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January 6, 2017 Painting the West

Painting the West © 2017 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I’ve just returned from an extended trip to the American Southwest, and specifically the state of Arizona. It provides such a different shooting environment than here in Canada, and I love the wide open spaces and “big vistas”. This is Picacho Peak, between Phoenix […]

December 13, 2016 Remembering Autumn

“Remembering Autumn” © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott Here in Canada winter tends to “borrow” from both autumn and spring and never pays back. Spring in particular is a brief interlude between late winter and a quick transition to summer. But sometimes things are the sweeter for their brevity. This is a photo […]

November 11, 2016 A Unique Perspective

A Unique Perspective © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott The Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero D is the widest focal length I’ve ever used on full frame. It is extremely wide, but it can focus down very close (about 7 inches/18cm – and that is from the camera sensor). You can get within a […]

October 31, 2016 Buddies

Buddies © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I just finished up my full review of the new Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 lens (Video Review Part 1:  | Video Review Part 2:  | Text Review: ) This is a wide open, f/6.3 shot at 600mm, and it shows off the fact that the new […]

October 25, 2016 Autumn Rains

“Autumn Rains” © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott Autumn rains can sometimes be the harbinger of the cold weather to come. The air temperature drops, the wind blows cold gusts, and the leaves are driven from the trees. But the cooler air temperatures mean the raindrops tend to linger on the deep veined […]

October 21, 2016 Bittersweet

“Bittersweet” © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin AbbottThis is my favorite time of year for walks in the woods. It is one breathtaking scene after another. The crunch of fallen leaves under your feet, and the constant movement as leaves drift towards the ground. And the colors! Even a drab day like yesterday (when […]

October 20, 2016 Things Just Got Real

Things Just Got Real © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott Canon has lacked an exceptional zoom for shooting astrophotography…until now. I wasn’t blown away by the 16-35 f/4L IS for astro, but this new, expensive 16-35L III looks like an awesome option for shooting the night sky. I’ve processed to enhance the look […]

October 18, 2016 Autumn Perfection

Autumn Perfection © 2016 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott If you live in a place that has a dramatic changing of the seasons, then you know that there is a fairly narrow window of peak foliage. Enough trees have turned colors but haven’t yet started dropping leaves en masse. I think I caught that […]