Monday, March 27, 2017
It is not very common that a course is set to allow such a position for the photographer. The gate was set on a small flat spot and the hill dropped off sharply in front. By positioning the camera on the slope we were able to be very low in relation to the skier and looking almost directly head-on. The race took place in the late afternoon on a cloudy day so the light was awful. However, dark goggles were not necessary so the skier's eyes are visible in the photo. A nice bonus to see the facial expression.
400mm lens, 1/1600 second at f/3.5, ISO 400.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
400mm lens, 1/1600 second at f/4, ISO 200.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
24-70 lens at 50mm, 1/500 second at f/8, ISO 200.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
400mm lens, 1/250 second at f/2.8, ISO 6400.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
400mm lens, f/2.8 at 1/320 second at ISO 3200.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
This is the first wild tom turkey we've been able to photograph and we were fortunate to be quite close. The mating season was over so he wasn't with any hens and he wasn't strutting or fanning his tail feathers. Nonetheless, he stood for a nice portrait and we can see the beard on his chest. This photo was shot about mid-morning but the thick overhead canopy limited the light that reached the forest floor.
400mm lens, 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 5000.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This photograph shows a playful fawn whitetail deer getting rambunctious with its mother. I was positioned across a creek and the two deer stayed in front of me for about 5 minutes. The doe was trying to eat and the fawn was continuously scampering about and sometimes leaping onto the doe's back. It was a lot of fun to watch. This happened about a half hour after sunrise but the deer were under a thick canopy of trees. There wasn't much light there so it was a good test for the new Canon 1DX MkII camera and a very high ISO setting. 400mm lens, 1/400 second at f/2.8, ISO 16000.
There certainly was noise in the image but that was reduced quite a bit during the raw processing. I wouldn't make a large print, though, unless the viewing distance was expected to be fairly long. Anyway, it was great to capture such a fun image.