I went out today to just keep practicing my photography and editing skills. I chose one road and on lens. Here are two different scenes taken within a mile of each other. I feel as though something is there within the two areas, I just need to continue practicing and figure it out. Over all I feel like they turned out well.
The amount of variation in the landscapes at McTucker Ponds is awesome. While I chose to photograph the Snake River section, I promise you the other spots are just as good. I put a lot of effort into these images and gained a new friend doing so. Brett and I came out here to take photos of the sunset and he was just starting out, only a week of photography experience! Hopefully his images turn out well.
I had just purchased a new lens and learned some advice on taking sunset pictures, coincidentally, it was also cloudy. So I went up to a cliff overlooking Fort Hall just outside of Pocatello and captured some images that I am very proud of. The lens performs extremely well and I can’t wait to start photographing people with it.
This is was my second time up at Crystal Summit with people from the University. That being Dr. Ownby, Alyssa, and Mikah. While the Milky Way was visible, the half moon made it very difficult to capture, but all of our star trails turned out nicely. I also used this opportunity to get some more sunset photos, it is surprisingly hard to get a decent one with no clouds.
Bird Canyon was on the way to Chesterfield and I had to find a way to capture this scene. I was on my third trip there with Dr. Ownby’s class and had a fantastic time. Even though it began raining, a lot of people produced some fantastic images. The food from the Chuck Wagon was great as always and I am glad I tagged along again, even if I wasn’t in the class.
After a dry spell of nothing working out and a stressful start to the school year, I finally took some pictures that I liked. This is a set of four that I cropped to a 25:9 ratio. I like the way this ratio works and will be using it for future panoramas. Also included is my new watermark, we will see how that goes.
Not my first trip to Craters of the Moon National Park in Idaho, but my first successful trip to capture the Milky Way. I started that journey on a small outlet in Arbon, Idaho where I first cracked the secrets of Milky Way photography the day before my classes’ trip to Craters. If you ever get a chance to see the Milky Way with your own eyes, definitely take it.