Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Zealand 787-9

5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 116mm, 1/500 sec at f/8 
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I like shooting Jets on this corner, the runway stripes make for an
 interesting reflection on the belly of the plane.  Here's another
5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 165mm, 1/640 sec at f/7
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5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 L IS, 138mm, 1/500 sec at f/8
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Somehow this blog seems fitting as I move in to a new career on the professional side, going from an Aerospace Design Engineer at Boeing to a Camera Field Test Engineer with Amazon.

 I have to hand it to the marketing folks at Air New Zealand, this is one fine looking airplane.

My next blog should be coming from the Bay area, somewhere near Sunnyvale. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Canons new EF16-35 f/4L IS

 A new wide angle for Canon shooters:

 A direct response to the Nikon Version ? It will be nice to have IS in a wide angle lens but I would still like to have an f/2.8 lens in this focal range, lets see how it performs, its 25g lighter than the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II that's a plus.

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 16–35mm 1:4.0
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 108°10′ – 63°
Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.92 ft. / 0.28m
Filter Size: 77mm diameter
Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.3 x 4.4 in., 21.7 oz. / 82.6 x 112.8mm, 615g



Images In light

Saturday, May 3, 2014

In Camera Abstract

5D Mk III, EF100 f/2.8L IS Macro, f/11 at 1/6 sec

Having fun with abstract images, shooting a grove of Alder on the way up to Bridal Veil Falls I have a whole series now on abstract trees, its a little different each time I shoot, because of light, but it can be a fun exercise trying to get the right amount of camera movement to make the image blur just the right amount.

Getting the shutter speed right is key to getting this type of abstract image, I shot at f/11 to slow the shutter speed down in to the range of 1/6 to 1/4 of a second.Then I moved the camera either up or down as I depressed the shutter button, trying to keep the motion of the camera as parallel to the trees as I could. The green just comes from the surrounding foliage.

 5D Mk III, EF100 f/2.8L IS Macro, f/11 at 1/4 sec