As our local guide Yoshi
had more than
earned the right to the first descent of Phoenix Falls and didn't
hesitate to make it.
Have I ever said how much I hate the white liquidlogic boats? What a
terrible idea, they just don't photograph well. If he was in a red or
orange boat the image would pop with contrast between the boat and the
green on the sides.
Ryan Knight charges off the same.
Nikon D700, Tamron 28-75
f/2.8 @ 75mm
f/8 ISO 200
I really like the above
image. It has a nice balance of light and dark. I could have avoided
having the foliage in the bottom of the frame, but leaving it in added
mystery and heightened suspense in the image. Now note the top right
corner. Even at f/8 the lens shows a decentering defect, everything up
there is soft. Quality control is one of the largest problems with
third party lens supplies. They make some gems, but even in the gems
you need to look out for some duds. Retrospectively I probably should
have changed to the Nikkor 70-300VR but already had the Tamron on for
the horizontal images, and no one wanted to wait too long to run the