Down by the San Joaquin River – Take 3

Today was a bad day for outdoor photography, noting but rain. However that did not stop me from going down to the Municipal Fishing Dock to take photos of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta as I did the last two weeks. I put on my rain gear, including the protective plastic sleeve for the camera, and quickly took the four photos of the same sceneries as before for comparison to days 4 and 11.

I mention yesterday that for that set of photos this 75mm focal length was at its limits to capture the objects in questions as they just filled the frame. Today the bad weather limited the visibility, but looking close enough one can detect each focal point as found the previous sets.

If there would have been sun, these photos would show the benefits of this narrower FoV against the previous sets. In other words for this type of further away objects the 75mm FL was just right. I guess that is the purpose of this month’s experiment, to learn what lenses are good for what type of landscape photography.

On a bright and sunny day, I will revisit this site during this year and retake the photos to show what I mean by it.

All photos were taken with my Sony SLT α77 and Minolta AF 50mm F/1.7 lens, using Aperture mode, with a setting of f/10, White Balance set to cloudy, ISO to 400 and 3-shot bracketing with +/- 0.5 EV. No post-process adjustments were made to the photos.