Its Feathery Friend Friday! Have a great weekend everyone!

Its Feathery Friend Friday! Have a great weekend everyone!

Planning and packing for Antarctica

A little information to help you plan for a voyage to Antarctica.

Billions of previously trapped air bubbles carved these grooves into this iceberg when it was flipped over and the now visible area was under water. They’re called bubble rills. I captured this image in Antarctica during one of my Photo Workshops.

Billions of previously trapped air bubbles carved these grooves into this iceberg when it was flipped over and the now visible area was under water. They’re called bubble rills. I captured this image in Antarctica during one of my Photo Workshops.

Travels to Antarctica

Now after 12 voyages to Antarctica in recent years I thought I’d take some time to share both a collection of images here but also more in-depth information for those considering a trip “South”. Here on this site I’ll have some of the images and on my new Wordpress Blog you’ll see the additional information which I hope will come in handy. The first post on Antarctic travel will be up on that site very soon so for now I hope you’ll enjoy one of my favorite photos from that part of the world. Thanks for looking and sharing!

We’re moving!
I hope you’ll start to follow my blog, limited as it’s been, now on my new site.
http://davidcschultz.com/blog/
Thanks! David

We’re moving!

I hope you’ll start to follow my blog, limited as it’s been, now on my new site.

http://davidcschultz.com/blog/

Thanks! David

how can i own some of your pictures for my use , Pls advise

I am very sorry for not replying sooner. Not sure exactly when you posted this question for me. Here is a link to my website. .http://westlightimages.com/

If you go into the “Portfolio” menu item then select a category you’ll see collections of my photographs. The available sizes are in the drop down list below each image. You’ll find the prices there as well. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Also, I am moving my Blog to Wordpress.

http://davidcschultz.com/blog/

I am just starting the website so sorry if there’s not much content.

Thanks for the interest and for writing!

David

Night sky photography. Something new. Bad lens

I thought I would give night sky photography a try, especially since I travel to areas not far away that have great opportunities for interesting foregrounds along with having the required dark sky. This is just a quick post about a lens I tried, returned and the replacement. People with much more skill at this kind of shooting are out there and have made some very informative post. Several of the post suggested Ronikon/Samyang/Bower lenses for this kind of shooting. I use Nikon and Nikkor lenses but did not have a fast prime lens that would be appropriate. So, I purchased a Bower 24mm f1.4. That did not work out well… at all. VERY blurred images.

I returned it to B&H and purchased the Rokinon version, 24mm f/1.4. Big difference! Now I’ve read that Samyang’s quality control is not that great and that their lenses can vary a great deal in quality. It’s my understanding that they manufacture the lenses and market them under the 3 different names. Not sure what that’s about. The first lens I bought was the Bower and for “the same lens” it was about $100 cheaper than the Ronikon. Get what you pay for? or just quality control?

Here’s a link to an article about why these lenses might be a better choice over the Nikkor/Canon versions if you’re considering a new lens for night sky photography.

http://intothenightphoto.blogspot.com/2013/02/overcoming-coma-aberration-part-2.html

Again, I’m just getting started in shooting this kind of work but thought I would post the comment in case someone else happens upon a bad lens. Don’t give up!image

"Temple of the Sun" in Cathedral Valley, Utah. Yep…I need more practice on my night photo post processing but ya gotta start somewhere!

A morning photographing in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.

A morning photographing in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.

A recently released article about my work and how I got into photography at Camerapixo.

A recently released article about my work and how I got into photography at Camerapixo.

A newly released article in #Camerapixo on nature photography featuring my polar work along with that of several other photographers.