I’m doing a new photo project, which will also help with getting some really good exercise. I’m going to hike up and down Kennesaw Mountain several more times over the next few weeks, and I’ll be taking my Canon 6D with a different lens with me each time and only shooting with that lens. This past Monday I shot with my 24-105mm zoom lens, which allows for wide angle and medium telephoto shots. Here are a few photos from that shoot.
On Thursday, I took my 200mm prime lens, which offers more magnification but no wide angle options. It’s interesting to see how being forced to use a different lens makes you think differently about the shots you take. Here are some shots from Thursday.
This is from late afternoon as the Sun is casting some amazing red/orange light onto Kennesaw Mountain and into the quarry. The Sun was almost directly behind me as I shot this.
This was taken with my Olympus E-PL5, which is an amazing little camera. It’s a micro four thirds camera, and those are becoming pretty popular. I also have the E-M5, which is a bit larger. They both take fantastic photos and are good for “stealth” photography. Carrying a big DSLR seems to draw out all the wanna-be security guys who like to tell you how you can’t have such a big camera. These small body Olympus cameras are the size of most small point and shoot cameras, but their image quality rivals that of many DSLRs.
I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m going to try to do so more often now. We’ll see if that happens.
Anyway, we finally had some decent weather today in Kennesaw so I headed over to the quarry overlook and got some good shots. I decided to add some HDR effects to three of the photos. Here are the results.
I used Photomatix Pro to add the HDR.
There are quite a few red-shouldered hawks in the Kennesaw area. This guy was waiting near an area where I’ve seen lots of rabbits.
I love photographing animals, and I am fortunate to live in an area where there are many species of birds for most of the year. Mockingbirds have always amused me. Not only are they great singers, but they have a lot of attitude. They have no fear chasing off cats or even large hawks. They definitely have personality.
I spotted these two youngsters over near Kennesaw Mountain back in August.
I’m getting really tired of shooting clouds all the time, but they won’t seem to go away. Hopefully the sun will make an appearance on Thursday.
This is the campus of Kennesaw State University, which is about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta.
I do a lot of shooting in and around Kennesaw Mountain. It’s one of the busiest federal parks in the nation, and it has tons of great places to photograph. I took this back on a foggy November morning.
I probably take more nature photographs than any other kind. I’ve always been interested in animals and landscapes, and I’m always on the lookout for photo opportunities. Birds are especially abundant around here, so expect lots of photos like this one.
We had lots of rain today, but it stopped around 5:00 pm. That left me some time to put together a couple of panoramas over Kennesaw Mountain.