Archive for Marumi Circular Polarizer

The Top of Rainbow Falls

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2019 by lilybug1960

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
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Along Glen Creek

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

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

Polarization on Foliage

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2019 by lilybug1960

Polarization on foliage.
 
In the video I did the other day while photographing waterlily there was no better example of what a CPL (Circular Polarizer) can do beyond this image. Our power is out this morning so I am tethering to the phone for this post, so I will post a link to the video and hopefully you will take a few minutes to watch it. You will truly see the advantages of using a CPL for foliage and water. As always, if you like the video, please give it a thumbs up, and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I am doing more video content with instructional information as well. If you are near Lawrenceville, GA this Wednesday, I will be presenting the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. The presentation is about preparing for trips and photographic competitions. Free and open to the Public.
 
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/6th of a second, Marumi 95mm CPL, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #BearWoodsPhotography, #GibbsGardens

Gibbs Gardens Waterlily and Frog

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

Gibbs Gardens Waterlily and Frog.
 
I’ll be the first to admit when something happens purely by accident, even if it is a happy accident. When I was making this image I never saw the frog. It was during the processing of the image that those eyes appeared. I’m just happy that I had not unknowingly cropped half of the face out of the image.
 
I made the trip down to Gibbs Gardens yesterday after seeing all of the beautiful images friends have been posting from there of the waterlily. With the rain the night before and overcast that morning I felt it was the perfect time to go. I packed up the gear, making sure to take a Circular Polarizer to reduce glare on the foliage. I actually did a video while I was down there demonstrating the difference a CPL makes, and a short lesson on composition. Here is the link to that video if you would like to watch, let me know what you think. Please subscribe to my videos if you could.
 
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/25th of a second, Marumi 95mm Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series Tripod and Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #FotoproUSA, #FotoproEagleSeries, #GibbsGardens, #BearWoodsPhotography

Last Day of the Waterlily Festival

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2015 by lilybug1960

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Last day of the Waterlily Festival.

Today is the last day of the Waterlily Festival at Gibbs Gardens. Evelyn and I went down yesterday to view the images from the contest. Seeing them in a group made me realize just how talented the photographers were that entered. These images were incredible! I had said before when we were judging that I didn’t see a bad image in the group and I meant it. Seeing how great the winners were made me realize how picky we had to be to decide one image was worthy of being recognized over another.

The food was great too! They had a local French restaurant cater food and it was very good. The Festival was rained out last weekend and today is the last day, so if you live near Ballground, Georgia, even if you live within reasonable distance, get out there today and enjoy. By the way the waterlily are still incredible!

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD lens on a Canon 7D, Aperture Priority, f16, -1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/4 of a second, Marumi Circular Polarizer, processed in Lightroom CC.