Posts Tagged Canon EOS Rebel XT
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wow. I’ve been pretty terrible about updating this site lately. Only one post in all of August, and we’re halfway through September and I’m just getting around to making my first post. Sigh. And the bad news is, things probably aren’t going to change anytime soon. So, I hope you like this picture, is what I’m saying. Like, *really* like it. Hmm.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55mm kit lens. 1/1600s, f/7.1, ISO 100. Focal length: 55mm.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Yeah, I forgot to upload those pics again. Sigh.
So, instead, here’s a picture of Echo Lake, with Mt. Evans in the background. This is in Colorado. You can actually drive to the top of Mt. Evans, and it’s paved the whole way. That’s noteworthy, because you can *also* drive to the top of another sort-of nearby fourteener, Pikes Peak, but *that* road is *not* paved the whole way. Pikes Peak is right outside Colorado Springs, which is where I grew up. Now you know.
So, right, Mt. Evans is not Pikes Peak, so that’s the last mention Pikes Peak will get today. Mt. Evans is near Idaho Springs, which is a little ways up I-70, west of Denver. Echo Lake is on the way up, but it’s before the spot where you have to pay. Because yes, you have to pay to drive up Mt. Evans. It’s worth it though. If you’ve got an afternoon to kill, it’s a great way to get up into the high country. And you can get some really nice photos after only barely getting out of your car. My kind of place!
Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/60s, f/18.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 65mm.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Hey, lookie here, this is the 5th post this week! I actually did it – I actually posted one picture here per day on, umm, the picture of the day. I think I deserve a pretty serious pat on the back for that one. Also, I’ll probably over-compensate now by not posting anything else for a month and a half. Hmm.
These are lupine flowers. You see them a bunch up in the mountains here in Washington. That’s an ant. You see them a bunch just about everywhere in the world I’ve ever been. Okay, that’s all I’ve got.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/200s, f/6.3, ISO 200. Focal length: 300mm.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
So in the past, I’d go through literally every picture that came off my camera. I’d look at every single one, throw away the real duds, and then go through again and do a little bit of post-processing on all of them that were even a little tiny bit good. Then I’d throw them into a big pile (the Rate Dave’s Photos thing), which I then go through to grab pics to post here. But over the last few years I’ve gotten amazingly far behind. In fact, I’m only halfway through the last day that I’ve gotten to, and it was so long ago that I was still using my old camera and my crappy Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. Thus, I’ve had a huge influx of images of marginal quality that I have to wade through when picking out a picture each day. Some of them are more marginal than others, but this is one of them.
This was taken near Headlee Pass, which is on the Sunrise Mine Trail, off the Mountain Loop Highway about halfway between Stevens and Snoqualmie passes in Washington state. It’s a great hike, blah blah blah, I’ve said all this before. Lake Elan was behind me when I took this picture, if that helps you get your bearings. I mean, it won’t, but it sounds good, and I felt like I needed a little bit more text to round out this post. See? It got me a couple extra sentences, not bad.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/50s, f/11.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 92mm.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Man, I still haven’t gotten out to take a picture in just about forever now. The motivation just isn’t there, and on top of that the weather has been pretty much crap for as long as I can remember. So, I’m still just tossing out pics from the archive, random stuff from years past. Here’s one from near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from the trail that goes to the top of Hahn’s Peak. Some nice yellow flowers I guess, as the trail approached treeline. A reasonable trail, if you find yourself in the area. If not, well, I guess you’ll just have to find another trail to hike.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/30s, f/10.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 30mm.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
It’s been awhile since I’ve tossed any shots of Shannon Creek at you, so you’re totally due. Note that I didn’t use a very long shutter speed here, so you can actually see some splashes and stuff. Putting it that way suggests that I intentionally did it that way because that was the effect I was going for. That’s a little bit misleading. I used a fairly fast shutter speed because I was shooting hand-held. So, this was what came out. Not the other way around.
