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Take a peek at the sharpness!

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

Take a peek at the sharpness!
 
Below is a link to the “Unboxing” video and in the description area of the video is a link to view hi resolution images that were shot with the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for Sony Full Frame mirrorless cameras. The images I have posted thus far have had only some minor post processing done, exposure and white balance only. If you are looking for something that should be under your Christmas tree, you may want to take a look at this lens if you are a Sony shooter! I am still so impressed with the lens being able to do 1:2 Macro at a minimum focusing distance of just 4.7 inches!
 
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens for mirrorless on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 50, shutter speed of 2 seconds, H & Y Filters 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #HY_Filters, #SiruiUSA, #Shimoda, #Acratech, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Upper Tallulah River with the Tamron 24mm

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Upper Tallulah River with the Tamron 24mm.
 
This is another image from my trip to test and shoot the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens. Below is the link to the “Unboxing” video I did about the lens. One question I have been asked is “how is the lens barrel distortion”? In the scenes I photographed distortion wasn’t going to be an issue, so I did a few test here in the house and found there is some with interiors and straight lines, but all of this is easily corrected or reduced in camera using the “Auto” selection in the “Lens Compensation” tab of the menu. This works on the JPEG image, for the RAW file, you can use the Sony Image Data Converter if Lightroom or Photoshop doesn’t correct it with the Lens Profile selected. With all mirrorless cameras comes an added amount of Lens Barrel distortion apparently, or so I am finding through research, it isn’t just this lens or any one lens. If you notice in most all mirrorless cameras there is a menu feature to correct this, some consumer level cameras just do it anyway. I like to quote a friend of mine, Ken Hubbard, who states “There is no perfect lens” and then goes on to tell you that is why there are Lens Profiles in the software we use. All lenses need some correction, this one is no different and will be a great addition to anyone’s bag looking for a super sharp wide angle prime lens.
 
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for Sony mirrorless on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, H&Y Filters 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #hy_filters, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #BearWoodsPhotography

Wow! This lens is sharp!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2019 by lilybug1960

Wow! This lens is sharp!
 
I was able to take the new Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for mirrorless Sony up to the Upper Tallulah River yesterday afternoon and I have come to the distinct conclusion this lens is super sharp! The details in the images were so sharp and the contrast was spectacular. It was very bright so I used a Circular Polarizer with a 5 stop Neutral Density filter built in from H & Y filters to get a nice slow shutter speed. A quick recap, compact 2.5″, light 7 ounces, weather sealed, 67mm thread size, native Sony mount (no adapters needed), what more could you want?!
 
Here is a link to the “Unboxing” video and a link is in the description to view some hi res images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swFjVgyj4nI
 
Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD lens for mirrorless on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 50, shutter speed of 8 seconds, H & Y 5 stop dark CPL, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron24mirrorless, #SiruiUSA, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #HYFilters, #BearWoodsPhotography

St Mary’s Falls, revisited

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2019 by lilybug1960

St Mary’s Falls, revisited.
 
I was talking with Cecil Holmes yesterday and we discussed how busy things have been and we realized we hadn’t even finished posting images from Montana before we got busy with different trips. We have been working hard to try and get a Montana workshop together for 2020 but it probably won’t happen until 2021. Logistically and timing may not be good for next year. We have to balance costs for the participant and crowds to make it an experience we would like for everyone. We look forward to doing one there in the next few years though, so stay tuned. This is St Mary’s Falls, a beautiful set of falls following a beautiful hike.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z7, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1.3 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech Nomad ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #travelportraitzoom, #SiruiImaging, #Acratech, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Using Neutral Density Filters for Dramatic Effects

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

Using Neutral Density filters for dramatic effects.
 
Below is the link to my video about using filters to slow down water and movement for a dramatic look. Hopefully you will chuckle at my obvious frustration of trying to exposures. At one point I felt I should contact NASA to figure out exposure coefficients. I will follow it up with an in depth video about the different systems that I use. As magnetic filters are becoming more popular hopefully the use of filters will be easier and their use will increase by photographers to expand their creativity. Here is the link:
 
 
This image information: Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 130 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiImaging, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #MarumiFilters, #Apalachicola, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #BearWoodsPhotography

“The Oyster Capital of the World”

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

“The Oyster Capital of the World”.
 
I remember going to this very same spot almost 20 years ago and not being able to stand where I was for this image because of all the oyster boats. As few as 5 or 6 years ago there were still many boats docked along the shoreline of Eastpoint, Florida. Last year there were maybe 1 or 2 boats in addition to this sunken boat, now it is alone. I remember when there were dozens of boats going out at sunrise, coming back in with sacks of oysters. We used to go into Apalachicola and have no problems ordering some oysters and they would place fresh Apalachicola Bay oysters in front of us. This year we weren’t able to get any local oysters for the first 3 days we were in town. We found one place advertising local oysters, all the other oysters were brought in from Texas or Louisiana. The lack of fresh water coming down from Georgia and Alabama has had dire consequences in the Bay, as well as over fishing during the BP Oil spill and parasites attacking the young oysters. Hurricane Michael added insult to injury. There have been several other issues that have possibly contributed to the continued demise of the Bay, and it may never recover, but it will always be “The Oyster Capital of World” to me, even if it is in my memories and my images.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD mirrorless lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 50, shutter speed of 1/8th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728mirrorless, #SiruiImaging, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #Apalachicola, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #BearWoodsPhotography

Playing with long exposures and filters

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

Playing with Long Exposure and filters.
 
I will have a video out in a few days talking about some filters I have been experimenting with and testing different brands. Very often, we as photographers, walk away from scenes that are in less than perfect light. I like to use tough lighting situations to expand my creativity in the field. One such way is to use Neutral Density filters and Circular Polarizers to slow down the exposure and change the scene completely. This particular image was done on a cloudy and flatly lit day. In order to make something of the scene I tried different filter combinations to slow down the exposure and smooth out the water which had many ripples because of the wind. I will release a more in depth look at some of the filter systems I am using in a week or so, but for this image I used a new magnetic system from Marumi and filters. In the past when you start stacking filters you would have light leaks that did funky stuff to the image, but with the magnetic systems you don’t get that leak. I used a 2 and 10 stop Neutral Density filter for the image which changed my shutter speed from about 1/6th of a second to 144 seconds.
 
Tamron 17-28mm f2.8 Di III RXD mirrorless lens on a Sony a7Riii, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 144 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1728mirrorless, #SiruiImaging, #Acratech, #ShimodaExplore, #MarumiFilters, #Argraph, #Apalachicola, #BearWoodsPhotography