Wednesday, July 17, 2019

My trip to Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona with my new IR camera

My wife and I decided to take a little trip to Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona coming back to the SLC area via Monument Valley, Goblin Valley and the Grand Rafael Swell.  Are first stop was in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  I've not been there before and wasn't quite sure what we would find.  Well, it is a deep canyon much like the Grand Canyon but only narrower and probably a 1000 ft deep.  Let's just say that I'm glad there were railings to hang on to.  Although it was hot it was fun and some great scenery.  So I will definitely go again.  To top it off it is a Black Sky designated park and so I will definitely be giving that a try.  Below are a few of the images I took in the park.

My new IR camera

Well it has been a year since I last posted.  Since that time I have acquired a new camera.  No, not an expensive one, not even a new model.  Instead I acquired a Canon 50D but with an IR sensor.  This allows me to focus in live view.  The first image I took is this first one I took of my back yard after learning to properly set the white balance.

More later as I organize my images and thoughts.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

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

Here are the remaining photos from my trip out to the Great Salt Lake about a week and half ago.

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.