Tenaya Lake redux

Wide view looking east.
Funny the things you find on those remote hard drives. That's Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, taken in October, 2010.

I shot a bunch of stuff that afternoon because the light and clouds were so great and changing quickly in the late afternoon. I always assumed this one came out best even though the dome in the middle is in the shade:

Looking east toward Polly Dome and Medicott Dome and Tenaya Peak.
Another take that's kind of interesting, with the sun beating down on those trees at right -- thus, they're a different color in the previous pics:


I'm not sure how I feel about the rock in the lake that's almost smack in the middle of the frame. I have nothing against putting things in the center of photos, but here it perhaps is a distraction.

Anyway, glad I found the pics and decided to take another crack at processing them. I shot them as jpegs and wish I had shot as RAW as you always have more flexibility in processing with RAW photos. To put it another way: if it's an image you're excited about taking, shoot RAW!

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Bee in flight, Angeles National Forest



I didn't have a big telephoto lens with me -- instead the Nikon 85mm 1.4 -- and decided to try for the big picture. Kind of nice colors and textures.

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Seniors at play















The above images ran as part of a Zocalo Public Square "Glimpses" on seniors at play in the L.A. area. Check out the gallery on their site and the accompanying text.


Nikon Df + Nikon 28mm Series E + Blue the Pit Bull






Finally got around to picking up a cheapo and old Nikon manual focus lens for the Df -- a 28mm 2.8 series E. I wanted something lightweight, of questionable quality, wide-angle and with some character. 

It arrived today and I had a few minutes after work to grab my favorite model and fire off some test shots. Thus far, I'm pleased. Has a nice old school feel to it. Not shown are some color shots straight into the sun -- some crazy looking flares, which is exactly what I wanted. 

More soon. 

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CicLAvia Pasadena











A few shots that I sort of like from Sunday's CicLAvia event in Pasadena (the entire set is on my work blog). I was feeling a little under the weather -- chest cold -- and thought I did a better job capturing the CicLAvia in the Valley earlier this year. Plus the light sucked in early afternoon when crowds were the biggest. 

Best pic above is the first one. The joke is simple: a bike event closes the usually busy streets of L.A. and the kid is in a car. Ha! The other black and whites work well and I like the last shot of the band Soul Scratch playing at Memorial Park (they're really good, btw) as part of CicLAvia (although the pic looks a bit off-topic). 

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