Archive for Handheld

Dude Needs a Hat too!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by lilybug1960

Dude Needs a Hat Too!
 
Another image from my time in the Tack Room at the Lazy L and B Ranch in Dubois, WY. I love shooting Tack Rooms and the character of the tack inside. The wear and tear of leather and straw has great texture and color. Perfect for photography. Folks find it odd that I probably enjoy shooting things at a Ranch vs. actually riding, but it is to me capturing a part of our history. I could spend hours in these rooms exploring and shooting.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens due to tight space in the room, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Need Boots Dude?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2017 by lilybug1960

Need Boots Dude?
 
If you show up at the Lazy L and B Ranch and you forgot your boots, they have about 40 pairs for the Dudes to choose from during your stay. I always enjoy visiting the Tack Rooms at Ranches to see the saddles, reins, boots, hats and everything else they have inside. There are so many stories sitting on those selves just waiting to be told, waiting to be recorded, wanting to be shared. For me, its not always about the horses, but the stories around the folks that ride them as well.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 450, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens due to space limitations, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

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

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2017 by lilybug1960

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
As the balloons arrived and started setting up, I made it a point to look to see who was most likely to start first. I noticed one guy with a pink Mohawk, hard to miss him really, that was on the eastern side of the launch area. He looked like he was ready to get the balloon out and ready to go. I went over and talked with him and one of the officials as he set up, asking questions and listening to answers. As we talked I asked if it was okay to take a few pictures and he said yes. He told me the best angle would be leaning over the basket to capture images of the flame going into the balloon. He posed for a picture, then started inflating. It was great to spend a few extra minutes just chatting, it also got me a perfect location for some great images. He filled the balloon and was in the air by 7:02 a.m. You can see a camera he has attached to frame of the basket to video his race.
 
Image information:
First image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon 750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Second image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Third image, Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShiftGear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The Helen Balloon Race 2017

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
Yesterday I woke up really early to make the hour and 10 minute drive to Helen, Georgia for the Race to the Coast balloon race. I met a few friends over there from my local camera club, the Big Canoe Photography Club. I was kind of worried when I was one of 5 cars and there were no balloons. But within about 30 minutes a few vehicles carrying balloons and about 50 more cars showed up. I began to wonder what happens, this was my first balloon race event, when others talked about all the times they have been and the balloons never launched due to too much wind, not enough wind and other reasons. I saw a few of the pilots talking with some officials and they launched a little balloon. It went into the sky and drifted slowly to the southeast. Randy Lewis, from my club, returned saying they were launching and racing this morning. Things happened fast, balloons were laid out, fans expanded the balloons and the pilots cranked up the flames that filled the balloons with hot air. Once the balloons were upright, they would launch. Thanks to Randy we were able to go to a local business on a hilltop and photograph the balloons as they lifted high into the sky on their way to the coast. I’m one for one, maybe I should retire, well until next year anyway.
 
The information on the images:
The first image Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, 1/125th of a second.
The second image Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
The third image Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 125, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images are handheld using the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
#WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The Elusive Ovenbird

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Elusive Ovenbird.
 
I am by no measure a bird expert, but I have a passion for birding. I’m pretty good at identifying a lot of birds by sound as well as sight. One bird I have heard often, but seen rarely, and photographed never, is the Ovenbird. It is a small Warbler that stays low in the forest and builds a nest similar to an oven in shape. I have chased them around the woods many, many times with no success in capturing them on my sensor. Yesterday I was driving out of my driveway when a caught something fly to a branch beside the driveway. I had my camera with me and the settings were enough to capture an image or two. I had set my camera to manual exposure, matrix metering and Auto ISO due to the birds I had photographed the night before. It was perfect for this opportunity. I composed and released the shutter several times before the Ovenbird disappeared in the forest. It was then I looked down at the LCD screen, pleased with the image, and shocked to see the ISO was 18,000! I am super impressed to know that if I need to ever shoot my D-500 at ISO 18,000 I will get a very nice image with relatively low noise. Now if I could only spot that Sasquatch…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 18,000, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld (since I was sitting in the drivers seat, car in park) utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, my tripod was being braced against the window opening of my Subaru Crosstrek 😉 , processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA

Checking in on the Berry’s

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

Checking in on the Berry’s
 
I had a little free time on Monday afternoon and needed to test out a camera. I decided to drive over to Rome and check out the Berry Eagles. To sum it up, the Berry juvenile Eagles are doing well, just hanging out, trying to stay cool in the shade. There was an opportunity to test out the D-750 when Mom came in for a little while. She was kind enough to pose in some beautiful light on a perch branch. I won’t typically use the D-750 for wildlife, but I did want to see how it performed if needed. It did well, once I figured out a couple menu items that were different from my D-500…another story for another day…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 360, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear