While in the midst of wrapping up editing and sorting our images from the summer, I came across a series Amy took (stitched together when she got home to make the above image) while she was up in Canada for her grandpa's funeral.
I'm slowly getting back to the blog and photography - I've had every intention of sitting down to write something and share a few pictures of our adventures over the last couple of months, but somehow it just never got done.
We've got plenty of images to post, now that I'm done post-processing them, and we also picked up some new gear that I'll be writing about. But for now, enjoy these images from our Canada trip!
We're headed to Canada for a week!
Driving home on I-5 a few weeks ago, we noticed how pretty the sunset was. So we started looking for a place to pull over so we take a few pictures. We found this field of still-green wheat near Salem, after wondering on backroads for about 20 minutes. These were taken on a tripod, with our 5D MkII and a 17-40mm lens. I wish I had had a graduated neutral densit filter to allow me to darken the sky and lighten the wheat in camera. Fortunately the 5D MkII has such a great dynamic range in its sensor that I was still able to get the exposure I wanted after I developed the image digitally.
Late last week, Amy and I took Titus and started out on our evening walk. As we walked along we realized the light was really changing and becoming unusual, and as I looked at the clouds I had a sneaking suspicion we were about to see some lightning. Sure enough, off in the distant I caught sight of a flash and we decided we'd better head back and grab some cameras!
It pays to know your surroundings in photography. I was able to get this image because Amy had explored months ago, and knew of this field that had an uninterrupted view of the coast range and Mary's Peak. While we were out here, the thunderstorm was continuing to drop lightning - we saw several big horizontal strikes out above Mary's Peak that were simply spectacular. And how I wanted to capture it in the camera!
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