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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Here's a "tasty" image for you today of some Red Vines. No, not the candy, I'm afraid. These vines love to grow along chainlink fences, but create the most delightful subjects come autumn. It's not just the brilliant red color (though that helps), but also the great contrast of the dark fence that creates a great amount of contrast. Though the focus system of the 5D Mark IV doesn't seem radically different on paper, it is actually vastly improved in every area, and it's a treat to finally have DPAF on a full frame body. This image was featured in Flickr's Explore at position 17

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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Canada is a BIG country. This is a stretch of highway that is a part of a route that connects the country from East to West and covers an incredible 8000+ kilometers (nearly 5000 miles). It is one of the longest highway systems in the world. I was driving on this stretch near Ottawa and thought the great sky with the last light/colors of the day was worth a stop and capture. I'm glad I did! This image was featured in Flickr's Explore on June 16th at position 72. Thanks!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Voigtländer Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I'm progressing pretty deep towards my final conclusion on the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D lens, but I can freely confess that I've been having a great time with it. The lack of barrel distortion makes it a great option for my many forays into the forest. You can see my first look video on the lens here: bit.ly/2gnx4Td. I don't enjoy the shorter periods of daylight this time of year, but the directional light (this shot was taken around 1:45 PM!) makes for very unique images. Watch for my final review in the next week.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Part of what is so intriguing about photography is the unique way that different exposures can fundamentally change scenes. This, for example, was the purposeful underexposure of a scene for a series of bracketed shots. But the heightened drama by imperfections in the lighting (dark, moody shadows, heavy vignette) made the image particularly stunning to me.

 

Technical info: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox WonderPana filter system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (Use Code "dustinabbott" to get 10% anything and everything)

 

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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This is the weekend that we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada. It is often the peak period of autumn foliage, and our world is alive with rich colors right now. I combined the blues and whites of Lake Ontario at dawn along with the ripening colors of the hardwoods along the shoreline. This is a 116 second exposure courtesy of the WonderPana system from Fotodiox.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox WonderPana filter system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (Coming Soon!)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

It's amazing the beautiful order that nature can create sometimes. This shot of water droplets upon leaves and their stems looks like a beautiful piece of jewelry with a bright heartstone in the middle. I think of pearls in the droplets and a grand ruby in the middle. The color of nature is magical. Photography is such a gift. Being able to capture and enhance random bits of beauty like this gives me joy again and again. I hope you enjoy this lovely, natural necklace, too.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2013 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This has been a very different kind of winter for us so far. Today the temperature is more like Arizona where I grew up than the Canada I'm accustomed to now. But I thought I would share a winter treat to celebrate Christmas. This was one of the most beautiful winter mornings I've ever witnessed. Frost had covered the trees, and the wind had created texture ripples in the snow. The dawn brought soft winter pastels to the world. I used a 10 stop ND filter for this long exposure image. Merry Christmas to all, whether it is a white Christmas or not!

 

Technical info: Canon EOS 6D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L, Haida ProII ND1000 filter, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

One would think that living in Canada we would see frost all the time, but (at least in my area), we don't. It's because we rarely hover around the midpoint between slightly above and then slightly below freezing where frost most often occurs. We tend to get cold and then stay there. But this year is different, and I'm enjoying experience a few different environmental conditions. I've shot this abandoned farmhouse a number of times. I love its state of decay, and the heavy frost yesterday morning made for a unique image. Jack Frost came a nipping last night...

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I was in the mood to step through the looking glass this morning, and this image of one of the great cycling trails in Mont Tremblant, Quebec really lended itself to some "artistic license". The moon shot was taken with a Tamron 150-600 VC lens. Take a step into the mystery and wonder of "Alice in Quebec".

  

Technical Information, Canon EOS 5dMK2, Canon EF 35mm f/2, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get a 10% discount)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Few people move to Canada for Canadian winters (perhaps they visit to ski!), but summers and fall here in Canada are pretty fantastic. I love those long evenings when the sun meanders over the horizon instead of racing (as it does in winter). I captured the last bit of the day here by crouching low so that the rocks and tree on the left side would create a natural frame from this scene. The lovely color is just a fabulous bonus! This image was Explored at position 193. Thanks for the support!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This is one of the images I feature in my second episode of the "What Caught My Eye" series that shares photos, tips and techniques, and some gear talk. This is a crop from a larger image and one I liked for the cinematic quality of the flare pattern and the light. I love the way that cacti spines catch the morning light and glow with it. Beautiful. Check the video episode here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOdstj1l_bQ

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Today's image is in celebration of the very cool little Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens for the EOS M system. It has a few shortcomings that I detail in my reviews, but it also is a highly portable, highly functional macro lens that also doubles as a great walkaround option. I'm extremely pleased with the image quality from the lens and got a lot of images that I've been happy to share. Read my review here: bit.ly/2aOIHz6 or watch my review on YouTube here: bit.ly/2aIRHoO This image was Explored at position 16 on August 9th, 2016 (my 19th wedding anniversary!)

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M3 + Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This little gator was posed just like a statue, and, by getting at the right angle, I was able to get an awesome mirror reflection from the water below the rock. I underexposed to help the background disappear and to emphasize the sinister lines on his body. I like the striking end result. My first look at this new EF-M 18-150mm lens is now live here: bit.ly/2hYBXP2. You can also see my detailed overview of the new Canon EOS M5 here: bit.ly/EOSM5DLA

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

A week ago we had a series of snowstorms that buried our region in a lot of fresh snow. It was some serious work to get out in it to shoot, but this is one of the photos that I liked. It was like a scene straight out of Narnia. I love the nice straight lines presented by the Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D lens. It is definitely very interesting! I’ve got my text review finished and released (bit.ly/2h28TKx) and the video review is now live (bit.ly/2h2eCQk) P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I added the walker with her dog for vidual interest from another photo I took a day or so later. The snow was very deep when I went out and I saw no one else in the deep woods.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D lens, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

One of the unique things about winter is that you frequently go to bed with the world looking one way and awaken to it looking completely different. All it takes is the right kind of snowfall to create a pure, white frosting on everything. We had the wonderfully unique combination of both fresh snow and a mild temperature yesterday. If only winter were always like this... This is my first share from the brand new Canon EF-M 18-150mm IS STM kit lens that has started to ship with the new Canon EOS M5. You can see more photos from the lens here: bit.ly/2gYDCDx You can also see photos taken with the new M5 on a variety of lenses here: bit.ly/2i1eKjL

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Canon EF 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I've just returned from an extended trip to the American Southwest, and specifically the state of Arizona. It provides such a different shooting environment than here in Canada, and I love the wide open spaces and "big vistas". This is Picacho Peak, between Phoenix and Tucson, and the patchy light was painting the side of the mountain peak. The colors were somewhat muted, and so I've warmed the image to build on that painterly look. My first look at this new EF-M 18-150mm lens is now live here: bit.ly/2hYBXP2. You can also see my detailed overview of the new Canon EOS M5 here: bit.ly/EOSM5DLA

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

The first real snowfall arrived this weekend, and, while it will probably melt this week, there has been a shift in the "feel" of the season. Autumn has reached its twilight; winter will soon set in. This image as a bit like that. The sun had set and it was almost dark, yet there was still some rich hues left in the sky that only a long exposure would bring out. I worked to make that happen, and I like the rather vivid result I got after a little extra touch in pp.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

The Tamron 85 VC sets the bar a little bit higher for bokeh from the SP Prime series. I can't really see anything to criticize from the bokeh, which stays nice even when stopped down (you can see versions of this image at f/2, f/2.8, and f/4 in the image gallery here: bit.ly/1WvcddF. It has a lot of the qualities that I love about vintage lenses in the rendering, but with all the sharpness of a modern lens. That makes it pretty special. You can see my first look video where I break down the size, build, and handling of the lens here: bit.ly/1UrJhmC This photo was #34 on Flickr's Explore list - my first Explore in over three years after having over 70 my first two years on Flickr. Can't tell you why!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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Beaches tend to breed their own kind of culture. Fishing, flip-flops, and a relaxed vibe. Part of why I enjoy visiting places like Myrtle Beach is because of how different they are from where I live. This shot is less about the dramatic sky of some of my beach shots and more about the "vibe" of this pier in Surfside Beach. I liked the color scheme, and the open stretch of beach seems to say, "open for business!" Another day at the beach! This image was featured in Flickr's Explore on June 18th at position 55.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC + Fotodiox Pro WonderPana filter system , Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Every couple has their "thing". Every wedding photographer has their own "go-to" shots, and other unique opportunities will present themselves throughout the day, but I also like to get a sense of what is unique and special to the couple. For Jessica and Airell, it was a Jeeps. We staged this shot where they pulled the two Jeeps parallel to each other so that they could lean out their windows for the kiss. The flare here is an overlay that I developed for use in shots, as the sun was still almost vertical at this point. This was their particular signature shot, so it's the one I chose to share. This image was featured in Flickrs Explore on August 28th at position 51

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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I've been asked by a number of people to share more of my Arizona photos, so I've got a new article and photo gallery called "Picturing Arizona". It highlights the unique beauty of the Southwest along with a few tips for making the most of shooting there. You can read it here: bit.ly/picAZDLA In that article I talk a bit about the saguaro - the king of cactus! These desert giants can grow to 70+ feet (22 meters) and live for an extremely long period of time. They are, in my mind, one of nature's most perfect silhouettes. Clean lines, instantly recognizable - they are like a famous landmark in a city. They only grow in the Sonoran Desert, and it would be a poorer place without them! My final review of the EOS M5 is live. Read it here: bit.ly/EOSM5Review | Watch it Here: bit.ly/M5FieldReview

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Winter seems to be swallowing this old ramshackle farmhouse that is one of my favorite local shooting spots. Yet the "spirit" of the old house is still welcoming; the front door stands open. "Come on in and make yourself at home. " There was just enough nuance in the sky to be slightly menacing, and I liked the end product of the mood of this image. About 13 months ago I reviewed the very expensive but also incredibly exceptional Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II, and have wanted it ever since. I finally sold a few things towards the end of 2016 and placed my order. This is my first share from own copy of the lens. You can see what I added and what I dropped from my kit in 2016 (and why) here: bit.ly/DADrop

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Cactus are very interesting. If you are coming from a soft, green place a world full of spiny, unwelcoming plants is alien and unappealing. When you spend time in the desert it's beauty grows on you, though. I find it very interesting to see a dying cacti, as often they internally look more like bones than the wood of trees. This is a dying section of cholla (pronounced choy-yah) and the internal framework is exposed. It looks like the dessicated bones of some animal. Everything looks better with the rising sun framed around it, so I put the sun in the "cholla bones" and got a wonderfully artful result even from the 18-150mm kit lens, which is actually surprisingly sharp in a lot of its range. My first look at this new EF-M 18-150mm lens is now live here: bit.ly/2hYBXP2. You can also see my detailed overview of the new Canon EOS M5 here: bit.ly/EOSM5DLA

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

The stillness of dawn and a mist obscuring the far shore. I love the look here as it gives the water a feeling of infinity as the sun sluggishly pentrates the haze. The trees are now bared, for the most part, but their fingers reach into the air, grasping the stillness. It the music of morning, a misty rhapsody.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox WonderPana system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This is one of my favorite images I got with the new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro VC lens during my recent review (see it here: bit.ly/1Mx4y7a) If you would like to see the behind the scenes of this shot and how I used the little Lume Cube, an iPad, and some bubble wrap to create this look, watch my new 5 minute video here: bit.ly/1RrYQZU

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro VC USD (F017), Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Here's another long exposure shot for you. I setup this shot as close to the water as I could get (definitely getting hit by some spray here!) and used a combination of a ND1000 filter (ten stops) to achieve a long exposure in the middle of the day and also an ND.6 Graduated filter to balance the sky. The bright, autumnal result is one I'm really happy with. Lost in the flow of this beauty! The new 5D Mark IV is an amazing stills camera. You can see my playlist of ongoing coverage of it here: bit.ly/2dt7M4k

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox WonderPana filter system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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Having an incredible amount of reach allows you to do some unique things with a lens. Being able to focus closely helps even more. Tamron improved the minimum focus distance on the new 150-600mm G2 by nearly two feet, allowing to focus closer and get more magnification. This cougar was coming up near the wire mesh of its cage and looking out (I was the only one around). I moved to the side so that I could capture the detail around his beautiful eyes. When looking at the image large, however, I could see reflected in them both the bars of his prison and the freedom beyond. I thought that sharing the crop would be more effective so that you can see what I saw. There was freedom in his eyes. You can see more images that I've taken with the lens here: bit.ly/2dU7diG

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5.-6.3 DI VC USD G2, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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In this 21 second exposure the slight movement of the fisherman has given him a ghostly quality. Not quite fully there. I love the composition of this image, and approached it a few different ways, combining exposures and experimenting with different looks. I finally settled on a single exposure and jacked up the warmth of the image and gave it this rich color palette in my favorite plug-in, Alien Skin's Exposure X. I'm proud of the final version here, and hope you enjoy it.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD +Fotodiox Pro WonderPana filter system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

We are beginning to enter the "season of magic" for me - autumn. I love the hikes through the forest and watching the world transform into a fantasyland. I've helped this shot along through some fantasy processing, as autumn is still just starting to arrive here, but I did love the gorgeous result. My review of this lens - the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 - will arrive on Monday. Until then, here is a gallery of other images from it: bit.ly/2csoGhc

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Zeiss Milvus Distagon 18mm f/2.8, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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How quickly the leaves fall and the branches are left bare. How quickly color leaches from the world. How quickly the rustle of fallen leaves turns to the crunch of snow underneath the foot. But I remember red. I remember color. I remember the season that was, and will be again.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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One of my least favorite things about the EOS M3 is the way it was somewhat broken when exposure bracketing. The frame rate would slow to a crawl, which made handheld bracketed shots like this one a pain. Fortunately the M5 has solved that issue, and now offers a very fast 7 FPS burst rate - even when exposure bracketing, which means I could quickly fire off the three exposures that I blended for this final result. One of my favorite things to do when in Scottsdale is to hit the various trails through the McDowell Mountains early in the morning. Getting shots like this makes getting out of bed well worth it! My first look at this new EF-M 18-150mm lens is now live here: bit.ly/2hYBXP2. You can also see my detailed overview of the new Canon EOS M5 here: bit.ly/EOSM5DLA

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS M5 + Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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Where does the sky end and the land begin? I love the infinite blend of sky and sand in the wet reflection of the sand. I get a slight cool cast from my ND1000 filter, so I've went with it here and further enhanced the blue tones to get a lovely blue planet result. This is a blend of a 15 second and 30 exposure to get a fully balanced, gentle result here. I don't really do traditional HDR, but I do enjoy exposure blending to give me complete control over the final result.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox Pro WonderPana filter system, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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Though the metadata only indicates a 7.3 second exposure, that is just for the bit of sunrise at the center. The main exposure is a 93 second exposure to allow for plenty of light to pierce the shroud on the dock, distant trees, and shoreline despite using both an ND1000 filter to smooth the water and an ND grad to balance sky and foreground. The end result is soft from the fog but rich with detail throughout. It was an amazing morning and I have a lot of images from the shoot that I'm exited to share. I continue to love using the Fotodiox WonderPana system along with the Tamron - a killer combination!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD + Fotodiox WonderPana filter system. Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (Coming Soon!)

