Thanks to everyone for all of your support, friendships, and for making 2014 such a fantastic year! As part of the year end I thought it would be fun to pick the top “liked” images on my Facebook page and let you vote on your favorite. We will we then draw a random winner on Jan 1, 2015 and give away a signed, 12″X18″ print of your vote. You are welcome to place your vote on your favorite up until midnight(MST) Dec. 31, 2014. To visit my Facebook page and to vote, visit:
Canon 1DX 16-35f f4L IS f16 1/125 ISO400 (handheld)
Teaching my Helena Photography Workshop here today, here’s one from this morning at Montana’s Capitol. This is my first outing with Canon’s new 16-35mm f4L and I’ll have to say I like what I’m seeing so far!
- Corners and edges seem improved over the 16-35mm 2.8L
- Chromatic Aberration seems significantly improved
- Image Stabilization seems decent although not dramatic in improving things. I shot down to 1/10 with fine results.
Overall the images seem impressive with edge to edge sharpness and corners as well. I’ll post a more thorough review here soon. Also for those questioning sunstars on this one, I tested a few test shots and they look very, very good. Of course they’re now 18 point instead of the 14 point sunstars the 16-35 2.8L produced.
Canon 1Dx 16-35 f4L IS f16 1/60 ISO400 (handheld)
Canon 1DX 16-35mm f4L IS f16 1″ ISO100
At home busy editing this week and thought I would share this one from the archives. I took this just behind our house in our hometown of Helena on a perfect Montana summer night. The St. Helena Cathedral and Sleeping Giant Mountain are two of Helena’s popular landmarks.
Canon 5d markIII 70-200 2.8L IS II f11 1/5 ISO100
Driving home the other night I was noticing the tail end of a fantastic sunset just as I was passing the state capitol building. I quickly pulled over and caught just the last bit of light on one of Montana’s historic landmarks and managed to make a few decent images. However it wasn’t until after the sun had set that I captured this one. Experimenting with some slower shutter speeds allowed me to add a little more life to a quickly fading scene.
If you happen to be in Helena, Montana this week for the Fall Art Walk, I’ll be featuring some limited edition prints of Helena at The Base Camp downtown from 5-9pm Friday evening. It’s been a few years since I have featured anything and I thought it would be great to release some local Helena images as they are always popular. I will also be donating 10% of sales to our local Helena Food Share. Hope to see you there!
Here’s a shot from yesterday along the Continental Divide Trail near Helena, Montana. With the new snow we’ve had, I decided to go snowshoeing and see what I could find along the way. The weather was truly awesome with quick moving snow flurries and short bursts of sunlight. It’s a relief to see some snow again as the heat wave we’ve had the last couple weeks melted just about everything in the valleys.
The Continental Divide Trail near Helena is just part of the 980 miles that run through Montana. The complete trail, the “King of Trails”, stretches from Canada to Mexico at 3,100 miles with over 70% being designated trails and roads. The rest is unmarked. Here’s a link to the official site for the trail if you’re curious to learn more. Continental Divide Trail Alliance