Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Simple Mesquite Trees in Black and White

My First Official D700 Shot

Well, I'm gonna make a little change from the Jackson Hole series and post a couple shots I took with my new - new to me - D700.  I'm still waiting to purchase some lenses for it, but I do have a 50mm 1.4 that I bought a while back and used with my D300s which works with a full-framer.  So here it is.

Mesquite Trees in Black and White

So a couple of weekends ago, I was out driving around trying to find things to shoot and I didn't have too much luck.  I went down to the Snake Farm near New Braunfels for something to do.  For some reason I always wanted to go there.  Now I have and won't need to go there again.  Pretty touristy and not really worth it.  Might  be fun for the kids though.  Anyway, while I was driving, I noticed this area where there were nothing but mesquite trees in a grassy field on a slope.  If you get the right angle there was nothing on the horizon but sky.  I thought that might be a cool place to get some black and whites.  This spot is located on the southbound side of I-35 south of exit 195 if I remember correctly.  I have linked up the location below the shot if you are interested in going out there to shoot them yourself sometime.

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  1. Michael CriswellMarch 1, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Sweet shot Evan, love it, I can offer this for what it's worth..I kinda did things backwards, got all my L glass before the Full Frame, but I must say..get the best glass you can with that beast cause it pays off, I cannot wait to see what you come up with. I am heading to Moab with Sir Dave Wilson in a few weeks to test drive my Mark 3 and cannot wait, I am jacked!! Have fun with the beast, one thing I noticed, I had to put more RAM in my PC for the large files lol, not a bad thing though! Have a great weekend

  2. Thanks, Mike! That's the idea! I'm not sure my work will get any better cause I have better gear, but I hope so! Have fun with Mr. Wilson! He and you are both awesome photographers and you guys will get some great shots of whatever you decide to shoot! Can't wait to see what you guys shoot!


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