Category Archives: landscape
I finally made it to the Grand Canyon! During my last visit to Las Vegas we decided to drive to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. We decided to take the Maverick Helicopter Tour and it was AWESOME! Our pilot Matt was a great guy, there was only the three of us on the flight and words can not describe the experience. This is one experience I plan on doing again!
All of the photos in this post were shot using a hand held, 3 exposure technique and then processed in photomatix for the HDR. I used a Canon 5D with a 24-105mm f/4 lens.
Canon EOS 7D, 24-105 f/4L, 60mm, F 16, ISO 400
I had the opportunity to photograph the Shock Top party held by Brown Distribution in Austin Texas. The highlight of the event for me was to ride in a helicopter to get an aerial view of the Earthwork by the international artist Stan Herd. Shuttles were provided and I was transported off to the site. There were three helicopters available for use to view the earthwork. I chose the open door as to get better photos of this amazing work. This work took several months to complete but the end result was truly awesome. This artwork is about 5 acres in size and various types of natural materials were used. The green in the sunglasses are limes! Once back at the party I was able to meet Stan Herd and he is truly a genuine, down to earth person. If you judge an party by the amount of fun to be had by everyone, this event was a HUGE success. Everything from the food to all the various types of entertainment was truly incredible.
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Canon EOS 7D, Canon 24-105 f/4L, 105mm, F 5.0, ISO 200
I think we could all learn a bit from the honeybee. We need to work on our craft everyday and put an effort into getting better. Take a little time each day to practice on your skills. It can be a full blown photo shoot or as little as catching a Kelby Training video online. Just like with everything else, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” I carry my camera with me constantly, hoping to catch that magical one in a million shot. Work a little each and every day and you will constantly get better. You will become more familiar with your equipment and how to compose and shoot a great photo. Tasks that you had to think about will become second nature. If a little bee travels an average of 1600 round trips in order to produce one ounce of honey, up to 6 miles per trip and to produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to 4 times around the earth, how much are you willing to work to catch that magical moment with your camera?