Monthly Archives: October 2017

Honorable Mention earned in the Oakland County Parks Photo Contest

As readers of my posts know, I enjoy entering photo contest. Photo contests are a great way to put your photos out for other to see, to get your name out there and see what people think of your work. With small contests the categories are pretty specific as in the annual Oakland County Parks contest. I enjoy the outdoors, I enjoy parks, I enjoy people watching in the parks and Oakland County is right next-door so why not. And the result was an Honorable Mention for my “Buhl Lake Fisherman”, and a wonderful evening in a beautiful park.

Fishing on buhl lake in a kayak

Honorable Mention: Fisherman enjoying an evening of fishing on Buhl Lake.

 

 

Buhl lake with mist.

As the rain moves away the mist rises off Buhl Lake.

Sun gets ready to set after a rainy evening on Buhl Lake.

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Sorry, been facing more pressing issues.

Hello again, sorry I’ve been away. It’s just that sometimes things come up that force you to take sometime away form the things that you love. It’s not that I haven’t been shooting, it’s just the time it takes to process the images to my satisfaction and then compose something worth your time and if I cannot give it my fullest attention, I will let it stew. With that said . . .

The one hundredth anniversary of Selfridge Air Nation Guard Base occurred this summer and I did take the day to watch the Thunderbirds perform there. In photographing subjects such as flying insects, birds and especially aircraft you are hoping for good weather conditions, a great position and finally target anticipation, or having a good idea your subject is coming from/going to. With photographing the Thunderbirds in their F-16’s you have to balance out a fast enough ISO to freeze the action (if that is what your goal is) is a high shutter speed along with a reasonable f-stop for a good depth of field. When everything comes together you get great shots with wonderful detail.

A five plane formation

The USAF Thunderbirds.

 

 

 

Thunderbird jets make a pass at an air show

The USAF Thunderbirds make a pass.

Four Thunderbirds flying in diamond formation

The US Air Force’s Thunderbirds over Selfridge.

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