Archive for June, 2018

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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This Is Our Cabin – Come Visit!

Posted in Aerial, DJI Phantom 3 on June 4, 2018 by budbranch

May, 2018

Posted in Available Light, Gopro Hero5, Handheld, Wide Angle on June 3, 2018 by budbranch

Dear followers –

Here is a recap of May, all shot with the amazing GoPro Hero 5 Black…

And, regarding gun violence in America, consider coming off the sidelines

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Roadrunner Jam

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Roadrunner Jam

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Family visit

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Family visit

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Family visit

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Family visit

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Family visit

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Family visit

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Paper artist Julie R.

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The Spot…

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Pot Creek

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Fiddler Ed…

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Great keyboardist

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Party w/Denise

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Nature bath with Julie

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Julie w/Randy

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Supporting the good one!

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Got published in Taos News!!

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Droning for Gun Violence Awareness

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