Thursday, May 28, 2020

Monochrome Memories

(May, 2020) - Shot some monochrome images this month direct out of the camera. When in the film mode, the actual viewfinder and live view are displayed in monochrome. It was weird at first, but after a while I found that focusing is actually easier without the color information. All shot with either the Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 or the Voigtlander 50mm f/1.2. Here's some images from the month of May.




















Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Terns

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April, 2020) - During mating season, the Terns are so active and noisy. However, they are typically on the south end of the wetlands where you can't get close to them. A couple weeks ago, they were in the central area of the wetlands which is not typical. It was a treat to photograph them. When they all took flight, it was even a challenge for the A9 autofocus. Here's a few images.

More from the Voightlander 50mm

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April, 2020) - After spending more time with the Voightlander 50mm, I've surmised that this is the sharpest and most detailed lens that I own. I was hesitant at first due to the manual focus thing, however, on the Sony bodies using focus peaking dialing in focus is a snap. The color rendition is also fantastic. Here's some images from the month.

 

Overcast and Dreary

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April, 2020) - Have been working at home for over a month now, so I've been forcing myself to get out early on the weekends for some nature walks. Last week when I looked outside it was overcast and actually foggy. I thought about not going, but decided to take the Ricoh GRIII in my pocket and at worst case would get some exercise. Once I got there, the sun started to break through a little. For about 30 minutes, there was a window of pretty magical light. Once the overcast cleared, the light was nothing special. It's so interesting to me how these little moments in time come and go. Here's some images captured.



 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Who are You?

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (March, 2020) - Located a family of Great Horned Owls nesting in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. The female has been on the nest for 40+ days, so babies should hopefully hatch soon. I found the male hanging out in a nearby tree and captured a shot. Also included at the bottom are some photos of a juvenile Great Horned Owl from Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim.





More Osprey please

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (March, 2020) - More images from the Sunset Aquatic Marina of the male Osprey feeding. On this day he ate first and then took half the fish up to the nest for the family.

Seahawk Nesting

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (March, 2020) - In the Sunset Aquatic Marina, Edison built a nesting platform on a retired power pole for the local Ospreys. I spent some time this month shooting the family and captured some images. I find it fascinating that the male hunts for fish and then delivers food to the female and babies. Below are some images from the month of March.