Archive for Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2017 by lilybug1960

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
 
It has been fun going through the images I made last year as we worked our way up the Maine Coast heading to Bar Harbor. Pemaquid Point was one of those places I wished we had been there for better conditions, i.e. sunrise or sunset, but we made the best of what we were offered and captured a few images that I am happy with the results. One of these years I will spend a week or so just driving the coast and capturing the lighthouses in perfect light. We created images of 5 lighthouses in a 24 hour period! I look forward to my trip to Maine next month even if I will only see a couple of lighthouses. There better be some lobstah’ left!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional
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Creating Fog

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2017 by lilybug1960

Creating Fog.
 
This image is similar to the one I posted the other day and was made within a few minutes as well. The immediate question some folks will have (that remember the previous one) is how come this image has fog in it? Did a front move in so quickly to cover the coast with fog? I used an old portrait photographer’s trick to create fog, I “breathed” on the front of the lens lightly. On mornings when it is fairly cool and crisp, simply breathing on the lens, lightly at first, can give you the feeling and perception you are on a foggy coast. The “fog” goes away within a few seconds and you can make it lighter or heavier after reviewing the image.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Akoubian fog filter, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Portland Head Lighthouse

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2017 by lilybug1960

Portland Head Lighthouse.
Keeping with my theme of things to come in the near future, here is the Portland Head Lighthouse from October of last year. We landed in Boston and decided to drive up the coast to Acadia visiting several lighthouses along the way. This was our 2nd stop on the trip. We did a sunset and sunrise there which turned out to be incredible, as you can see. I am doing a similar route this year, but have a much more limited schedule on the drive. I may only hit one lighthouse and this will be my sunrise location, although it is going to be hard to beat the conditions we had last year.
For those that live in or near Atlanta, please come by the Roswell Adult Recreation Center tomorrow night, September 5th for my presentation “Bird Nirdvana” – Finding Peace in being a Bird Nerd. It starts at 7pm, but there is a social starting at 6:30pm. Thank you again to the Roswell Photographic Society for having me out to do my presentation.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 8 seconds, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20X ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2017 by lilybug1960

Bass Harbor Lighthouse.
 
I have been posting a lot of bird images recently so I thought I would give you a break for a day or so. I am looking at my schedule for the upcoming weeks and months and realized it is about a month from now I will be back in Maine for the Out of Acadia event. There are about 20 instructors and only 100 participants! We finalized our schedule recently and I have some awesome locations. One of those locations is the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. I made sure we limited the group size to only 7 to ensure the ability to have hands on instruction in this great location. It will be a sunset location for us and will be really enjoyable with cool breezes coming off of the ocean. Last I had heard, they had sold out the event, but there is always a chance of late cancellations. The first week of October will be a beautiful time up there…and of course they will have lots of lobster!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 100, shutter speed of 15 seconds, Sirui Circular Polarizer, Sirui W2204X waterproof tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Dude Needs a Hat too!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by lilybug1960

Dude Needs a Hat Too!
 
Another image from my time in the Tack Room at the Lazy L and B Ranch in Dubois, WY. I love shooting Tack Rooms and the character of the tack inside. The wear and tear of leather and straw has great texture and color. Perfect for photography. Folks find it odd that I probably enjoy shooting things at a Ranch vs. actually riding, but it is to me capturing a part of our history. I could spend hours in these rooms exploring and shooting.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens due to tight space in the room, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Need Boots Dude?

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2017 by lilybug1960

Need Boots Dude?
 
If you show up at the Lazy L and B Ranch and you forgot your boots, they have about 40 pairs for the Dudes to choose from during your stay. I always enjoy visiting the Tack Rooms at Ranches to see the saddles, reins, boots, hats and everything else they have inside. There are so many stories sitting on those selves just waiting to be told, waiting to be recorded, wanting to be shared. For me, its not always about the horses, but the stories around the folks that ride them as well.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 450, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens due to space limitations, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Overlooking the Wind River Range

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by lilybug1960

While I ventured into the Absaroka Mountains the other day via the Shoshone NF, looking back over the valley to the Wind River Mountains was incredible. This is definitely a place I would love to come visit again and explore the mountains and all they have to offer. I was very limited on time this trip, but sometime down the road, I will be back. Once again a trip to Wyoming was good for my soul. I really love this place.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Aperture Priority mode, f11, ISO 100, -1 stop of exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyLBRanch