So, before anyone says anything about cruelty to animals, etc., the rodeo is not my favorite sport. I went because it was an opportunity to do some action photos. I will not be going in the future for a number of reasons which I will not outline here.
I used my F5.0, 70-300 lens from the last row of the stands. As the light diminished the ISO went from 200 to 3200 but it still wasn't enough to stop the action, although I will have to say that I do like the blurred nature of the images in the bull ride. All in all I took over 500 pictures using the burst mode on my Canon EOS 7. I thought it did a good job. This is something I don't do a lot of and am glad I did. Just wish it were a different kind of venue.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Once again I went out to the Great Salt Lake to take some pic's. This time at sunset. Well close to sunset. Getting out there was a bit more difficult than anticipated given that they were doing road work, but I got there none the less. I wanted to take some pic's of the flatness of the shore and the lake and the lack of features except for the distant mountains. As usual, if you look, you will always find something else to focus on. And I did. I still got what I intended but with a little added bonus. I have a few more than the five here. I will post them at a later date.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Here we are already into April and in fact nearing the end of the month. How time flies. It's not that I haven't been out taking pictures, it's just that I am, for some reason just not posting them as I should. Having said that I thought I would post a few I took back in January out at the Great Salt Lake Saltair Pleasure Palace. At least that is where I spent the morning. In the afternoon I spent my time in downtown Salt Lake. Hitting these two spots makes the long trek worthwhile.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Well, it's been quite a while since I last posted on my blog. I have had a problem finding inspiration, so, I went and bought the book "Zen Camera" by David Ulrich. I have read it through beginning to end and have decided that I will try to follow his advice and see if I can't develop some inspiration as I go along. In the meantime I have gone back to one of my favorite subjects and decided to photograph him/her from a different angle than I have in the past. Although it was the wrong time of day to photograph I still wanted to see what I would get. Trying to develop that eye.
Enjoy the two images and I will be back soon.
Friday, April 21, 2017
I step out of my home this morning and drove, I swear, only a mile or two to take these two images of the mountains. I have taken images of them before but the light, the clouds were a little different this morning than they have been in the past. It is not the subject that interests me as much as it is the light. It is the light that makes it interesting, that brings life to it, emotion.