Archive for Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens

Skyline Arch

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by lilybug1960

Skyline Arch.
 
There are so many arch formations in Arches National Park, and I know I have only visited a handful of them. The days I scouted my shooting locations the light and the clouds were incredible. I wanted to demonstrate how a lens with the versatility of the Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD is possibly the perfect lens for Arches NP. I started with an image of the arch from near the beginning of the trail, and I would zoom in to show how well the lens captured the scene simply by turning the zoom ring and stepping right or left. I did actually walk closer as well, since it would have been too easy to simply take the position of a tumbleweed in the landscape. When looking at carrying less gear while keeping the versatility of several lenses, this lens is very possibly a perfect choice.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography
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Aspen Leaf in Snow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by lilybug1960

Aspen Leaf in Snow.
 
I couldn’t help but notice the golden Aspen leaves that had fallen onto the snow at Warner Lake the other day. Some had begun to sink into the snow, while others lay on top. You could see dew or melted snow settling on top of the leaves, and that was probably what was pushing them down into the snow. When the sun would peek through the clouds the water droplets would glisten. Half the fun was looking for a near perfect leaf to photograph.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Haystack Mountain Peak

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2018 by lilybug1960

Haystack Mountain Peak.
 
The Out of Moab Conference ended yesterday and after lunch a few of the instructors decided to jump into a couple of vehicles to explore an area of the La Salle Mountains we had been seeing lots of snowfall over the past few days. We loaded up into a couple of vehicles and ventured up to Warner Lake. There were still a lot of Aspen trees that had leaves and against the fresh snow it was really beautiful. The sun was pushing its way through the clouds at times and the trees and mountains lit up. For a few brief minutes the peak of Haystack Mountain to the south peeked out of the clouds. I really loved the bright peak with the dark clouds around it. It was a great afternoon getting to know some great photographers, and the light made it that much more memorable.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiImaging, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

Looking down Park Avenue

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2018 by lilybug1960

Looking down Park Avenue.
 
Sunrise and sunset “light” has been tough this week at the Out of Moab Conference, but when it does present itself, it does it in grand style. We were overcast most all of the morning session but for a few minutes the light would peek through in beautiful beams moving across the landscape. As we stood at the top end of the Park Avenue area, the light lit the bottom giving us a fantastic image.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiImaging, #BearWoodsPhotography, #OutofMoab

Lake Moab and Balanced Rock

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by lilybug1960

Lake Moab and Balanced Rock.
 
With all the rain in Moab we have had some unique opportunities to shoot the rock features. Depressions in rocks become puddles, but when viewed at water level with a wide angle lenses, puddles become lakes. With the puddle in the shade and the rocks in warm sunlight, it creates magical reflections. There should be some incredible puddles out there today with all of the rain we received last night.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, lens at 18mm, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

“The Window”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2018 by lilybug1960

“The Window”
 
Yesterday morning was probably one of the best, if not the best light, I have ever photographed. There were multiple storm fronts on all sides of us. It was one of those mornings that I kept spinning around behind my tripod just to capture what was going on in front, beside and behind me. When the rain finally arrived we drove down to the Windows Loop trail head. I noticed a lone hiker standing in the opening to the North Window Arch. The sun was behind the rock and the light was incredible silhouetting the hiker against the clouds and sky. I had my Tamron 18-400mm all-in-one zoom lens on the D-500 and I started grabbing a few images from a couple feet from the parking lot. I probably made it 50 feet down the trail before the hiker left the window. Without a versatile lens like the 18-400mm, this image would simply be nothing more than a missed opportunity.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure Mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/50th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography

The American Black Bear

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2018 by lilybug1960

The American Black Bear.
 
I posted an image from this series the other day on some social media, but here was eye contact between the bear and myself. Here is the story behind it and why I was never in danger or feared the bear. First and foremost, we live in bear country so we have gotten to know our neighbors. No, we didn’t go and meet each one, but instead we have learned about our neighbors. What is their behavior and what are the do’s and don’ts. First we don’t feed bears, we don’t interact with the bears really, when we meet we treat them with the respect they deserve. If the bear pays attention to me, then I am invading its space and I move away. When I move away, it is slowly and facing the bear. I have encountered many bears but never felt I was in danger, they pretty much have ignored me.
 
So with this bear, I was getting ready to pull into our driveway when I spotted him in a clearing. I parked waited to see his response, when there was none, I got out of the car. I walked to a point where I had a chance to make a clear image, and began photographing. He looked up momentarily when he heard the camera’s shutter, then ignored it from then forward. I was about 50 feet away and using a 400mm lens so he had plenty of room and there was a lot of woods between us. He dug for grubs and sniffed the trees and air. He could smell me and even though there vision is poor, he knew where I was and fine with my presence. A totally non-eventful bear encounter simply by treating the bear with respect and giving him room. It pays to learn about your neighbors.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f6.3, ISO 5600, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster