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  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I've just returned from a three-week motorcycle trip through Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, and managed to capture some images I thought would be worth sharing here. Some of my favorites:

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    Cerro Torre & Fitzroy Sunrise
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Cerro Fitzroy 2
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Perito Moreno Glacier Pano 2
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Perito Moreno Glacier
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Torres del Paine 1
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Torres del Paine 2
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Cuernos del Paine Pano
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Bahía Inútil
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    El Chaltén Rainbow
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Ruta 23.jpg
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Ruta 40
    by David Wood, on Flickr

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    Puerto Natales Sunset
    by David Wood, on Flickr

    All were shot with the A7II and either the SEL24240 or SEL1635Z. And if you want to see more, there are a few additional photos in an album on my Flickr page.
     
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  2. Jazzer

    Jazzer TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    344
    Nov 6, 2012
    New York
    Larry
    I was fortunate enough to spend some time in this area recently. To say that the scenery was breathtaking is surely an understatement. I hope I was able to capture even a small part of that beauty in these images. All shots with the A6000.

    29765074366_9a95c3e675_h. Banff at Sunset by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765075606_8664e9d546_h. Town of Banff by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765077586_38434b4f72_h. Lake Louise by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765078986_41cae32ccd_h. Herbert Lake by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765079816_3313f0cd6d_b. Bridal Veil Falls by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765083236_218b13d074_h. Maligne Lake by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29765086266_ed4eb1cb08_h. A llittle sun in the woods by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29718055461_9ab0107620_h. Sunset view by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29718058181_f8749cb83e_h. Cameron Waterfall by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29718059261_d86ad66e83_h. Prince of Wales Hotel by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29718061511_e463d252d7_h. Canadian Rockies _ 2016 - 0935.jpg by LarryE251, on Flickr

    29718062691_947998d6b7_h. The Perfect Rainbow by LarryE251, on Flickr
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    This is from a tiny tourist village called "Kokkari" (but probably the most well known!) in the Greek island of Samos, which I was fortunate to spend my summer vacations with the family. This place is so photogenic - everywhere you look there's a beautiful frame!

    It only has something like 100 permanent residents with just a few places open in winter, but at the summer months its full of life with locals that run the businesses (must be like 100 taverns, cafes, bars, souvenis shops etc!) and lots of tourists. Its a place for relaxing vacations not a place for intense night life like many Greek islands - as a family guy with 2 small kids, I prefer it that way :D

    I also had a chance to try my new Nisi ND1000 100x100 square filter system (which is so great!!!)

    I took a lot of photos but here are just some of my long exposure ones - hope you like them :)

    My early wake ups (5am), even in my summer vacations, were so worth it!!!


    28648085000_bc3b7193e5_b. Sunrise at the hidden paradise - Samos (1508) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr


    28775656930_2c83614b0c_b. Lonely boat (1509) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr


    29298962932_4f1a3d76b5_b. Little Lemonakia sunrise (1500) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr


    28585186624_f59b4e0293_b. Samos - Kokkari harbour (1348) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr


    29287608906_39642e64ed_b. At the edge (1480) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr


    28708622740_27ed40e5f1_b. Kokkari night lights by the small harbour (1423) by Nick Corrado, on Flickr

    If you have a chance to ever visit Kokkari, I highly recommend it ;)
     
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  4. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    374
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    Finally managed to drag myself out of bed well before sunup. Took a trip up Sydney's Northern Beaches for some sunrise action over Mona Vale Ocean Pool and rock platform. It's a bit of a home coming for me given Mona Vale being the place of my birth. Also visited Narrabeen Ocean pool just to the south where I sat and enjoyed my morning coffee and took a few B&W shots.

    27123465635_7e1030bb8e_k. Rock Shelf by Southy, on Flickr

    27108965795_318255e9d4_h. Wet Feet by Southy, on Flickr

    27021954421_7ac4943e93_k. Mona Vale Morning by Southy, on Flickr

    26849671120_86e0b2667e_h. Water over Water by Southy, on Flickr

    26518393683_879410450e_k. Bridge over trouble waters by Southy, on Flickr

    26519663663_e6468e5104_b. Wooden Start by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  5. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

    374
    Feb 5, 2014
    Australia
    I've had this little lens of a couple weeks now (actually over a months but it took an eternity for the adaptor to arrive). I can say already with confidence I really like this lens a lot. Spent some time in the city with it now I need to get up the mountain's.

    20761882740_25cdc0192e_h. James Craig by Southy, on Flickr

    20297741223_986bc4feaf_h. On the Bridge by Southy, on Flickr

    20763065929_d62df1f0a3_h. Here Comes the Sun by Southy, on Flickr

    20940246692_585db5b574_h. James Craig & CLS Carpenteria by Southy, on Flickr

    20328853003_44f3a21f9f_h. On the Rise by Southy, on Flickr

    20957285391_4786f492e0_h. Dirty Dodge by Southy, on Flickr

    20923738846_16cb7061d0_h. Golden Arch by Southy, on Flickr

    20327320854_fe50420f6e_h. From the Bow by Southy, on Flickr

    20679575025_1bcaae91b7_h. Opera Flare by Southy, on Flickr

    20731409739_e5e9a28d25_h. QVB clock by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  6. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    88
    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    It's hard not to feel blessed, living in Oregon:

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  7. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    526
    Nov 21, 2014
    Mount Bromo is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. Horses are used a lot for travel as the tracks are often too steep for motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles BRM1 (5 of 6). BRM1 (1 of 6). BRM1 (2 of 6). BRM1 (6 of 6). BRM1 (3 of 6). BRM1 (4 of 6).
     

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  8. tomme

    tomme TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Norway
    Tom Erik Sivertsen
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  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary

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  10. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    546
    May 10, 2013
    Paris
    Yannis Marigo
    Hello,

    For those who did not follow the unfortunate adventure I have with my A7R, I had to switch back to the A7 for a while. Still waiting for a positive outcome but nonetheless I missed no photo since my A7 is up and running. Just realized how capable this camera is...really happy with my latest photographs. Never give up...

    See...
    26836508863_b9bc582edc_k. La crue by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    27588040085_b0ca863d0e_k. The Holy See by yannis marigo, sur Flickr

    27590648602_0f47b4f48e_k. Ponte Sant&#x27;Angelo by yannis marigo, sur Flickr
     
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  11. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    526
    Nov 21, 2014
    Last weekend I spent in Jakarta - well fairly close to Jakarta. Really the city doesnt have much to shoot but we went a little outside with a local photographer... talke (2 of 6).
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    Will post some more when I get around to editing....
     
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  12. Schusskabob

    Schusskabob TalkEmount Regular

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    May 14, 2014
    Colorado, USA
    Bob
    At the request of another forum member (thank you Eric and thanks for your comments), I'm posting this photo for all to see. The story behind it is that a few weeks ago I had gotten up early to visit Sawhill Ponds here in Boulder. It's something of a wildlife refuge with a bunch of ponds and trails reclaimed from an old gravel mine. We'd had rain the night before and I thought the sunrise might be interesting with everything still being wet. However, there were low clouds still in the east and after traipsing around for about an hour and still not seeing the sun, I gave up and headed back to the car. Just as I got to the parking lot, the sun finally rose above the clouds and things suddenly came to life. I only had a few seconds, as the light was rapidly changing and more cars were about to pull into the lot. The camera was still mounted onto a tripod, so I very quickly got off a few shots...right there in the parking lot. So the foreground is actually mud puddles in a parking lot! Shooting directly into the sun, I bracketed three exposures (+2 and -2). Now I only kept two of the exposures (and I'm not even sure which two they were) and created a HDR photo using Nik software which, in turn, I processed again in Nik Silver Efex to get black and white. The color version is also on my Flickr site, but I much prefer the black and white version. Most of the other processing consisted of some very selective burning and dodging in Lightroom using the brush tool. I'm still learing how to do all of this post processing stuff, but I can say that using Nik and Lightroom enables me to do things I never thought possible before. And, if you want to learn how to use these programs, there are a ton of FREE tutorials online.
    Thanks for looking and glad to be a member here!
    Bob
    14012434784_06a03db01d_c. DSC04891_HDR-Edit.jpg by schusskabob, on Flickr
     

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  13. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 21, 2014
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  14. DYNOBOB

    DYNOBOB TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 9, 2016
    Cincinnati, OH
    Bob
    Hi All,
    I've had the A7 for a year now, just getting around to joining some forums. The majority of my use is for on and off-road motorcycle trips so the size/weight of A7 is perfect. I'm not a sophisticated user, my pics are point and shoot in-camera jpegs shot mostly in Program. My stuff is geared toward sharing our trips with friends/family via the Adventure Rider forum. Anyway, I'll use this thread to share a few shots with you folks.

    Sept 2015 - San Juan Mountains Colorado (Silverton/Telluride). The whole ride is here: Silverton Colorado/San Juan Mountains in pictures - September 2015 | Adventure Rider

    A7 + Zeiss 24-70

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  15. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    526
    Nov 21, 2014
    Just got back from a week long visit to Burma and the north west state of Rhakine where Mrauk U is located.

    All shots with the A7ii and native lenses.

    Some of my favorite pics.

    A pottery kiln at Tontay
    View attachment 56738 Pottery Kiln by Salintara, on Flickr

    Kids playing in the muddy flats created by the dry season in Sitthwe

    16423905090_276291954c_b. Sitthwe 2 by Salintara, on Flickr

    Feeding the seagulls at the Sitthwe fish market at dawn

    16403338217_fb8af58913_b. Sitthwe 3 by Salintara, on Flickr

    Going down the Kaladan river from Sitthwe to Mrauk U

    16432295389_bbf10dd493_b. Kaladan River by Salintara, on Flickr

    Sunrise at Mrauk U

    15974958034_4f375b431d_h. Sunrise Mrauk U by Salintara, on Flickr

    Tattoed Chin women

    16599039732_1eb62bf1ac_b. Chin tattoo 3 by Salintara, on Flickr

    16599041792_c5d1496261_b. Chin tattoo 2 by Salintara, on Flickr

    15979875903_c01b35fcf0_b. Chin Tattoo 1 by Salintara, on Flickr

    Kids playing playing high jump in Mrauk U

    16409912878_630edb7007_b. High Jump by Salintara, on Flickr

    Early morning Mrauk U

    15977325003_74d6067f2f_b. Early Morning Mrauk U by Salintara, on Flickr

    Novice Monks

    15997694944_27224df850_b. Novice Monks by Salintara, on Flickr
     
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  16. Yohan

    Yohan TalkEmount Veteran

    333
    May 21, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Yohan
    It has been a month since I resumed my normal life after a three week getaway in Greece. Memories of truly blissful moments there have kept me going in real life. But I realize now more than ever that I can't live life waiting for that next big trip to happen.

    Anyway. I took my A7 with the trusty FE55. I bought the Rokinon 14mm just before the trip for UWA. You may have seen some of these photos in the A7/A7R thread. 14mm was a useful lens at times and at times too wide. I applied a Lightroom correction preset to adjust for the distortion.

    Athens - Meteora - Hydra - Hania - Rethymno - Iraklio (no photos here) - Oia

    ATHENS
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    Temple of Olympian Zeus by yohanjkim, on Flickr


    METEORA
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    Meteora by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sight to behold. Highly recommend everyone to visit Meteora Monastaries in Kalambaka/Kastraki. Meteora means "suspended in the air."


    HYDRA
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    old friends by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    We've seen many people in Greece play Backgammon. The gentlemen in the photo explained the rules to me and allowed me to take photos.

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    Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    There are no vehicles besides few garbage trucks on Hydra. Donkeys and mules do a lot of the heavy lifting on this island.

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    We missed the boat. I could hardly complain.


    HANIA
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    Street vendor in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    a Fisherman in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Streets of Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    RETHYMNO
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    Nikos is a second generation instrument maker in Rethymno. He makes and plays instruments commonly played in the region.

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    Nikos by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Peace by yohanjkim, on Flickr


    Oia
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    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia, Santorini by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Streets of Oia are cleaned meticulously before the visitors arrive.

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    I'm sure you've never seen this photo before...

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    Cafe in Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Oia by yohanjkim, on Flickr

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    Waiting for the famous Oia sunset. The blissful moments I spoke of probably similar to what this lady was feeling right then.

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    Oia Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sunset

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    and at night

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    It was a starry night in Oia.

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    which prompted me to make my first star trail photo. some of the photos had to be deleted because of disruptions. you can see parts where trails do not connect.

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    Was left thinking about Greece. Here are some more images that didn't make the first draft.

    16299303520_546accd547_c. Athens Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Sunset in Athens

    16300458679_6ae1c92030_c. Kastraki/Kalambaka by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    I had the best tour guides. The driver, whose name I unfortunately forgot, is using a handmade "fig stick" to pick figs. This was his spot in Kastraki. He knew where all the best spots were.

    16299018408_c514f67ffd_c. Kastraki/Kalambaka by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    We stopped at another spot. While the tour guide told us little bit about the history, the driver wandered off and came back with a handful of grapes.

    16300822407_9fbd11a785_c. Hydra by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Always vibrant Hydra.

    16486726705_d224f52c47_c. Fisherman in Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    A fisherman in Hania.

    16486724465_bf9887af4a_c. Hania by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Hania

    16484971771_d4375de97e_c. Hania Lighthouse by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Lighthouse in Hania harbour

    16486721845_115904d914_c. Iron Gate, Samaria Gorge by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    The Iron Gate in the depths of Samaria Gorge

    16300813057_28d025e0ba_c. Agios Roumeli by yohanjkim, on Flickr
    Agios Roumeli is a town where you finish Samaria Gorge. It's the southern coast of Crete where the Libyan Sea meets its North African climate.

    16299001498_a2929ac936_c. Santorini Sunset by yohanjkim, on Flickr
     

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  17. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
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  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks Jim. That's the "Lithia Water" fountain in downtown Ashland, left over from the days when people traveled here to "take the waters." These days it serves mainly as a prank the locals play on the tourists. I've never been stupi... er brave enough to try it. But they tell me that it tastes pretty awful.

    Here are a couple more from my wanderings with the A7 and this lens.

