Archive for Tamron 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens

Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2017 by lilybug1960

Happy Father’s Day.
 
Evelyn and I made it back to our beloved Bear Woods about 2 a.m. this morning. We left behind Wyoming, a state we feel is our second home at times. I look back on the trip and didn’t really get to shoot many images, or nearly the number of images I would normally have made, but I walk away with many memories of my first trip there with my Dad in 1976. I remember on that trip seeing a landscape for the first time. On this trip I spent time discovering, for me, the Shoshone National Forest and the Apsaroka Mountains. It was so quiet and untouched that it made me feel like that 15 year old wandering in the woods. A Dad can guide you and help to form the man you will become. My Dad guided me to love photography, and to love the land among many other things. All of my trips out there make me thing some 41 years back, but this one was special in my memories. Thank you Gunny for all of my life’s lessons and for introducing me to Wyoming.
 
Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X tripod, Sirui 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter and holder, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MIndShiftGear

More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017

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More from the Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
As the balloons arrived and started setting up, I made it a point to look to see who was most likely to start first. I noticed one guy with a pink Mohawk, hard to miss him really, that was on the eastern side of the launch area. He looked like he was ready to get the balloon out and ready to go. I went over and talked with him and one of the officials as he set up, asking questions and listening to answers. As we talked I asked if it was okay to take a few pictures and he said yes. He told me the best angle would be leaning over the basket to capture images of the flame going into the balloon. He posed for a picture, then started inflating. It was great to spend a few extra minutes just chatting, it also got me a perfect location for some great images. He filled the balloon and was in the air by 7:02 a.m. You can see a camera he has attached to frame of the basket to video his race.
 
Image information:
First image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon 750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 500, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Second image, Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 320, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
Third image, Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShiftGear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The Helen Balloon Race 2017

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2017 by lilybug1960

The Helen Balloon Race 2017.
 
Yesterday I woke up really early to make the hour and 10 minute drive to Helen, Georgia for the Race to the Coast balloon race. I met a few friends over there from my local camera club, the Big Canoe Photography Club. I was kind of worried when I was one of 5 cars and there were no balloons. But within about 30 minutes a few vehicles carrying balloons and about 50 more cars showed up. I began to wonder what happens, this was my first balloon race event, when others talked about all the times they have been and the balloons never launched due to too much wind, not enough wind and other reasons. I saw a few of the pilots talking with some officials and they launched a little balloon. It went into the sky and drifted slowly to the southeast. Randy Lewis, from my club, returned saying they were launching and racing this morning. Things happened fast, balloons were laid out, fans expanded the balloons and the pilots cranked up the flames that filled the balloons with hot air. Once the balloons were upright, they would launch. Thanks to Randy we were able to go to a local business on a hilltop and photograph the balloons as they lifted high into the sky on their way to the coast. I’m one for one, maybe I should retire, well until next year anyway.
 
The information on the images:
The first image Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, 1/125th of a second.
The second image Tamron 28-300mm Di VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second.
The third image Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 125, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second.
All images are handheld using the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.
#WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

The New Tamron 10-24mm Di-II HLD Lens!

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

The new Tamron 10-24 Di-II VC HLD lens!
 
I love great sharp ultra wide angle lenses for landscapes. When I shot only cropped sensor (APS-C) camera bodies, my go to lens was the Tamron 10-24mm lens. I have used it many, many times in the years I have owned it. When Tamron announced they were releasing an updated version to take advantage of all the new technology I knew it was time to retire the old one. I couldn’t wait to get outside and shoot sunrise over The 3 Chairs to test its capabilities. I am very pleased! Lightweight, super sharp, low distortion, the new autofocus, HLD or High/Low torque modulated Drive, is super quick and quiet. I can’t wait to get it out to Wyoming in a few weeks and let it work its magic! I am going to get out on the first cloudy day and shoot some rivers with it soon hopefully. This is the perfect lens for those folks shooting APS-C bodies looking for the ultimate ultra wide lens.
 
Tamron 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/10th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20 ballhead, MindShift Gear TrailScape 18L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron1024mm, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear