Jeez time to play some more catch up on the blog.
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.
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.
Last week I went out with the tripod and took some long exposure high dynamic range photos up on Anton Larson Road.
That very same night I went and got a shot at the Aurora for the first time. These are my first photos of the Aurora ever:
Still a few more updates to come but I’m almost all caught up.
Some more photos from recent walks with Tessa.
Here is yet another catching up post. For these shots we were on a hike out to Summit Lake here on the island. It was a gorgeous 5 or so mile hike out to the lake. It was cloudy the whole day for the most with the Sun breaking through occasionally but unfortunately not while I was taking photos.
This was my first really long hike with the D610 and the Peak Design sling strap and it performed admirably. No discomfort at all even with the 20-35mm lens on it which weighs a total of around 3.5 pounds.
That is it for this trip. More catching up to do later.