Monday, June 27, 2016

Warriors over the Wasatch

Part 1

     My son and I awoke early and headed for the commuter train station and then on to Hill Air Force Base to check out the air show. I just acquired the Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 lens and needed to see what it was capable of; what better way to exercise a lens than trying to shoot fast moving jets? We arrived just before 8 am and dang near had the run of the place. We found a spot up front, left the chairs and walked around checking out the aircraft. Here are some of the shots taken before and after the show. I took well over 600 shots and it's going to be a while before they well all be ready. In the mean time enjoy the ones I have ready! Stay tuned...

     The rain bringer, the mighty C130.


     The Redbull plane.

     The tribute to our Warriors, past and present. The P51 and F35, what a pair!

     The Breitling jet team.

     F2 Banshee

     Flying Sasquatch, no wonder they can't find them in the forest!


     Into the wild blue yonder.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Unitas, after winter's long slumber

Unita Mountains

     It's been a long winter and I definitely didn't spend as much time as i would have liked to up there in one of the places I believe is heaven on earth. There was less snow than I expected and still melting, leaving a muddy mess on the trail. My first stop was Trial lake and even though the ice is gone, the lank still slumbered.

     All together!

     I missed the sunset at the look out near Bald mountain, however I'm happy with the above panoramic. Once back at camp and before settling in for the night, I tried a few night shots, it was a little difficult with such a bright moon, but I'm pleased with how this one turned out.

          The next morning, brought a beautiful sight at the overlook and convinced me to go check out Wall lake.

          Wall lake with Mount Watson in the background.

     After a few shots of the lake, I shot the waterfall on the way out. The snow is melting fast and the trails are drying quite nicely. I can't wait until I return.