Friday, July 25, 2014

Air Show 2

I totally love these planes - colorful - loud - prop planes. So I tried to slow the shutter speed down - so that the prop would be blurred. This is shot at 1/640 which is still too fast.

But there is a little blur. I need to work on my panning technique. I still really like the picture.

Can't wait tell the next time.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Offut Air Show

The Defenders of Freedom Air Show was back this year after being cancelled last year. This year the Blue Angels were at the show!

Thoughts of Maverick and Goose.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Yankee Boy Basin

While in Ouray, Co we rented a Jeep for the day. One of the coolest things I have ever done. We picked up our Jeep at 6:00 pm on Sunday night and didn't have to have it back until 5:00 pm on Monday.

Since we are flatland folks from NE we started out with an a trail that was rated a 2. It goes all the way up to 5 - which we were not allowed to go on.

This trail was called Yankee Boy Basin. The trail dead ends at a couple of little waterfalls. There was also tons of wildflowers as well.

I also was excited about trying out my new ND filters!!! So up the hill we went.

Nikon d7000
Tokina 12-24

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rocky Mountain High

Linda and I spent that last week in Colorado at a place that we had only driven through. We decided we wanted to spend a few days there, so we set out for Ouray, CO.

Before we got there we spent the night in Gunnison. Linda and I had spent a night there over 27 years ago. It did not go well then. A real bad hotel room can spoil the whole experience. So when I suggested that we spend the night there - Linda voted a very strong no.

As we drove into town there was a brand new Holiday Inn Express. Linda was convinced that nothing was going to crawl on her this time. We stayed!

The next morning we headed up to Crested Butte. This stream was on the way up the mountain and it called my name. Using my brand new neutral density filters I took several long exposures. The week got off to a great start but would only get better.

Nikon D7000
Tokina 12-24

Tonight's sunset on the Prairie was spectacular. The colors were amazing. Best I have seen. After capturing the large landscape scenes I decided to look around for a subject for some silhouette shots.

These delicate grasses grabbed me and pulled me in.

Fortunately there was no wind.

Nikon d7000
Nikon 50mm 1.4 afs

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Nebraska Fire Weed

The first time I went to Alaska I was introduced to Fire Weed. An absolute stunning plant that is so much fun to photograph. This is the tall grass version of the Fire Weed.

I used a 300 mm with an 1.4 to isolate the plant from the background. Plus it kept me a good distance from the bees. Hate them.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mexican Hat

Prairie Flowers are just starting to really pop now in NE. These are called Mexican Hat. They are spectacular.

Great time to be photographing in the prairie except for the chiggers.