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    70mm @ f/4

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    full frame at 200mm @ f/5.6

    and a 100% crop of the same image:

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  19. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    876
    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    It's only 10 months since I last visited the region, but there was a big family reunion this month to honor my departed grandparents. That's all the excuse I need!

    I got to know Mono Lake a little better, found some nice alternative vista points.
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    Mono Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    I'm glad I invested in an L-bracket for the A7. Even though it added a bit of bulk, it enabled me to use my swivel clamp to do stitched panoramas with ease - even in portrait orientation!

    Tenaya Lake is a sacred spot to my father's side of the family. They used to camp here for weeks on end in the 1950s. You can't do that anymore but at least you can still enjoy the beach!

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    Tenaya Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    I'm pretty sure Ansel Adams once had is tripod set up somewhere within 10 paces of where I was standing.

    I was using mostly Minolta MD lenses, but I swapped in my trusty old Nikkor for 24mm duty and I was glad I did.

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    Tenaya Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    The Nikkor seems sharp and well-behaved - the Minolta MD 35/2.8 even more so!

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    Dana Fork
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    I also remain a huge fan of the [Minolta MD] 85mm, which took my mild telephoto shots to a new level.

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    CA120
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Here's that thing I talked about: a panorama stitched together from portrait-orientated frames. With wider lenses sometimes the subject gets compressed, elongated or otherwise compromised. The stitches with the 85mm lens seem to come out very natural-looking and the resolution with this method is insane!! (I actually had to scale it down before saving a .tiff. But if you ever need a panoramic mural with the short edge almost 6000 pixels, this will get you there...)

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    CA120 and Boundary Peak
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    The MD 50mm/1.4 is not my favorite for any one purpose, but it comes on these trips because it's small and light and shares the same filter thread as my 35mm & 85mm. It doesn't exactly disappoint.

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    Water Tank
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

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    Garage Display
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Sometimes out in the open, the only way to really render what I'm seeing and feeling is a near-180º panorama stitch with a somewhat absurd aspect ratio.

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    Owens Valley Panorama
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    I tried some ultra-wide stitches for this scene but a single frame with the 24mm beat them all out.

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    Long Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    I admit, I incorporate the asphalt fairly often.

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    Round Valley Road
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Lens speed was usually irrelevant on this trip, except for this telephoto shot where even at f/2.8 I had to wrestle between high ISO noise and star motion blur. (This was at 85mm - I think the stars would appear to stay still for me a little longer with wide angle.)

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    Rovana, CA
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Here's one of my favorite road scene locations, shot by me several times now. (I'm not sure that the polarizer helped on this particular occasion - it certainly did darken the sky.)

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    Pine Creek Road
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Here's a portrait frame stitch done with the 35mm. Came out very natural, I think. (Among other things, I love that the 35mm has very little distortion, which definitely helps a lot for this kind of thing.)

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    Box Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    But, time and time again I found: stitching, good - one frame with the 24mm, better.

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    The Other Long Lake
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    The Nikkor 24/2.8 also seems to do comparatively well with the sun in the frame. (Apparently Galen Rowell also used to feel so. I stopped at his gallery in Bishop for a second time BTW and was once again severely humbled and blown away. If you're ever in the area, take a quick break from the mountains - the light is going to suck in the early afternoon anyway - and check out that gallery.)

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    Burney Falls
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    Lower Falls near McCloud, CA was already cluttered with humans and the light wasn't good. Fortunately, there was a worthy shot in the exact opposite direction! :D

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    Lower Falls Tree Study
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    And the photos end with a telephoto vertical crop-o-rama of Middle Falls:

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    Middle Falls
    by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr

    For those interested, there's a few extra shots I didn't include here in the Flickr gallery:

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    Overall impressions:

    • The Owens Valley floor is not quite so inviting in August. Better hiking & sleeping weather can be found, higher up.
    • The A7 is undeniably bulkier than the old NEX-7, but not enough so to be of concern on this, a dedicated photo expedition. (Maybe I'll finagle over the extra pound or so after I've gotten my own body down to a healthy range and updated the 20-year-old tripod...)
    • It's nice to FINALLY have a nice, solid 24mm solution handy. And unlike a couple of months ago where I accidentally left the 24mm at home, this time I really used it a lot!
    • A good telephoto zoom may eventually be in order. I love, love, love the 85mm but I could use a bit more reach, sometimes. (And 5 lenses is already plenty.)
    • I came back a few days too soon. (Next I'm in the Sierra and have some goofy minor work event on day 7, I'm going to cancel it...)

    That's about all for this time. Thanks for looking! (And if you're feeling at all jealous, you'll be comforted to know that I now have to go back to work and stay not-photo-busy for many long weeks...)
     
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  20. Vincepad

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    With the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8

    The light was beautiful between the fast moving clouds.

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