As well as going to Chicago a couple weeks ago, I also got to spend all of around 48 minutes exploring downtown Detroit on the way back from the Airport! Such a fascinating city. Downtown seems to be bustling and well put together, then literally 400 yards outside of downtown every single building is abandoned. It is madness.
I also did quite a few Panoramas, as well, since I only took my 35 f/1.4 on my D4 with me. Man, that is a crazy crazy sharp lens. Totally worth it being super expensive. I'll just post more photos, since I don't need to many words.
We had some really quite decent clouds, as well, which made for some relatively nice light, despite it being literally 12:00 noon. Also apparently I am partial to vertical photos in cities.
One of my favorites, of my Wife's brother Cameron, above a grate while I was underneath. Really really nice sunstar with no flare whatsoever. My wife taking pretty much the same frame in the picture above, just with different framing.
I did take quite a few panoramas, as well. Cities just work so well for them! Look, Canada!
This next one I had to host on flickr, since it was too large to put here. It is something like 12000x8500 pixels.
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So yeah, we just had a really huge storm about an hour ago. Despite that I decided to go out and see what I could get photos of! All things considered I think I did a pretty darn good job.
Of course this was after it had passed, but we were worried for a little bit, what with water coming in from the window frames and all...
But after all that ruckus we decided to go out anyways! This is where weather sealed cameras come into their own. Most of these were with my Nikon D4 and 14-24.
Who needs a tripod for lightning photos? Not this guy!
Be careful out there though. This may not have been the safest spot to be at, even at the tail end of the severe thunderstorm.
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I always seem to come up with some pretty decent shots while at Teddy Roosevelt National Park here in North Dakota. It is pretty much the same story every time, though, so I'll mostly post photos here instead of lots of words.
I did manage to get myself a 1.4x Teleconverter to use with my 200-400, though, giving me pretty close to 550mm equivalent, which is really super nice to be able to use on a Full Frame camera like my D4. So all of these photos were taken with either my D4+200-400+1.4x TC or my D3s with my 70-200.
I always seem to start with a bison face photo, but this post will probably be more horse-centric, since they are more interesting anyways.
Also Prairie Dogs!
We (literally) almost ran into this next group of wild horses. There will be a lot of photos from here, so be prepared.
So yeah, pretty horse heavy. But guess what, theres more! But first, more bison face!
Before we ran into another group.
Of course we couldn't get out of there without taking a couple landscapes.
Thanks for reading! I'll have a post about the 4 timelapses that I took while we were there up later too! 4K timelapse goodness!
More bird photos!
Taken in Michigan again, but this time with my 70-200 f/2.8 with a nikon 1.4x teleconverter, so not my massive, heavy, awesome 200-400 f/4. Taken on my D4. Oh, also a Squirrel and a Chipmunk too. Squirrels are dumb...
I am really happy with these next few photos, of a Female Northern Oriole (or so I am told.)
And my overall favorite. Super sharp, well in focus, pretty decent moment, awesome background, great colors. All in all a well put together photo, in my opinion.
Chicago. That is all.
Nikon D4 with either 35mm f/1.4 or 14-24mm f/2.8.
The new lightroom 6 panorama feature is super nice, really does make it faster to put together panoramas (even with Photoshop CC running unbelievably fast on my Macbook Pro 15".) I'll have some more panoramas up later in the post.
Also apparently I like doing vertical photos.
Of course have to have photos of the bean, too...
More panoramas! So much detail!
Then we had to head to the airport, so not too much more.
And last but not least, Pigeon!
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