Archive for Bear Woods

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

Nature’s Palette

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2019 by lilybug1960

Nature’s Palette.
 
I looked out the back door and saw a tinge of color coming to life over “The 3 Chairs” and put the camera on the tripod and just waited for the sky to be painted. I had just bird the bird feeders back out and I know the birds were trying to figure out why I was just standing there instead of filling up on some seeds and dried mealworms. It was my time to appreciate what they see every day. A perfect crisp and beautiful fall morning. You can see I have extended my raised gardens by another 2×4 on the right side of the frame. Our backyard isn’t just beautiful it is functional to us as we grow a lot of vegetables each year. Our little slice of Heaven up here in Bear Woods.
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD mirrorless lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 50, shutter speed of .8 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorles, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography, #The3Chairs

Fog, Fall Colors, and The 3 Chairs

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

Fog, Fall Colors, and The 3 Chairs.
 
When the cold front came through the other day dropping our temperatures 40 degrees in 24 hours, we stayed in the fog for almost a day. We are about 3,000 feet in altitude and often that puts us in the middle of rain clouds. I wanted to make sure I captured what would be the peak of the Fall colors for us because I knew the wind would blow down a lot of leaves. It also gave me a chance to play with Luminosity Masks in Lumenzia and Photoshop. To me it is the easiest program to learn and work with Luminosity Masks (software that helps to make precise adjustments to parts of an image). I am immersing myself in tutorials to learn more about using the software, so stay tuned. One thing I want to do with my videos is start to do screen captures and incorporate my processing into them as well.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE mount on a Sony a7Riii camera, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Lumenzia. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #The3Chairs, #BearWoodsPhotography

Sumac Leaves 2

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

Sumac Leaves 2.

I always try to do both verticals and horizontals of my scenes when it dictates because I never know which a potential client will want or need. If someone is trying to get into the nature photography business, you should do the same. Nothing is more disappointing when you talk with an art director or editor and they tell you how much they love an image, but they need it in the other format. Digital film is cheap, capture both. I think we need that guy from the beer ads saying something like “I don’t shoot verticals often, but when I do, I just shot a horizontal before it”…

It is an interesting morning waking up with temperatures at 26 degrees here this morning considering they were in the upper 60s yesterday morning at this time. I love it, but still no socks are needed yet as I cruise around the house in my “lounge” pants.

Tamron SP 180mm 1:1 Macro on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron#Tamron#TamronUSA#TamronLensesUSA#TamronImageMaster#Tamron180Macro#SiruiUSA#Acratech#ShimodaDesign#FallColors#BearWoods#BearWoodsPhotography

Sumac Leaves

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

Sumac leaves.
 
One of my favorite days or series of days is when I see the brilliant colors of the Sumac leaves changing. For some reason they always seem more vivid and saturated than all the other leaves. I think other leaves must get jealous of their radiance. On one tree you can have the vivid yellows, reds, and greens side by side offering great image opportunities. We have had heavy rain and wind here for the past day or so, but I hope when it clears up I will have one more opportunity to capture my favorite Fall leaves.
 
Tamron SP 180mm Di 1:1 macro lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron180macro, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #BearWoods, #BearWoodsPhotography

Intentional Camera Movement with a twist

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

Intentional Camera Movement with a twist.
 
I love Fall and Fall colors. I love to photograph Fall colors, but sometimes I want to be a little more creative vs just a simple image. I will resort to Intentional Camera Movement to get some creative results. People either love it or hate it, but it is a great way to see differently. Yesterday I put together a little video explaining how to capture fall colors with some movement. In the video I demonstrate regular capture, slow capture with movement, and then a multiple exposure technique as well. Take a few minutes to check it out and try something new for your photography.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, 9 Exposures, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #portraittravelzoom, #IntentionalCameraMovement, #ICM, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore40L, #BearWoodsPhotography

Finally enjoying some Fall weather

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2019 by lilybug1960

Finally enjoying a little Fall weather.
 
I have been in some great areas the past few weeks and I have seen lots of indicators that it is Fall, but I haven’t had the opportunity to sit and look and enjoy. I am finally home from a trip to Montana, Oregon, and NYC and sitting in Bear Woods looking out the window and enjoying the colors all around me. I really love fall and I think we need to change the way our seasons are distributed. I am suggesting we immediately move to 4 months of Spring, 5 months of Fall, 2 3/4 months of Winter and 1 week of Summer. Enjoy your Fall days, summer is getting to close already…
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE mount lens on a Sony a7iii, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography