Archive for Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens

Dried Mud Monday

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

Dried Mud Monday.
 
I know, no such thing as dried mud Monday, but I have seen post from folks saying Macro Monday, but I like my idea better. While Cecil Holmes and I were scouting for our workshop in Apalachicola we found a really cool “leftover” from the storm surge at Scipio Creek. The mud, probably from the river bed, had formed in a puddle and dried over the previous weeks since the Hurricane. We were really amazed that there was only a small section that had foot prints or tire marks through it. Of course we had to photograph it! I did not take a macro lens on the trip so I used the Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 lens at 70mm and got parallel to the ground enabling me to maximize my depth of field, even at f11. I decided on converting it to black and white to minimize the distractions of the debris that gathered in the cracks. On a side note, that mud does not come off shoes or tripod bottoms very easily…
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 64, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, processed and converted to B/W in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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The Dreams of a New Day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2018 by lilybug1960

The dreams of a new day.
 
I think they should officially change the name from sunrise to dreams of a new day. I know it takes a little longer to say but honestly, we don’t always see the sun rise. There could be clouds that obscure our vision and so we don’t always get to witness it actually rising. However with the beginning of each new day, we have a chance to accomplish our dreams. I have always had a philosophy that kept me sane during darker days in my life. It goes like this, “with the setting of the sun each day so go our troubles, with its rising the next day the promise of new dreams”. I have always tried to put the troubles of one day behind me and look forward to what each new day will bring. No matter how bad things could be, there is always hope. There were many times in my life I was alone but never lonely, I instead looked at the solitude as a chance to reflect. The holiday season can be very tough for many folks who are alone and that being alone can be loneliness. Reach out to those folks and be the one that reminds them even though we don’t see the sun rise each day, it is a new day and a chance to realize dreams. Never accept the thought that there isn’t light.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Flag of Resilience

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Flag of Resilience.
 
I posted a selective color image of the flag we spotted in Eastpoint last week while on our workshop in Apalachicola. A part of me wanted to “retire” the flag, but I didn’t because, a: it didn’t belong to me, and b: the story I was told was it was found in the debris from the storm surge and one of the locals placed it there. If the story is true, and I have no reason to doubt the man, I could see how it first would sum up the year the people there have had but at the same time could serve as an inspiration to those living there. We were down near the waterfront on Saturday evening when one of the locals came in from fishing. He was sharing his videos of riding out the storm where he lived and the feeling of being so close to the coast during a major hurricane. I asked him if he knew who placed the flag on the pole. He said the story was it was found across the street from its current location the next morning and placed wedged into the post for people to see. He said he liked seeing it and that was enough for me. Again though, as bad as things are for the folks in Eastpoint, he said they considered themselves blessed and fortunate that they were spared the damage felt just west of them. He told me they would rebuild and hopefully someday the recovery of the oyster industry would occur. He said people lost so much, but they always have each other in this community and that was sometimes enough. I will always treasure my visits to the Forgotten, or the Resilient Coast.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f11, ISO 64, shutter speed of 2 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Shrimp Boat Sunrise

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2018 by lilybug1960

Shrimp Boat Sunrise.
 
Saturday morning’s sunrise was one for the record books of photography. The water was super calm, the skies were clear, and the colors in the sky were perfect. Our group was super excited and the images I have seen so far are phenomenal. We are back in Bear Woods and looking forward to a little break for the Holidays before we start a crazy 2019. We really enjoyed our time in Apalachicola for our time off and our workshop. The folks that live there were very happy to see us and one conversation stands out in my mind. We were talking with one of the owners of the Apalachicola Chocolate and Coffee Company about coming in for breakfast as a group, and I wanted to give them warning so we didn’t clog things up. She responded to me, “we don’t think it is a warning, we think of it as a blessing”. She told me how they, and all the businesses have struggled since the Hurricane since no one was coming down. The relief workers are often gone well before stores open and back after they close, so they don’t get the “tourist” dollars. All the places we visited thanked us over and over for coming down. We were treated like we had just been given the keys to the city. Thank you to the people of Apalachicola and Franklin County, we will be back.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Eastpoint Sunset

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

Eastpoint Sunset.
 
We wrap up our Apalachicola Workshop today, but we couldn’t have asked for better lighting conditions than last night for sunset. A thin line of high clouds came in and helped put on a light show for us in Eastpoint. While there we talked with a couple of residents about the Hurricane and their experiences during it. They all realize how lucky they were to be just east of the worst part of it. They were very happy to see folks coming down and supporting their recovery as well. The road to complete recovery is a long one but they know how well the area is liked and they won’t be in it alone.
 
This was the lone oyster boat we could find in the area since the industry is still shut down right now. A lack of fresh water from upstream, and honestly some less than wise choices of management of the industry in the past have severely hurt the area. They need some breaks and good sound management of the Bay to recover. This World is a better place with Apalachicola Oysters, we can’t afford to not get the area back to its glory days.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 64, shutter speed of 8 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40X ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

The Pink Canoe

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Pink Canoe
 
This morning on our workshop was another absolutely beautiful opportunity for everyone. My group went to the backside of the Marina and we found this scene, a pink canoe beside a Shrimp Boat. Throw in a starburst and sunrise…
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f22, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/4 second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Warner Lake

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2018 by lilybug1960

Warner Lake.
 
On Tuesday I got to spend the afternoon with some incredible photographers at Warner Lake high in the La Salle Mountains. The Aspen trees were lighting up in a beautiful reflection on the lake. I had never been to this location before but will definitely return. With the warm weather we have been having in the southeast, it sure was good to spend a day needing to wear a jacket! I am looking forward to shooting with this great group of folks again!
 
My thoughts and prayers are with the folks on the Forgotten Coast and Panhandle of Florida this morning as they dig out of the devastation from Hurricane Michael. We are heading down in a month to do a Workshop in Apalachicola and look forward to supporting their recovery in any way we can.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8, Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography