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A Special Thanksgiving

Posted in Equipment I Use, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by lilybug1960

A Special Thanksgiving.
 
I know it is a couple days after Thanksgiving, but I was visiting family and pretty much stayed off of the computer for a few days. We all have things in our lives we give thanks for, but for one of my nieces and nephews, they have 2 special reasons for giving thanks. They had twin boys 2 months ago and this was their first Thanksgiving as a family. They have wanted a family for many years and finally their prayers were answered with twin boys. You hear people who refer to babies as “miracle” babies, well these are two of them. For me it is kind of special as well. I photographed their engagement photos, their wedding photos, and now I have made images of my great nephews. They were all just candid photos, nothing set up or studio, just enjoying the moment with family. There are always reasons to give thanks.
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 3600, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #TravelPortraitZoom, #BearWoodsPhotography

An old boat dock

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2019 by lilybug1960

An old boat dock.
 
I posted an image from Fausett Lake yesterday and I mentioned I had a closer image of the dock…well here it is. There is always been something that attracted me to photograph this dock, something about the reflection, the peaceful calm feeling. I feel I can understand Otis Redding’s lyrics to “Dock of the Bay” a little better when I see this dock.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di III VC mirrorless lens on a Canon EOS M6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron18200mirrorless, #FallColors, #Reflections, #BearWoodsPhotography

“Spot”

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2019 by lilybug1960

“Spot”
 
While I was at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC I conducted 2 sessions in the Tamron Pet Portrait Studio. We were partnered with Best Friends Animal Society in New York City. They brought two dogs hoping to get them some exposure (no pun intended) and ideally adopted. At my first session on Thursday my model was Spot, who is absolutely as cute and sweet as they get. The session started at 10:30 am and there was one lady in the crowd that Spot was immediately attracted to, and she to him. She shared with me how they had lost a dog after many years and she could see that dog in Spot. She went out to find her husband who was busy looking at all the great camera gear at the show to bring him back to meet Spot. He came back and Spot immediately jumped up started licking his face. The couple shared with me that they had planned to spend the day at the expo, but that changed, instead they were headed to Best Friends Animal Society to adopt Spot. Everything went great with their application and Spot was going home with them after his session Friday. Our goal was to help people to learn how to photography their pets, helping to place one of the dogs into a home was awesome! Bertha the other dog we photographed was a sweetheart and she may have met her family as well. The young lady who met her and fell in love with her is taking her family to Best Friends to see how it goes. Thank you Best Friends Animal Society and Tamron Lenses USA for doing such great things like the Pet Portrait Studio!
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #PortraitTravelZoom, #PhotoPlusExpo, #BestFriendsAnimalSociety, #BearWoodsPhotography

Today is the day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2019 by lilybug1960

Today is the day.
 
I have been working on my “Heroes and Healers” project for a couple of months now, and today is the day that I give the first presentation of the project at the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC. I will continue the project for as long as it will offer opportunities and hopefully expand it as well in the future. It has been very emotional for me to meet the families and hear the stories of how the dogs have changed their lives, and those of others. I will be happy to share their importance in lives to the groups attending.
 
This is Jacqueline. She is one of the younger dogs in training at Canine Assistants. She is learning how to solve problems on her own. This particular exercise teaches her how to get the treats out of the bottles. She spins them and they fall out. She is funny, when another dog is nearby, she acts like the bottles are empty, and when the other dog walks away she gets the treats out! This will teach her how to get things like medicine bottles when it falls off a table and goes under furniture. The way the folks teach the dogs is amazing, it isn’t repetition, it is to help them think. They are awesome folks!
 
Tamron 35-150mm Di VC OSD lens on a Nikon Z7 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 1400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron35150, #PortraitTravelZoom, #CanineAssistants, #HeroesandHealers, #BearWoodsPhotography

Buddy, Arctic Fox, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2019 by lilybug1960

Buddy, Arctic Fox Kit, captive animal.
 
I think of all the animals we photographed at Triple D Wildlife, Buddy the Arctic Fox was one of my top 3 favorites. It wasn’t solely based on the photography, but instead the opportunity to watch him as he explored the area. Curious but cautious would sum up the way he moved around the rocky outcropping. He could totally care less about the group of us that were photographing him, we just sat still, never posing a threat to him, just being a part of the landscape. Doing so allowed us to really just enjoy watching him and to capture some great images as well.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6 camera, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Look at those paws!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Look at those paws!
 
If you’ve ever wondered how a Canada Lynx is able to navigate so easily in the deep snows…look no further than the large paws. Their survival often depends on the ability to chase prey over snow and in order to do that the paws act like snowshoes. Of all the sessions we did at Triple D Wildlife, the lighting was probably the best during our session with Simba, the Canada Lynx (captive animal).
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 800, shutters speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron #Tamron #TamronUSA #TamronLensesUSA #TamronImageMaster #Tamron150600g2 #ShimodaExplore40L #ShimodaDesign #TripleDWildlife #BearWoodsPhotography

Simba, Canada Lynx, captive animal

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Simba, Canada Lynx, captive animal.
 
I have always been fascinated by wild cats like the Canada Lynx. They move with such stealth through the woods and snow. We get Bobcats up here in Bear Woods, but we rarely hear them, we only see them when they are being mobbed and harassed by the crows. Simba is the Canada Lynx at Triple D Wildlfe and was fascinating to watch as he would move quietly and methodically around the large enclosure, then like a flash of lightning leap and pounce on one of the toys they were using to play with him. Photographing him as he moved in and out of shadow was perfect to reflect how they would stalk their prey in the wild.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon Z6, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 1250, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, Shimoda Explore 40L backpack, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron150600g2, #ShimodaExplore, #ShimodaDesign, #TripleDWildlife, #BearWoodsPhotography