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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

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

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

(Not so)Scarlet Tanager

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2019 by lilybug1960

(Not so)Scarlet Tanager…
 
Okay, it is a Scarlet Tanager, your monitors aren’t off, your eyes don’t need to be checked, you might be color blind, but that doesn’t change anything here. This is a beautiful male Scarlet Tanager in his fall and winter plumage. When Scarlet Tanagers fly south for the winter, vacationing I assume, they molt out of their brilliant red feathers and put on a beautiful yellow coat. The males have the black shoulders. I have been absolutely inundated with Scarlet Tanagers the past week or so, with as many as a dozen visiting the trees to eat berries and bugs. I will even have a Summer Tanager, Orchard Oriole, or Baltimore Oriole mixed in with them at times. I know they will only be around a week or so more, so I will enjoy them all I can until next Spring when they return all decked out in red.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2200, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #BearWoodsPhotography

Another of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

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

Another of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
 
 
This was another from my short session with the Hummers in the front yard. Don’t forget to watch the video for a few tips. If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet, please do!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 2500, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, Sirui P424s monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary, #BirdNirdvana, #BirdPhotography, #BearWoodsPhotography

Workflow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

Workflow.
 
Photography, like any other job, requires practice and a routine. A good practice and routine is what makes you proficient in your work. A huge part of the photographic process is the work done once the shutter is released. It is also the part that frustrates so many photographers. Like any other work, if you only do it occasionally, it is tougher to remember all the right steps. In post processing the steps are often referred to as “Workflow”. The way you become proficient in your workflow is to do it each day. I constantly mention in my lectures that I do, and you as a photographer should take one image each day and process it as well. This makes you proficient in the use of your camera and especially in your workflow. For me it is easy when I am at home, I just step into the backyard and photograph “The 3 Chairs”. Frustration down, Proficiency up…less stress…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #The3Chairs, #BearWoodsPhotography