Interview on Trip Atlas
There is a new interview at Trip Atlas. We talk about this and that. How’s that for a description?
Nikon 200-400mm Review
I have put up a new Nikon 200-400 Review here on the site and sprinkled many new photos inside! I rented it from Borrowlenses.com last week while I was in Yellowstone. It was a fun lens to use and quite different. I pushed myself to do a few landscapes with it, and one of these is posted below!
Daily Photo – The Forest on the Mega Volcano
I would guess about 50% of people know this, and I should not take it for granted that everyone does. But Yellowstone sits on top of a giant caldera, and it’s due to go off any time (at least, geologically due!) If you look at a map of Yellowstone from above, you can see the clear outline of the caldera. When the mega-volcano strikes, it’ll be a doozy!
In the meantime, the ultra-thin crust of this area gives way to some remarkable geothermal events. There is a period of the morning when the air is cool and the earth is hot. It creates an exceptional amount of steam in some areas.
I woke up about 5 AM to go catch this morning steam. I use the D3S as my backup camera, and I had the 200-400mm affixed. I challenged myself to capture some compressed landscapes, and this area seemed just about perfect.
This is a single-shot HDR that came from a RAW file. These RAW files contain a lot of light information nowadays.