Taos Balloon Rally

Posted in 5DMII, Aerial, Available Light, DJI Phantom 3, Handheld on October 28, 2018 by budbranch

Cloud Time Lapse

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Time Lapse on September 9, 2018 by budbranch

At the end, Mars rises in the center…

Hummers

Posted in Canon 7D, Stop the action on August 24, 2018 by budbranch

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July Update!

Posted in 5DMII, Available Light, Gopro Hero5, Long exposures, Wide Angle on July 15, 2018 by budbranch

Here is what I have been up to for the last few weeks:

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MOMentum is building…

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Tattoo!

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Hagerty Mandolins

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Hagerty Mandolins

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Hagerty Mandolins

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Ground squirrel taunts us

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This got published in Taos News

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Eskes crowd watching the fireworks

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Gun buy-back in Taos

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Eskes Bluegrass Jam

Sardinas Canyon Fire Cloud

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Time Lapse on June 26, 2018 by budbranch

15 miles to the south of Taos, the Sardinas Canyon fire inspires a sunset cumulus cloud…

Revisiting the Sunflowers

Posted in 5DMII, Available Light, Wide Angle on June 20, 2018 by budbranch

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These photos are hanging in a show in Taos.   An admirer asked me to write a little bit about my process:

The photos were taken during sunflower season in Taos.  I was shooting out the passenger window of our car with a 17-40mm Canon 5DMII – we were going about 40MPH.  The camera was set for manual focus and the drive mode set to continuous, so I could capture about 4 frames every second.  These are the specific settings:

Top photo:  1/125 sec at F/10 ISO 100 20mm

Bottom photo: 1/80 sec at F/7.1 ISO 100 17mm

The reason for the portrait orientation is that I was one-handing the camera, letting it dangle out the window, not sighting through the viewfinder.  The blur in the foreground is due to car motion blur, but the background is nominally in focus, due to the small aperture and wide angle lens – the shutter speed was high enough to kill the camera shake, but slow enough to blur those sunflowers zipping by, close to the camera.  I did a lot of experimenting with shutter speed to get these nice exposures.

Nice prints of these and others available here!

 

 

Tent Test

Posted in Gopro Hero5, Handheld, Point-and-shoot on June 10, 2018 by budbranch

Julie has been developing some tent camping sites – we tried one out last night:

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