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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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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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Along Empire Mine Road – Take 3

Another break in the rain to go back to Empire Mine Road to take the last set of photos for week 3 with my 50mm (75mm FF) lens. I even made it out during the Golden Hour, but it was not much help because of the cloud cover. However, I got the photos I wanted for comparison with days 7 and 14.

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Mount Diablo – Take 3

I am continuing with the goal to use different Prime Lens to shoot the same sceneries to allow comparisons between the lenses. This set of photos are using the same scene as I did for Day 2 (2017-01-02) and Day 9 (2017-01-09). Even with the haze around the mountain, one can easily see the narrower Field of View (FoV) the 50mm (75mm FF) lens provides.

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Along Empire Mine Road (Take 2)

Another sunny day, which is a nice change after the week of rain. I am not complaining as we need the rain. So I went back to Empire Mine Road to take the last set of photos with my 25mm (36mm FF) lens. I even made it out during the Golden Hour, sometimes referred to as the Magic Hour.

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Clouds around Mount Diablo

The goal for this week is besides using a different Prime Lens is to shoot th same sceneries to allow comparisons between the lenses. This set of photos are using the same scene as I did for Day 2 (2027-01-02). One can easily see the wider Field of View (FoV) the 35mm lens provides. However, after two days of using the 35mm (FF) lens I still don’t have the answer which of the two lenses is closer to the humans perceive perspective (central vision). Hopefully after this week I will have that answer,

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Along Empire Mine Road

The first storm ended this morning so I went out before the second one arrives. Because of the heavy clouds I decided to take a trip out to Empire Mine Road, south of Antioch, running east to west of Deer Valley Road. The first one [#1] are Oak Trees east of the Deer Valley and Empire Mine Road junction. The rest are taken about 1/2 mile west of the junction. Normally Mount Diablo would be visible but not today.

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Snow and Clouds on Mount Diablo

Interesting morning, I originally had planned to take a photo of Mount Diablo since it was reported that there was snow on the top of it. As I ventured out to do so I noticed there was no mountain visible, thanks to a heavy low cloud cover. So I turned back trying to figure out plan B. On my way to the new location, I suddenly noticed that there was a break in the cloud cover showing the Mountain with its snow dusting. I quickly turned around and the photos below is what I was able to catch.

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