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The full moon rises over a Florida lake.

Taken with the Nikon D800E using a Sigma 35mm f1.4A lens.

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The full moon sets over the Sutro Baths in San Francisco

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Sunrise behind the clouds on a cold San Francisco morning. Birds, ships, and kayakers dotted the water.

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Starry night skies over California hills.

Went out for a late night drive with Vee to catch the meteor shower. I didn’t see any meteors, but I managed to catch this night shot. The illumination of the lower clouds by the lights of the city contrast nicely with the stars above.

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Layers of fog engulfing Northern California, from San Francisco to Mt. Tamalpais, where this photo was taken.

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A particularly nice day for photography warranted a side trip on the way to the city; more to come from this shoot…

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The full moon over the ocean, near the Sutro Baths in San Francisco.

Although I’ve been to this location previously, this was the first time I’d ever attempted to catch the moonset. I spent a few hours here just taking it in through different perspectives and locations - this upload will be the first of many.

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A close-up on nature; I really need to do more of this type of thing…

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iPhone panorama of the Bay Area sunset

jessikawhoeverr asked:

Hi, I've been looking for a decent photographer blog on here all day to ask this question to. I know you shoot with a Nikon. I have a Canon myself, but im trying to figure out what would be the best type of wide angle lens for me to buy, or any other tips or advice you'd be willing to share. You're work is gorgeous, I cant compliment you enough

Hey, thanks a lot!

I’d be glad to help, but I actually doing know much about wide angle lenses for Canon. Unlike normal or telephoto lenses, Nikon and Canon don’t have a particularly comparable range at the wide end.

I know a few years ago, Nikon’s 14-24 was considered so good that many Canon owners were buying adapters to let them use it with Canon cameras!
I probably wouldn’t do that myself, and I don’t know if Canon has released anything since then to change the score, so to speak.

If 35mm is wide enough, the Sigma 35mm f1.4 A is a real stunner. Several of my photos are taken with that, and many more I haven’t uploaded yet.

If you’re looking for a crazy ultrawide landscape lens, the Samyang 14mm is excellently sharp and very cheap, though manual focus only. I’ve shot several pictures with that, and absolutely love it.

The sweet spot in the middle is the hard part, though. I’d recommend checking some of the popular equipment review sites, like photozone.de and dxomark - they test a bunch of lenses and give detailed results.