We spent the day with family camping up at Moraine Campground inside Rocky Mountain Nation Park last weekend, and I couldn’t help but to sneak away and hit this spot for a quick sunset view of Longs Peak. I love the framing options at this locale as well. This shot in the fall is really spectacular too.
Another composition from the same locale. Different/warmer lighting too (I think a cloud shifted away from blocking the sun over this spot).
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Took the family camping this weekend at Mueller State Park, and played around with the D500 and 200-500 combo again. This little chipmunk decided to come out and pose for me. Sweet deal for me.
Posted in General, Nature and tagged 200-500 Nikkor lens, chipmunk, D500, Mueller State Park by greggl with no comments yet.
I just had to head out to photograph these little guys with my new D500 and 200-500mm lens. This image is cropped in a little bit (because I can at 20Mpx!) and it came out nicely!
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I have been wondering if the Pasque flowers were still in bloom along the foothills so today I was able to get away and go in search of these little beauties. Yes they are still in abundant bloom (at least in my spot) and to my amazement, my daughter Sofia expressed interest in going shooting as well! A Win-Win situation!!
I’m anxious to load up my daughter’s captures from my Sony a6000 to see how she did…. Time to upload that card now….
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I had to get out and test my new Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E lens so I took a detour one my way to work one morning and ended up in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge between Denver and the Denver International Airport. Even though the lens is not compatible with my older Nikon D90 (this lens has an electromagnetic aperture mechanism), the combination is somewhat compatible in that the lens is always shooting wide-open at f/5.6. This is ideally how I wanted to use this lens anyway. I love the reach and the subject isolation this combination yields.
Check it out for yourself:
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Another reflection of El Capitan from my trip to YNP back in November 2015. It was a great trip where I was able to reconnect with an old high school buddy named Andy Garza whom I’d worked with in the Village Store for several summers back in the mid-80s — 30 years ago…
A very appropriate photo on a great time for personal reflection… Enjoy!
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Back in early December, Katherine, Tania and their sister-in-laws wanted to get all the grandkids together to photograph them as a Christmas present for Grandma Sonia. Here are a few of the images I got.
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Here’s an image from late in the day last week when the sun was almost set and yet lighting up El Capitan in beautiful light.
#Sony #alpha #6000 5-shot #HDR
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From my recent trip to Mariposa and Yosemite, I stopped to finally capture an image of the Yosemite Valley Chapel. Not the greatest and most dramatic lighting, but still a nice image of the chapel.
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A little teaser of my trip to California’s Yosemite National Park last week while visiting my parents in Mariposa….
The light reflected off of El Capitan really illuminated the south-side drive’s trees and undergrowth spectacularly this crisp November morning.
This could not have been a better trip! I missed meeting up with a few friends, but the trip itself was spectacular.
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