 

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Hi everyone! I've got a new video series called "What Caught My Eye on my YouTube channel - bit.ly/2gCz3zu. It is a series designed for photographers that gives a look into my day to day process - what catches my eye and why? It has a little gear talk, some technique tips, and so processing tutorials. This is one of the images featured in the first episode. Check it out!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron 45mm f/1.8 VC, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I snowshoed out to this spot where a wetland has been created by beavers. Though the snow is thick and heavy, the beavers have kept an area of water open by their constant activity. They have a large dam that has helped create this wetland, and just to the left of this frame is a large lodge that they built in such a way that they can access it from underneath (still in the water) to avoid predators. Their ability to transform an ecosystem is really pretty amazing. You can see what I added and what I dropped from my kit in 2016 (and why) here: bit.ly/DADrop

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Yesterday was my day off, and I had a fabulous day. I took a little day-trip to Eganville, Ontario, and the unique geologic formations on the Bonnechere River. Part of that is a series of steps that a river runs through, creating all kinds of little waterfalls. I used the wide perspective of a 15mm focal length along with a 10 stop ND filter to allow for a long exposure even in the middle of the day. The new 5D Mark IV was a great companion for this kind of work, and the improved dynamic range that I demonstrate in this video (bit.ly/2dB2W6f) made it much easier to deal with the hotspots that are common in this kind of shot. The images processed beautifully! When you have 25 seconds in this type of scene, everything is in motion.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

This is my favorite time of year for walks in the woods. It is one breathtaking scene after another. The crunch of fallen leaves under your feet, and the constant movement as leaves drift towards the ground. And the colors! Even a drab day like yesterday (when I shot this image) resounds with life because of the colors of nature. And yet there is melancholy there, too. I witness the end of the season of life and growth, and there is a tinge of bittersweet. It's all part of what makes the season so special. You can see other images from the lens here: bit.ly/2dKJQYC | or watch my unboxing/design video here: bit.ly/2efQAB0

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I guess it isn't winter in the Southern hemisphere, but for those of us who live in the North doing gear reviews in winter is a whole lot more work. It was below zero Fahrenheit when I shot this image, and finding decent subjects for a telephoto lens right now is more than a little challenging. The beech leaves catching a little sunlight gave me a bit of warmth and color on a cold day. The new Canon EF 70-300mm IS II USM lens works equally well on full frame and APS-C, and I wanted to use it some on the latter because I know a lot of you who own Rebels, Kiss, or 7D/xxD models are potentially interested in this lens. I used an 80D for this shot, and the image shows both nice sharpness, and, I think slightly better bokeh rendering that it does on full frame. You can see more photos from the lens here: bit.ly/70300IIUSM and can also see my first look at the lens here: bit.ly/70300FL.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 80D + Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

We had one pre winter blip in October that lasted for two days and then returned to unseasonably warm temperatures. It lasted long enough for me to get some great winter feeling photos, and then ditch my coat again. If only winter was always like this! My forecast says that this kind of weather is due back next week, but I'll enjoy another mild sunny day today. My first two and half months with the Canon 5D Mark IV have flown by, and I'm ready to share my final review on it. You can find my text review here: bit.ly/2fRMkVW

My final video review is here: bit.ly/2eSVXBc

My whole video playlist on the 5D Mark IV (Video features, Dynamic Range, High ISO, Resolution, etc...): bit.ly/2dt7M4k

Image Gallery (with 4K Screen Grabs): bit.ly/2cwFmEX

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC | Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2021 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Believe it or not, the image out of camera is rather boring on this one. The "bones" are good, due to a wide focal length (14mm), a long exposure (30 seconds) due to using an ND1000 filter, and the interesting shapes in the foreground. But the sky was flat, as were the colors. I pumped up the image using Luminar AI's sky replacement and reflection tool, which allowed me to upgrade the sky and give the image the spark it deserved. How I did it is part of my demonstration at the link below.

