"One day you are a signature, next day you are an autograph." —Billy Wilder

Project 52My second 52, an assortment of images

Forum rules
Some posts may not be "safe for work". If you intend to post any nude, topless or implied nude images please include the phrase NSFW in your title.
User avatar
TomCofer
Key Founding Member
Key Founding Member
Posts: 2635
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:42 am
Location: Fredericktown, MO
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: My second 52, an assortment of images

Post by TomCofer » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:27 pm

Nice shot.
Sorry to hear about your computer problems WG.
Redneck Enthusiast Photographer on a shoestring budget.

thcofer@charter.net

Failure means you tried. Success means you need to set higher goals for yourself.

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:58 pm

TomCofer wrote:Nice shot.
Sorry to hear about your computer problems WG.

Thanks Tom.

Computer problems - it happens - I have been very lucky over the years as this is the first time I have ever had real problems. Fortunately, my new ASUS laptop is filling in very well.

WG
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:26 pm

Week 30, Prairie images with a different crop.

One of the things that has always been a "concern" for me was how to portray the vastness of the Western Prairies in my landscape images. On my recent visit to Africa, a friend showed me a crop that he had done of an Acacia tree on the Savanna. The Savanna is a very large area of grasslands with the occasional patch of trees, probably much like the Western Prairies were before the first settlers arrived. It struck me immediately, that maybe this was one way to show off the prairies with this 3:1 crop, a panorama crop as he called it. The result, showing hay bales in a field (it's that time of year), is shown in this image.

This image was shot with my 1D X and the Mark I 24-105mmL IS lens. Processing was in Lightroom CC and Nik's Color Efex Pro 4.

Image

As usual, comments and questions are welcome.

WesternGuy
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:44 pm

Week 31 - What you can see by the side of the road...

I have been away for a week or so up in Canada's north to photograph the Aurora and do some landscape photography in the area as well - have a couple of weeks to catch up on posts. On the second day I was there (Yellowknife, NWT), I was headed back to my hotel when I drove by this guy sitting by the side of the road. I quickly turned around and sat in the car on the opposite side of the road with my 100-400 and a 1.4 extender on my 1D X and started to shoot away. The fox did not run from me, rather he sat and posed for some shots and then ran up and down the side of the road while I shot away. This is the first time I have ever had the good fortune to be able to photograph a fox in its natural habitat.

Shot with my 1D X, a 100-400mm L IS Mark II lens and a 1.4 Mark III extender. Processing was in Lightroom and Nik's Color Efex Pro 4.

Image

As usual, questions and comments are welcome.

WesternGuy
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:29 pm

Week 32 - Light up the Night sky!

As I noted in my last post, I was up in Northern Canada for a week to photograph the Aurora Borealis. I had one so-so night and one where WOW wouldn't even begin to describe the lights in the sky. The rest of the time the nights were either cloudy and rainy, or just cloudy. For those interested in seeing a sample of my Aurora images, I have posted a selection on my Flickr page.

This image was taken with my tripod mounted Canon 1D X and a 16-35mm L IS lens using a remote shutter control. Processing was in Lightroom CC.


Image

As usual, comments and questions are welcome.

This will be my last post on the "52 week" section of photoMentoris. I am going in for major shoulder surgery next week and will be out of "photography" commission for at least 2 months. I am not sure that I will start a new "52 week" session after that, but rather may pursue other aspects of my photography.

WesternGuy
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
TomCofer
Key Founding Member
Key Founding Member
Posts: 2635
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:42 am
Location: Fredericktown, MO
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Post by TomCofer » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:43 pm

Hey WG,
I'm playing catch up here.
the crop does a good job of showing the fastness of the paraies I think. Of course, another option would be to shoot several shots and merge them into an pano.

Really love the fox shot.

the shot of the northern lights is neat. Looks kinda other worldly.
Redneck Enthusiast Photographer on a shoestring budget.

thcofer@charter.net

Failure means you tried. Success means you need to set higher goals for yourself.

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:48 am

TomCofer wrote:Hey WG,
I'm playing catch up here.
the crop does a good job of showing the fastness of the paraies I think. Of course, another option would be to shoot several shots and merge them into an pano.

Really love the fox shot.

the shot of the northern lights is neat. Looks kinda other worldly.


Tom, thanks for the comments, they are appreciated.

I did think about a multiple shot pano for the prairies, but I was looking for a way to try and show the "vastness" without resorting to multiple shot images. Single shots, cropped at the 3:1 ratio are easier to deal with when printing and framing images.

The fox shot was just serendipity - glad you like it. I happened to be in the right place at the right time and it totally ignored me. Reminded me of my trip to Africa where the animals simply ignore folks in a jeep and simply carry-on with their daily life.

Northern lights are another one of my favourite things to photograph, unfortunately, I have to travel about 1500 km north to do so and it isn't cheap as people come from all over the world to see and photograph them and this puts considerable pressure on the car rentals and hotel rooms because of the demands.

Anyway, as I said, these postings are my swan song as far as Photomentoris is concerned. Surgery and subsequent recovery precludes my doing anything much for a couple of months and then I am not sure what I am going to do. I will PM you about it when I get a chance.

WesternGuy
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
TomCofer
Key Founding Member
Key Founding Member
Posts: 2635
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:42 am
Location: Fredericktown, MO
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Post by TomCofer » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:15 pm

Best wishes with the surgery WG.
Redneck Enthusiast Photographer on a shoestring budget.

thcofer@charter.net

Failure means you tried. Success means you need to set higher goals for yourself.

User avatar
WesternGuy
Mentoris Tribunus
Mentoris Tribunus
Posts: 464
Joined: Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:43 am
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Post by WesternGuy » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:42 pm

TomCofer wrote:Best wishes with the surgery WG.

Thanks, Tom.

WG.
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. - Galen Rowell

My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernguy/
My new blog: http://photowestguy.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Ceropegia
Mentoris Sextus
Mentoris Sextus
Posts: 653
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Location: Appalachian Foothills of Northeast Alabama
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, you can edit but ask me first
Contact:

Post by Ceropegia » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:57 pm

WesternGuy wrote:Week 31 - What you can see by the side of the road...

I have been away for a week or so up in Canada's north to photograph the Aurora and do some landscape photography in the area as well - have a couple of weeks to catch up on posts. On the second day I was there (Yellowknife, NWT), I was headed back to my hotel when I drove by this guy sitting by the side of the road. I quickly turned around and sat in the car on the opposite side of the road with my 100-400 and a 1.4 extender on my 1D X and started to shoot away. The fox did not run from me, rather he sat and posed for some shots and then ran up and down the side of the road while I shot away. This is the first time I have ever had the good fortune to be able to photograph a fox in its natural habitat.

Shot with my 1D X, a 100-400mm L IS Mark II lens and a 1.4 Mark III extender. Processing was in Lightroom and Nik's Color Efex Pro 4.

Image

As usual, questions and comments are welcome.

WesternGuy


A truly beautiful creature perfectly captured! Hope your surgery and recovery go well and you returnto PM with more beautiful photography for us to enjoy.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests