Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Happy Place - Cathedrals of Napali Coast 02

It seems everyone needs a happy place or zone or something these days.  The hyperbole (I know it's  pronounced high-pur-bowl-ee, but I like to say hyper bowl, like it's a football game) about the recent election is just very over the top. The choice we had to begin with wasn't very good anyway.  And, now that it's over, one side thinks evil incarnate has arrived and all puppies, kittens and hamsters will be declared not cute anymore and therefore exterminated, and the other side thinks the savior has arrived and not only will puppies, kittens and hamsters stay cute, but everyone will love them and they will not poop all over your new carpeting in all of your bedrooms that you can remodel now that you can keep more of your tax dollars.  All I can say, to quote Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is, "R-E-L-A-X, relax."  We also need to "pump the brakes" a bit as they say.  Things won't be that bad, but yet I have a feeling things won't be THAT great, either.  We survived the last 8 years, the 8 years before that, the 8 years before that and so on.  Not saying this most recent event will last 8 years, but you know what I mean.  So for the last 8 years, some people needed a safe/happy zone/place and now for at least 4 years, others will need it. 

So, to acknowledge those who recently left their happy places and those just entering theirs, I would like to post a shot of one of my happy places...  Hawaii!!  This is from the Napali Coast of Kauai and the formation seen here is known as the Cathedrals.  I took this while on a helicopter tour of the island that Eileen and I took with Jack Harter Helicopter Tours.  We flew in a helicopter like the one in the old TV show Magnum P.I.  It has no doors and I think part of me hung just a tad outside of the copter the whole tour.  So much so that when we flew through a little rain, my arm got wet.  However, it would dry off very quickly as we flew out of it.  We highly recommend it if you decide to do that on Kauai!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 16mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/500
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Friday, November 11, 2016

Thanks, Vets!

Today is a day for thanking our veterans for their service.  If you see a vet, thank him/her!  Also, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of those past, present and future have done and will do to make our lives possible if not better. 

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-TZ5
Lens -
Focal Length - 8.5 mm
Aperture - f4.2
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 100
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Georgia Dome Pano

Now that the long national pastime known as the Presidential Election is finally over, it's time to unite and get back to pictures.  What better way to move forward that to post a panorama of another NFL stadium!  Makes sense?  Yeah not really, but who cares!

So this is a pano of the Georgia Dome, current home of the Atlanta Falcons for one more year.  I think they will have a new stadium to call home right next door next year, but for now this is it.

I took this shot prior to the Seahawks v Falcons game on Nov 10th, 2013 and the Seahawks pounded them 33-10.  The Seahawks went on to win the Superbowl by defeating the Broncos 43-8.

One last thought, I'm thinking I may get a fisheye lens for these types of shots in the future.  I really liked how it worked out for a stadium shot of Jerry's World a few years back as well as Sports Authority Field in Denver because I can capture more of the stadiums.  There would be less detail in the final shot, but I'm really thinking it would be easier and better.  Anyone out there have experience with a fisheye on a Fujifilm X-T1 or X-T2?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Sony DSC-HX9V
Lens - 4.3-68.5 mm f/3.3-5.9
Focal Length - 4.3 mm
Aperture - f3.3
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 125
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Friday, November 4, 2016

150 N Riverside in Black and White

This is a crazy new building going up in Chicago and it's another that is only known by its address: 150 N Riverside.  It's futuristic with all of the glass windows and its "inverted" structure for lack of a better term.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 20.9 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/850
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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