Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Steve Foss

Thirteen hours, 100 miles . . . satisfaction

14 posts in this topic

It was a long day. But it was a good day. gringrin

All with the Canon 30D, handheld, and Canon 17-40 f4L, 100 f2.8 macro and 400 f5.6L, iso from 125 to 400, shutters from 1/20 to 1/2000, apertures from f2.8 to f16, snapper with 430EX flash with high-speed sync and -1 in-flash exposure compensation.

2629509385_852a703ac4_o.jpg

2630327590_2d58389c7f_o.jpg

2629506287_4648c013e3_o.jpg

2629505517_c5bdbfe146_o.jpg

2629503659_4e41178c4f_o.jpg

2629502557_c6c0c79807_o.jpg

2630321934_6a1e277e1d_o.jpg

2630321212_7c3eca49ff_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All great shots, the first one I thought I was there looking through the lens. Lot of contrast and differant shapes drew me in. The eyes, those eyes, I think they know your there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful images Steve!......I see the lupines are-a-bloomin up your way!...wonderful heron shots!...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice indeed.

Something very visual pleasing about image #2. I like it.

I like the turtle shot too.

All very impressive... as usual.

Something about image #4 though. It seems like it is just on this side of spectacular. Not sure what it is though. Might be worth revisiting.

Please don't take offense, the image is wonderful as is.... just seems like with the addition of one more element, whether it be movement, angle, composition, or the introduction of a sunrise or sunset, it would be just gorgeous. A true gallery image for sure.... I could be wrong too, something about the photo seems to be missing (I feel this way about most of mine).

I hope I haven't crossed a line with my suggestion. Especially since you didn't request a critique. My apologies if my comments offended. (post or not to post????..... I'll chance it with post.)

Awesome series!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh golly, pickinupafew. There's no offense taken. We generally don't offer critiques unless someone requests them, because most folks here just like to share their pics.

That being said, as far as I'm concerned, any image I post as a professional photographer and moderator here is fair game whether I ask for C&C or not.

I don't much care for image No. 4 myself. If I had to rank this series, it would be in the lower half. It's not bad, but it's not great, either. I think you are dead on.

If I had to rank my own lupine images in this thread, I'd rank that one last. I like the horizontal of the slanted lupines best, followed closely by the client shooting lupines (hand of man can be neat), with the other slanted lupine comp third. The horizontal image you see as lacking an element or two, IMO, lacks space on top. There was a road running through the top of the image, which I cropped to eliminate. Had there been more flowers extending upward into the distance, it would have been a better image.

Does that make sense to you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry Steve... should have chosen to not post.

It's just that I get so excited to view your images. I am very envious of your home location. I have always been extremely impressed with your work. Especially fond of the black wolf you posted a little bit ago. I would have loved to be in your photographic position at that point in time.

Still, I get excited when I see the potential in the image I pointed out. I guess since it is a much more pleasant home environment than my 'hood.

My apologies on the unsolicited critique. I guess I am just living somewhat vicariously through your images that are always top notch.

Again, I stress no ill will. I have absorbed a great deal of info from your posts here.

p.s. dang, I new I should have chosen 'don't post'!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve, great images as always. I really like #1 and #3 in particular.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice shots stf, I like the first the best and on the snapper, I think the flash was perfect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, Steve! Great work! That rookery shot is something you don't see everyday up here. They're around, but getting that angle was sumthin' else! The bottom lupine is the best of the flower shots IMHO.

How'd you ever get the snapper to slow down enough for a shot? grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve, they're all super shots, crisp, clean and razor sharp!

I like each and every one of them. It would be difficult to pick a favorite.

You oNLY had to put on 100 miles to get these results? I bet your guests would do that everyday for outcomes like that! wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Ken on the Lupine, the last one is picture perfect. You have high potential for sports and fast moving action with that turtle shot grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Wrong as usual.  If I vote for Trump and it turns out he doesn't do what he says he's going to do then I will get what I deserve.  I know this concept is hard for you and others to understand.  Let's take the list of Supreme Court Justices he says he going to choose from and all of the sudden he starts nominating from left field.  I will get what I deserve.  You will be trying to keep the drool off your keyboard.  
    • Meter: continuity check on wires and fuse separate  If it was me, just for piece of mind (not knowing other peoples electrical hack jobs. Id fish new ones on the old ones, pull them through connect to new receptacle. Likely a hack splice in there or damage. 
    • Join the Ice Castle Owners group on Facebook, lots of good info on their.  It is a private group so have a picture of your Ice Castle in your profile pic, otherwise they won't approve you.
    • I don't play the lesser of two evil games, it's only a game played and understood by the older crowd. Should I explain to you how our votes don't really count? Why don't we get than fixed first.
    • ramsey resident huh!!!! I see. I work right off alpine drive!!!!!!!
    • So if you vote for Hillary, you will get what you deserve, and if you vote for Trump you will not get what you deserve. That's actually pretty much what we've been saying all along...
    • So a bit of history here, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer last august.  She was suppose to have her half lung removed in Nov last year, opened her up and the tumor was much larger and spread in the lung that they could not do the surgery.  She did daily radiation and added a dose of chemo twice a week during the radiation time.  This started in Nov and ended in Jan.  She went in for follow up and for a pain in her back in March.  The cancer had spread to her spine, ribs, where the chemo port was placed in her upper chest.  Yesterday, ten minutes after dad and i left her room in hospice she passed away.   She did the immunotherapy to extend her life and make it less painful.(there is a tv commercial for this drug).  It does not treat just makes the cancer more manageable for the patient.   This was done twice and she decided it was not doing anything.   So with dealing with anything like this, ask questions, research as much as possible, even if family members do not want your input, as i can tell you that people will get PO'd at you, you will get PO'd at them, but ultimately the only thing everyone is wanting a smooth and stress free resolution to this.   I, being the, if you will "the outsider" looking in, waited for other FM who live closer than i do, and eventually i was told that "we" will handle this not you.  I was very upset but decided that i will help from behind the scene.  Do what you can for you and your family.  I am a believer that if mom would not have been opened up, she may still be here or may have not had the cancer spread to other organs as quickly.  My thoughts, not a doctor, did not sleep in Motel 6, just going from the experiences in the last year.  Good luck to you and your family.  Jeff
    • Juice, you're not even in the right ball park on this one.  You're talking about fixing an injury and muscle relaxers, Jbell and his family is dealing with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which is slightly more serious and more complicated. I think you're going to have to admit this one is above your pay grade. You bring up valid points in that you can't always blindly trust a doctor.  You should take a proactive approach to your own medical care by asking a lot of questions, seeking 2nd opinions, and being informed.  However, there is a time and place to get up on your chiro soap box and I don't think this is one of them. In this case jbell's mother in law put her own life in jeopardy by not trusting the doctors.  Had she been more proactive and got informed versus just running away to the Witch Dr she could possibly have avoided a lot of additional pain and suffering and increased her odds at a successful outcome.    
    • I'm sure Obama is talking about Jill and I hate to say it but he would be right in that instance.  Any candidate that doesnt have an L behind his/her name Is terrible in your eyes.  If in 4 or 8 years Johnson does the Ric Flair flop again and happened to get the Republican nomination all those here supporting him would call him terrible.
    • Completely garbage. I've caught 6 sturgeon this season. My average by now is around 14 fish. Lots of skunk days before finally pinning one. I only know of a select few people that have done any good. I don't know why they're so hard to find this year. One day around the middle of the month I drove around for two solid hours until I finally marked a few fish that MIGHT have been sturgeon.    It's very frustrating to say the least. 
  • Our Sponsors