Nov 282016
 

It’s become a tradition to have  Thanksgiving with my wife’s family at their ranch.  It’s a lot of fun and great food.  Basically everything Thanksgiving is supposed to be.  Conditions haven’t been great for grabbing photos but I did catch this one which I really liked.  This one taken looking north late in the afternoon across a pond that’s on the ranch.  I did a little bit of post processing, but not much.  This was shot at ISO 200 1/200 second at f9.0. I used my 18-135mm lens set at 35mm.

Thankful for the beauty that surrounds me every day.

Thankful for the beauty that surrounds me every day.

 

Sep 162016
 

As far as chronology goes this is out of order, but I don’t think you’ll care.  So I’ll just say we went to Breckenridge, Colorado a couple of weeks ago to start an extended fall color tour.  Well we were too early.  There was a very little color.  If I get around to it I’ll share those later.  Last week we went to Island Park like we’ve been doing the last couple of Septembers and it was awesome.  Last year we were too late so we scheduled an earlier slot this year.  Again not a lot a color when we got there.  After a couple of pretty cool days and some time fishing while it was snowing, the fall color was coming on.  What I’m sharing here are pictures I took the last day we were there and the area these are taken in is a rather small isolated area.

The area was pretty diverse.  We’ve got a panorama of a pond in sunlight and everything else in shade from the clouds.  These pictures were taken about 6:30 pm so a half an hour before sunset.  I love what I call an angry sky and there’s a good one in these shots.  Other shots are all individual exposures.  I usually shoot fall color with a aperture of f8 or so.  The individual tree with the blurred background was taken with 100mm lens opened up to f2.8.

Enjoy!

Jun 142014
 

There’s a drive you can do around the Jamestown area.  These trees growing in the water struck me as unusual especially the trunks, so I stopped and shot this panorama of them.

Tree Pan

Aug 132013
 

Here’s an HDR panorama of Red Rocks Lake in the Red Rocks Lake Refuge.  All the years I’ve been going to Island Park I’ve never been to this area.  It’s a fairly long drive on dirt roads and was worth the drive.  We went out to the refuge late in the day so we really didn’t see much of it.  It was pretty impressive to read the road sign that told us that it was rough roads and no gas for the next 65 miles.   I tried to take a 180 degree pan of the lake, but only about 100 degrees of it turned out – so here it is.  This is 25 exposures turned into 5 HDR photos that I then stitched together.Red Rocks-Pan

Aug 032011
 

I shot three sunset panoramas in three different locations of Henry’s Lake in Island Park.  This one’s my favorite.  The real challenge was to get to all the places I wanted to take pictures before the light was gone.  This is the last site so the sun was completely gone but there was still some nice light.  I shot this on Manual so that the exposure range wouldn’t change as the light changed in each frame.  Each frame was a five time at differing exposures, HDRed in Photomatix and stitched in Photoshop.