Trying Out the New D810 on a Big Backcountry Hike with the Girls

Welcome to my new website! I’m glad you decided to stop by and take a stroll through my portfolio of work. I enjoy teaching photography, so I thought I might use this blog as a way to showcase my new images and talk about photography, everything photography, from history to technical tips. Sometimes my images posted here will be meant for a new portfolio and fine art limited-edition prints, sometimes they are just plain fun shots, and occasionally, they may be inspired by someone in photo history, or a new, amazing technical tip I learn and want to pass along.

Since I do love dogs, and I have a dog portfolio on the website, and a constant image bank of dogs in the works, I thought I’d share a ‘just plain fun’ shot to begin with. I recently took a big backcountry hike up the Crags with my husband, and girls, Olive and Maggie. They were sporting their new ©Ruffwear backpacks, and lending a hand carrying their own treats, water and extra supplies up the climb! It was a beautiful, blue sky, Colorado day! Perfect for a hike and the great outdoors!

The Girls at the Crags
The Girls at the Crags

For all my gear-head photo friends out there, I took this shot with my Nikon D810, 70-300mm at 110mm, f/16 at 1/160 sec. maybe a bit slow, as I have a bit of joyful movement in their heads! Kind of looks like an ad for ©Ruffwear! Maybe I should give them a call?

For fun, I’ll also add in a bit of history of photography trivia, as anyone who knows me, knows I can talk an awful lot about that subject! So, today in photographic history, let’s see, today is September 21, 1953, oops 2015, but in 1953, Life Magazine published a cover story called “My Daughter Juanita” by W. Eugene Smith (amazing photojournalist!). This was considered a pretty major autobiographical effort by a photojournalist in this history of photography.

And, finally, my history of photography students know how much I love to talk about these guys, and their words of wisdom on photography! Here goes one of my favorites,

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”  – Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

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