Ok, see you tomorrow, maybe.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/30s, f/9.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 35mm.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Hey everyone! This is the last post that you’ll see for a couple days, just so you know. So you’d better enjoy it. This is, of course, the Maroon Bells (and Maroon Lake), near Aspen, Colorado. You’ve all seen this before, so no reason to talk about it too much, right?
Okay then, have a great day!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55mm kit lens. 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 100. Focal length: 55mm.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Yeah okay, so, it’s a parrot.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm lens. 1/400s, f/10.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 300mm.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Hey look. There are some elk up on that hillside. Yawn.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/200s, f/18.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 300mm.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Not too long ago, I realized that I hadn’t yet posted this picture to the blog. That was simultaneously surprising and exciting, because I love this picture, so I was saving it for a good day. But right as I was about to post it, I realized that the reason I hadn’t posted it yet was because I DID already post the horizontal version of the same view. It was awhile ago, and ordinarily nobody would have ever known the difference. Except that, somewhat recently, I added a “similar posts” widget to the bottom of the page, and it’s almost guaranteed that that post (as well as another one that I took at the same time) will appear. Oh well, it’s still cool, it’s just less unique now. But, I figured I’d go ahead and still post it, because hey, why not?
This month is going to officially go down as the month with the smallest number of posts since I started the blog, which is sad. How can I say that with such confidence, even though there’s still more than a week left in the month? Well, see, it just so happens that I’m going on vacation early tomorrow morning, and where I’m going I certainly won’t be thinking about any of you. But before you get all excited thinking this might be the perfect time to stop by and help yourself to some of my more valuable possessions, keep in mind that the parents will be in town, and I warned them about you. Sorry, perhaps next time?
So, enjoy this picture, because it’s the last you’ll be hearing from me for a little while!
Oh, forgot to mention, this is a view of Mt. Constance (and some other assorted peaks) in Olympic National Park. I wasn’t actually inside the park when I took the picture though, I was in the Buckhorn Wilderness, which is north of the park.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/320s, f/8.0, ISO 300. Focal length: 70mm.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Another Monday, gone by without a post. It’s becoming a routine. A totally awesome yet solidly disappointing routine. And to make up for it all I’ve got for you is yet another shot of Shannon Creek, outside Squamish, British Columbia? It’s a wonder why any of you keep coming back. But you do! Which is awesome! So, thanks for that!
I’ve been in a photographic rut lately. I haven’t been taking any pictures. I mean, sure, a decent part of that is that it’s winter, and I’ve been busy. So I haven’t been making it outside much, and even if I were able to make it outside, it can be difficult around here to get places where the conditions make for the kinds of pictures I want to take. Mostly, I’m just trying to make excuses for the fact that I’m lazy. But there’s at least a little bit of truth to it. Regardless, my camera’s been sitting in the corner gathering dust for awhile now, and it’s disappointing. And, when the camera’s not being used, it can affect my whole mood around my pictures, which as you can see, leads to a reduced level of excitement for putting pictures up here. While it’s true that most of these pictures that I’m posting are brand new to all of you, I’ve seen most of them hundreds if not thousands of times before, so the novelty and newness of them has long since worn off, so it can be hard to drum up some excitement about them when I post them here. But again, totally my own problem, and just another symptom of me being lazy. I get that, I really do.
Anyway, now that the self-pity is dispensed with, look at this picture of Shannon Creek! It’s so….. green!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/40s, f/9.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 46mm.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Hey everyone. This is what the Lake Elan Basin looks like. It’s in the north-central Cascades in Washington State, near the Mountain Loop Highway. (which heads east from Granite Falls, then north to Darrington.) The spot where I was standing is right near Headlee Pass, along the Sunrise Mine Trail. A nice trail, well worth the effort, but keep in mind that it’s covered in snow until fairly late in the season. (This was taken in September, and most of the lake itself was still frozen over.) But, that’s always the problem with the high country, so whatever.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/125s, f/9.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 28mm.