The beaches along the Olympic Peninsula are nothing short of amazing. No camera can catch the mood perfectly, but software can help!
While we were there, the sky moved from a foggy opacity, to blue and cloudy, and back. I wanted to capture that in-between time when the sun was breaking through as the fog lightened.
I went to a local park after work today, just to play with a lens I haven’t used in awhile: Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 Di. The purpose of the walk was to use the Df and the lens, handheld, to see how well the vibration reduction worked. To begin with, I shot at iso 100, just to see how well the vibration reduction worked – it’s okay, but the lens would benefit from stable subjects at this iso. At 400 iso, detail was lost, but longish exposures were not too horrible handheld. This shot was taken at iso 400, 140mm, f5.6, 1/30 sec. Overall, the combo of the lens and camera leaves sharpness a bit to be desired, but under the right circumstances, I rather like this lens.
4 second exposure using a variable ND filter on my 17mm prime. Taken after the sun set, facing north toward Ventura, California.
Halloween is upon us already! Not sure if the 50mm lens needs calibration in the Df for front or back focus – think I will practice a bit on that one.
With heat in the 100s for the past week, and more to come, I just want out of here . . . .
Today . . . photostacked (focus stacked) a couple of dying roses and then extracted the background, quite crudely, as I am no expert at Photoshop. This is the result.
I really like making panoramas – somehow,the grandeur of things is better expressed in wide views.