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Tree's

Posted on December 22, 2020 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Vintage Lens Comparison-Bokeh

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a lens comparison between two awesome old lenses that are very similar in age and focal length. Both are just over 50 years old, the Takumar is a few years older than the Sears lens. Both lenses were shot at there widest apeture and both images are shot with the same camera, same exact settings, and same exact processing settings (very little post processing).

Personally, I actually like the bokeh and saturation of the Sears lens the best.... 

Camera:

Pentax K1 Full Frame 36mp Sensor

Lenses:

1st: Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 [8 Element Version]

2nd: Auto-Sears 55mm f/1.4 [Re-Branded Rikenon Version]




Pileated Woodpecker 11-14-2020

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Misty Morning 10/25/2020

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Fall Colors are Here 10/22/2020

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

here's some pretty fall colors....



Milky Way Core 10-17-2020

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)



Mountain Laurel

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Laurel - I had an "abstract" moment....10-17-2020

Canon 5D4 ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO-100, 24mm ] Blairsville GA


Milky Way 10-17-2020

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A different type of Milky Way shot I took this evening....The bluish fog was created by a car's headlights.

 

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA 10/17/2020

Canon 5D Mark IV ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 20 second exposure, ISO-1600, 24mm ]


Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I've had new visitor's today!  A pair of Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Canon 7D Mark II ~ Canon 100-400mm V2

[ f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO-800, 400mm ] Blairsville GA


Milky Way 10-7-2020

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's my shot of the Milky Way this evening.

Lake Nottely Dam - Blairsville GA.

Canon 5D4 ~ IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone

[ f/2.8, 30 sec. Exposure, ISO-1000 ]



Bust Your Butt Falls

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"Bust Your Butt Falls" Highlands, NC 10-6-2020

 

I had about 2 minutes to take these two images today before a ton of tourists started climbing all over these rocks and peppered the scene!

Best compositions I could manage in such a brief window to set up and take the shots.

Canon 5D4/Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2/Hoya CPL/Sirui AM-284


Sunset - 10-5-2020

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)


Sunset this evening; not quite as intense as yesterday's sunset, but very nice indeed :) 

Canon 5D4 / IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone.

[ f/22, 1/15 sec., ISO-100 ]

This lens is extremely difficult to shoot in to the Sun with, it sometimes has a bit of a fit when it comes to flaring....

Bottom image: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens on a Canon 5D4 [ f/8, 1/40 sec., ISO-100, 46mm ]


Sunset - 10-4-2020

Posted on October 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA



Monarch Butterfly 9-7-2020

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Sunset Colors 9-5-2020

Posted on September 5, 2020 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Flower Power 8-30-2020

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Sunset 8-22-2020

Posted on August 23, 2020 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Sunset 8-19-2020

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Image shot with the IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Lens on the Canon 5D IV


Milky Way 8-16-2020

Posted on August 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Milky Way shot from last night....

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA


Canon 5D Mark IV using a Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 Lens

[f/2.8, 15 second exposure, ISO-3200, @24mm].




Comet Neowise and More...

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A lot was going on in the sky on July 20th, 2020!!!!!

This first shot is of Comet Neowise with a Lightning Cloud fired up....

This 2nd shot is of the Milky Way, Jupiter and Saturn (2 bright stars upper left), and a Thunderhead lit up with Lightning reflecting off the lake....

This 3rd shot is of the Milky Way with a huge Fireball on the right that I got extremely lucky to capture in this image. We could actually hear the fireball burning through the air!



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