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Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment.

Its amazing at what type of beauty I see everyday in my travels around town, the state, the country and even the world. Good thing I brought my camera!

Yesterday was my travel day from Phoenix to Indianapolis for a photo shoot. As I typically do, I had my camera with me on the plane as well as when I was out on the lake. These days more and more of my photographer friends are getting lazy and only carrying their camera phones with them. While I am certainly guilty of that too, I always do my best to have a real camera with me at all times. A day like today is a perfect example of why!

I flew from Phoenix to Vegas for my first leg of the flight.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Aerial view of the winding shoreline of Lake Mead.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of the winding shoreline of Lake Mead a few minutes before landing in Las Vegas.

I’ve shot a lot of different events at the below stadium but never knew about the water nearby. Wonder if theres any fish in them?

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Aerial view of Sam Boyd Stadium near Las Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of Sam Boyd Stadium near Las Vegas.

After a 20 minute layover on the ground it was back up into the sky on our way to Indy.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Here is the Strip moments after takeoff on my way to Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Here is the Strip moments after takeoff on my way to Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Light clouds above Lake Mead.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Light clouds above Lake Mead.

A few minutes after takeoff we would go into heavy clouds thus ending my aerial shoot for a few hours.

Lets fast forward to final approach to IND.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Aerial view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on final approach prior to landing in Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Aerial view of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on final approach prior to landing in Indianapolis.

After grabbing my luggage and rental car it was off to Brownsburg to do a little bass fishing out on Eagle Creek.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority Sailboats on Eagle Creek Reservoir near Indianapolis, IN.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Sailboats on Eagle Creek Reservoir near Indianapolis, IN.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority Close race!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Close race!

Since I wasn’t getting any bites I spent a good amount of time shooting the scenery around me.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
While fishing the sun broke through the heavy clouds, illuminating the sails of all the sailboats racing and made for a beautiful moment.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority On our way to a great sunset!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
On our way to a great sunset!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority A thunderhead off in the distance is rim lit by the setting sun.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
A thunderhead off in the distance is rim lit by the setting sun.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority A lone sail boat provides the perfect foreground to a nice sunset shot on Eagle Creek.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
A lone sail boat provides the perfect foreground to a nice sunset shot on Eagle Creek.

Despite the fact I didn’t catch a single fish, the beauty of being out on the water for a great sunset more than made the effort worth it. Now its time to get to business and business is taking pics of 330 mph race cars at the biggest drag race on Earth, The US Nationals!


 
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