Monday, April 22, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Seascape Pano - Day 112

 CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (April 21, 2024) - Had previously shot the Voigtlander 50mm APO-Lanthar and found that it was a little too tight. I was backed up against the cliff and had no wiggle room. So I brought the Hasselblad X2D with the 45mm and shot a composite vertical pano of the scene. The image is comprised of 6 images with an average exposure of a minute each. I was pleased with the spacing and framing in this shot. It does justice to such a beautiful place. The combined image came out to 285 megapixel. 

Seascapes - Part 1 - Day 111

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (April 20, 2024) - Headed down to the beach this weekend for some seascapes. The average exposure for these images was about 1 minute each. All shot with the Sony A7R3 and the Voigtlander 50mm APO-Lanthar lens.


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fledged Owlet - 2024 - Day 106

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 15, 2024) - A recently fledged Owlet still hanging around near the nest. 

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 105

 April 14, 2024 - Woke up early to a cat laying on my stomach. I clicked the light on to identify which cat,  and found Mochi staring at me. Luckily, I had a camera on the bed within reach and captured the image below. Shot handheld with the Hasselblad XCD 45mm wide open, 1/25th at ISO 6400 with only a lamp light in the room. The X2D IBIS is so good that it allows you to take sharp photos that weren’t previously possible. So amazing…

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 104

 ORANGE, Calif. (April 13, 2024) - Early morning shot of an interesting tree with the Hasselblad X2D. This tree found a way to grow under the canopy of another tree. Handheld 1/80th, f/4 at ISO 400.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 97

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 6, 2024) - Got out early to test out the new Kase magnetic filters. This image was shot at 06:45 with the Hasselblad X2D at f/11, ISO 100, at 16 seconds with a 10 stop ND filter. The Kase filters are awesome and so convenient vs. using the Lee Filter holder system.

April Fools/Cesar Chavez Day

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (April 1, 2024) - Was off work today for the Cesar Chavez holiday. It was a quiet morning in the Wetlands being a work day for most. However, the Terns were around and making a lot of noise. 

Medium Format - 2024 - Day 84

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (March 24, 2024) - A beautiful scene captured shortly after sunrise in the Wetlands.