Today we enjoyed breakfast, and headed out with a Canon 800mm f/5.6 L IS lens looking for animals.
Hmm, even with a 1,120mm lens, you have to get closer. The light was completely overcast, too.
Ahh! Much better!
After seeing the scenic waterfall, we pulled over and ate the sandwiches we had procured earlier.
Puppy's Paradise, 3:18 PM. Canon SX1 IS at 19.8mm, which on its tiny sensor is equivalent to a 110mm lens on full-frame.
Bison at 500 feet, 4:00 PM. Canon SX1 IS at 81mm, which on its tiny sensor is equivalent to a 450mm lens on full-frame.
Hee hee, Canon makes some point-and-shoots with extremely long lenses that work great, so long as the animals aren't running.
Swell photo, even if we had no light. Let's crop it a little:
Crop from above.
I had to dodge (lighten) the mommy bison with a curves adjustment layer mask in Photoshop. Otherwise, she was a completely black blob. This is why light is so critical.
Aha! Light approaches! Light gets good when it emphasizes things. In this case, the light is peeking through a cloud to light the trees, while ominous storm clouds muster along the horizon. When the foreground is lighter than the background, it makes the subject stand out and look three-dimensional. Yay!
We were driving along, and someone asked "Want to go to Montana?" A couple of us had never been there before, so of course we said YES!
Thus we drove a few miles up to Gardiner, Montana, which isn't far off from the park.
Hey, I've never been to Montana before, so even if we were only there for a few minutes, you gotta get the picture while you can.
Thinking of it, I've never been to Wyoming before, except for this weekend.
As the storm got closer, rain and thus rainbows appeared. I snapped this out the rental truck window. Darn, the Canon EF 28-300mm L IS is a very handy lens to shoot all day, so long as you're not carrying it all day.
Back at the Inn, I tried the Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II for a few snaps.