 

Luminar AI Update 2 Demo: bit.ly/LuminarAI2

Canon EOS R5: bit.ly/EOSR5review

Samyang RF 14mm F2.8 Review: bit.ly/SamRF14Review

Haida Rear Filters Review: bit.ly/HaidaSamyang14

   

#photodujour #dustinabbott #dustinabbott.net #photography #2021 #canon #EOSR5 #canonR5 #canoneosr5 #samyang #rf2814 #haida #ND1000 #longexposure #petawawariver #ontario #canada #reflection #luminarai

 

Technical Info | Canon EOS R5 + Samyang RF 14mm F2.8 AF | Check me out on: My Patreon | Dustin's Website | Instagram | YouTube Channel

© 2021 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I often turn to my friends over at JenGar Goldens (Golden Retriever dog breeders) when I'm testing telephoto lenses or sports cameras, as the running dogs provide both a great challenge for the focusing systems and a chance to get some really dynamic images. In this case I was comparing the new Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 VXD lens (image gallery here: bit.ly/A057Pics) with the existing Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 OSS (which I used for this shot). Both lenses produced a lot of amazing photos, but I really enjoyed the dynamics of this photo with the great focus on the intense expression on the dog's face as she chases for ball and also the frozen water splashing and surging all around here. If you want more info on the Sony 200-600G or the Sony Alpha 1 that I used for this shot, check out my coverage here:

 

Sony 200-600G: Text Review: bit.ly/FE200_600DA or Video Review: bit.ly/20-600Gquick

Sony Alpha 1: Text Review: bit.ly/Alpha1DA or Video Review: bit.ly/Alpha1vid

  

#photodujour #dustinabbott #dustinabbott.net #photography #2021 #lethelightin #sony #alpha1 #A1 #ILCE-1 #SEL200600G #200_600G #ottawariver #blackbearbeach #goldenretriever #jengargoldens #dogaction

 

Technical Info | Sony Alpha 1 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS | Check me out on: My Patreon | Dustin's Website | Instagram | YouTube Channel

© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Here is another holiday themed image. Each family has their own traditions that make the season special, and this little saying on a frame with one of our family pictures on it had the theme that worked as a title here. I've tried to include a few elements that connect me to the season, including the Bible, a family photo (out of focus), and the lights of the tree beyond. I've also used one of my flare overlays to add a little visual light interest to the image. At some point in the new year I will (by request) put together a package of my custom overlays along with some tutorials on how to use them to sell through my website. Have a blessed day!

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2020 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I went outside a few days ago on a damp morning, and moved my seat cushion to shake the dew off of it. Underneath, on the wicker of the chair, I found a tiny little green tree frog. He kindly stayed still enough for me to go and get a macro lens to get some photos. I chose the Irix 150mm F2.8 1:1 Macro, though I used an adapter to put it on my Sony a7RIII so that I could get some handheld shots (with Sony's IBIS for assistance). I got some great handheld macros of the little follow, and here's one of my favorites. I reach for the Irix 150M when I want a little more working distance...and it does have lovely bokeh! If you missed my coverage of this lens once upon a time, you can check it out here:

 

Text Review: bit.ly/irix150DA

Video Review: bit.ly/irix150YT

Image Gallery: bit.ly/irix150IG

  

#photodujour #dustinabbott #dustinabbott.net #photography #2020 #sony #a7riii #a7r3 #sonyalpha #sigma #MC11 #irix #150M #28150M #frog #bokeh #macro

 

Technical Info | Sony a7RIII + Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro (via Sigma MC-11) | Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Dustin's Website |  Instagram |  YouTube Channel

© 2020 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

While the wilderness paradise of Mont Tremblant, Quebec gets frequent rain, the upside is that it also gets some AMAZING light as the systems pass through. I was fortunate enough to catch this light over Lac Tremblant at the end of a passing thunderstorm. I love the golden light, the lingering misty clouds, and the fading layers of hills beyond that hint at the mysteries of the wilderness that await. I primarily used the new Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD on this trip, and it might be the best travel option on the market right now. It's shockingly good for an all-in-one lens. You can find my thorough coverage of the lens here...and I'll soon be following up with a dedicated video and photo gallery from this trip to highlight the kinds of images you can get from the A071.

