Thursday, June 21, 2018

Growing Mushrooms

I've been exploring the woods in the rain this week, thank goodness for durable cameras. I noticed mushrooms everywhere and decided to try time-lapse again.  Last summer I made my first attempt at mushroom time-lapse and and was not happy with the results. This year I made a few minor adjustments: placing the Go Pro further away from the subject and recording bigger mushrooms being the main adjustments.

Technical: Go Pro @ 1 minute intervals, about 8 1/2 hours duration. Sequenced in LRTimelapse

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Minnesota Storm Clouds

I went storm chasing yesterday morning after recently watching some very impressive storm videos on Youtube, the Wyoming tornado in particular. Yesterday's forecast and radar lined up so I went hunting using a GoPro and my 7D.  Rain is an issue that you don't notice when watching the edited clips. Wind can also be a challenge but yesterday was relatively calm, just wet.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Grand Teton Icon

The Cunningham Ranch view is spectacular but a little tough to shoot. Fill flash is no problem but getting the window square is harder. A short walk out from the cabin is also a great place to watch the clouds.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Grand Teton Motion

I usually think of bears or moose when I think of Grand Teton National Park but the smaller creatures caught my attention when I was there last week. 

Technical: All flight scenes were slowed by 50%. Butterflies shot with a Canon 7Dmk2, 24-105 lens, bluebirds with a C100 and 100-400 lens using a 1.4 teleconverter.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Teton Color

We just returned from traveling to Grand Tetons NP and Yellowstone. The Tetons were a first for us, except for a half day visit 30 years ago. Most of the time was spent exploring its back roads but the last evening we watched sunset while waiting for bears to appear. More to follow.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pelicans Laughing

It's natural to anthropomorphize even the most ugly of birds. Thanks to high speed drive mode I was able to catch these guys in various stages of smiling.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Love those pelicans

I rarely go to the same location at the same time each year but I can't get enough of the pelicans at Lac Qui Parle Dam west of Watson. All the shots are identical, except for the light, so I was practicing with my video set up and waiting for sweet light to do still shots when this bird's landing came along.