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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

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

An old boat dock

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2019 by lilybug1960

An old boat dock.
 
I posted an image from Fausett Lake yesterday and I mentioned I had a closer image of the dock…well here it is. There is always been something that attracted me to photograph this dock, something about the reflection, the peaceful calm feeling. I feel I can understand Otis Redding’s lyrics to “Dock of the Bay” a little better when I see this dock.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC mirrorless lens on a Canon EOS M6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron18200mirrorless, #FallColors, #Reflections, #BearWoodsPhotography

Fausett Lake holding on to Fall

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2019 by lilybug1960

Fausett Lake holding on to Fall.
 
I drive by this lake often and have photographed it many times, but when I drove by yesterday I felt compelled to stop once again. Most of the leaves are gone, but there is just one section that was illuminated by the sun as it peeked through the fog. I usually an not a fan of a small amount of sky in a couple of corners but as I studied this scene the light increase as it struck those trees and how it showed the perspective of the shoreline convinced me to capture it as you see it. I did some closer images of just the boat dock that I may share in the next few days. I love the contrast of dark and light, orange and blue. This is why you should always be ready to break those “rules” of composition you hear about. The only rule for composing an image should be, “if it looks good, shoot it”
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di III mirrorless lens for Canon M series on a Canon M6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron18200mirrorless, #BearWoodsPhotography

Juvenile Bald Eagle, Good News, Bad News…

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2019 by lilybug1960

Juvenile Bald Eagle, Good news, bad news.
 
Sometimes images come with a “good news, bad news” disclaimer, and this is one of them. The good news is this Eagle perched across from the boat docks from our workshop group one morning this past weekend. It was waiting and wanting to fly in to feed on a deer carcass someone had dumped. Every time it would approach it got mobbed by a bunch of Grackles and Gulls. I am guessing from the location they dumped it, they were hoping for a gator to get it. No, this wasn’t in Bear Woods, it was in Apalachicola. So what could be the bad news? Well the day before 2 folks with us left a few minutes after us and captured images of a beautiful mature Bald Eagle sitting on the dock feeding…
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 450, shutter speed of 1/2000th of a second, handheld, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #ShimodaExplore, #Apalachicola, #BearWoodsPhotography

“Spot”

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

“Spot”
 
While I was at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC I conducted 2 sessions in the Tamron Pet Portrait Studio. We were partnered with Best Friends Animal Society in New York City. They brought two dogs hoping to get them some exposure (no pun intended) and ideally adopted. At my first session on Thursday my model was Spot, who is absolutely as cute and sweet as they get. The session started at 10:30 am and there was one lady in the crowd that Spot was immediately attracted to, and she to him. She shared with me how they had lost a dog after many years and she could see that dog in Spot. She went out to find her husband who was busy looking at all the great camera gear at the show to bring him back to meet Spot. He came back and Spot immediately jumped up started licking his face. The couple shared with me that they had planned to spend the day at the expo, but that changed, instead they were headed to Best Friends Animal Society to adopt Spot. Everything went great with their application and Spot was going home with them after his session Friday. Our goal was to help people to learn how to photography their pets, helping to place one of the dogs into a home was awesome! Bertha the other dog we photographed was a sweetheart and she may have met her family as well. The young lady who met her and fell in love with her is taking her family to Best Friends to see how it goes. Thank you Best Friends Animal Society and Tamron Lenses USA for doing such great things like the Pet Portrait Studio!
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #PortraitTravelZoom, #PhotoPlusExpo, #BestFriendsAnimalSociety, #BearWoodsPhotography

Hudson Yards Reflections

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2019 by lilybug1960

Hudson Yards Reflections.
 
Yesterday afternoon I lead a photowalk at PhotoPlus Expo. We didn’t make it very far actually because we started photographing all the reflections on a few of the buildings across the street and a block down from the Javits Center. It seemed each time we walked 10 feet it would change the composition a little. This was the final image. We liked how the flag at the bottom of the frame lined up in the center of the one part of the reflection and we were able to eliminate the white sky between the two buildings that was a bit distracting. This morning is going to be a busy one as I will be going non-stop from 8 a.m. until about 1 p.m., when I finish up with another puppy session.
 
Here is a video just to try to give you an idea of what these shows are like and a peek at my massive hotel room at Yotel, which was a new experience in itself. I will hopefully be able to do a little video of today as well. As always, if you like it, please give it a thumbs up and don’t forget to “Subscribe” to my channel.
 
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD for Sony FE mount on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875mirrorless, #PhotoPlusExpo, #BearWoodsPhotography