From Nature

Photowalking: Cactus and Tropicals

Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/40, f/4, 100 mm, ISO 200

I had a great time at this months Photowalk with the Photowalking Utah group (also on Flickr).  I spent most of the event with my 100mm Macro on which definitely pushed me to see things differently then when I go around with my 28-135 zoom.  I also got to try out my new tripod which was awesome.  I wouldn’t have been able to get this shot or several others without it.

I also had some new Lightroom presets that I used on the pictures in post processing which made it go quite fast and I’m very happy with the results.

Full set of photos from the shoot here

Sharp Frost

Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200, f/4, 100 mm, ISO 100

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The last few days there has been a nice fog in Utah Valley in the mornings.  This has been leaving a beautiful frost on everything making it white everywhere you look.  So this morning I thought I’d venture out and get some shots.  Here are a few of some barbed wire I found encased in frost.  More frost shots to come in future posts.

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Aspen Rainbow

Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/250, f/4.5, 100 mm, ISO 400

On a trip up to Nebo Loop I found an area that had trees with just about every color.  I gathered one of each and found a nice big aspen trunk to lay them on.  Quite pleased with the result.

I still need to get it printed out as a panorama but am excited to see it in person :)

Edit: Print is beautiful. If you are interested in a copy, my normal printer doesn’t do panoramas (SmugMug) so let me know and we can work something out.

Photowalking: Great Salt Lake

Canon 40D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, 1/800, f/5.6, 153 mm, ISO 400

Taken at the June Photowalk out at the Great Salt Lake with my father’s day present to myself (with the wife’s permission) of a new Canon 40D (review to come later).

The phtowalk was great fun.  I didn’t come out with as many winner’s as I would have liked, but I learned quite a bit for any future similar situations (sunset shooting at a lake).  For a truely stunning collection of images go check out the work of the rest of the photowalking utah group.