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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

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

John Moulton’s Barn in Snow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

John Moulton’s Barn in Snow.
 
One location that is always worth the hike, when possible, is to the barns on Mormon Row. This is John Moulton’s barn. The last time I photographed it in near whiteout conditions was in 2010. A lot of work has been done since then to repair the barn, fences and corral around it. It is such a great reminder as to how rough homesteading was back when the area was settled. We hope to take our group out there later today, but the winds are pretty brutal so far, so it may be tomorrow morning before we get the opportunity.
 
Photographing in the snow can be tricky for some folks, but when you think about how your camera works it is really pretty easy. Your camera wants to meter and make everything “neutral”, but snow is brighter than that, so you have to adjust, by either adding one stop to two stops of exposure via the exposure compensation, or simply placing the metered reading at +1 to 2 in Manual mode. Without doing this, the snow would appear grey vs white.
 
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 4 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Taiga, the Great Grey Owl

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Taiga, the Great Grey Owl.
 
One of the highlights for me personally is to take our workshop group to one of the educational programs put on by our friends at the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, WY. First of all it is a first class center and the people there are so incredibly nice. In addition to great photo opportunities spending time listening to Becky’s great knowledge of the birds is worth it. Along with Becky we had Jessie and Sarah showing off the birds for us, we even got to meet the founders of the TRC when they stopped by after an outdoor hockey match. Another reason I love Wyoming, the folks are super!
 
This is Taiga, an orphaned Great Grey Owl that was one in a nest that was predated by a Black Bear. Due to an injury she suffered, she had to have part of her right wing amputated and will be an educational bird for her life. She did her job yesterday giving our group a lot of knowledge as to their behavior and beauty. We also got some up close time with 2 Screech Owls, a Red-tailed Hawk, and a Bald Eagle! The Teton Raptor Center is in the midst of a major renovation/construction project and raising money for the work. If you could take a peek at their page, please do and if you feel so inclined to support their efforts, please do! They do great work and research at the center.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 900, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui P326 monopod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #TetonRaptorCenter

First light on the Tetons

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

First light on the Tetons.
 
Yesterday’s image that I posted was at sunset, today’s image is as the light strikes the Teton Range for the first time of the day. Both images are from pretty much the same spot at the Snake River Overlook. It was a brisk -8 degrees for sunrise but very comfortable as long as you dress appropriately to stand in that weather for an hour or so. We had gone out to shoot some stars in the sky, but the low level clouds prevented that. These mountains are so incredible to me and have been a major part of my life for over 40 years. Seeing them in their splendor is always special. Our workshop started yesterday and we have some great stuff planned for the group over the next days. Today after sunrise and a little wildlife chasing, we are off to meet the folks at the Teton Raptor Center for some private portraits of beautiful birds!
 
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 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops