2019-02-07- Landscape Photography – Snow on Mount Diablo

Switch instead of Nature Photography it is Landscape Photography. Since yesterday there is snow on Mount Diablo. Yesterday there was not a good view because of heavy overcast. Today it was better, only a bit of haze.

I used my Lumix DC-ZS70 Bridge Camera for two reasons, is much smaller and weighs less than my Sony A77 and, has a much larger zoom rate of 30x being a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24mm to 720mm with a 20.3MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor.

This camera offers not only an Auto mode but also a P/A/S and Manual mode. Because of the long zoom rate, the variables in the P/A/S/M modes are restricted due to the lens construction.

As a side note, I had to shoot thru a link-fence, which by itself is a challenge add to that trying to use the same focal point is almost impossible. BTW, it was very cold for California standards, 42-44F during the shooting time. Better these photo than none.

As before, I used the Auto, Program, and Aperture Modes for each set with four different f-stops, focal lengths.


The Camera setting for the Lumix DC-ZS70 with a Leica DC Vario-Elmar 30x Zoom Lens
24-720mm (35mm Equivalent) was:

  • Metering Mode: Auto
  • Drive Mode: Single shot
  • Shooting Mode: Auto, Program Mode and, Aperture Priority Mode
  • Aperture setting: f/5.6, f/8
  • Focal Length: 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 720mm
  • ISO Setting: Auto
  • Focus Mode: Single Shot

Below is the complete set of photos taken:

2019-02-07 – Landscape Photography – Snow on Mount Diablo

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