Thursday, February 24, 2011

Survival - A persistent wildflower at the top of the world.

On the trail, Top of the World, on the top of one of the Teton mountains in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, I found this little yellow flower sticking out of the rock and gravel. The wind howled over the top of the mountain traveling from the west in Idaho over the mountain into Wyoming. Somethings can survive no matter what it seems.
1/250 sec at f/10 ISO 100 with "Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM" at 10 mm focal length on a Nikon D80 - Visit my profile page at www.flickr.com/people/christensen_carl/ and at carlchristensen.zenfolio.com/ for prints.

Breathtaking Scenic Overlook in the Grand Tetons

While vacationing in the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, we hiked down from the top of one the Teton mountains. This view looks out towards the southeast.
1/250 sec at f/10 ISO 100 with "Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM" at 18 mm focal length on a Nikon D80 -

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Arianna Combo


Arianna Combo, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

8x10 ratio

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.

Carr Family photo


Carr Family photo, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

8x10 ratio

For the weekend we had Greg and Cheryl Carr, Janae Carr Rowe, Jon and Carrie Carr with baby Arianna, my parents, Terry Kaiser, Stefen and Crystal Kaiser with their two children, Carisse and Micah. We had a great Sabbath lunch of haystacks. For desert we had fresh cut strawberries over an angel food cake and an Italian cream cake that I had made with a home made cream cheese frosting with lime zest in it.

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. SB-800 into 60" Impact white reflected umbrella camera right. SB-600 bare above and behind for a bit of hair light. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.
1/200 sec at f/8.0 ISO 640 with "Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D" at 85 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000

Carrie and Arianna


Carrie and Arianna, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

8x10 Crop

After photographing the group, I photographed Carrie holding Arianna.

For the weekend we had Greg and Cheryl Carr, Janae Carr Rowe, Jon and Carrie Carr with baby Arianna, my parents, Terry Kaiser, Stefen and Crystal Kaiser with their two children, Carisse and Micah. We had a great Sabbath lunch of haystacks. For desert we had fresh cut strawberries over an angel food cake and an Italian cream cake that I had made with a home made cream cheese frosting with lime zest in it.

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. SB-800 bare above and behind for a bit of hair light. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.
1/250 sec at f/4.5 ISO 200 with "Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D" at 85 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000

Monday, February 21, 2011

Carrie holding Arianna

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After photographing the group, I photographed Carrie holding Arianna.

For the weekend we had Greg and Cheryl Carr, Janae Carr Rowe, Jon and Carrie Carr with baby Arianna, my parents, Terry Kaiser, Stephen and Crystal Kaiser with their two children, Carisse and Micah. We had a great Sabbath lunch of haystacks. For desert we had fresh cut strawberries over an angel food cake and an Italian cream cake that I had made with a home made cream cheese frosting with lime zest in it.

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. SB-800 bare above and behind for a bit of hair light. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.
1/250 sec at f/4.5 ISO 200 with "Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D" at 85 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000

Carr Family photo


Carr Family photo, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

8x10 ratio

For the weekend we had Greg and Cheryl Carr, Janae Carr Rowe, Jon and Carrie Carr with baby Arianna, my parents, Terry Kaiser, Stefen and Crystal Kaiser with their two children, Carisse and Micah. We had a great Sabbath lunch of haystacks. For desert we had fresh cut strawberries over an angel food cake and an Italian cream cake that I had made with a home made cream cheese frosting with lime zest in it.

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. SB-800 into 60" Impact white reflected umbrella camera right. SB-600 bare above and behind for a bit of hair light. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.
1/200 sec at f/8.0 ISO 640 with "Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D" at 85 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000

Carrie and Arianna


Carrie and Arianna, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

8x10 Crop

After photographing the group, I photographed Carrie holding Arianna.

For the weekend we had Greg and Cheryl Carr, Janae Carr Rowe, Jon and Carrie Carr with baby Arianna, my parents, Terry Kaiser, Stefen and Crystal Kaiser with their two children, Carisse and Micah. We had a great Sabbath lunch of haystacks. For desert we had fresh cut strawberries over an angel food cake and an Italian cream cake that I had made with a home made cream cheese frosting with lime zest in it.

Strobist: SB-900 into 64" Silver PLM with white diffusion cover at camera left and above. SB-800 bare above and behind for a bit of hair light. Triggered with pop up flash in commander mode wtih Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel.
1/250 sec at f/4.5 ISO 200 with "Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D" at 85 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hiking down the mountain and surveying the valley below.

When we visited Jackson Hole, Wy and Teton Village, we hiked all the way down the mountain. At about this point, we were stumbling from the hours of walking down the trail. It was a beautiful day and the valley in between the mountains was beautiful.
1/320 sec at f/10 ISO 100 with "Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM" at 11 mm focal length on a Nikon D80

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Purple Star Field During Winter

The temperature had warmed up to the mid 20-30s. I went out and photographed around 8 pm. I stood in the backyard in the shadow of the house. I wore coveralls, coat, face mask and heavy gloves. Amazing low light performance out of the D7000. This is ISO 6400 at 10 secs. I even managed to get a shooting star/meteroite.
10.0 sec at f/3.5 ISO 6400 with "18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VR" at 18 mm focal length on a Nikon D7000