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Going for those little details

Since it was such a nice day out when I was in Yellowstone, I decided to go for a little stroll. Now I hadn’t been up to the upper terraces for some time, but that is where some of the great bacteria pools are. That’s right bacteria actually grows in these thermal pools creating that awesome color. Well in the Winter time the combination of those colors, pine tree branches falling into the pools, frost and steam, can create some very cool natural abstract images. With my sling bag, carrying the 24-70 AF-S 2.8 and 14-24 AF-S, I walked along the boardwalk with the D610 and 70-200 VRII attached working these micro details.

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As you can see it really didn’t take much, truly just point and click. But that got me thinking. Before I got the D610 I knew that the file sizes were going to be bigger, waaaay bigger than my D3. What that means is more hard drive space is being used up for less images. The images contain more information but when you are feeding, presentations, blogs and articles, you need that library. Well I was thinking about this when I was shooting and what I felt it translated too was having to slow down and take my time. I couldn’t just blast away and kill pixels. Taking more time to get the shot right from the start is always a good thing and having that little voice in the back of your head saying how much space this is going to eat up is a good way to do just that. Frankly I like ripping the shutter, it sounds great! But if the frames aren’t worth keeping and your missing shots, then it’s not worth it.

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon Nikon D610, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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