier staying home than I am on the road.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Sony a7R via the Novoflex adapter, Aperture Priority, f11, -.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

Don’t forget the Vertical shot!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2014 by lilybug1960

I teach my students and tell folks attending my lectures to try and shoot verticals as well as horizontals of a scene. You may like one composition better but a potential client may need the other composition. Sometimes it means working fast but always try!

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD lens on a Canon 7D, Aperture Priority, f16, – 1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/5th of a second, Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod and BBH-200 head, processed in Lightroom 5.

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The Grand Landscape

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2014 by lilybug1960

I am doing a presentation today at the Unique Photo Expo in Fairfield, NJ about “The Grand Landscape”. I presented yesterday a lecture about Macro which I think went very well. I made some new friends. It is always great to talk with people who have great interest in Macro. The talk today will deal with learning rules, breaking rules and what gives an image that “pop” that will take the image to the next level. I look forward to meeting more new friends and seeing a few old friends as well. This image is on Antelope Flats in Grand Teton National Park.

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD lens on a Canon 7D, Aperture Priority, f16, -1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/3rd of a second, Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod and BBH-200 head, processed in Lightroom 5.

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