Monday, February 27, 2023

The view after the storm

 February, 2023 - Had one of the largest storms in recent history roll through Southern Cal. The local mountains took the brunt of it. Once the rain moved out, it was very scenic.

Kestrels and Kites

 February, 2023 - More love happening with some White-tailed Kites mating, nest building and hunting. Also, a very pretty Kestrel posing for photos.

Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar

 February, 2023 - Picked up a used Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar f/3.5 for a great price. This lens is so small, it’s like shooting a pancake lens. To test this lens, I setup a tripod early one morning and didn’t even focus the lens. Just rotated it to infinity at f/8 and shot the image. The first thing I noticed about the image was how rectilinear it was. Very straight! It is not the sharpest in the corners, but very acceptable. Anyway, here’s a shot of a building before sunrise. Shot with the Leica SL2, ISO 100, f/8 at 6 seconds.

February, 2023 Wildlife

 February, 2023 - Love is in the air in the Wetlands this month.

Red-tailed Hawk