Here are some of my favorite eagles in Homer, Alaska. I had my 200mm + 1.4 teleconverter on for all of these pictures. It was so hard to try and get the focus of birds in flight. Also, the lens is just not long enough for being a "birding" lens. These are some of the interesting shots. Cropped many of them to highlight the interesting things.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Just took my 60mm macro, a rock and my Haws copper watering can downstairs tonight. I had all of the lights shut off and used my flash with the diffuser on. Still a little "hot", but that's ok. Really just practicing anticipating the shot with the water. Can't wait to have a go at Darwin's golf swing again this year!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
On a winter's day, nothing better than to look at some glaciers. Thought I'd do a post or two back to Alaska last year. We're in Glacier Bay National Park. Only 2 ships are allowed in this area a day. It was amazing to get to go into this area. This glacier was over 1 mile wide! Click on the picture to see what I mean. Perspective is something that is wacky in Alaska. The wide angle was with my 10-22mm and everything else was with my 70-200mm. That lens is so sharp! The day was overcast, and what that does is bring the glaciers alive. So much of outdoor photography is just how the light is the day that you happen to be there. Without the harsh light of the sun that day, I could see so many more details and the blues just lit up. The blues are just amazing!!! I haven't done any enhancements here, the blues are that deep! Enjoy.
We had one frosty morning at Devil's Thumb with Darwin. This is the 2nd hoar frost I've seen this season. I'm so blessed! The other one in Lincoln had much larger crystals, so it was easier to photograph. I had my F stop above 11 on most of these shots and they were hand-held. The frost on the sign was really cool. I was on the ground looking up to get the last shot. Thanks to Darwin, who was there to help me up!!!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This is the view from our room. We can open a door and walk out to a deck. Beautiful.