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Sacred Dancing Cascades and colored rocks

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

Sacred Dancing Cascades and colored rocks.
 
McDonald Creek and especially the upper portion of Lake McDonald are known for the brightly colored rocks in and near the water. When Cecil and I were photographing the Sacred Dancing Cascades I wanted to show the rocks in the foreground while also showing the beauty of the cascades and area. Using the new Tamron 17-28mm Di III RXD lens on my Sony a7Riii placing the camera at a low angle to emphasize the rocks, then placing a circular polarizer on the lens to remove glare from the water, I was able to get great color and still use the cascades as my primary subject.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f22 (to slow the water down), ISO 50, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech Nomad ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #AcratechNomad, #ShimodaExplore40L, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

St. Mary’s Falls

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

St. Mary’s Falls.
 
It is great to be back in Bear Woods, but the heat is not so great. The warmest it made it to in Montana was 60 degrees, but when we made it home to Atlanta, it was 80 degrees still at 10:30 pm! Bring on Fall! While in Montana we went to the St. Mary’s area of Glacier and hiked to St. Mary’s Falls. It was a beautiful 1.2 mile hike through fall foliage ground cover, and when we made it to the falls, it was fantastic. The falls are actually 2 sets of falls that go into a pool, then down some cascades. It really just screamed at me to use the new Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD for my Sony a7Riii! I was able to easily fit in the scene at 17mm. I am super impressed with the sharpness of that lens! I don’t typically use the high f-stops like f22, but in order to slow down the water enough for my liking, I had to this time. The lens performed flawlessly during the trip and I can’t wait to use it in Oregon in a few weeks for the Out of Oregon Conference.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD FE Sony mount lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 50, shutter speed of 3.2 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech Nomad Ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40 backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Scared Dancing Cascades

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2019 by lilybug1960

Scared Dancing Cascades.
 
As many of you know, I teach photography workshops with Cecil Holmes from Alabama. We had been approached about doing a workshop in 2020 in Montana, mainly the Kalispell/Glacier NP area. We decided that it was time for a scouting trip. It was a very, very long day, but it ended very nicely with this stop along McDonald Creek and the Sacred Dancing Cascades. I decided to really put the Sony a7Riii and both Tamron FE lenses to the test. The lenses have been performing perfectly and I am amazed at the sharpness of both. Stay tuned for more images from our trip, and hopefully soon information on a workshop!
 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech Nomad Ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2875, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaDesign, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Top of Rainbow Falls

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The top of Rainbow Falls.
 
The images I have shared of the area of Watkins Glen State Park show a bridge at the top of falls. This is a more isolated image I captured when I walked underneath the falls to the left side of the previous images. I really liked composing the image to have the falls appear to start in a “keyhole” formed by the bridge overhead. I love the green contrast in the area of the keyhole. This area is so beautiful, I definitely need to add it to my “must go back” list.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, Shimoda Explore 40, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Along Glen Creek

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Along Glen Creek.
 
This is an image from Watkins Glen State Park about 10 days ago while leading a group on our field trip. Glen Creek winds through the canyon and under the right conditions you could literally spend a day photographing all the cascades on the creek as it twist through the rock walls. There is so much to see in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, but make sure you budget at least half a day to explore Watkins Glen State Park.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1 second, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, Shimoda Explore 40 backback, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #ShimodaDesigns, #BearWoodsPhotography

Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen, Vertical

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen, Vertical.
 
I posted a horizontal image of the Rainbow Falls area in Watkins Glen State Park last week, but the vertical doesn’t show the depth of the canyon near as well as a vertical. The canyon walls are very steep and even though we weren’t at the park hiking in at sunrise, the walls shade various parts of the canyon for much of the morning. The area around the Finger Lakes contains many waterfalls and I hope to go back at some point and spend some time visiting and capturing more of them. The fall is supposed to be spectacular and from the images I saw I would have to agree. Thanks again to my wonderful class for a great week of learning and photography.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 3 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, Shimoda Explore 40 backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #ShimodaExplore, #PPSNYSWorkshop2019, #BearWoodsPhotography

Rainbow Falls at Watkins Glen State Park

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2019 by lilybug1960

Rainbow Falls at Watkins Glen State Park.
 
I have been up in Geneva, NY teaching at a school for the Professional Photographer’s Society of New York State this week. We took a field trip yesterday to Watkins Glen State Park. It was a bit crowded but we were still treated to some incredible scenery along the hike. It is always great to be out with some very talented photographers and see how they work a subject and their results. They were definitely troopers yesterday with temps in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s even in the shade it was very hot and muggy. We are off on another set of field adventures today and tonight!
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 3 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography