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Posts tagged “sunset

HDR from Last Night…

While shooting the sunset last night, I took a chance and shot a 4 exposure HDR, at 1stop intervals.  I don’t do HDR very often, but occasionally, it works out…

As the Sun Goes Down...

I also thought I would share a couple of bird shots from yesterday morning.  I’m really diggin’ the new 70-300mm lens, but I am already drooling over the Zuiko 2X tele-converter…

Anyhow…bird shots…

Grey bird in the tree...I'm not real good with bird ID's...

Cool looking blackbird with a bright yellow breast and orange head...

That’s it.  Just a few more from yesterday.  Thanks for looking!

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Finally…A Sunset!

FINALLY!!  Decent weather, not too cold, decent cloud coverage, and good lighting…I went out for some landscape shots…

Black Mountain

Sierra Sunset

White Mountain Sunset

Not a bad night.  Thanks for coming along!


Finally…A Nice Day

I got a brand-spanking new 70-300mm lens just this past Friday.  I’ve been wanting this lens for a couple of years now, specifically to shoot birds and skittish lizards.  As luck would have it, the weather has been absolutely horrible since Friday evening.  Today was the first chance I had to really take it out and play around.  A lens with this much reach takes some getting used to, but I expect I’ll get the hang of it fairly soon…

As the Sun Fades...

She's thinking, "Can it see me?"...

Spring has come for this nesting hen...

A pair of House Finches, preening in the early morning sun

Just some quick shots from the front yard, and a run through the town park this afternoon.  Not a lot to shoot, but enough to get the lens out and have some fun.   I’m really looking forward to the Eastern Sierra Herpetology Club field trip next Sunday…

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Re-visiting January

I went back through some of my shots from this month.  I didn’t get out very much, and here it is almost February.  I only have 3 days of shooting for the whole month, which is pretty sad.  But, I got some really nice images, and I had good fun on each outing, so I’m happy. 

Here’s a couple more from earlier this month that I overlooked the first time around…

Farmer’s Pond is a favorite location of mine.  I visit often.  I took this one on a day that I had devoted to B&W, and for some reason, I never even tried processing one of them in color.  This one came out decent.

This one was taken on an excellent day, filled with several really good shots, and just got overlooked in processing.

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Quick Trip to the Pond

Took my girlfriend and the kids to Farmer’s Pond this evening for a couple of quick shots.  Zayne left her camera on and killed the battery, Rose and Annette were cold.  But Zayne was a good little assistant, and toughed it out by the water’s edge with me for a couple of shots..

Like I said, just a real quick trip.  I got the opportunity to explain split neutral density filters and how they work to my daughter, though, so that was great.  Not sure she will remember much of the lesson but…she’s 6.  I can’t really expect too much…can I?

Thanks for taking the time to look!


First Sunset of 2011

Thick, heavy storm clouds rolling in from the west pretty much blocked any hope of color for the first sunset of the year, but it sure did make for some excellently dramatic B&W opportunities.  So I called my buddy James, told him to grab all his gear, and I picked him up for a quick trip to Farmer’s Pond, just outside of Bishop…

Farmer’s Pond–1/1/11

 

Driftwood and Ice

It was cold and it was dreary…but it was worth every second!

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B&W Sunset

I finally went in and processed a couple of duotone shots from my quick trip to the artesian well the other night.  As usual, I got there early, and took quite a few B&W shots before the sun went down and the color came up.  These two are my favorites…

Black Mountain Peak

Black Mountain Peak

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A Fine Sunset

So…a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to one of my favorite artesian wells for sunset led to some really nice photos…

I’ve shared photos of this well before, both sunrise and sunset, but I think tonight’s color display was the best by far…

I took close to 100 shots tonight.  These two are my favorites of the color ones.  I took quite a few B&W before the sun fully set and the color came up.  I haven’t processed those yet, but when I do…you’ll be the first to know…

Thanks for looking!