Fun at the Beach

Was over on the coast of Georgia and spent a few hours shooting at the beach one morning. Had the 600mm with a 1.4 Tele and the D4 on the Wimberley/Gitzo combination. Also went to Dx in the Image Area function to get even closer as tidal flows divided the beach into disjointed sections often separating me further from the subject. The birds were plentiful from sandpipers to semipalmated plovers to terns, gulls, brown pelicans and the occasional heron, to name a few. Was a great time for practice and just watching the behaviors as they went about poking, diving, digging etc. Still new to this area of image making, but I find there is always something that comes along if you are patient enough. Here are a few from the morning, all right out of the camera with no further adjustments other than creating the JPEG in PS CC:

American Cranes & Transport

Was very pleased that American Cranes & Transport chose one of my images for the cover of their April issue as well as featured my images from CONEXPO in a two page spread as well as in their Recap article.
The largest construction equipment show in North America, CONEXPO is very challenging to shoot given (a) the difficulty in isolating specific pieces of equipment from adjoining pieces of equipment that can often be larger and distracting, (b) the significant shadows thrown by neighboring pieces of equipment onto other pieces of equipment that may be the subject and (c) the set-up of the equipment vis a vis the sun and time of day. I usually spend the first day just walking the show (which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center over about 41 football fields of outdoor and indoor space) to make mental notes of which equipment is best shot in the morning or afternoon based on how the equipment has been set up. Then you hope for blue sky, some clouds, humans to provide scale and you are off to the races…