 

Text Review: bit.ly/A071Review

Definitive Vid Review: bit.ly/A071Def

Standard Video Review: bit.ly/A071Standard

Comparison Video: bit.ly/A071Comparo

Image Gallery: bit.ly/A071images

  

#photodujour #dustinabbott #dustinabbott.net #photography #2020 #sony #sonyalpha #a7riii #a7r3 #withmytamron #A071 #28_200RXD #travel #lactremblant #monttremblant #fairmoTremblant #canadianwilderness #sunsetsinquebec

 

Technical Info | Sony a7RIII + Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD | Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Dustin's Website |  Instagram |  YouTube Channel

© 2020 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Here's another gorgeous image I managed to catch while traveling in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. A passing storm left a beautiful sunset in its wake. I love the layers of mist and the depth of the landscape...and the sky is fabulous! You can watch my travel video that highlights both this beautiful location and how well the Tamron works as a travel lens: bit.ly/A071travel. Check out more A071 coverage:

 

Text Review: bit.ly/A071Review

Definitive Vid Review: bit.ly/A071Def

Standard Video Review: bit.ly/A071Standard

Comparison Video: bit.ly/A071Comparo

Image Gallery: bit.ly/A071images

  

#photodujour #dustinabbott #dustinabbott.net #photography #2020 #sony #sonyalpha #a7riii #a7r3 #withmytamron #A071 #28_200RXD #travel #lactremblant #monttremblant #fairmoTremblant #canadianwilderness #sunsetsinquebec

 

Technical Info | Sony a7RIII + Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 RXD | Check me out on:  My Patreon  | Dustin's Website |  Instagram |  YouTube Channel

© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Having an incredible amount of reach allows you to do some unique things with a lens. Zooming in on the moon as it rises is one of them. In this shot I've shot the moon at 600mm and cropped in a little over 50%, meaning that this is more like 1300mm of reach. I've got some cool shots of the moon in full light, but I wanted to share this more moody shots where layers of clouds are drifting in front of the moon. I've given this shot a little bit of a faded look in Exposure X2 to enhance the mood. It was still very yellow at this point, and I've tried to preserve that here. You can see more images that I've taken with the lens here: bit.ly/2dU7diG or view my first look video here: bit.ly/2dn7bBP

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5.-6.3 DI VC USD G2, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

How about a hot cuppa? I'm a tea drinker, and this evening when were celebrating my wife's birthday we had made a pot of cinnamon chai rooibos for an after dinner treat. I had poured a cup into my favorite glass mug, when I saw the evening light hitting the floor in the living room. I knew there was a photo there, and I was particularly delighted with how it turned out. I've done a couple minor bits of housekeeping on the image, but is largely the way it came out of camera. No flash - just available light. (You can watch my final review here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL1-CjHplsU or read here: bit.ly/1s7diNQ), This image was featured on Flickr's Explore on May 12th, 2016 at position #31

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D + Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Autumn rains can sometimes be the harbinger of the cold weather to come. The air temperature drops, the wind blows cold gusts, and the leaves are driven from the trees. But the cooler air temperatures mean the raindrops tend to linger on the deep veined fallen leaves. Perfect for getting close and capturing the magic. We may not want the season to end, but we'll appreciate the beauty it brings every step of the way. I've added a touch of exposure in the middle, but this is otherwise straight from camera. This image was featured in Flickrs Explore at position 13

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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© 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

I got a great Halloween moon a couple of nights ago, so that I thought I'd share it for the Halloween theme. The branches are increasingly bared, and the large, orange moon rising the other night through some clouds created a nice spooky moon. On a personal note, this is perhaps the last image I will ever take with my beloved Canon 70-300L. I let it go yesterday to a new home in order to make room for the new 100-400L II that I placed my order for yesterday. The 70-300L treated me very, very well, and I know it will do the same for its new owner.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X (Coming Soon!)

 

Want to know more about me or make contact? Take a look at my website and find a lot of ways to connect and view my work.

© 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

 

Here in Canada winter tends to "borrow" from both autumn and spring and never pays back. Spring in particular is a brief interlude between late winter and a quick transition to summer. But sometimes things are the sweeter for their brevity. This is a photo favorite from this autumn that I never had a chance to share as of yet. The combination of fall colors and infinite reflection makes me remember autumn fondly.

 

Technical Information: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and Alien Skin Exposure X2 (use code "dustinabbott" to get 10% off)

 

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