Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD – Lens Review

_S5A6027-1My review of the Tamron SP 150-600 mm lens has been published and is available on the Digital Photography School web site.

Click here for the review.

 

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1957

In many small villages there will be a few homes and a church.  Some regions seem to have a church but no homes or farms in the vicinity.  This is a church probably built in 1957 as that is what is on the entrance gate.  The church is in the Snæfellsness peninsula.  This was photographed in near 100 MPH winds.

The original image was posted earlier in my Iceland 1 posts but for this image I used Macphun Intensify first and then treated the image with Topaz.

1957 Panasonic GH3, Lumix Vario 12 - 35 f/2.8 at 21 mm. ISO 200, f/11, 1/400 sec.

1957
Panasonic GH3, Lumix Vario 12 – 35 mm f/2.8 at 21 mm. ISO 200, f/11, 1/400 sec.

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Harpa

 

Reflections

Reflections

 

Harpa – the opera house in Reykjavik, Iceland is an architectural marvel.  This image was photographed using a Panasonic GH3, with a the Lumix Vario 12 – 35 mm f/2.8 lens at 20 mm.  Exposure triad ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/60 second. Image converted to B&W in Silver Efex Pro.

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For Sale – Canon G12 Kit.

I am selling my Canon G12 kit.  A rarely used body, battery, battery charger, extra battery, Really Right Stuff L Plate, Canon TC-DC58D Tele-converter and Canon LA-DC58K Conversion Lens Adaptor.  All original boxes etc. except the L bracket that never had a box.  The Teleconverter and Lens Adaptor are brand new and can be used on a G10, G11, G12 giving you a focal to 196mm.  The bundle for $400.

I also have a Canon AC adapter for the G12 – also new – AC Adapter Kit-DC50 original price $70 will sell at $40 if purchased with the kit.

Contact me if interested.

Canon G12, with the Really Right Stuff L Plate

Canon G12, with the Really Right Stuff L Plate

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Really Right Stuff BG11L

 

Canon TC-DC58D

Canon TC-DC58D Tele-converter

 

Canon LA-DC58K

Canon LA-DC58K Conversion Lens Adaptor

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The Vast Icelandic Landscape

I posted this composite on facebook yesterday more as a “tiny” jab at a photography friend.  However, today I felt it worthy of a post on my blog.

Venturing

Venturing

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Rhythm in Ice

Rhythm in Ice

Rhythm in Ice

Vatnajökull (Glacier of Rivers), is the largest glacier in Iceland in the background with Jökulsárlón (Glacial River Lagoon) in the foreground with icebergs.

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Surprises

I was out testing the Tamron 150 – 600 while my wife Monica was shooting for fun.  Here are two images she showed me this morning that I just had to share.

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Vestrahorn – Iceland – 2, March 25, 2014

Vestrahorn near Höfn í Hornafirði on the south-east coast of Iceland.  Beautiful black sand dunes and yellow grasses make the foreground for the mountains.  It is interesting that these are one of the few mountains that are not volcanic in origin.  The stone is like granite and is called gabbro._S5A4451-Edit

The black sand is very soft and the patterns exquisite.

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Driving toward the lighthouse one can see the old US Navy Radar Station.  The ocean waves are lashing at the cliff faces and crash to heights above the height of the lighthouse.

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And on the way back after dinner we are rewarded with some wonderful Northern Lights.

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Öxarárfoss – Iceland, March 2014

Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss

Öxarárfoss is the main waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. Please click on the image to view it larger.

This is a panorama of 7 images.  The compiled image is just under 40 inches at 300 DPI.  Canon 5D Mk III, 16 – 35 mm L II, at 25 mm, ISO 250, f/16 and 2.5 seconds.

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Gullfoss – Iceland

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I can never get tired of looking at images from Iceland.  This is an extract of Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland and a key stop on the the Golden Circle.  It is a multi tiered waterfall on the river Hvítá. The first is a wide but shallow three step fall and then it drops in two tall stages. The first is about 36 feet and the second about 70 feet.  This image is a small extract of the final drop. Canon 5D Mk II, 70-200 f2.8 at 200 mm, f/10, 0.8 seconds, ISO 250.

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