Sunday, April 27, 2008

Photos from Death Valley

I took the family on a 2 week southwest US road-trip, visiting many of the national parks. We explored Smith Rock (Oregon), Crater Lake (Oregon), Travertine Hot Springs (CA), Death Valley, Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Grand Staircase National Monument and Moab. It was a great adventure.

Here are some of the best photos from Death Valley:

Canon 5D camera, Canon 17-40 f4 lens, 17mm focal length, ISO 200, shooting mode of shutter-priority (Tv), exposure compensation of -1, shutter speed of 1/100 of a second, aperture f7.1, picture style set to 'landscape', white balance set to 'shade', handheld.


Canon 5D camera, Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS lens, focal length 300m, ISO 400, shooting mode of aperture priority (Av), exposure compensation of -1, shutter-speed of 1/500 of a second, picture style set to 'landscape', white balance set to 'shade', handheld.


Canon 5D Camera, Canon 200 f2.8 lens, ISO 800, Exposure compensation of +1/3, shooting mode of aperture priority (Av), Aperture of 3.2, shutter-speed of 1/800 of a second, white balance set to 'shade', picture style set to 'landscape', handheld.


Canon 5D camera, Canon 200 f2.8 lens, ISO 400, shooting mode of aperture-priority (Av), aperture f3.5, exposure compensation of -2/3, shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second, picture style set to landscape, white balance set to cloudy, handheld.


Canon 5D Camera, Canon 17-40 f4 lens, focal length of 17mm, ISO 100, shooting mode of aperture priority (Av), aperture of f10, shutter-speed of 1/200, picture style set to 'landscape', white balance set to 'shade' (warms-up the photo), handheld.


Canon 5D Camera, Canon 17-40 f4 lens, focal length of 27mm, ISO 100, shooting mode of aperture priority (Av), aperture of f11, shutter-speed of 1/250, picture style set to 'landscape', white balance set to 'cloudy', hand-held.


Canon 5D camera, Canon 200 f2.8 lens, ISO 400, exposure compensation of -2/3, shooting mode of shutter priority, shutter-speed of 1/2000 of a second, aperture f4.5, picture style set to 'landscape', white balance set to 'shade', hand-held [note: this Coyote crossed the street right in front of me while I was driving at around 6 AM. I yanked my camera out of my bag and started shooting without adjusting any settings - thus, the odd choice of Tv & 1/2000.]


Canon 5D, Canon 100 f2.8 Macro lens, ISO 100, shooting mode of Aperture Priority (Av), f11 aperture, 1/4 of a second shutter speed, white balance of 'cloudy', picture style of 'standard', tripod, remote release, mirror lockup.


Canon 5D, Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS lens, ISO 100, shooting mode of Aperture Priority (Av), exposure compensation of -2/3, f13 aperture, 1/40 of a second shutter speed, white balance of 'shade', picture style set to 'landscape', tripod, remote release, mirror lockup.


Canon 5D, Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS lens, focal length of 300mm, ISO 100, shooting mode of Aperture Priority (Av), f11 aperture, 1/20 of a second shutter speed, white balance of 'shade', picture style set to 'landscape', tripod, remote release, mirror lockup.


We spent 2 days in Death valley. The photographer in me would have loved to stayed for 2 weeks. Death Valley is an incredible photographic opportunity, but it is also a huge park with many of the photo opportunities found in the far corners of the park.

3 comments:

swimlappy said...

Great shots Clint! I really love the first silhouette shot, that is a powerful, lonely feeling image of what looks like your son.

T-Mc said...

These shots were awesome to look at. I love the shot up close of the plant. How do you make the plant stand out in front like it does?

Clint Bogard said...

t-mc: The plant was actually this really cool cactus wit really long prickers. To really draw attention to the cactus, yet still get the whole landscape, I shot at a focal length of 17mm with the camera very close to the cactus. This makes the cactus the 'dominant' subject, yet the wide angle of 17mm allows me to still get the mountains in the frame.