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Grand Light

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

Grand Light.
 
No 2 sunrises are the same in the Tetons. Clouds are different, haze is different, the light just seems different. I think that first light hitting the Grand is similar to fireworks on the 4th of July, or the ball dropping at midnight on New Year’s Eve. When the light just touches the peak of Grand Teton that hope I have for great things each day begins. My thought is always, “this is a great day, I have seen sunrise on the Grand”. It changed my life 44 years ago when I saw it for the first time, it reinforces that belief each and every time. If you never seen it, you should! If you want to join me for a sunrise on the Grand, we do workshops there! We have one in May 2019, and another in January 2020! Shameless advertising is needed every once in a while. http://www.natureinfocusworkshops.com/
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, 1/25th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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An Icon

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by lilybug1960

An Icon.
 
I am finally home in Bear Woods for more than 12 hours and it feels great. It has been a month of travel so far to some great events and projects. I still have many, many, many images from the trip to Wyoming to process. One of my favorite places will always be TA Moulton’s Barn on Mormon Row. This image was from the day we hiked out on a morning the forecast was for clear skies. Instead we were welcome with snow and near whiteout conditions. By the time we photographed TA Moulton’s Barn, the snow was coming down nicely, by the time we made it back to the car, it was total whiteout and you couldn’t see 50 feet. That is the beauty of the Tetons in winter, the weather can change rapidly but it did clear up an hour later. We have announced our 2020 workshop already and look forward to next year’s visit.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

River

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

River.
 
River is a 6 year old American Bald Eagle at the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, WY. She was also the “headliner” for our educational program with the TRC. It is hard to put into words how beautiful a bird she is, but if I had to use one word… magnificent! She is so striking and to be so close to see the detail on her was incredible. I know that is a lot of words to describe her, but I could go on and on. She is at the Center because she is a victim of water pollution and can not fly, and therefore could not survive in the wild. She will live and be well cared for serving as an educational bird. I know our group learned a lot about the Bald Eagle from the incredible staff at the TRC.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 640, shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Bison in snow

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

Bison in snow.
 
One of those iconic images I had hoped to capture was to see the snowy face of a bison standing in 3 feet of snow. When we would see the bison that fit the bill for this image, they would all be off in the distance. Luckily, we came close on the next to the last night of the trip when Evelyn and our neighbors Bill and Jan, spotted this large group about 40 yards from the road. We drove over and waited until they moved about 30 yards away, definitely more than the park minimum of 25 yards, and although they were in about 20 inches of snow, we got some snowy faces with steam coming out of the nostrils as well. Bison can be extremely dangerous if approached too closely, and even though our workshop had ended we reinforced the minimum distances with our folks. I have seen bison charge cars and would hate to see one of our friends have it happen to them. Always respect the minimum distances required by the Parks. This image is cropped so it appears larger than it really is.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Oxbow Bend Sunrise

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by lilybug1960

Oxbow Bend Sunrise.
 
We made it home from Wyoming late last night. It is always sad leaving Wyoming, but we always love coming home to Bear Woods. Our time in Wyoming was great. The workshop went very well and the light cooperated with us for the great majority of the time. We met some great new friends, spent time with old friends, ate some great food on the ranch, played in the snow. Wyoming is incredible at any time, but magical in the winter. We are already counting the days until our 2020 workshop! After a little laundry is complete, time to pack and get to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge for the Festival of the Cranes. I hope this year to get an image or two of any Whooping Cranes that may be hanging around. I will enjoy seeing more new and old friends at the Festival!
 
This was our incredible sunrise on our last day of the workshop. I loved the colors of the predawn sky over the mountains. Oxbow Bend is such a great location to see the Teton Range. Wyoming, I will see you with a new group of friends in May!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

A shy horse

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

A shy horse.
 
One of the favorite things our participants do here on our workshop is to photograph the horses at the ranch. We always make sure we go out to meet them slowly so they can adjust to our being there and wait for them to make a move to visit. Some of them, like this one, like to check us out from the safety of a few feet away while hiding behind a friend. It took a few minutes but she did come over and see what the commotion was all about.
 
Our workshop concluded yesterday with a great hike to Mormon Row and to the Moulton Barns. There wasn’t a trail cut yet through the snow, so we took turns cutting the trail through 3 to 10 inches of snow along the way. Today, I rest my legs and we are off for a fun day on a Snow Coach into Yellowstone. This will be a first for me and I am really looking forward to it!
 
Tamron 70-210mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 250, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron70210, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Trumpeter Swans in the mist

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2019 by lilybug1960

Trumpeter Swans in the mist.
 
Our workshop group yesterday afternoon made it out to a geothermal pond with 11 Trumpeter Swans swimming and preening. getting down low enough with the cold wind blowing caused a really nice effect. Taking a little bit of that idea into the processing inspired me to make it a little steamier. By “dialing” down the Dehaze slider in Lightroom, it eliminated some distractions in the background. Trumpeter Swans are the largest waterfowl in North America and seeing this large a number in such a small pond was incredible to see and photograph.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops