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Cataloochee National Park - Nov. 8, 2011 : On 2nd day in Gatlinburg, November 8, 2011, we decided to go to the Cataloochee National Park to get photographs of elk.   The park is in the mountains above Maggie Valley, NC.  Re-establishing elk in this part of the country is a project of the National Forest Service.  This day, not only did I get quite a few opportunities to shoot elk in Cataloochee Park, but photographed some in Cherokee, NC on the way.  We probably missed the rut by 3 or 4 weeks, and was probably just as well.  I really didn't want to take a ride on one of those racks.  Of the hundreds of photographs I took, I am displaying only 25 and they are from the 'G' rated ones.  This the time of the year that activity is not simply restricted to grazing.

Cataloochee National Park - Nov. 8, 2011

AubreyC

On 2nd day in Gatlinburg, November 8, 2011, we decided to go to the Ca ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2014 4:42pm PST

Water Fowl : Ducks, Geese, Swans and more

Water Fowl

PeacefulPlaces

Ducks, Geese, Swans and more

Updated: Jun 18, 2014 8:21pm PST

Seabrook Osprey et all on 1/11/12 : Photographing birds and the general surrounds while sitting on the edge of the little bay that runs between Todville Rd. and Hwy. 146 is such a relaxing thing.  There is a good variety of species there, but the highlight are the Ospreys that migrate to the bay this time of year.  The success though is tied to the light, the wind velocity and direction, and the tide.  The wind velocity within a range of 5 to 12 miles an hour is really good and the direction between SW and SE keeps the birds taking off and landing in your direction.  As for the tide, in order to get the birds that feed in the bay close enough for better camera close-ups - the gulls, the pelicans, the terns, the cormorant, and especially the Osprey - the tide needs to be at the high point so that water deep enough to allow fishing in close to the camera position.

On this day I had the pleasure of fellow photographers Ken Coleman and Steve Mahurin joining me.  The company was good and there a lot to shoot.  I have included a map with red X's to indicate a couple of the best locations, and if you click on the 'Map This' button above Google Map has map pins inserted for my camera position for each photo.  If the pins seem to be all in one location, it is because I have the brakes set on my chair.

Seabrook Osprey et all on 1/11/12

AubreyC

Photographing birds and the general surrounds while sitting on the edg ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2014 12:31am PST

Jacob_012111 and Sony G 70-400 zoom : First test of the rental Sony G series 70-400mm zoom.  Pictures of Jacob shot indoors with flash at a distance of about 15 feet.  Details below photo.  All photos with the exception of cropping and one that had exposure adjust were converted as they came out of the camera.  Next I did pre-parametric editing in ACR and post-processing using CS5 as described in the comments below each picuture.

Jacob_012111 and Sony G 70-400 zoom

AubreyC

First test of the rental Sony G series 70-400mm zoom. Pictures of Jac ...

Updated: Jun 03, 2014 11:59am PST

Lake "G" Watercraft : Most photos and videos in this gallery were shot (hand-held) using a Sony Alpha NEX camera. All of the "mega-ZOOM shots" were taken (July 2013 & after) with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS camera (hand-held, NO tripod).

Lake Goodwin (Lake "G") is a beautiful body of water covering 535 acres, with 5.4 miles of shoreline, located in Snohomish County, Washington. It is in the Seven Lakes area northwest of Seattle. Lake Goodwin is the largest and most popular lake of the Seven Lakes community. Rainbow Trout, Large/Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and Pumpkinseed Sunfish can be found in the lake. Ducks, Cormorants, Blue Heron, Lake Otters, Racoons, Rabbits, Deer, and other wildlife live around the lake. Seagulls, Bald Eagles, and other birds can be seen from time to time in the sky above. Except for "summer water sports" and the annual July 4th. boat parade/fireworks, Lake Goodwin is a quiet and peaceful place.

Lake "G" Watercraft

BIG-Dude-Productions

Most photos and videos in this gallery were shot (hand-held) using a S ...

Updated: May 03, 2014 6:04pm PST

Sony Alpha NEX-5N Camera Photos & Videos : I replaced my NEX-3 in February, 2012, with a new NEX-5N camera body. My Sony all-in-one E Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 stabilized zoom lens that was formerly used on the NEX-3 is now on the NEX-5N. All photos and videos in this gallery have been taken using my Sony Alpha NEX-5N with the 18-200mm lens (except for those of the 5N). Unless otherwise noted, all photos/videos have been shot hand-held without using a tripod, flash, or any special lighting.

For PICS and information about the Sony NEX-3 camera that I previously owned, click on this link: http://big-dude-productions.smugmug.com/Photography/Sony-Alpha-NEX-3-Pictures/16138629_dLJDmP#!i=1229768948&k=MJdrn

Sony Alpha NEX-5N Camera Photos & Videos

BIG-Dude-Productions

I replaced my NEX-3 in February, 2012, with a new NEX-5N camera body. ...

Updated: Nov 17, 2013 9:20am PST

Group f2.8 Photography Club : I joined a local photography club in February, 2012. Photos in this gallery are those taken on club field trips and some shared at monthly meetings based on a pre-selected theme. Most PICS in this gallery  were shot using my Sony Alpha NEX-5N camera although some of the more recent ones were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS ultra zoom camera.

The Group f2.8 Photo Club is open to anyone interested in photography. The members’ skills range from beginner to expert. Regardless of experience or equipment, we feel everyone has something to share and learn about photography in our casual setting. The photography group was started in October 2010 and currently has approximately 20 active members. The club meets monthly at the Stanwood Community Library.

Why call a photography club “Group f 2.8?” Because, in terms of the aperture of a camera, f 2.8 is wide open, and the club welcomes everyone. The name is also a reference and nod to Ansel Adams’ Group f 64, which he began in 1932 with 10 other photographers. They shot large format cameras and used the smallest, tightest aperture setting, f 64, to create clear focus through the entire depth of field (DOF). Likewise, the club itself was tiny and exclusive. Not so with the f2.8 Photo Club, that welcomes anyone with an interest in photography. There are no limitations on the club's size and no membership dues (just an initial $25 support donation which is put towards buying equipment that benefits the club.).

Group f2.8 Photography Club

BIG-Dude-Productions

I joined a local photography club in February, 2012. Photos in this ga ...

Updated: Oct 18, 2013 7:11am PST

Featured Photos : A selection of some of my favorite photos.

Featured Photos

Mark OneWolf

A selection of some of my favorite photos.

Updated: Oct 10, 2013 5:12am PST

Birds - Recent WIP - Part1 : Last 2.5 year evolution in post processing with CS5 beginning in July of 2010 thru 2012

Birds - Recent WIP - Part1

AubreyC

Last 2.5 year evolution in post processing with CS5 beginning in July ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 4:47am PST

Christ Church : Images in and of my church.

Christ Church

MillerFallsPhotography

Images in and of my church.

Updated: Jul 30, 2013 2:09pm PST