Day three for using my super wide-angle lens. Due to my time restrictions this week and the fog still hanging around, I took a chance and visited Contra Loma Regional Park, and was a bit in luck with the fog on its way out.
Since purchase of this lens I have had not many opportunities to use it. Now after three days I start seeing the potential for landscape compositions.
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There is no question that my photograph is influenced much more by the choice of my lens lens than by my camera. Sharpness, contrast, depth of focus, clarity, and detail are all determined almost exclusively by the lens; it forms the image, while the camera simply captures it.
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Another day to leave early for San Francisco. Decided to snap a few sunrise photos with the super wide-angle lens. This one is interesting since over the years I have taken sunrise photos from this location I mused mostly my 50mm or 75mm lenses. With the 15mm focal length I actually am able to catch almost 180 degree view.
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This week marks the start of using my zoom-lenses for leaning to understand their fields of view as well as comparing it against prime lenses with the same focal length. comparison. The last for weeks have been very useful in understanding what I see with my naked eyes vs that of the camera because of the various focal lengths. The first lens that I will be suing this week is my super-wide angle Tamron SP 10-24mm lens.
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Week 3 was all about using my Minolta AF 50mm F/1.7 lens, which translates to a focal length of 75mm on my Sony SLT α77 with a APS-C sensor. This FL is not ideal for traditional landscape photography, however larger FL can offer a nice change of pace for contemporary landscape photography providing a narrow field of view.
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Left today before sunrise for UCSF MC at San Francisco Mission Bay. Since I was not sure what time I would return, I took my camera with me. This set of photos is not about landscapes and nature photography, it is more about what one can see from the 6th floor of UCSF Medical Center. Soon even these views will be gone as construction of new and higher building has started all around.
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Had to leave very early today for San Francisco so I rushed out to the Contra Loma Regional Park for the fourth set of photos. The weather today was not a problem, very few clouds. Because of me getting to the park very early this set of photos was taken 15 minutes after the official sunrise.
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No time this morning to visit Contra Loma or Big Break Regional Park as I had to leave for San Francisco very early. Luckily a great colorful sunrise presented an alternative for some great photos. The the time difference between the first photo and the second is about 5 minutes and about 10 minutes between the first and last.
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Today was a better day for outdoor photography – no rain. The first photo is to the West showing the San Joaquin River towards Winter Island. Next one is to the North showing the bank of the Kimball Island. The third picture is a North-East shot of the waterway between Kimball and West Island. The last photo is to the East showing the Antioch Bridge over the River.
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This set of photos is using the same scene as I did for Day 2, Day 9 and Day 16. However, this time the mountain is not visible because of the fog in the foothills. Looking at the earlier photos, comparing the trees in the middle of the photos allows the comparison to easily see the narrower Field of View (FoV) the 90mm (145mm FF) lens provides.
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