Colorado landscapes, wildlife and special moments captured through the lens.
Another “down and dirty” shot, lying on my belly in the dirt, with a wide angle lens to get the flowers, the mountains and the sky. Some of my best shots come when I change my perspective rather than just standing and taking a shot.
Location of shot: Roberts Tunnel access road, Dillon
Time of day: 5 p.m., May 7, 2014
Camera model: Canon EOS 70D
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Lens (focal length): 18 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
About the photographer: Bill Linfield is a regular contributor to the Summit Daily News and 9 News. His passion for photography shows in his photos, mostly wildlife and landscapes in Summit County and the surrounding central Colorado mountains. Bill heads out the door every day searching for new photo opportunities, never knowing for sure what they might be. Bill and Sherry, his wife of 38 years, have lived in Summit County since the 1970s. They have two grown children and one grandson.
The fire dancers were challenging to photograph, but so fun to finally capture. I went back a few nights in a row during their performances and each time did a bit better. This is a long exposure on a tripod, to get the fire “light trails.” The first night I captured some great light trail photos, but the person in the picture “disappeared” due to the long exposure. In this photo, due to Dave Pfau at Breckenridge Photographics explaining about rear curtain flash syncing, and one of the performers who loaned me an external flash, I was able to flash at the end of the exposure and capture the performers along with the light trail. It was a team effort, super fun and rewarding, and I learned a lot. I love night photography!
Location of shot: Breckenridge Arts District Campus
Time of day: Night
Camera model: Canon 70D with Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens
Lens (focal length): 17 mm
Shutter speed: long exposure
This was a slightly overcast day, after one of our first snowfalls, in low light conditions. The birds were fighting each other for food after the snow, but would fly away if you got anywhere close to them. This shot required a higher ISO due to the low light, and was taken with a long, heavy lens, so I used a monopod. It was difficult to focus on the birds because they kept flying in and out, and fast, so I kept clicking and hoped for the best. Regardless of the picture, it was fun to watch them all swooping in and out, so I was happy to capture a shot or two that showed all the activity.
Location of shot: Town Hall
Time of day: 12:45 p.m.
Camera model: Canon 70D with Tamron 150-600mm lens
Lens (focal length): 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2500
About the photographer: Jenise Jensen enjoys sharing the beauty and opportunities of living in Summit County, having lived and worked here for 13 years. In her recreational time she can be found skiing, hanging out with her rescued (and aptly named) canine pal “Lucky,” or strolling around town with a camera. Her favorite photographic subjects are sports, performing arts, wildlife and night photography.
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