This shot from the river festival last weekend was on the cover of our local paper this morning. I'm pretty happy about that! Not a lot of money involved but the recognition is always nice. I like the shot too.
I was getting a lot of photos of the tricks they were throwing but decided I wanted to zoom in a little closer for some facial expressions while these guys were in the midst of all this chaos. That decision worked out pretty well.
I shoot mostly with primes but sometimes a zoom is the better tool and this was one of those times. I used my Pentax DA L 55-300mm which is an inexpensive lens that produces images better than the price would suggest. The tradeoff is it doesn't do that well in low light or trying to get a really narrow DOF (it's slow). One day when I'm feeling flush I'll get a nice fast zoom ($$) but until then this will have to do!
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It was fun watching the kayakers and rafters play on or get played by this hole. The SUP guys were also pretty impressive!
A big snowmelt this year made the Gunnison River Festival extra exciting!
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The Solstice sun behind these silos caught my eye on the way home from a glorious and long after work ride at Hartman Rocks. I took three images handheld and blended them using HDRPad. Since it was handheld, I used the built-in alignment feature and it seemed to work very well!
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I saw this riding to work this morning. The low angle sun filtering through the aspen and then the water from a sprinkler was just too perfect and I had to stop. So glad I did!
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I had fun taking some star shots Friday night while camping with the family at Hartman Rocks. For this one I used the 8mm Rokinon fisheye which worked perfectly for a nice ultra wide shot. Fun lens, fun night. The meteor in the upper left was icing on the cake!
The light on the rocks was from the campfire and the sage was from a flashlight.
Pentax K-x, Rokinon 8mm, 15s f/5.6 ISO 3200
It finally feels like summer so we camped not far from home last night. Still in the 30's for the low at night but it could be worse!
I had fun playing sports photographer last weekend for the Sage Burner and Growler races. If you are looking for photos, see my Zenfolio site.
Congratulations to all you participants!
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I had a short but enjoyable ride on my single speed (the one of my three bikes that didn't need work to ride) up to the Signal Peak area NE of town. Nice evening but a bit hazy - there must be a fire somewhere West of here. The little yellow flowers were coming up all over the place and I liked the color combination with this Indian paintbrush in the evening light.
The blown out sky is something I'm trying to accept for some shots. In this one I don't think it detracts much if at all. Do you?
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