This is the 3rd installment of my project in which I take only one lens with me as I hike up Kennesaw Mountain. I have already done this with the 24-105 f/4 and 200mm f/2.8. I am really enjoying this 50mm lens, and here are a few photos from the shoot. This was the first time I have been up there since the leaves began showing some real color. I do wish it had been a sunny day, but I think the lens did quite well. The camera is a Canon 6D.
And here is a link to the entire set. – http://www.flickr.com/photos/srahn/sets/72157637167748814/
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.
Fisheye lenses are fun when used in moderation.
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.