Friday, December 24, 2010

Dueling Cranes

And of course a good fight always needs an audience.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D4, 500 f/4 IS, f/5.6, 1/400s, ISO 400.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fire in the sky

Really, that is what it looked like to my eyes. The most spectacular sunset I can remember. In the late afternoon it looked like the sunset would be a dud (too many clouds) but it didn't disappoint. The colors were gorgeous and best of all they encompassed the entire sky. This photograph doesn't come close to doing it justice, and at one point I just had to stop shooting and simply enjoy it.

Technical Specs: Canon 1Ds3, Zeiss 21 Distagon, f/5.6, ISO 400. Fusion of 3 exposures.

Blast Off!

Sometimes f/32 and a slow shutter speed is a good thing.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D4, 800 f/5.6 IS, f/32, 1/30s, ISO 800.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fire in Mist

I arrived in Socorro, New Mexico last night and this morning went out for my first shoot at Bosque del Apache on this trip. I was fortunate in that the conditions for mist were right and so just as the sun was coming up, I was able to make this image. Though the lighting conditions were very nice, I wasn't able to find a framing with interesting subject action.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D4, 800 f/5.6 IS, f/11, 1/400s, ISO 100.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Playing With Your Food

Technical Specs: Canon 1D4, 500 f/4 IS + 1.4x TC, f/8, 1/80s, ISO 400.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pair of Troublemakers

You just know that these two are up to no good :)

This is an image that saw more of Photoshop than one of my typical images. This was taken on the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades back in May this year. I was walking the trail with a 1D4 and a 500 and saw these two herons (juvenile green herons I believe) but one was perched a couple of feet behind the other. So I took two shots, one with the plane of focus on each heron with the intent of fusing the images in Photoshop later. Since I was hand holding the alignment wasn't perfect and it turned out the final image was a little tight on the left requiring extending the image with a lot of copy and pasting, clone stamping and content aware filling.