Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok

Looking down Elkhorn Way – Week 6

Since I am confined to rest, staying home, today’s set is the view from the front of my house looking down Elkhorn Way. To get a better perspective and the impact of the six focal lengths of the wide-angle Sony DT 16-105mm lens, I took this set from the second floor of my home,

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Nothing but Gray Sky – Week 6

Just got back from my doctor about my back problem. I was order total rest, not driving anywhere for the rest of the week. This means no visiting Contra Loma, Empire Mine Road, San Joaquin River Delta, etc. Today’s set is the view from my backyard, showing a gray sky at the same six focal lengths as yesterday’s set.

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At Big Break – Week 6

Continuing this week with 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. This week’s lens I will be using my favored wide-angle Sony DT 16-105mm lens.

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Nothing but Clouds – Week 5

Due to some back problem my movements were restricted to my backyard for today. Part of nature photography are clouds, and I was lucky that there were some clouds hanging over the foothills, just what I needed for today’s set.

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Along Empire Mine Road – Week 5

Another break in the rain to go back to Empire Mine Road to take the the set of photos for week 5 with my super wide angle lens. However, like yesterday for the last four photos Mount Diablo is not visible because of the clouds hanging over the foothills. To help the comparison to earlier photos of the same scene, the photos are centered where the mountain is a bit visible.

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Mount Diablo hiding in Clouds

Got a bit lucky today, the rain just stopped long enough to take these picture. However, this time the mountain is not visible because of the clouds hanging over the foothills. To help the comparison to earlier photos of the same scene, all four photos are centered where the mountain is a bit visible.

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Down by the San Joaquin River – Take 5

Another day which is not optimal for outdoor photography, noting but distant fog. Checking on all my locations I used so far, the best was the Municipal Fishing Dock to take photos of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. Interesting enough, as once before, my naked eyes saw more fog than the camera. as I did the last two weeks.

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Contra Loma Regional Park – Take 5

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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Takeaway from Week Four

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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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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