Sony A6000

Leslie Gulch Campground

Hello again, this past weekend my family and I went to Leslie Gulch Campground. Holy moly its an 8hr 30min drive from Portland, OR. This place is soo beautiful, its near Jordan Valley, OR and Lake Owyhee Resevoir. I had a wonderful time here with my family, its a shame I didn't get to take more pictures because of limited time. Its a long drive back home and the kids have school so we didn't want to stay longer. 
Anyways more about photography haha. There are a few photos I took during our stay at Leslie Gulch Campground, I wish I had taken more photos during the evening but the weather didn't work out well, I do love taking photos of the night sky and there's always next time.

The photos below were all shot on my Sony A6000 with the Sony E 35mm lens f/1.8 or the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8. I also used my Mavic Air in the area to do some drone footage, I'm still learning how to fly so this was an excellent opportunity to do so, I've provided the link of the video I put together that early morning.
Thanks again for coming by the website and checking out my photos. I have a couple more trips coming up because I want to start using my new camera, the Sony A7iii. Can't wait to see how it performs . Hope you enjoy the photos below.

As I was driving in before the campground, I couldn't help myself but to come to a complete stop on the side of the road to pull out my tripod and camera. Very beautiful and the rock formations is just out of this world. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 1/20s f/11 for the foreground and ISO 100 1/30s f/11 for the sky, blended both in photoshop and edited in lightroom.

As I was driving in before the campground, I couldn't help myself but to come to a complete stop on the side of the road to pull out my tripod and camera. Very beautiful and the rock formations is just out of this world. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 1/20s f/11 for the foreground and ISO 100 1/30s f/11 for the sky, blended both in photoshop and edited in lightroom.

During the evening hours, I really wanted to do some star trails but the weather was not the best. It was cloudy most of the night, I was lucky i got 2 photos with star trails. Also learned to not do this settings because of hot pixels being introduced for really long exposure, which i found out after doing a little research. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 20min exposure f/1.8 Edited in lightroom.

During the evening hours, I really wanted to do some star trails but the weather was not the best. It was cloudy most of the night, I was lucky i got 2 photos with star trails. Also learned to not do this settings because of hot pixels being introduced for really long exposure, which i found out after doing a little research. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 20min exposure f/1.8 Edited in lightroom.

I was very pleased with this photo near the campground, again I made the mistake of doing really long exposure which introduced more hot pixels. Used Sony FE 50mm ISO100 20min exposure f/1.8. Edited in Lightroom.

I was very pleased with this photo near the campground, again I made the mistake of doing really long exposure which introduced more hot pixels. Used Sony FE 50mm ISO100 20min exposure f/1.8. Edited in Lightroom.

After taking 2 photos of 20min exposure, I decided to keep this one short and I must say I'm still pleased, however I noticed hot pixels when reviewing it in Lightroom. Used Sony FE 50mm 5min Exposure f/1.8 Edited in lightroom

After taking 2 photos of 20min exposure, I decided to keep this one short and I must say I'm still pleased, however I noticed hot pixels when reviewing it in Lightroom. Used Sony FE 50mm 5min Exposure f/1.8 Edited in lightroom

After seeing how the weather turned out during the night, went to bed right away and decided to take photos at sunrise. Woke up around 5am and drove down to the nearby ramp in lake owyhee, I was a little disappointed that the cloud coverage was 100% but I still waited in hopes that I'd get light(didn't happen). Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 15s, f11 cokin 3 stop ND Grad filter. Edited in lightroom.

After seeing how the weather turned out during the night, went to bed right away and decided to take photos at sunrise. Woke up around 5am and drove down to the nearby ramp in lake owyhee, I was a little disappointed that the cloud coverage was 100% but I still waited in hopes that I'd get light(didn't happen). Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 15s, f11 cokin 3 stop ND Grad filter. Edited in lightroom.

With the sunrise not happening and also being very windy, I looked back at my car and noticed the rock formations in the background. I stared at my car for a bit and thought to myself what am I doing? My father said, "Are you going to take a photo of your car?" I said, "Of course!" I set up the tripod and took the photo. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 2s f/11, Edited in lightroom.

