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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

jessybrooke-xoxo 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.

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Birds circling a boat in San Francisco bay

This one is a continuation of the previous photoshoot, taken a little while later. Still an amazing day to shoot, but in a decidedly different way.

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Hawk Hill Sunrise panorama

Vee and I met up with a couple of friends to catch the sunrise. Considering the lack of clouds San Francisco has been experiencing over the past few weeks, this was a really amazing opportunity. We didn’t waste it, either - I managed to get several hundred shots.

I used to 50mm 1.8D on the D800E to capture this one as a two part panorama, and processed it in Photoshop.

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Cityscape Gate

This one is an ultrawide night shot of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, taken with alteredandtorn, from Vista Point.

I have a lot of plans for my photography into the next year - I’ll see you all there!

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Sun Line

Sunset from Mount Tamalpais in California.

6 part panorama, shot handheld using the Nikon D800E with the Voigtlander 40mm lens.

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San Francisco City Fog

A foggy San Francisco morning, as viewed from Twin Peaks.

I started up on Hawk Hill, but the entire city was fogged in, save for an apparent clear patch over Twin Peaks. It was worth a drive in, and I managed to get lucky and arrive before the fog disipated.

This particular shot was put together from two handheld photos taken with the Nikon D800E and a Voigtlander 40mm f2.0 lens. I’ll upload more from this shoot later - I managed to get a few nice ones.

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