Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Morning Sunrise – Week 5

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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At Big Break – Week 5

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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Takeaways from Week Three

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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At San Francisco Mission Bay

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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Contra Loma Regional Park – Take 4

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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Colorful Sunrise No 3

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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Down by the San Joaquin River – Take 4

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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Mount Diablo hiding in Fog

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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Cloudy Sunrise

My plan for this week, not only because of the rain and fog, but also for personal reason. I will not have the time to visit the different locations as I will be traveling to San Francisco every morning and returning late at night. Therefore today’s set is from the same location as yesterday, except of fog we have a heavy cloud cover.

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No Sunrise, just Fog

Another week that starts with fog, eliminating the chance for catching another colorful sunrise. It was also the start of using yet another prime lens, this time it is my Tamron SP AF 90mm lens. This set of pictures are of the same scene as during the last three weeks Day 1, Day 8 and Day 15. The sky looks blue instead of gray, that is because of the sun behind it. I also had to use a very high ISO to take these photos.

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