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

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

Against a Wyoming Sky

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

Yesterday Evelyn and I took a drive down to the Apsaroka National Forest and rode a ridge line for a little while. It is incredibly beautiful there and we will go back today for a while. On one of the ridges I saw there beautiful old weathered pine tree standing against the contrast of puffy clouds and blue sky. Wyoming’s beauty is often in its simplicity with nature, that is why I love visiting so much.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Aperture Priority mode, f11, ISO 100, +1 stop exposure compensation, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear

Big Wyoming Skies

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2017 by lilybug1960

This has been a very different trip for me this year in Wyoming. It isn’t primarily a photography trip, just being able to make images is a bonus. The ranch where we are staying is beautiful. It sits in an area between red rock cliffs and hills. Our cabin sits near the river that flows through the ranch. In the evenings I go out and watch the color disappear into darkness. Color in a big Wyoming sky is just breathtaking. Even when you don’t have the reds and oranges, just the clouds with light are fantastic. This was our view looking northeast last night over the Absaroka mountains. This morning we had breakfast on benches in the same spot. Our stay at the Lazy L&B Ranch is very relaxing and beautiful.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/10th 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

The Lazy L&B Ranch

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2017 by lilybug1960

A beautiful day here at the Ranch, no forecast of rain for the first time since we arrived. Very windy, but that makes for some beautiful clouds in the big blue sky. What a beautiful terrain. Now to take some time and chillax on the porch in a rocking chair…

Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-750, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear, #LazyL&B

Foggy Drive

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

Foggy Drive.
 
I spent a few minutes processing images from our trip to the Smokys a month ago. I love photographing the fog and solitary trees along Sparks and Hyatt Lane. This image is from Sparks Lane as the sun peaked through the fog and lit the tree and grass. I took a little artistic liberty and flipped the image horizontally to place the tree on the right side of the road for composition purposes. In this instance I am creating art vs documenting natural history.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/13th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 20L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear