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The Man Cold

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Man Cold.
 
I made an attempt to self diagnose my illness by looking on the internet, because there is no better source for great accurate information, right? I typed in my symptoms which included: flesh feels like burning off of my body, cough, severe aches and pain, eyes and nose watering, head in a fog, plus more. I decided to also alert the internet brain trust that I was a male, since we men often mask our symptoms of pain better. Apparently I am suffering from the dreaded man cold. I am thinking with an illness this severe I will see someone from the CDC in a Hazmat suit showing up at the door to quarantine our house. I have decided that the best course of action is 2 fold. First stay off the internet when diagnosing illnesses, and secondly, hide under the covers just in case the CDC shows up.
 
Since my head has felt like it is in the fog all day, I would crawl out the back door and make an effort to record the scene outside. Ironically it was foggy…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography
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My favorite of Helton Creek Falls

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

My favorite from Helton Creek Falls.
 
You may have to go back a few days to see the image that is similar to this one, the difference is in the first image the cascade in the front of the falls is more to the right. I like that image, but with this one, I feel it is “easier” to visually navigate the scene. In the first image you have to work around the large rock, but with this one it is more of a clear and straight path. Simple left and right, up and down movements while composing an image can make a big difference in how the viewer sees your image. Don’t worry about over shooting a scene, digital film is cheap and there is nothing wrong with filling up a memory card when you are learning how to capture your vision.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP via the Canon adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 2.5 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Lower Desoto Falls and an update to LR

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2019 by lilybug1960

Lower Desoto Falls, and an update to LR.
 
When we went to photograph Helton Creek Falls, we decided to make a quick stop on the way home to Lower Desoto Falls. Even with all the rain, it was a little more than a trickle. I decided to isolate a smaller part with some spring flowers in the foreground for my image. I also decided that I would just enjoy the hike with my long time friend, Rob, instead of working hard to find compositions that really just weren’t there.
 
On a more positive note, Lightroom and Camera RAW updated yesterday to include processing of the Canon RP RAW files! This is a big thing to me since I tried processing this image through Canon’s software and tweaking it in LR prior to yesterday and it was terrible.
 
Lastly, if you wan to join us in Iceland in 2020, you better hurry, there are only 3 spots remaining! A $1,000 deposit is all that is needed to register. Here is a link to find out the details.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP with adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of .6 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed with Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Another view of Helton Creek Falls

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

Another view of Helton Creek Falls.
 
There were many compositions to be had of Helton Creek Falls Sunday, and I did my best to get most of them! Which one was the right one? You tell me! The right composition is always in the eye of the photographer and the viewer. It will always differ. Off to Long Island for a seminar with Tamron to benefit the Relay for Life. I hope to see some friends up there.
 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 2.5 seconds, Sirui W2004 waterproof tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Helton Creek Falls

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

Helton Creek Falls.
 
A great long time friend and I were talking late Saturday evening and we began to talk about the rain that was forecast for that night. We then talked about all the times we would chase waterfalls in the great light after a rainstorm. Well, you guessed it, we met early the next morning in Dahlonega and went to a waterfall, in this case, Helton Creek Falls. The conditions were perfect, short hike, long enough drive for us to catch up on a lot of conversation. I even got to do some video footage, hopefully I will post that today sometime on my YouTube Channel. My friend Rob and I joke about we met over 20 years ago when he took a class from me, well several classes actually. It got to a point I quit charging him because 2 reasons, first he didn’t need any more classes and secondly if he hadn’t learned it by then, I wasn’t the right teacher. We just have enjoyed each others company and friendship. I think if we had not made an image we both would have still felt like it had been a great morning. Thanks Rob!
 
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera via Canon’s adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, converted from RAW in Canon’s software then processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

More Diamond Beach

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

More Diamond Beach.
 
I realized I sort of shared a similar image to this on one of my pages on Facebook, but this one is probably my favorite of the series of these 4 large blocks of ice on Diamond Beach. This was at sunset and from the western side of the beach. You can see folks lined up on the eastern side in the image. I am very pleased with the images I captured while in Iceland and am looking forward to returning next February/March while helping to lead a workshop, details soon I promise. Here’s what we know so far…limited to 10 participants, there will be a guide (the best in Iceland) and 2 instructors (Cecil Holmes and myself), lodging will be included, transportation during the workshop will be included (you just have to get to and from the hotel when you arrive and depart, very easily done). Dates as of now are Feb 23 – March 2, 2020, those are pretty solid. We will have a final price soon, just waiting on one detail. It will be a trip of a lifetime for some folks and we will make it a great one! I hope you can join us!
 
Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1530g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Illusion

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Illusion.
 
I’m guessing you thought you were finished seeing images from Iceland, but there are still plenty more I have to share with you! I have lots more from Florida too, so I will go back and forth for a while. One of the things I teach in my classes is how the lens can create an illusion for the viewer. In this instance, the ice block in the foreground appears to be larger than those in the background, but in reality, the foreground object is about 3 feet across while each one of the blocks in the background are the size of a large cargo van! Simply by using a wide angle lens I can create the illusion of the extreme variance in the real size. It can be hazardous though when doing these chunks of ice because of the waves though. I had to pay close attention to the size of the waves coming in as I saw many people get soaked capturing similar images.
 
Stay tuned for an announcement of our February 2020 Iceland workshop! We will have a final price and registration information within a few weeks. We are looking at Feb 23-Mar 2, and are teaming up with Iceland’s most renowned guide for this workshop!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/2 second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography