70 mph Trees…

Have you seen the movie “Yes Man”?  Remember the part where they take photos while running?

Well, this was kinda like that.

On the return trip from our vacation in the Pacific Northwest, I was in the passenger seat of a car going around 70mph.  I was taking photos out of the window or through the windshield.

Keep in mind that I had the flu (as I mentioned in my previous post).   I had been taking day/nightquil for a few days, and was feeling a little loopy.

When I started out, I was trying to take pictures of Mt. Shasta through the windshield, I was using my 18-55mm lens and it wasn’t too hard.  I knew I’d probably have to go into photoshop to remove the few spots on the windshield, but overall not the hardest way to take photos…

lens 18-55mm — focal-length 55mm

It wasn’t until I decided to change to my 70-300mm lens and try to photograph things out of the passenger window that it started to get interesting…

70mph trees

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 120mm

This brought about some serious giggling on my part (did I mention I was loopy?).  This is actually one of my favorite photos, but it may have to do with the remembrance of how happy I was at the time I took it.  I started giggling about capturing the elusive 70mph trees… right about now you either think I’m fun… or crazy… or both.

If you’ve ever tried to take a photo with a long lens, you know that it is very easy to lose your subject with only the slightest of movement.

But I like a challenge.  Here’s what I was trying to capture… alpacas, I think…

alpacas

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 120mm

I really started to get the hang of it and got some nice shots…

lens 70-300mm -- focal-length 190mm

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 190mm

lens 70-300mm -- focal-length 300mm

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 300mm

Mt. Shasta got closer… I love the clouds hanging around the top.  Fyi, according to wikipedia, Mt. Shasta’s elevation is 14,180′ (4,322 m)

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 80mm

I think this one is my favorite… I love the layers and the shades of grey…

lens 70-300mm -- focal-length 70mm

lens 70-300mm — focal-length 70mm

Well, that wraps up my vacation photos.  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did!

In case you missed it, here are my previous vacation posts:

Until next time…
~nic

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