EV asked if we could go camping so we arranged for an over-nighter locally. But, we've had a lot of rain lately and the forecast called for a low of 40 degrees (F) which we're not really equipped for with our little tent and lightweight sleeping bags. So, we improvised and took a nice day trip on the Alpine Loop here in the Wasatch. We caught a shot of the back of Mount Timpanogos in the late afternoon:
What do you call it when you create a panorama made up of vertically oriented photos and the final image is nearly square? Vertorama? In any case, this is a shot testing the new lens. I'm reasonably impressed. It manages chromatic aberration decently, is reasonably sharp (the blur you see if you peak up very close over at the SmugMug site is due to the fact that this consists of six images taken in succession in the wind), and focuses pretty quickly.
2 portrait oriented HDR Images stitched, each image shot at 28mm, bracketed around 1/2 of a second, f/5.6 (to push the limits of the lens and see how well it holds up), ISO 200.
Click the image for the larger, more impressive version over at SmugMug.
This weekend I photographed the Cary Judd and Ryan Shupe shows, this time with a back-stage pass. We also grabbed some new promo shots for Cary's guitar sponsor, Anthem. In-cred-ible opportunity and I pushed my gear to its very limits.
20mm, 1/60th of a second, f/5.6, ISO 200, flash camera left.
As always, click the image for a more impressive view and other shots from the show.