From the middle of the creek. Thank goodness for insulated, waterproof boots. ;-)
1/15 second at f/8, ISO 100. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4.
A geeky post today, sorry. If you’re not into this stuff, I hope that the images are interesting anyway.
These street images were made while photostrolling with the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8 ZF.2. All were shot with a Nikon D800E body. One of the things I wanted to see was how the optics would stack up against the high resolving power of this body. Even wide open, I was blown away by how sharp the thing is. But with a fair amount of chromatic aberration which even my untrained eye could pick out. However, this was easily take care of by Lightroom or, simply by stopping down.
One of the love-it-or-hate-it characteristics about this lens is the heavy vignetting at f/2.8. I mostly shoot with rather clinical Nikkor glass and thus found the romance imparted by the vignetting to be rather enjoyable.
It has been one of those typical Seattle winter days. Liquid sunshine had come down all day long, sometimes pelting, sometimes a mere mist. Then, just before sundown, it cleared. I got about 20 minutes to make some images before it started again.
4/5 second at f/13, ISO 640. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.
On Sunday, the fog that had shrouded the region for days lifted long enough for us to enjoy a couple of hours of clear skies and a pleasant sunset. About an hour after I made this image, we were engulfed again.
1/160 second at f/8, ISO 1600. Nikon D800E + Sigma 50-500 f/4.5-6.3.
Some images that I made while messin’ around the other day…
1/100 second at f/4, ISO 800. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G.
1/1000 second at f/2.2, ISO 800. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G.
1/250 second at f/2.8, ISO 800. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G.
1/60 second at f/4, ISO 1600. Nikon D600 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G.
Yesterday, we’d gone out to the Skagit River to see the bald eagles. But the combination of patchy light and freezing weather kept them high in the trees, making for a rather disappointing outing. On the way home, we made a “maybe we can salvage the trip” detour through Fir Island to try to catch some snow geese. No luck either. But nonetheless, mother nature was generous with us.
Thank you, Sai, for accompanying me on my oft-nutty adventures!
2 seconds at f/11, ISO 100. Nikon D800E + Nikkor AF-S 24-120mm f/4.