Monday, May 21, 2012

The Monolith

The Monolith by right2roam
The Monolith, a photo by right2roam on Flickr.

I think I'm finally getting close to the end of my California backlog and a few newly made photos are on the way soon. I had seen a number of impressive shots of this jagged seastack in full, vibrant color and wondered why with such interesting textures in the surrounding rocks, more photographers don't try to render in monochrome. So one day between storm cells there I was, up to my knees in the Pacific testing my gut feeling about this location. Here's one of my favorite takeaways from the shoot. I hope you enjoy.

Canon EOS 5D
Focal Length: 20 mm
Aperature: f/20
Exposure: 2.5 seconds
ISO 50

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Feeding Time

Feeding Time
Feeding Time, a photo by right2roam on Flickr.

I can't believe this day was already almost 7 years ago! I can still remember the sounds and smells of this crisp early morning as I paddled around my favorite lake with a newly purchased 20D. I was having so much fun and was absolutely thrilled by the quality of shots I was getting with my first DSLR. If I wasn't hooked on nature photography before, this day sealed the deal.

Thanks Mom... for all of your care, wisdom, patience, encouragement, and prayer.

Canon EOS 20D
Focal Length: 300 mm
Aperature: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/500 second
ISO 200