Galapagos Day 13/July 18, Afternoon, Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay, Bartolome « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Galapagos Day 13/July 18, Afternoon, Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay, Bartolome

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Thanks to Denise Ippolito for sharing her grunge HDR image of the steps on Bartolome. I get winded just looking at it.

Galapagos Day 13/July 18, Afternoon, Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay, Bartolome

After a great snorkel we took a short panga ride to view Pinnacle Rock up close and personal and then climbed the 378 steps to the top of tiny Bartolome Island to enjoy the spectacular view of Sullivan Bay and Pinnacle Rock.

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Thanks again to Denise Ippolito for allowing me to use another of her fish eye/HDR grunge look images from the top of Bartolome. You can see Pinnacle Rock in the upper right center of the frame.

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This is a Patrick Sparkman image. Thanks Pat. Pat is a truly fine photographer who took several IPTs about 10 years ago. He created this beautiful 3-frame stitched panorama with the Canon 24 mm Tilt Shift II; he uses it often with both the 1.4X and 2X II TCs. You can see Pinnacle ROck on the right side of the frame. Patrick and wife Robin joined us on last summer Galapagos Photo Cruise of a Lifetime and loved the trip so much that they are considering doing it again with me in the summer of 2012. There is a single opening on this year’s July trip. Get in touch via e-mail if you are interested in learning the details.

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I created this “Blasting Highlights” image of three Galapagos tour boats at anchor from the top of Bartolome with the Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS L lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 200. Highlight Tone Priority enabled. Evaluative metering -2/3 stop: 1/5000 sec. at f/11. To learn to make perfectly exposed “Blasting Highlights” images see the section on “Creating 11am Silhouettes” on page 530 of The Art of Bird Photography II (916 pages on CD only).

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I created this image with the handheld Canon 15mm fish eye lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV as we made our way down the steps back to the panga. ISO 400–should have been ISO 200 at the least. Evaluative metering -1 1/3 stops: 1/1000 sec. at f/22.

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This photo shows super-guide Juan Salcedo helping John Van de Graaff into the panga. It was also created with the handheld Canon 15mm fish eye lens and the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1/3 stop: 1/320 sec. at f/5.6.

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And here is one last fish-eye image. This one is of the Beagle, our home for two weeks on our tour of the wondrous Galapagos archipelago. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 2/3 stops: 1/200 sec. at f/5.

Denise and I are now in Jackson Hole photographing in Grand Teton National Park, searching for a big bull moose…. I will see you back here again soon.

Shopper’s Guide

Here is the gear that we used on the top of the hill:

Canon 15mm fisheye lens
Canon 24mm Tilt Shift II lens
Canon 70-200mm f/4 l IS lens
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV professional digital camera body

October 6th, 2010 | Category: 2010, Galapagos 2010, Yellowstone

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