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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Not quite National Geographic, but I was excited to see my photo chosen for this edition of the Gunnison Valley Journal.
I shot this a couple of summers ago near the top of the Flag Creek trail while riding Flag Creek - Bear Creek - Deadman's Gulch with an Olympus e510 and the 14-42 kit lens.
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