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Remembering Pollen Free Days

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

Remembering pollen free days…
 
I love spring, spring hates me. The pollen has decided to launch an all out assault on my sinuses and hit me with a cold as well. It makes me think of the days when my sinuses were just dry from a lack of humidity…man I miss those days!
 
Speaking of the Tetons in the winter, we still have a few spots available for our workshop in January 2020. We are in the process of changing the page to help make t easier to register by accepting a deposit vs payment in full at the time you register. It may be cold, but there is no pollen…
 
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, #BearWoodsPhotography
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More Diamond Beach

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2019 by lilybug1960

More Diamond Beach.
 
I realized I sort of shared a similar image to this on one of my pages on Facebook, but this one is probably my favorite of the series of these 4 large blocks of ice on Diamond Beach. This was at sunset and from the western side of the beach. You can see folks lined up on the eastern side in the image. I am very pleased with the images I captured while in Iceland and am looking forward to returning next February/March while helping to lead a workshop, details soon I promise. Here’s what we know so far…limited to 10 participants, there will be a guide (the best in Iceland) and 2 instructors (Cecil Holmes and myself), lodging will be included, transportation during the workshop will be included (you just have to get to and from the hotel when you arrive and depart, very easily done). Dates as of now are Feb 23 – March 2, 2020, those are pretty solid. We will have a final price soon, just waiting on one detail. It will be a trip of a lifetime for some folks and we will make it a great one! I hope you can join us!
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1530g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Church in Hof, Iceland

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

Church in Hof, Iceland.
 
We really enjoyed searching for unique and photogenic Churches while driving around Iceland. There are so many, and it was interesting to see the design differences. This one complete with a grass roof was located in Hof on our way to Stokksnes and Vestrahorn. From the side it blended in with the hillside around it. It was interesting to see the graveyards around the churches as well. It seemed they had unique ways of burying people too in different areas. At this Church they had distinct mounds marking each grave site as well as a marker stone.
 
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 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Illusion

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

The Illusion.
 
I’m guessing you thought you were finished seeing images from Iceland, but there are still plenty more I have to share with you! I have lots more from Florida too, so I will go back and forth for a while. One of the things I teach in my classes is how the lens can create an illusion for the viewer. In this instance, the ice block in the foreground appears to be larger than those in the background, but in reality, the foreground object is about 3 feet across while each one of the blocks in the background are the size of a large cargo van! Simply by using a wide angle lens I can create the illusion of the extreme variance in the real size. It can be hazardous though when doing these chunks of ice because of the waves though. I had to pay close attention to the size of the waves coming in as I saw many people get soaked capturing similar images.
 
Stay tuned for an announcement of our February 2020 Iceland workshop! We will have a final price and registration information within a few weeks. We are looking at Feb 23-Mar 2, and are teaming up with Iceland’s most renowned guide for this workshop!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/2 second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Beneath the Glacier

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Beneath the Glacier.
 
One of the more fascinating ice caves we toured and photographed was only about 5 feet tall. The colors were good, it wasn’t very long, but it gave me a totally different look and understanding of a glacier. You can see how the rock has been ground into dirt and all of it moves with the glacier. I talk often of my love and passion for photography, but my particular favorite genre is nature photography. Why? Well, every time I go out, I learn something new about our world. Whether it is studying the underside of a glacier, the wing beat patterns of a particular bird, or how the sun casts beams of light across the sky, it is educational to me. The more I am out there, the more I learn. I know I will never learn all there is to learn, so each time it is exciting to see what I will learn that day, and understanding it will always improve my life. Live, Learn, Love.
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1530g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Skaftareldahraun, Lava Fields

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2019 by lilybug1960

Skaftareldarhraun, Lava Fields.
 
There is an area between Vik and Hofn where one of the largest lava flows occurred in recent recorded history. It flowed from the Laki vent in a volume of 12 cubic kilometers over an area of 565 square kilometers, which is about 1/2 of 1 percent of Iceland. That may not seem like a lot until you see it. It is now covered with green moss and is mainly in the shape of large boulders of lava rock. The area is now part of the Katla Geopark and super interesting to visit, and of course photograph. I can only imagine how it looks in the summer or fall when there isn’t snow covering it. When you look at the area, you really get a sense on how our Earth’s surface was formed with fire.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #BearWoodsPhotography

More from Diamond Beach, and tourists…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2019 by lilybug1960

More from Diamond Beach, and tourists.
 
Yesterday I shared a link on FB that someone shared with me about a Texas Grandmother that was posing on an ice block and got swept out to sea when a wave came in. I’m still flabbergasted that someone would be surprised that they got swept away by a surprise wave. I guess it would only have been a surprise if you failed to read the warnings, or noticed that there were a hundred photographers photographing the ice as waves came in or went out, or were completely unable to understand the concept of a wave. Waves are the reason photographers go to the beach to shoot the ice. If you aren’t paying attention, even the little waves can knock you down. You learn quickly that you leave extra room around the ice so when the wave recedes and your tripod starts to sink you can correct the horizon later. I was given great advice to wear Neos outer boots that are waterproof and will keep you dry WHEN, not IF, a wave comes up. Iceland is a beautiful place and it is raw nature in a lot of places. We commented to each other a couple of times that if there was wildlife, mainly predators, on Iceland, they would easily lose dozens if not hundreds of less than bright tourists each year. Sadly though they would start to regulate things more and it would destroy the beauty of Iceland. I think we need to start testing tourist for intelligence, if you require no instructions on common sense…welcome to Iceland, if you sit on ice blocks on the beach…welcome to Disney World…and then put them on a plane. I will leave with this statement, and end my rant, I had a shirt once that said, “Welcome to Alaska, where you step out of the car and into the food chain”. Just substitute Alaska for the appropriate country.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1 second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography