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Corvette Stingray

August 08, 2014  •  1 Comment

Did fun shoot with a new Corvette stingray. It was difficult to find the right time of day or location with this being a convertible and shadows due to the sun. I choose a partly cloudy day with the sun just past peak. I knew i would still get a mirror shadow but this would be the smallest shadow throughout the day. I reduced the shadows even more with a remote flash and reflector.  I used a canon 60d with a sigma 17-50 2.8 and a polarizer along with a sigma 70-200 2.8 no polarized. Most shot at either 100 or 200 iso and f2.8 to f5.  

 


Birds and beauty of Northern Wisconsin

July 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

My wife and I spent 4 days in Northern Wisconsin relaxing, fishing and taking Photo's. We spent countless hours on the lake therefore giving me great opportunity to photograph water related birds and scenery. Here are some images from Northern Wisconsin. All Images were taken with a canon 60d and either the Tamron 150-600mm or the Sigma 17- 50mm 2.8 Cloudy Bald EagleCloudy Bald Eagleby Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

Blue sky Bald EagleBlue sky Bald Eagleby Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography

 

 

by Art Helin, Wild Reflections Photography


Muscle Cars

July 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

I have Three true loves in the order of Family, Hunting and Muscle cars. I don't care if they are new or old cars but there is something about Power. I have been fortunate enough to take Images of some incredible cars for clients so far this summer. Here a just a few. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them. To check out all the Muscle Car Images go to the main page and click on Muscle Cars!!


Hot Rod Power Tour

June 14, 2014  •  2 Comments

 

 

 

The Hot Rod Power Tour made it's way through southwest Wisconsin and fortunately through or downtown. I am a muscle car freak so was very excited to see this happen. At their final destination it was said there were over 4500 cars. I am a Ford guy but do have to say there were some very nice Dodges, Chevy's, Pontiacs and more. Go to my Hot Rod tour gallery for photos of all types of cars on the tour. Thank You to all who participated in the event. Here is a 67 ( I believe) might be a 68 Impala doing one of the coolest Burnouts I have ever photographed. Check the gallery for the series of this burnout.


Wisconsin Bear

June 07, 2014  •  1 Comment

I took a trip to Northern Wisconsin to meet up with a buddy of mine and to sit near some bear baits to see if i could capture a few images. I arrived in high hopes as he had been seeing a lot of bears due to breeding season right now.  I took a short ride into an area where i was dropped off. Once we located a good spot to sit my friend took off and I set up my little one man Ameristep blind that i use for a lot of my photo work. I knew the bears would be curious and check this new "item" out but as long as I didn't do something stupid I knew from experience that I would be fine.  I did have a small bear sniff the outside of the blind but he showed no aggression so I let him do his thing.  Not long after he had come and gone a sow with two small cubs appeared within 20 yards but stayed hidden with her cubs only giving a few quick photo opts. The last bear of the night was a large Boar but he knew something was different once seeing the blind and made his way back to where he came from with no opportunity for photos.  I was only there 2 1/2 hours before the weather turned and storms blew in. I am hoping to head back within a couple weeks and try and spend the weekend.

 For this shoot I used my Canon 60d and the Tamron 150-600mm for a short period of time however because bears live in dark places  I ended up having to move closer to their trail and use my sigma 70-200mm 2.8 lens.

 

Side Note: If you have never been around wild bears please take someone that has with you until you are comfortable around them and know how to "read" a bear's attitude.  They are wild animals and can hurt/kill you if you don't respect them or give them their space.

Also as you can see by the images the mosquitoes were everywhere. If you are outdoors where they are this bad I highly recommend a Thermocell. They are worth every penny and let me sit Mosquito free while I was there.

 

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Wild Reflections Photography, a division of Art Helin Outdoors, specializes in photography of nature & wildlife and muscle cars, classics & motorcycles.

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