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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

Another composition with the new Tamron 24mm for Sony

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2019 by lilybug1960

Another composition with the new Tamron 24mm for Sony.
 
This was another composition I did with the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 mirrorless lens for Sony. I like doing the horizontal composition from straight on while the vertical is a little more pleasing from the right side in my opinion. I left out a critical piece of information in my previous post. This lens is only….$349! 7 ounces, minimum focusing distance of 4.7 inches, weather proof and only $349! I can’t wait to go shoot it a bunch more.
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 mirrorless lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 50, shutter speed of 10 seconds, H & Y magnetic filter system with ND32 dark Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImgeMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #HYFilters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography

Leslie Elliott and Angels on Horseback

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2019 by lilybug1960

Leslie Elliott and Angels on Horseback.
 
Truly, one of the most rewarding things I get to photograph is Angels on Horseback and the volunteers and students. Evelyn has been involved for several years now and I get to do a lot of their photography and video. The organization serves several counties in addition to our home county of Pickens here in North Georgia. I have come to know so many great volunteers and students in the years I’ve been working with them. Probably the biggest honor for me has been to get to know Leslie Elliott the Founder of AOH. She and her husband Bruce have become great friends to Evelyn and I as well as the entire Jasper community. Leslie had a vision over 15 years ago to offer therapeutic riding to children and adults. She and others have pursued that vision to their current status (here is a link to check out all they do: https://www.angelsonhorseback.org/). The AOH Fall Horse Show was held this past Saturday and during that show, Leslie was honored for her hard work as she, and her two horses (Taylor left, Macho right), are retiring. Leslie has worked for 15 years to build a great service for disabled children and adults, as well as all the volunteers who have benefited from helping out as well. I know they will miss her, but will be reminded daily of her efforts as they enter the “Leslie Elliott Arena” for each lesson they conduct. Follow your vision, get involved, the World will always be a better place because of those that do.
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD mirrorless lens on a Sony a7iii, Manual mode, f4, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #AngelsOnHorseback, #BearWoodsPhotography

Sumac Leaves 2

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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

Another Sunny day in Georgia

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

Another sunny day in Georgia.
 
I love sunflowers, but I am ready for fall. Bring on the pumpkin patches, the colored corn, the brightly colored leaves…you know, fall stuff. I guess there already are some of those things out there for my viewing, but it is hard to get into the “fall spirit” when it is predicted to be 97 degrees outside. Okay, bring on the cooler temps, then everything else will feel more normal. Have I ever mentioned how little I like the heat? Give me snow, cold, hot chocolate, all the good stuff. Well from what the weather people are saying, I should have a few of my wishes answered next week. This is one of the sunflowers I photographed, while sweating, at Faucett Farms Sunflowers last week. In case you missed my video from there, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGVU66FpTYg
 
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Sony a7Riii via the Metabones adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech Nomad Ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #FaucettFarmsSunflowers, #BearWoodsPhotography

Morning Sky at Faucett Farms Sunflowers

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

Morning Sky at Faucett Farms Sunflowers.
 
 
Faucett Farms Sunflowers is absolutely fantastic right now and I highly recommend going soon if you are in the area. The flowers are great and peaking in 2 of the fields, there is one that is a week or so from peak as well. They will be great for another couple of weeks, so don’t wait. Check out the video I did of my morning there as well.
 
I was super impressed with the performance of my new lens, the Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE lens. I am really feeling great about my gear I am using. I think I am finding gear that matches my needs perfectly. A great sharp light and compact wide angle lens in addition to the 28-75mm is a super combo for the Sony. The Shimoda Explore backpack is the most comfortable bag I have ever owned, and the Acratech ballhead is exceeding my expectations for stability. Having gear you are comfortable with allows you to concentrate on the images you are creating not having to worry if something will fail.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of .6 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod with optional center column installed, Acratech Nomad Ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #FaucettFarmsSunflowers, #BearWoodsPhotography