Wednesday, June 9, 2010

St. Anthony's Dunes

Jason Sheppard
I finally arrived in Idaho to meet up with my fiend Jason and his buddies at the Sand Dunes in St. Anthony. They took me out and put on a great photo show.

We had an epic bon fire that night, plying our Mormon neighbours with cheap tequila and potato vodka.

Tech Stuff:
Oddly enough for Idaho in the late spring, it was rainy, cold, and really dark out, which made for tough shooting conditions. I pushed the D700's ISO settings up to 500, and then 800 for most of the shots. The bon fire was at ISO 1600. The D700 excels at high ISO shooting, so this was no problem.

With any kind of motorsports, you never want to use a shutter speed higher than 1/500th of a second. Without some movement in the wheels and background, the bike or car just looks like it's been parked. The 70-200 has an image stabilizer in it that really helps to keep the subject sharp when you're panning with it.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 (top three), Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 (bottom two).

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