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POTD: Super Bloom!

Colorado Wildflowers
Lupine, sunflowers, and fairy trumpets fill the meadows near Gothic, Colorado

I just returned from my 5th annual Colorado Wildflower Photo Safari, and all I can say is, “wow!” I had a hunch the flowers would be great this year, but I wasn’t prepared for the spectacle around Crested Butte. The hillsides were literally exploding with color!

Tech Specs

Nikon Z7 with Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens, 5-shot focus stack 1/250s f/8 ISO 125 @17mm

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POTD: Yucca Blooms

Yucca blooms in Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado Springs, CO

After a cold, wet spring, things are finally getting green around here in Colorado. This is the greenest I’ve ever seen Garden of the Gods, and it’s downright lush! The yucca blooms are something I look forward to every year, and they are just about at their peak right now.

Shooting Specs

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POTD: Fisher Tower Nightscape

Night Sky Photography with the Nikon Z7

Fisher Towers at night
Fisher Towers under moonlight, Moab, UT
Nikon Z7 with 20mm f/1.8 AFS G Nikkor and FTZ adaptor, 20s f/2.0 ISO 3200

I recently got the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, and I decided to make a quick trip over to Utah to do a little test shooting. For this shot, I set up the camera on my tripod and used my Nikon 20mm f/1.8 AFS G lens via the Nikon FTZ mount adaptor. Much to my surprise, the Z7 was able to focus on the towers in near total darkness (the viewfinder image was completely black).

I must say that I was impressed with the overall image quality from the Z7 for night photography. I’ll be posting more about my experiences with this Nikon mirrorless camera over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back!

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POTD: Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial, London, UK

Here’s another photograph from my recent travel photography workshop in London. The Albert memorial stands in tribute to Queen Victoria’s late prince consort. On this unusually cloudless afternoon in London, we waited until early evening to photograph the memorial and avoid harsh shadows.

Shooting Data

  • Nikon D850 with 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens
  • 1/200s f/5, ISO 64 (hand-held)
  • Processed with Lightroom Classic CC/Aurora HDR/Color Efex Pro 4 via Photoshop
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