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

“Mickey”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

“Mickey”
 
Today’s post is not really about photography techniques, more so about my idea of doing more than simply taking a photograph. A photograph is just a moment in time, where an image is a memory of that moment. This memory is of our house guest this week, Mickey, a long haired miniature Dachshund. Mickey is staying with us for a week while his parents are vacationing. Mickey is a lot of energy and is such a sweet boy. He loves to play, play, cuddle and then play again. He is learning to be a canine model while he is here and I am learning to photograph a quickly moving canine. It is also helping me to heal the hole that has been in my heart for a couple of years with the loss of my girls. The hole will always be there, but Mickey is helping me learn how to work around it. Photography is about a lot more than capturing moments in time, it is about memories and life for me.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 720, 1/1500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster
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Summer Skies

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2018 by lilybug1960

Summer Skies.
 
Summer always brings dramatic skies at our house. In the mornings, like this morning, we are often socked in with fog, but as the heat warms the atmosphere we get the summer showers in the afternoon. It usually ends with some beautiful skies at sunset. It never gets old. We love our view over “The 3 Chairs”
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #The3Chairs

A Full Moon and Fog in the Valley

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2018 by lilybug1960

A Full Moon and Fog in the Valley.
 
When I woke up this morning I had planned to post an image of the male Eastern Bluebird, but when I turned on the coffee maker I saw the scene in the backyard. A beautiful full moon setting over fog in Jasper. I quickly grabbed the camera and set up to capture my image for the day. The entire time, I was serenaded with the “dawn song” of all the birds waking up for the day. We truly live in paradise.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure, f4, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #The3Chairs

Red sky at night Sailor delight

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2018 by lilybug1960

Red Sky at night Sailor delight.
 
I hadn’t planned on posting another “The 3 Chairs” image today, but sunset changed my mind last night. We had a “frog strangler” of a rain yesterday afternoon and the clouds were heavy, but yesterday evening the clouds were moving out and the sun was able to peek out before disappearing over the horizon. We do have a beautiful view!
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/60 of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #The3Chairs

“The 3 Chairs”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2018 by lilybug1960

“The 3 Chairs”
 
I have been asked recently 2 questions often, what are “The 3 Chairs” and “are they still there”? They are still there, I just haven’t been diligent on photographing them enough. As to “what” are they, well, they started about 15 years ago when we lived full time in Hiram. We had just purchased our home and we wanted some chairs we could leave outside in the backyard. I liked the shape of Adirondack chairs, but all that I saw were flimsy or at least looked that way. They were building lots of houses around us and I went to the builder and asked if I could collect the scrap wood left from the decks they were building. He said yes and so I was able to build 5 chairs from the wood scraps. He liked them and asked if I would build 20 for him for gifts for people. He delivered a load of wood to my house and I built the chairs plus a nice Settee for myself with the wood.
 
I brought 3 of the chairs up to our cabin and placed it beside a cypress chair we had as well. When we bought our current home we brought the chairs over from the cabin and put them in the backyard to enjoy our view. A bear had eaten the cypress chair beyond repair so our “4 Chairs” became “3 Chairs”. I learned the idea of odd numbers being more pleasing visually than even numbers in High School art class, so in a way the bear did us a favor. I started capturing images of the chairs and some folks enjoyed them enough that I decided to create their own Facebook page, ” The 3 Chairs”. The 3 Chairs have been a part of Bear Woods and seen all that happens here, they have welcomed friends and comforted us when we mourned our dogs passing. They give us hope of beautiful days with each sunrise and put to rest the worries of a day with each sunset. They watch the stars above pass over each night, and have evened seen a solar eclipse. They have stories to tell, and I have hoped to help them do that through my images.
 
Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #The3Chairs, #BearWoods

Jammed Pack

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2018 by lilybug1960

Jammed Pack.
 
I plan on doing a post tomorrow, but just not sure what time. I am going to be en route to the NANPA Nature Celebration 2018 for my presentation. You can see I am loaded and ready for anything. I am taking my ThinkTank Photo Airport Commuter backpack loaded with a Nikon D-850 and 2 D-500s. I am hoping to get in a little video work thus the second D-500. For lenses I have the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens, the Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens mainly for video this trip, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens, the Tamron 100-400mm Di VC USD lens, and lastly the Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 lens. I will primarily use the 24-70 and 70-210 for landscapes and the 100-400mm and 150-600 for wildlife. I am taking my Sirui SR 3204 series tripod with a PH20 Gimbal head for wildlife and a K40x ballhead for landscape work. I will also carry a Sirui N1204x series tripod with a VA-5 video head. So, don’t look for the usual early morning post, but I will get an image out there tomorrow.

I might be a Mushroom Nerd…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2018 by lilybug1960

 

Morel Mushroom

 

False Turkey Tail

Turkey Tail
I might be a Mushroom Nerd…
 
I have thrown out puns to my students when I show mushroom images at my classes like “you will have fun at the class, because I’m a Fungi”, or “You will Lichen it”, you know the good stuff, but yesterday I realized I my be a secretive Mushroom Nerd. I volunteer my services with a group, the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia, and yesterday was our first Mushroom Walk with the Mushroom Club of Georgia. We met at one of the new properties, Forry Farms, here in Pickens County. When we were given our instructions to locating and identifying mushrooms, they said “before you harvest one, let the photographers get a shot”, and she pointed at me. Nervously, I repsonded, “I’m here for the Bigfoot opportunities”…they saw right through my denials. I was carrying my Canon M6 and the Tamron 18-400mm lens for the wide variety of images that would present themselves. We hit the trail and it was only minutes later I heard the call…”Morel” meaning someone had spotted the king of wild mushrooms we had hoped to see, the Morel Mushroom. They called for me to capture an image. I found myself working quickly, even thinking of proper composition of this beauty. Click! On my sensor was the small mushroom everyone wanted to see. We then worked quickly going from Turkey Tails to False Turkey Tails, we even found on mushroom that got the award for most awesome name of the day, the Devil’s Urn, super cool mushroom but hard to photograph. We ended the day with a lunch where the folks placed their finds on a table. So many mushrooms, so many varieties. I asked if they were edible and was told they are, but they taste like cardboard. I responded “kind of like Oppossum, edible but not tasty”, they laughed…I like these people.
 
Check out this and other opportunities with your local groups or come and visit with us at the Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia. You will be lichen it, because we are all fungis…sorry, I had to…
 
All images made with the Canon M6 and the Tamron 18-400mm Di-II VC HLD lens and a Sirui 3T-35 tabletop tripod. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MountainConservatonTrustofGeorgia