Archive for Clouds

From High in the Clouds

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2018 by lilybug1960

From high in the clouds.
 
We have a beautiful view from the Bear Woods Bungalow. We spend a lot of the time in the winter, especially when the weather if mild, up in the clouds. The fog gets really thick up here and driving is slowed to a crawl for the first few miles, then we leave the clouds and all becomes normal again. I have said in the past, but I really love the foggy view we get here. It gives a feeling of peace, and even serenity. Being 15 miles or so from the nearest town, we rely on well water, so often the clouds mean our well is getting “topped off” with the rain. It won’t be long when the trees start to get new growth and with it comes the tropical migrants, and that is when Bear Woods truly shines.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Canon M100 via the adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/8th of a second, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional
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The Lazy L&B Ranch

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2017 by lilybug1960

A beautiful day here at the Ranch, no forecast of rain for the first time since we arrived. Very windy, but that makes for some beautiful clouds in the big blue sky. What a beautiful terrain. Now to take some time and chillax on the porch in a rocking chair…

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyL&B

After the Storm

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2016 by lilybug1960

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After the Storm.
 
A short break from the images out west. We had a really good storm the other evening. It provided not only some much needed water but a beautiful pallet of color in the sky that evening as well. As you can see we have moved a few things around in the backyard. The Bluebird house is now closer to The 3 Chairs and there is a decorative “Bee” near the fence. Evelyn has been so successful with the gardens this year we are increasing the number of them. With the bees nearby we have plenty of pollinators to hopefully help provide us with lots of produce straight from our own yard. Our little slice of heaven is an ever changing place. We love it.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Sony a6300, Manual Exposure mode, f8, 1/4th of a second shutter speed, ISO 100, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

A little cloud action…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by lilybug1960

Another image from yesterday morning at Gibbs Gardens.  When the mornings are cool and calm I try and find an area that I can use the reflections to through some nice color into the sky.  Clear blue skies don’t offer the “drama” I like to have in a sunrise or sunset.  They make for peaceful and serene events but at the same time a little cloud action gives a somewhat negative space a little interest.
Fuji X-E1, 18-55mm lens, Aperture Priority, f11, 4 frame HDR combined in Photomatix and tweaked in LR5 and Topaz Clarity, lens set at 18mm, Vanguard Auctus Plus tripod and BBH head.

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