Here are some more photos that I’m finally adding to this site:
Once again I’ve let the blog languish without updates for way too long (over two months!) So here are some of the photo highlights to get all caught up.
There that takes care of the month of May. I’ll put together a couple more updates for June and July.
Here are some more photos from the last week.
This is the beach at the end of the Anton Larsen trail. Tessa and I made the hike and were pretty tired by this point. The whole trail has matting down on it so it is fairly easy to hike but Tessa didn’t like the matting.
I made a trip up to the top of Pillar Mountain for sunset last week. This was an attempt to get the wind farm in motion while I was taking pictures. I used my neutral density filter and did a multiple exposure HDR merge to get this result.
Yesterday I took Tessa and the camera out to Mayflower Beach. Tessa ran around the beach like a crazy dog and I had to keep my eye out for the eagles circling. Luckily she let me know about them by barking at them.
Here are the photos I kept from them and hopefully a little story behind how I got them.
When we first got to the beach it was raining a little bit. As I got down there and turned around looking back towards the parking lot there was a pretty nice rainbow. I set up and took this photo and after processing I noticed that there was a really faint second rainbow above the more noticeable one.
The small path out to the beach was pretty flooded with a puddle at least 1.5 to 2 feet deep. I had to carry Tessa through it. As I was leaving I was feeling abit adventurous and set up my tripod in the puddle to take a couple of photos.
Q, Roscoe, Rusty, and I hiked out to Termination Point on Monashka Bay on Monday and took advantage of a good weather window. I decided on the D610 and the 14mm lens for the hike. Carrying the D610 isn’t too bad but having to worry about that lens was a pain. The front element of the lens sticks out so much that I spent most of the time worrying about hitting it on brush and branches along the trail. It would definitely be an expensive mistake to make.
Here are the photos I kept from the hike:
Proof that ultra wide lenses aren’t just for landscapes:
Finally getting out to the Point:
One thing I took away from using this lens other than being wary of its fragility is that it flares a lot. It has a maximum field of view of 114º so it can be very difficult to use on sunny days because it seems like the sun is always going to be either in the shot or just out of the frame.