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Posts tagged photography

Spectacle

Strike a pose

Just a scene I found to be rather odd as I walked around Olympic Stadium in Berlin a couple years ago.

Happy birthday, Arve Isdal (AKA Ice Dale)!

enslaved getaway rock festival

Enslaved @ 2011 Getaway Rock Festival

#TDIM #enslaved #concertphotography @EnslavedBand #EnslavedE

Today’s photo comes from more than eight years ago, a time in which I didn’t really know what I was doing with my first DSLR. Had I shot this in RAW with a much slower shutter speed it could have been quite a bit better. Live and learn.

Top photos of 2017

Honolulu sunset

According to Flickr “favorites” these were my top five travel photos of 2017. Not all of the photos were taken in 2017; rather, these are the photos most “favorited” in 2017.

Osaka nights

Painted Hills - John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Manzanita Lake

Goodnight Japan

For prior years click here.

Chapel Trail

10-photo photomerge from Chapel Trail

On Sunday morning, January 1, 2017 we decided to go to church. We dropped Ellie off at the “Church of the Rowing Machine” for her daily, 2-hour ergathon. We headed to the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona. The chapel itself is way overrated, although the views from there are as spectacular as dozens of other locations in Sedona. On our way away from the crowds, back down the hill, we noticed a sign for “Chapel Trail” on the other side of a small fence/gate. We had another hour to kill before picking up Ellie so we went through the gate even though it had an odd sign on it that seemed to indicate that this was not the trail head. The gate was unlocked and the sign said something about being closed 5 p.m. – 8 a.m. so we figured the trail was closed at night.

Wow! What a trail! The conditions were perfect as it had rained the night before and sun occasionally broke through. The rain really brought out the colors in the rock. No one was on this most beautiful trail. That seemed odd given the hundreds of people bumping into each other at the nearby chapel.

Today’s photo is of “The Nuns”. The scene was stunning, but I didn’t have my wide angle lens with me. So this photo is actually a composite of 10 photos. I took five vertical photos across the top, five vertical photos across the bottom, and then photomerged them into this final product. I had never done a photomerge of two rows of photos before. It will be my new go-to method when I need to capture more of a scene than my lens can handle. The only downside is the rock formation looks farther away from the viewer than reality. In real life The Nuns were right in my face.

Top photos of 2016

Laguna Beach sunset

According to Flickr “favorites” these were my top five travel photos of 2016. Not all of the photos were taken in 2016; rather, these are the photos most “favorited” in 2016.

Denver rainbow

Prague sunset

Bamboo stairway to heaven

Blue BBC

For my top photos from Southern Oregon for 2016, click here.

For my 2015 top photos click here.

Upgrade from FX to DX?

Nikon D500

Nikon D500

I thought my DX days were done after going to the D600 and then D750. However, Nikon’s new D500 makes me think I may now need a new body.

Advantages over D750:
Expeed 5
102 more focus points
10 fps
crop factor (for outdoor sports)

Does the higher ISO range mean it will even be better in low light?

Hmmmmmm…..

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