Ballooning Over NM

Posted in Canon 7D, Handheld on August 20, 2016 by budbranch

Persied Meteor Shower

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Composite, Long exposures, sky with tags on August 12, 2016 by budbranch

comp2IMG_1995-EditIMG_2430IMG_2465IMG_2557I made 1,000 or so 20 second exposures last night: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ISO 6400, Lightroom for dehaze and noise reduction, Starstax for the composite.  Go ahead – order a print – you know you want to!

Double Rainbow

Posted in 5DMII, Composite, Pano on August 4, 2016 by budbranch

A chance meeting on the highway.  I’ve started carrying my camera face down in my cupholder, so as not to miss these!IMG_7113-Pano-Edit

Balloon Over the Gorge

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3, HDR on July 11, 2016 by budbranch

Pueblo_Balloon_160710_001Pueblo_Balloon_160710_006Pueblo_Balloon_160710_010Beautiful early morning flight by Pueblo Balloon

Fireworks Over Taos

Posted in 5DMII, Long exposures, Wide Angle on July 5, 2016 by budbranch

IMG_1339IMG_1341IMG_1343IMG_1362IMG_1365IMG_1371IMG_1372IMG_1381IMG_1388IMG_1392IMG_1402IMG_1408IMG_1416IMG_1431IMG_1433Manual focus (prefocus before it gets dark, tape it down), Canon 17-40 on tripod, f/5.6 or so, ISO 400, Bulb mode (shutter stays open as long as you press the shutter).  These are 2,3 ,4, or 5 second exposures, trying to capture only one, interesting burst.   These are the 15 prettiest, out of 150 frames.  Lightroom to adjust exposure, and crop.  Prints here.

Moonless Sky, Looking North

Posted in 5DMII, Astrophotography, Composite, Long exposures, sky, Wide Angle on July 4, 2016 by budbranch

180 or so 25-second exposures, composited together using “Starstax” software.

f/4, ISO 3200

 

Go ahead – order a print…

circumpolar star motion

Sunset

Posted in sky, Time Lapse on July 3, 2016 by budbranch

Taos sunset 0702 from Bud Branch on Vimeo.

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