Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Projects

I have been brainstorming some projects lately and getting things put together so hopefully some cool stuff will be on the way. I got some new gear too. I bought the Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro and a Tamron 28-75mm f2.8. The 90mm is amazing! I would suggest this lens to anyone. It is sharp! My only very small disappointment is the lens pretty much zooms when focusing. It stays 90mm but the lens doubles in length which makes the aperture get smaller to 5.6 on the long end of focusing. The new model has VR and is self contained. If you have the $700 that one would probably be better. The 28-75mm wasn't so great. From what I heard it was supposed to be a great lens but it was less sharp and the image quality was worse than the kit lens that came with my 7100. I ended up exchanging it for a 50mm and a 28mm. It was a good move. I love the 28mm. It hasn't been off my camera since I got it. Just a note the Tamron 28-75mm has very good reviews and the sample photos I saw were very good. I may have just gotten a bad version. 

I decided to do a little light painting in the driveway last night after a portrait idea I had didn't work out. I like the shot I ended up with. 

This second picture is from Nevada in between Great Basin and Ely. I travel up to Elko NV once a month for work and every time I drive by the wind turbines near Ely I want to make a picture of them. This time around I had my tripod and it wasn't dark when I got there so I stopped and made a few photos. This photo isn't what I had in mind but it came out okay and my wife liked it so much she demanded I put it on my blog.. so here it is. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Storms


 Storms make for great photography not just during but after.
I went up to Kolob in Zion National Park for work this morning and I just happened to be in the clouds as the sun was rising.



Gunlock State park right after a huge storm. We hung out waiting for the sun to break through.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer

 My projects have been random lately. Here are a few of my photos from the past couple weeks. Nothing special really just photos from the things we have been doing like going to the fair and exploring the nature park.






Friday, July 18, 2014

Mantis

So I was outside tonight and this baby preying mantis crawled on me. After showing my wife I let it go out on one of our sunflowers and went and grabbed my remote and speed light and made of few photos of it hanging upside down on one of the sunflower leavers. It's no macro but it isn't bad for the kit 18-140mm lens and a speed light.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Full Moon and and Edit

Last night my wife and I decided to get out of the house and go up to Lava Point. On the drive up the moon looked amazing and I thought of a photo of the moon rising over the red bluffs of the area. Well I attempted that photo tonight and the result is below. On the drive up though we stopped at a gas station and I pulled the camera out and got the first moon shot. I also did a re-edit on my favorite lightning photo from last week. Enjoy.



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lightning





A storm blew in this evening and we decided to go out and see what kind of photos I could make. We ended u on the bluff shooting lightning. I have never made pictures of lightning before but it was fun and a good show.