Monthly Archives: June 2011

American alligator

Canon 30D, 70-200 f/4L, ISO: 200, aperture: f/4, shutter: 1/640 The ‘jungle cruise’ at Wakulla Springs State Park is a must do when visiting the Florida panhandle.  Wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities abound from 30-foot long open sided boats that cruise along a 3 mile section of … Continue reading

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Grand Central

Grand Central Station, New York City Canon PowerShot, ISO: 200, aperture: 2.8, shutter: 1/6 second Grand Central is a busy place, day or night.  It’s a great place to sit and watch the flow of people and subways.  I find … Continue reading

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Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher preening Canon 30D, 70-200 f/4L, ISO: 200, Shutter: 1/1000, aperture: f/4 I have countless photos of birds on a stick, birds on a rock, birds on about anything.  By far, the most interesting shots are birds (or any wildlife, … Continue reading

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Depth of Field

Canon 30D, EF-S 60mm f/2.8 macro, tripod: yes, B&W conversion with Lightroom Some subjects are just more compelling in black and white.  Flowers, especially dried ones, seem to fit that category.  I marvel at the intricate detail of patterns in nature.  Flowers are … Continue reading

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Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon

Waterfall, Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4, ISO: 100, aperture: f/22, shutter: 3.2 seconds, filter: circular polarizer, tripod: yes, cable release: yes Yesterday’s post was about using a slow shutter speed to blur water movement.  Today’s photo is … Continue reading

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South Umpqua River, Roseburg, Oregon

South Umpqua River, Roseburg, Oregon Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4L, ISO: 100, aperture: f/22, shutter: 4 seconds, circular polarizer filter, tripod: yes, cable release: yes Most of us are drawn to water.  It has magnetic qualities and provides solace in a … Continue reading

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Bandon Sunset

Face Rock State Park, Bandon, Oregon Coast Canon EOS Digital Rebel, 17-40 f/4L, aperture: f/5.6, shutter: 1.3 sec, ISO 100, Exposure bias: -0.7, filter: 2-stop soft edge graduated ND, tripod: yes, cable release: yes As mentioned in an earlier post, Bandon is … Continue reading

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Climber in the Landscape, Mount Shasta, California

West Face Camp, Mount Shasta, California Canon EOS Digital Rebel, ISO: 100, Aperture: f/22, shutter speed, 1/60 sec, exposure bias: -1 Mount Shasta is a big mountain, second only to Mount Rainier in elevation in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest.  … Continue reading

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Backyard Wildlife

Ruby throated hummingbird Canon 30D, 70-200 f/4L Settings: ISO: 800, aperture: f/4, shutter: 1/320 sec Backyards offer a great place to hone your wildlife shooting skills.  A viewing blind can be easily set up and moved around as the need may be. … Continue reading

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Painted Hills, Oregon

Canon Digital Rebel, ISO 100, f/11, 1/100 sec, circular polarizer filter Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon The Painted Hills is a favorite place to go in the spring.  Wildflowers are at their peak and afternoon thunder storms … Continue reading

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