Archive for Simplicity

Just a month away

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2017 by lilybug1960

Just a month away.
 
In just a month from now, we head to Wyoming for our annual Winter in the Tetons Workshop. So far this winter the snow has been sparse in the valley, but that is supposed to change overnight. We want some snow out there. It has become one of, if not my favorite workshop Cecil and I do. The conditions can be tough, but very rewarding. I teach all the time that the best compositions in nature are those with simplicity as a theme. Simply using the blank canvas of snow to isolate a bare tree is, to me, a very pleasing visual composition. The negative space of the snow leads you to the tree and no where else. Simplicity.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/800th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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Against a Wyoming Sky

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2017 by lilybug1960

Yesterday Evelyn and I took a drive down to the Apsaroka National Forest and rode a ridge line for a little while. It is incredibly beautiful there and we will go back today for a while. On one of the ridges I saw there beautiful old weathered pine tree standing against the contrast of puffy clouds and blue sky. Wyoming’s beauty is often in its simplicity with nature, that is why I love visiting so much.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Aperture Priority mode, f11, ISO 100, +1 stop exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

“Warning – Simplicity Ahead”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Macro tips, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by lilybug1960

“Warning”  If simplicity isn’t your thing you may find the following image terrifying!

Photographing dew drops on a spider web is very challenging in the wind.  I had to find a section of web around the outside of the house that wasn’t being blown around so hard.  That is tough when you live on the side of a mountain and it is always at the least breezy!  I found a single strand of silk to work with and kicked up the ISO to 800.  My goal was to keep the shutter speed about 1/125th of second but get decent depth of field for the edge to edge sharpness with a slightly curved web.

Tamron SP 180mm f3.5mm Di Macro lens on an Olympus OMD EM-5 camera, Aperture Priority f11, ISO 800, -.3 stops of exposure compensation, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Vanguard Alta Pro tripod and BBH-200 head.

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