Sunday, November 24, 2013

Niagara Falls

In 2008 we headed out on our family vacation with Niagara Falls as the focus of our itinerary. Passports in hand we made our way there an arrived in the late afternoon.   As we walked the few short blocks from our hotel to the falls nighttime was already upon us and the falls were beautifully illuminated.  Our daytime trips proved so show a view that was just as spectacular.  We also found ourselves taking a short trip through a butterfly conservatory and were again treated to some very unique photo opportunities.  Hope you enjoy!

Photos were taken with my Canon Rebel XT and Tamron EF lenses.

8.0s, f/5.6, ISO 100, 28mm

15.0s, f/4, ISO 100, 28mm

1/400, f/14, ISO 400, 28mm

1/320, f/11, ISO 400, 18mm

1/400, f/13, ISO 400, 18mm

1/500, f/16, ISO 320, 18mm

1/500, f/14, ISO 400, 18mm

1/60, f/5.6, ISO 400, 49mm

1/500, f/5.6, ISO 320, 55mm

1/125, f/8, ISO 400, 55mm

1/100, f/5.6, ISO 400, 22mm

1/200, f/11, ISO 100, 42mm

1/250, f/10, ISO 100, 18mm

1/500, f/16, ISO 400, 28mm

Monday, November 11, 2013

To Our Veteran's - Thank You for your sacrifice!

I am blessed to live in a country where I enjoy the freedom to be who I choose to be.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel to many parts of this great nation and have encounter numerous reminders that the freedoms I take for granted have come at a very high cost.

Thank you to all who have or are serving our nation 
for protecting our freedoms!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rim Rock

Each year the Kansas State Cross Country meet is held at The University of Kansas home course know as Rim Rock Farm.  The course is located in the countryside just north of Lawrence and features two covered bridges, numerous hills, ponds, and of course one of the most challenging race venues high school competitors will ever see.  Below are some shots from today at Rim Rock.  I hope you enjoy!

All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel T4i and my Tamron 18-270 lens.

1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18mm

1/125, f/6.3, ISO 100, 32mm

1/200, f/8, ISO 100, 18mm

1/160, f/7.1, ISO 100, 23mm

1/160, f/7.1, ISO 100, 18mm

1/200, f/8, ISO 100, 23mm

1/200, f/7.1, ISO 100, 100mm

1/160, f/8, ISO 100, 18mm

1/160, f/8, ISO 100, 23mm

1/160, f/7.1, ISO 100, 27mm
Picasa's Vignette Effect

1/125, f/5.6, ISO 100, 35mm

1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100, 18mm