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Looking back at 2019 part 3

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2019 part 3.
 
Definitely a high for me in 2019 was visiting Iceland. It is such an incredible place. Visiting Diamond Beach for the first time was indescribable. Photographing those huge chunks of ice that wash up is so cool. I look forward to my next visit in 2020.
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1 second, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1530g2, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Looking Back at 2019 part 2

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

Looking Back at 2019 part 2.
 
This was one of my favorites of not only 2019, but possibly ever for me. We were at the Kelly Warm Springs in January and there were about 12 Trumpeter Swans taking advantage of the warm water. They had been preening when one looked up just long enough for a couple frames. In post processing I added a little more steam using the Dehaze slider in Lightroom, but moving it to the left, therefore adding haze.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BirdNirdvana, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Sunset Philosophy

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Sunset Philosophy.
 
I have long held a belief, an idea, a philosophy, that I try to live up to each day and it is with the setting of the sun each day, so goes the troubles of that day. I try not to hold onto things that bother me knowing that when the sun rises the next morning, it is a new day. Holding onto things from one day to the next can simply deter from the beauty that may present itself the next day and the day after that as well. I’m not always successful, but sometimes telling myself to let go helps. It doesn’t always mean you have something to let go, yesterday was a great day for me, I got a lot of work done, but that was yesterday and I have lots to do today, and I don’t want to miss a moment! Let go of the past, embrace the future, don’t miss out on what life can bring you. Become a Sunset Philosopher.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens on a Sony a7iii, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the in camera stabilization, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735mirrorless, #BearWoods, #BearWoodsPhotography

Looking back at 2019

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2019 by lilybug1960

Looking back at 2019.
 
I decided that since it is the last month of the year I would take a little time this year and on some days review my images from 2019. We started, like several years prior, in Wyoming for our Winter in the Tetons Workshop. It continues to be not only one of our favorites, but most popular as well. We had a great experience with our friends at the Triangle X Ranch and the Teton Raptor Center, all while being treated to some of the most incredible landscapes this country has to offer. This was from the Snake River Overlook while I was doing some testing of the new Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #TravelPortraitZoom, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography, #TriangleX, #TetonRaptorCenter

Take a peek at the sharpness!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2019 by lilybug1960

Take a peek at the sharpness!
 
Below is a link to the “Unboxing” video and in the description area of the video is a link to view hi resolution images that were shot with the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for Sony Full Frame mirrorless cameras. The images I have posted thus far have had only some minor post processing done, exposure and white balance only. If you are looking for something that should be under your Christmas tree, you may want to take a look at this lens if you are a Sony shooter! I am still so impressed with the lens being able to do 1:2 Macro at a minimum focusing distance of just 4.7 inches!
 
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens for mirrorless on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 50, shutter speed of 2 seconds, H & Y Filters 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #HY_Filters, #SiruiUSA, #Shimoda, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography

A Special Thanksgiving

Posted in Equipment I Use, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

A Special Thanksgiving.
 
I know it is a couple days after Thanksgiving, but I was visiting family and pretty much stayed off of the computer for a few days. We all have things in our lives we give thanks for, but for one of my nieces and nephews, they have 2 special reasons for giving thanks. They had twin boys 2 months ago and this was their first Thanksgiving as a family. They have wanted a family for many years and finally their prayers were answered with twin boys. You hear people who refer to babies as “miracle” babies, well these are two of them. For me it is kind of special as well. I photographed their engagement photos, their wedding photos, and now I have made images of my great nephews. They were all just candid photos, nothing set up or studio, just enjoying the moment with family. There are always reasons to give thanks.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 3600, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #TravelPortraitZoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Upper Tallulah River with the Tamron 24mm

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

The Upper Tallulah River with the Tamron 24mm.
 
This is another image from my trip to test and shoot the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens. Below is the link to the “Unboxing” video I did about the lens. One question I have been asked is “how is the lens barrel distortion”? In the scenes I photographed distortion wasn’t going to be an issue, so I did a few test here in the house and found there is some with interiors and straight lines, but all of this is easily corrected or reduced in camera using the “Auto” selection in the “Lens Compensation” tab of the menu. This works on the JPEG image, for the RAW file, you can use the Sony Image Data Converter if Lightroom or Photoshop doesn’t correct it with the Lens Profile selected. With all mirrorless cameras comes an added amount of Lens Barrel distortion apparently, or so I am finding through research, it isn’t just this lens or any one lens. If you notice in most all mirrorless cameras there is a menu feature to correct this, some consumer level cameras just do it anyway. I like to quote a friend of mine, Ken Hubbard, who states “There is no perfect lens” and then goes on to tell you that is why there are Lens Profiles in the software we use. All lenses need some correction, this one is no different and will be a great addition to anyone’s bag looking for a super sharp wide angle prime lens.
 
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for Sony mirrorless on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, H&Y Filters 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #hy_filters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #BearWoodsPhotography