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John Moulton’s Barn

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2018 by lilybug1960

John Moulton’s Barn.
 
It is hard to believe it has only been 3 weeks since I was in the Tetons! I haven’t even finished posting my favorite images from the trip. It has just been so busy with different events since then I haven’t had the time. This image really contains a few very rare occurrences. One a clear blue sky an hour after sunrise, the second thing, nobody standing in front of the barn. I was driving down Antelope Flats wanting to get a clean image of the barn compressed against the mountains with the new Tamron 70-210mm and was very surprised to see not one person standing there, not even one vehicle parked at the beginning of the road, a rarity on Mormon Row, but a pleasant surprise.
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, 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
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The Mile High Swinging Bridge

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

The Mile High Swinging Bridge.
 
On top of Grandfather Mountain is a bridge, officially the Mile High Swinging Bridge, and it is very popular among tourists who visit. With that in mind, I decided that instead of hoping to get an image of the bridge with no one on it or near it, or even try to remove everyone in Photoshop, I would simply embrace the popularity and include them in the image. It is always breezy at the least, windy normally, gusting often up there so if you visit be prepared to hold onto the cables as you cross! What a beautiful view from the bridge too!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Sunset on Grandfather Mountain – the Big Picture

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by lilybug1960

Sunset on Grandfather Mountain – the Big Picture.
 
I posted an image two days ago of the incredible sunset we saw on Grandfather Mountain Saturday evening. I did some images with the plans of combining them into a large panoramic image, and here it is. This is 12 frames combined to show the scene as completely as possible. If I had thought about it at the time, I probably would have done a second set of images higher in the sky to capture more of the clouds. What a beautiful end to the day.
 
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 1/8th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, 12 frames combined and processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Grandfather Mountain Sunset

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2018 by lilybug1960

Grandfather Mountain Sunset.
 
After my presentation last night for the Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend, we went up the mountain for a sunset. We shared a rock with some new friends and waited on the sun to light up the clouds. The cloud formations were incredible and as usual the light did not disappoint. I loved the tall clouds to the right as they turned brilliant red and orange, but I also wanted to include the trees in the foreground, so I did a 2 shot panoramic image. I met some wonderful people here this weekend and look forward to seeing them in the future!
 
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 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC, images combined in Photoshop CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend 2018

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2018 by lilybug1960

Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend 2018.
 
I am at Grandfather Mountain this weekend to deliver a presentation tonight to the group on “Painting a Photograph”. It is a great group judging from everyone I met last night at the sunset shoot and at the auditorium as well. Grandfather Mountain is really a special place for me and the US with its goal to teach people about the environment and to help preserve a man’s, Hugh Morton, dream. Hugh passed in 2006 and the last time I was here doing a workshop was in 1995. He would be proud of his legacy.
 
For sunset we went up to the Mile High Swinging Bridge at the top of the mountain. It was breezy by their standards, maybe just 40 mph or so with gusts a little higher. I actually had to raise the ISO of my camera to 200 to help eliminate possible shake from wind simply hitting the camera and lens. I held on tight to my tripod to make sure neither of us took a tumble!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Snake River Overlook at Sunrise

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Snake River Overlook at Sunrise.
 
One of the locations in the Tetons that make for both a beautiful sunrise and sunset spot is the Snake River Overlook. It seems each day the landscape appears completely different with the light, some days more spectacular than others. It is very different now than it was when Ansel Adams made this spot famous, but it is no less spectacular to see the incredible Teton Range at first light. It has been photographed millions of times before and will be in the future…and I will be one of those who continue to shoot there.
 
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 1/5th of a second, Sirui 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #SiruiFilters

Blacktail Ponds Overlook

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2018 by lilybug1960

Blacktail Ponds Overlook.
 
One morning in the Tetons we had decided we weren’t going to shoot a sunrise, but instead were just going to go up to the bears. We said if the sunrise was going to light up, we would stop along the way and shoot. As we drove out of Jackson the sky was a magnificent orange and pink…of course, but when we crested the hill and could see the mountains, the sky was less dramatic over them. We decided we would stop at Blacktail Ponds Overlook to capture the light. I had never done a sunrise from this location prior, but I will do more from this location. The sage bushes in the foreground and willows down around the ponds, combined with the pines, really helped to give the scene depth. It is one of my favorite scenes that I captured from the trip, and I will print it soon hopefully for my walls.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/2 second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, Sirui 2 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #SiruiFilters