We traveled to Speculator NY last weekend to look for moose in the Adirondacks. It has been years since we stayed in the Adirondacks and it was a pleasure to return. We traveled many log roads and accessed some remote areas and saw lots of pretty scenery. We saw a black bear, lots of black bear tracks, a few deer and lots of coyote tracks. Mornings were calm and afternoons were extremely windy. We experimented with HDR and panoramas. The shot below is of Mason Lake just above Speculator New York and it is a HDR panorama. It is made up of three shots are metered exposure, 3 at -1 stop and three at plus 1 stop. The 9 shots were combined in photoshop to attempt to produce what we saw in person.
Cano 1D MK IV Canon 24-105 f4 @ 24mm f16 ISO200
Joan took the deer shot in the dark woods with her D3s set at 1600 ISO. Notice the fine detail of the deer and no noticeable noise!!!
Nikon D3s; Nikon 80-400 @400mm f8 1/160 ISO 1600
The following is another HDR shot taken with the Canon 1D MK IV. It is a set of three images so that the image actually shows what the human eye saw for light range. I find that many folks push their HDR composites to unrealistic looks. I prefer to use the technology to replicate what I actually observed.
Joan loves clouds and silhouetted trees! She captured the following first thing in the morning.
There were Black eyed Susans decorating the roadsides, the medians and even in log truck landing areas in the forest. The following shot was taken with a Canon 24-105 f4 lens with the Canon Macro filter screwed onto the lens to convert it into a macro lens.
Until next time