It’s been a while since I last posted. Life sometimes has a way of “getting in the way” and that’s where I’ve been the last few weeks. With the holiday season upon us, I took the opportunity to experiment with my latest lens – the perennial favorite of a great many photographers – the Canon 50mm f/1.4. I purposely blew out the focus to get that beautiful round bokeh of which this lens is more than capable. I cannot wait to further exploit this lens. Happy Holidays! -GW
It’s been a couple of weeks since the event and since I posted the first day of racing – the American LeMans Series at COTA, Austin, Texas on September 21, 2013. I took a ridiculous number of photos at the weekend’s event and it’s taken me this long to get though them all.
This set is exclusively from the Sunday Main Event – the WEC 6-hour endurance race. I found some good vantage points throughout the day and captured over 1300 photos. These represent the best ones either from a composition, technical or artistic perspective.
Click “Event Photos” at the top of the site, or the link below.
I made investment in a new tool this week – a longer telephoto lens to use in those cases where I need something longer than 200mm. I’m finding more often, a need for longer focal lengths, whether it’s at the weekly soccer matches, the race track, or out in nature capture things from afar. Here is my first workout with the new beast – the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM – (eventually I am certain they will manage to incorporate the entire alphabet in the name of a lens).
Tonight’s subject – the waxing gibbous moon in the southern sky, high overhead at 12 o’clock. I’m anxious to get out early and catch it coming up over the horizon at the next full moon.
What a fun weekend it was, hanging out with some great friends and trying my hand at motor sports photography. Just like any other photographic endeavor, this has it’s own unique set of challenges and I learned a great deal upon careful inspection of the 3000 photos (still in progress) I captured last weekend. You can see the entire gallery by clicking up at the top of my site under “Event Photos” or click the link below.
I had my first opportunity to photograph a motorsports event last weekend – the 2013 ALMS and WEC Series at the fantastic Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas. I took nearly 3000 photos, tossed a mere 600 that were not of enough quality, and now I’m down to culling the remainder down to the best ones. I did a first pass this morning to separate the single car shots from the racing action and this one caught my eye.
These trees scatter the landscape on some of the slopes of the Colorado Rockies and for some reason I’m drawn to shooting them. Their naked branches form shapes and designs against the sky that are unique and although they are dead, they seem lifelike in some strange way.
I’ve been missing Colorado and it’s only been three weeks since I returned. I’m still sorting through photos from the trip – some 1500 in total – so I’ll keep posting my favorites here. This one is from the day we went up to Mount Evans and it was on the way down from the summit that we’d stopped and had a picnic lunch by Summit Lake. Afterward, we took a hike along this path and around the left side of the hill on the right. There were some beautiful views down the mountain to the Chicago Lakes below.