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

Grandeur

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

Grandeur.
 
It is hard to effectively describe to someone the grandeur of the Teton Range. Unless they have stood in front of them, and are able to see the size of the Grand or how the range rises out of the valley, it is hard if not impossible to grasp. Then throw in the magical light that can strike the range at sunrise and it can be an emotional experience for someone. We lead several workshops there each year, by the way we have one in May, another in January 2020, and often I find myself having to “shake” our photographers to release the shutter and capture it on their sensors. This is a panoramic image I captured this past January from the Snake River Overlook that I hope can give a little feel for the viewer of the grandeur of the Tetons.
 
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 1/40th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed and stitched in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops
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Reed Moulton Homestead

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2019 by lilybug1960

Reed Moulton Homestead.
 
Most people that visit Mormon Row photograph the 2 famous Barns of TA and John Moulton. Down the road from John Moulton are smaller structures that really give a feeling of isolation against the vast landscape. The structures are those belonging to Reed Moulton, son of John Moulton. It was only used by Reed for one season and then was used as a place for paying guests coming in for the season. I have seen them for many, many years, but had not really researched it until recently. In researching it, I also learned that John Moulton passed away in 1990 at the age of 103! As tough as the conditions were to homestead out there, that is amazing to me.
 
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 1/5th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

Grand Light

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2019 by lilybug1960

Grand Light.
 
No 2 sunrises are the same in the Tetons. Clouds are different, haze is different, the light just seems different. I think that first light hitting the Grand is similar to fireworks on the 4th of July, or the ball dropping at midnight on New Year’s Eve. When the light just touches the peak of Grand Teton that hope I have for great things each day begins. My thought is always, “this is a great day, I have seen sunrise on the Grand”. It changed my life 44 years ago when I saw it for the first time, it reinforces that belief each and every time. If you never seen it, you should! If you want to join me for a sunrise on the Grand, we do workshops there! We have one in May 2019, and another in January 2020! Shameless advertising is needed every once in a while. http://www.natureinfocusworkshops.com/
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, 1/25th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

An Icon

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2019 by lilybug1960

An Icon.
 
I am finally home in Bear Woods for more than 12 hours and it feels great. It has been a month of travel so far to some great events and projects. I still have many, many, many images from the trip to Wyoming to process. One of my favorite places will always be TA Moulton’s Barn on Mormon Row. This image was from the day we hiked out on a morning the forecast was for clear skies. Instead we were welcome with snow and near whiteout conditions. By the time we photographed TA Moulton’s Barn, the snow was coming down nicely, by the time we made it back to the car, it was total whiteout and you couldn’t see 50 feet. That is the beauty of the Tetons in winter, the weather can change rapidly but it did clear up an hour later. We have announced our 2020 workshop already and look forward to next year’s visit.
 
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 1/10th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional

Oxbow Bend Sunrise

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2019 by lilybug1960

Oxbow Bend Sunrise.
 
We made it home from Wyoming late last night. It is always sad leaving Wyoming, but we always love coming home to Bear Woods. Our time in Wyoming was great. The workshop went very well and the light cooperated with us for the great majority of the time. We met some great new friends, spent time with old friends, ate some great food on the ranch, played in the snow. Wyoming is incredible at any time, but magical in the winter. We are already counting the days until our 2020 workshop! After a little laundry is complete, time to pack and get to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge for the Festival of the Cranes. I hope this year to get an image or two of any Whooping Cranes that may be hanging around. I will enjoy seeing more new and old friends at the Festival!
 
This was our incredible sunrise on our last day of the workshop. I loved the colors of the predawn sky over the mountains. Oxbow Bend is such a great location to see the Teton Range. Wyoming, I will see you with a new group of friends in May!
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm 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, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

John Moulton’s Barn in Snow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2019 by lilybug1960

John Moulton’s Barn in Snow.
 
One location that is always worth the hike, when possible, is to the barns on Mormon Row. This is John Moulton’s barn. The last time I photographed it in near whiteout conditions was in 2010. A lot of work has been done since then to repair the barn, fences and corral around it. It is such a great reminder as to how rough homesteading was back when the area was settled. We hope to take our group out there later today, but the winds are pretty brutal so far, so it may be tomorrow morning before we get the opportunity.
 
Photographing in the snow can be tricky for some folks, but when you think about how your camera works it is really pretty easy. Your camera wants to meter and make everything “neutral”, but snow is brighter than that, so you have to adjust, by either adding one stop to two stops of exposure via the exposure compensation, or simply placing the metered reading at +1 to 2 in Manual mode. Without doing this, the snow would appear grey vs white.
 
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 4 seconds, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops

First light on the Tetons

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2019 by lilybug1960

First light on the Tetons.
 
Yesterday’s image that I posted was at sunset, today’s image is as the light strikes the Teton Range for the first time of the day. Both images are from pretty much the same spot at the Snake River Overlook. It was a brisk -8 degrees for sunrise but very comfortable as long as you dress appropriately to stand in that weather for an hour or so. We had gone out to shoot some stars in the sky, but the low level clouds prevented that. These mountains are so incredible to me and have been a major part of my life for over 40 years. Seeing them in their splendor is always special. Our workshop started yesterday and we have some great stuff planned for the group over the next days. Today after sunrise and a little wildlife chasing, we are off to meet the folks at the Teton Raptor Center for some private portraits of beautiful birds!
 
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 1/30th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K40x ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron2470g2, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #BearWoodsPhotography, #NatureInFocusPhotographyWorkshops