July 30, 2011

Just Like Dad

Peter, getting some shots to enter in the County Fair.
These just make me smile.

Images created with the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS.

July 29, 2011

Jenny Lake

While in the Tetons the other week, I spent a bit of time wandering around Jenny Lake.  What a fabulous place.
It was early in the morning and there wasn't hardly a bit of wind, so the lighting wasn't too bad and the reflections were pretty darn cool.

Images were created with the Canon 1Ds Mk III and the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L lens.

July 24, 2011

A Little Bit of Wildlife

Last week, I made a quick trip to Yellowstone.  I didn't see a lot of wildlife, but did get to spend some quality time with a couple of moose and with a bull elk.

Images were created with the Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS lens and the Canon 1.4x III Teleconverter.


Well, I finally got the chance to shoot some fireworks this summer.  It's always a good time when cameras and explosives are involved, right?

Images were created with the Canon 1Ds Mk III and the Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens.

July 21, 2011

Old Faithful

If you do a Google Image search for "Old Faithful" it will return about 1.4 million images.  So, found myself standing in front of the most popular feature in Yellowstone National Park, wondering what I could shot that would be unique.  Well, I'm pretty sure I'm not the first to take shots like these, but I like what I got.  To me, this more accurately represents what the average person sees when they go to Old Faithful.

Images were created with the Canon 1Ds Mk III and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens.

July 20, 2011

Quiet Morning

Why can't every morning look like this?

Canon 1Ds Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L II

July 18, 2011

Star Trails - Interrupted

This past weekend, I headed up to Yellowstone to meet up with my friend Rusty to spend a little time shooting.  Part of the plan was to get together Saturday night and shoot some star trails.  The cabin where Rusty was staying with his family was right on a lake outside of West Yellowstone.  We decided that this was as good a place as any for some star trails.  Well, around midnight, we were down by the boat dock, getting things set up.  Rusty was sitting in the dirt, adjusting his settings.  I had been dialing in my settings and had just taken this final test shot:

As I looked up from my camera, I saw a bear, heading our way along the water.  He wasn't more than about fifteen feet from us, about where the reflection of the treeline in the water meets the shoreline, just beyond that stump.  I quietly got Rusty's attention and told him there was a bear.  Of course, being the serious bunch that we are, Rusty didn't believe me.  And then he turned around in time to see the bear heading into the bushes to the left, just outside of the frame in this image.  Well, it took us a good minute and a half to decide if we were going to head back to the cabin, or jump in the boat and head out into the lake.  We decided to head for the cabin and gave up on the idea of star trails.  By the way, this is a 30 second exposure, so the ambient light looks much brighter than it was.  It was pretty dark out.  Well, the next morning, before heading into the park, we decided to see if we could see any bear tracks.  We saw bear tracks, a lot of bear tracks.  It turns out that the bear didn't keep going when he went into the bushes, he just made a small (very small) detour around us and continued on his way along the water.  We even found the spot where he climbed through the fence, leaving some hair behind on the rail.  I'd say we got pretty lucky.

Images were created with the Canon 1Ds Mk III.
The night shot was shot with the Canon 14mm f/2.8L II.
The bear track images were all shot with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

July 14, 2011

Shauna's Flowers

While in Virginia a few weeks ago, we spent the weekend at my Sister-in-law, Shauna's house.  In her front yard, Shauna has a patch of Coneflowers.
I like Coneflowers.  Turns out bees and butterflies like them as well.

Images were created with the Canon 7D and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens with the Kenko 12mm Macro Extension Tube.