Archive for Simplicity

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.