Between Major Rain Storms

The first storm ended this morning with the second one about to start. Knowing that I would not get a colorful sunrise because of the heavy cloud cover nor would I be able to avoid the forecasted heavy rain, I decided to take advantage of the current lighting conditions showing the various cloud layers. Since I used a small aperture I had to increase the ISO setting and use the fence for stabilization.

All photos were taken with my Sony SLT α77 and Minolta AF 24mm F/2.8 lens, using Aperture mode, with a setting of f/11, White Balance set to cloudy, ISO to 1600 and 3-shot bracketing with +/- 0.5 EV. The photos selected are all overexposed by +0.5 EV. No post-process adjustments were made to the photos.

This is the start of the second week which means to switch to another lens. Last week I used my 35mm (52mm FF) kens, this week it will exclusively my 24mm (36mm FF) lens. This will give me a wider field of view. You can compare this set of photos to those taken on Day 1 and Day 6.

The general wisdom is that for landscapes a 35mm lens would make for more dramatic shots than a 50mm lens because it exaggerates the perspective. Guess I will find out since I will try to capture the same scene this week as I did last week.


 

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