Category: Nature

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

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Canon 40D, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/200, f/4, 100 mm, ISO 800

Frost on some leaves in my front yard.  You don’t have to go far to find beautiful shots of nature.

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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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Canon 40D, EFS 28-135 IS, 1/200, f/9, 33mm, ISO 400

While at a conference in Boston a few friends and I drove out to see the Boston Temple.  The walk up to the grounds from where we parked in the lower parking lot was absolutely beautiful.  I wish it was a blue sky day, but the colors were still a site to behold.

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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.

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Canon Rebel XT, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, 1/1000, f/8, 135 mm, ISO 800

Taken around inspiration point.  This is my favorite national park to go to.

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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.

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Minolta DiMAGE Z1, 1/250, f/3.5, 33 mm, ISO 50

From an ice storm in Kansas City in January 2005. Each individual blade of grass was encased in ice. It was so cool to look at.

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Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 1/80, f/4, 16 mm

I had driven past this several times growing up, and always wanted to take a picture of it. 15 years later I finally did. Proof that it’s not always about the camera. Lighting, subject, color… all way more important.

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Canon Rebel XT, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/400, f/11, 85 mm, ISO 200

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