Archive for Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Di OSD lens

Finally Fall

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

Finally Fall.
 
I think it is safe to declare that Fall has arrived here in Bear Woods. The trees are starting to change, although I don’t think we will have a prolonged colorful Fall due to the drought we have been experiencing. Temps here have stayed in the low 70’s for the past week, lows in the 60’s and 50’s, with a possible freeze soon. I love the colors in the sky during Fall, they seem to be a glowing pastel more so than any other time of the year. It is hard to ever get tired of the views over “The 3 Chairs”.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/20th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod, Acratech GXP ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron1735 #SiruiUSA #Acratech #The3Chairs #BearWoodsWildlifeSanctuary #BearWoodsPhotography

The Wayne Bennett Filter

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

The Wayne Bennett Filter.
 
I mentioned that when I was in Orlando Monday that I got to spend a day catching up with a great friend, Wayne Bennett. Wayne and I used to spend a lot of time traveling and photographing some of America’s greatest locations. As we were riding around Wayne suggested we go to some old boat docks in Sanford. I posted an image the other day of the dock with a 10 stop Neutral Density filter attached. Well, as I was making that image, Wayne asked if I wanted to try “his” filter. I said “what do you mean, “your” filter”. Wayne explained to me that Singh Ray filters had developed a filter that would compliment his preferences in an image. He wanted a filter that polarized and had a slight blur while not effecting sharpness. They made a blue/gold (cooling/warming) polarizer with a slight softness to it. It is called the Wayne Bennett Smoky Vision filter. I did a few images with it and my favorite was with the polarizer set to emphasize the cooler aspects of the image. Very cool, but I don’t have a filter named after me…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 30 seconds, 10 stop Neutral Density filter and the Wayne Bennett Smoky Vision filter, tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #BearWoodsPhotography

Old Boat Dock in Sanford

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Old boat dock in Sanford.
 
I had the opportunity to spend the day with an old friend yesterday in Orlando. My friend, Wayne Bennett, and I spent the day reminiscing about our days photographing back in the early 90’s, especially some of the great trips we went on, and friends we shared the trips with as well. Wayne drove us over to Sanford, specifically some old docks on Lake Monroe. I brought a camera with me and Wayne loaned me a 10 stop Neutral Density filter and a tripod so I could capture a peaceful image looking out over the lake. Thanks Wayne for bringing back some great memories and sharing some stories and laughs. I also want to thank my friend Kathy Bargar for encouraging the Orlando Camera Club to have me down for a presentation. I met some great folks and hopefully inspired some to get out and try some new things when creating images. And a huge thanks for Tamron for sponsoring my presentation down here.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f16 (to slow the exposure down and make the water smooth), ISO 100, shutter speed of 10 seconds, 10 stop Neutral Density filter, tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #OrlandoCameraClub, #Sanford, #BearWoodsPhotography

Workflow

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

Workflow.
 
Photography, like any other job, requires practice and a routine. A good practice and routine is what makes you proficient in your work. A huge part of the photographic process is the work done once the shutter is released. It is also the part that frustrates so many photographers. Like any other work, if you only do it occasionally, it is tougher to remember all the right steps. In post processing the steps are often referred to as “Workflow”. The way you become proficient in your workflow is to do it each day. I constantly mention in my lectures that I do, and you as a photographer should take one image each day and process it as well. This makes you proficient in the use of your camera and especially in your workflow. For me it is easy when I am at home, I just step into the backyard and photograph “The 3 Chairs”. Frustration down, Proficiency up…less stress…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #The3Chairs, #BearWoodsPhotography

Time at Home

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by lilybug1960

Time at home.
 
It seems odd that I am home for almost a month. This has been a busy travel year, but it is good to be at home to enjoy Bear Woods, well except the Georgia heat anyway. It has been a scorcher this year. I have been able to work on some programs updating them for upcoming presentations like this Thursday at the Smyrna Community Center for the Smyrna Chapter of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association. I also have a presentation on Saturday to the Big Canoe Photographers, and then a big presentation in Orlando to the Orlando Camera Club on September 9. I have come up with a name for my project of photographing working animals, which will include service animals, therapy animals, Police K9s, and dogs that have “saved” someone, and I will soon announce the title after much thought. My goal is to have a page celebrating these special animals and avenues which you can directly support the organizations that make their service possible. For now here is a recent sunset over “The 3 Chairs”.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Top of Rainbow Falls

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

The top of Rainbow Falls.
 
The images I have shared of the area of Watkins Glen State Park show a bridge at the top of falls. This is a more isolated image I captured when I walked underneath the falls to the left side of the previous images. I really liked composing the image to have the falls appear to start in a “keyhole” formed by the bridge overhead. I love the green contrast in the area of the keyhole. This area is so beautiful, I definitely need to add it to my “must go back” list.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1.6 seconds, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, Shimoda Explore 40, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #ShimodaDesign, #BearWoodsPhotography

Along Glen Creek

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Along Glen Creek.
 
This is an image from Watkins Glen State Park about 10 days ago while leading a group on our field trip. Glen Creek winds through the canyon and under the right conditions you could literally spend a day photographing all the cascades on the creek as it twist through the rock walls. There is so much to see in the Finger Lakes Region of NY, but make sure you budget at least half a day to explore Watkins Glen State Park.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 camera via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1 second, Marumi Circular Polarizer, Fotopro E6 Eagle Series tripod and gimbal head, Shimoda Explore 40 backback, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #ShimodaDesigns, #BearWoodsPhotography