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The Resilient Coast

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2018 by lilybug1960

“The Resilient Coast”
 
This morning while scouting for our workshop, we stopped at the Apalachicola Coffee Company for breakfast. I noticed a poster they had on one of the counters that had the words, “The Forgotten Coast” but the word Forgotten was crossed out and in its place was the word Resilient. That truly sums up the personality of the people here. A resilient person is one defined as being able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.
 
As we continued our scouting we went to Eastpoint where the oyster boats were docked previously. We found one of the old docks that either someone had placed or the storm placed a Flag. It has been worn and tattered from the storm. We had to use a longer lens to isolate the flag and post since it was out in the water about 6 feet from the shore. I then chose to desaturate ever thing but the red and blue to make it stand out a little more. These are a resilient people and are doing great in their recovery, and that is why this coast could never truly be forgotten.
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography
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“Working” a Scene

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2018 by lilybug1960

“Working” a scene.
I posted an image the other day of the Courthouse Towers and a reflection. The puddle was about 200 yards from the road so I could either walk with tunnel vision to the puddles I saw, or I could look along the way for other compositions that intrigued me. About 30 yards or so from the road was a slight incline with this skeleton of a tree on top. I decided to place it in my composition to the left, since it leaned to the right, and draw the focus of viewer to the rock formation. I started at a lower perspective but I noticed the rock on the left, the 3 Gossips, was clipped and became a distraction. I moved my perspective of view to the point where both rock formations were visible and the tree sort of “fit” into the open area perfectly. Tunnel vision in photography, and in life, limit the possibilities. It never hurts to be an observer, you will see things hat so many times would be easy to simply pass by without a second thought.
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Turret Arch

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2018 by lilybug1960

Turret Arch.
 
One of the arches we visited while in Utah was Turret Arch on the Windows Arch Loop Trail. I got some funny looks when I told folks where I had gone. Why? Well, I take pride in the fact that I was raised in Georgia, and have lived there for over 50 years, but my southern dialect pronounces this more like Turd Arch. Only in Georgia can we have a 2 syllable word that is pronounced as one syllable. There were a few folks in the room from Georgia that knew exactly where I was referring to and understood my dilemma. I will say this, by the end of the Conference, I had converted many to pronouncing this arch in proper southern English. However you pronounce the arch, it is a beautiful part of the landscape. This image took a little patience as I waited for the tree in the lower right to be completely inside the shadow to break up the space cast by that shadow.
 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens on a Nikon D-850, at 17mm, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Warner Lake

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by lilybug1960

Warner Lake.
 
On Tuesday I got to spend the afternoon with some incredible photographers at Warner Lake high in the La Salle Mountains. The Aspen trees were lighting up in a beautiful reflection on the lake. I had never been to this location before but will definitely return. With the warm weather we have been having in the southeast, it sure was good to spend a day needing to wear a jacket! I am looking forward to shooting with this great group of folks again!
 
My thoughts and prayers are with the folks on the Forgotten Coast and Panhandle of Florida this morning as they dig out of the devastation from Hurricane Michael. We are heading down in a month to do a Workshop in Apalachicola and look forward to supporting their recovery in any way we can.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8, Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Milky Way and Balanced Rock

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The Milky Way and Balanced Rock.
 
Sunday night we, the Out of Moab group, had our Cowboy Dinner as a group. The skies were clearing as we ate, so when we finished Armando and I decided to make a run into the Park and see if we couldn’t shoot the Milky Way (the Galactic Center being visible) over or by Balanced Rock. My friend Rob Knight posted an image that he shot a couple nights ago from there and it really inspired me to see if we couldn’t capture it as well. We drove out and were surprised that we were alone there for about 25 minutes, and that there were no or very few clouds blocking it. We did about 10 exposures before the clouds interrupted our view for a little while. We did stay and shoot the stars over other things and eventually the clouds opened up again and we got to capture the center a few more times over other objects.
 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8 Di OSD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 3200, shutter speed of 30 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #OutofMoab

Morning Storms at Balanced Rock

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2018 by lilybug1960

Morning storms over Balanced Rock.
 
One of the first days here in Moab I was provided some of the most incredible light I have ever seen. It lasted a good hour before we were chased into our vehicle by rain. As folks have arrived for the Out of Moab event, they have been concerned about the clouds and how it would effect the photography. Simply put, it will effect it incredibly well.
 
This is a 9 frame panoramic image that I did using the Tamron 17-35mm lens stitched together using Photoshop. It was interesting to me that Lightroom Classic CC, in this case, was not able to complete the stitching but Photoshop did it easily. That is why I continue to maintain several photo editing programs, some do better jobs than others, so limiting yourself can work against you at times.
 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, lens set at 18mm, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, stitched in Photoshop, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #OutofMoab

Out of Moab

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2018 by lilybug1960

“Out of Moab”
 
I am in Moab for a few days for an event called Out of Moab, a great event by the folks from Out of Chicago. These folks put on a first class workshop event for a limited number of photographers with more than 10 professional photographers. It includes field excursions, classroom presentations and 1 on 1 sessions with instructors. It is an honor for me to be here as one of the instructors and I am excited to meet many new friends. There has been a storm moving in from the south and it created some beautiful clouds and light over the Park last evening. This is a 7 image panoramic that I did last evening from one of my favorite vantage points in the Park, with Balanced Rock in the foreground, Turret Arch behind it, and finally the La Salle Mountains in the background. I hope some of these clouds stick around a couple days but clear up nicely at night for some incredible night sky opportunities.
 
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, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, merged and processed using Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #OutofChicago, #OutofMoab