With the sunrise not happening and also being very windy, I looked back at my car and noticed the rock formations in the background. I stared at my car for a bit and thought to myself what am I doing? My father said, "Are you going to take a photo of your car?" I said, "Of course!" I set up the tripod and took the photo. Used Sony E 35mm ISO 100 2s f/11, Edited in lightroom.

Day trip to the Painted Hills

Hello again, 2 days ago I went out with the family to the painted hills and smith rock. Fun day for all of us, though it was almost a whoopin 5 hour drive. Nice scenic drive for the family, anyways I recently got a 30mm f/3.5 macro lens that I wanted to use and test out. I'm not very technical with the gears so I don't know a whole lot about them, however the photos I took that day I'm quite pleased, after we left the painted hills we all went to smith rock, missed the sunset but i was able to get a photo in. Thats it for this weekend and as spring break begins this week, we'll see what other adventures awaits us.

first photo using Sony E mount 30mm f/3.5mm macro lens and I'm impressed with it. Planning on using it more often for some interesting shots. Edited in lightroom. 

first photo using Sony E mount 30mm f/3.5mm macro lens and I'm impressed with it. Planning on using it more often for some interesting shots. Edited in lightroom. 

This little guy is my cousins baby, his name is Leo, he's joining us on all our adventures. Used Sony E Mount 30mm f/3.5 macro lens and edited in lightroom.

This little guy is my cousins baby, his name is Leo, he's joining us on all our adventures. Used Sony E Mount 30mm f/3.5 macro lens and edited in lightroom.

Just testing out the Sony E mount 30mm f/3.5 macro lens for the second time, this shot looks pretty cool after editing the shot in lightroom

Just testing out the Sony E mount 30mm f/3.5 macro lens for the second time, this shot looks pretty cool after editing the shot in lightroom

This is the best view from Carroll Rim Trail in my opinion, never gets old to see this spectacular view, Used Sony FE 50mm f1.8 lens and edited in lightroom.

This is the best view from Carroll Rim Trail in my opinion, never gets old to see this spectacular view, Used Sony FE 50mm f1.8 lens and edited in lightroom.

Blended two images together here to test out my photoshop skills and it looks okay to me it was one exposure for the sky and one for the foreground. Used Sony E mount 35mm f/1.8 edited in lightroom.

Blended two images together here to test out my photoshop skills and it looks okay to me it was one exposure for the sky and one for the foreground. Used Sony E mount 35mm f/1.8 edited in lightroom.

Startrail at Tolovana Beach

Earlier in the night I drove out to Cannon beach to do night sky photography, took about an hour and 40 mins, I was trying to look for a spot to take a photo of haystack rock, ended up driving down south of cannon beach at Tolovana Beach State Recreation site. Normally I see bunnies scattered all over the place(probably still cold for them to be out), pretty sure they're hiding haha.
Anyways I came here to do night sky photography, however I didn't like what I was originally seeing so I decided to do a star trail with a 10 minute long exposure. It came out like I hoped it would but didn't get the foreground in focus. I'm still learning all of this stuff so I thought it'd be a good opportunity to practice to get better. Used Sony A6000, 35mm lens, ISO 200, F1.8, and 10min exposure.

I'm still planning the next trip for this coming weekend so we'll see what adventure awaits us! :) 

This is so cool, but it isn't perfect.

This is so cool, but it isn't perfect.

This is the photo wasn't quite pleased with it after editing.

This is the photo wasn't quite pleased with it after editing.

Night at The Cove Palisades

Hey guys, I've been feeling sick this week. I did however went out to take a photo at the cove palisades, Two and a half hour drive from Portland, quite the drive through the night and arrived at around 10pm, I parked off the side of the road and waited for my eyes to adjust to the dark which typically takes about 30mins. I saw a cluster of stars on top of the canyon to the far right of the orion belt, did a little research and its the Pleiades star cluster.
Cause I was sick I didn't want to stay around for long, probably the worst idea to rush to take photos haha, anyways I wanted to do a panoramic of the canyon but didn't come out right so I just put 6 photos together which you'll find in "latest" tab. Thanks for coming by and reading my blog! Have a wonderful day :)

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