Been loving these longer days. This the perfect time of year for evening hikes on Bernal Hill, Suki’s favorite place to romp around. We try our best to keep up with her :)
Nikon D810 + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART
First post of the year is from a roll of black and white with my trusty rangefinder, this time shot mostly with the with the incredible Leica Tri-Elmar 16-18-21 f/4 ASPH. I’m hoping to shoot a lot more film this year….
Leica M3 | Kodak T-max 100 | Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux | Leica Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21 f/4 ASPH
The rain has been keeping us mostly indoors for the last few days, but between the much needed showers in California, I found some time to chase Suki around using Fuji’s new Classic Chrome setting on the X100T. Some of the results actually remind me of the last roll of Portra I ran through my M3:
A fascinating collection of art instillations by Ai Weiwei brought us to Alcatraz today. Had a blast photographing the incredible artwork, and the early morning light had me chasing shadows all over the island:
Fuji X100s | Velvia/BW + Red Filter Modes
After spending a couple years with Android smartphones, I jumped back over to Apple with the new iPhone 6. While I prefer the Android OS, I won’t really miss it because I’m still using it (lovin’ my Nexus tablet). Can’t imagine missing out on that sweet looking Android Lollipop update, so yeah, I’m in both camps :)
The iPhone 6 a beautifully made device, and Apple finally upped the screen size. What I was really after this time around, however, is that iSight camera system. As much as I loved my Moto X, the camera was just ridiculously bad. Not so with the iPhone. It’s got a great sensor and lens combo that’s more responsive, faster focusing, and works better in low light than any phone I’ve had to date. Apple really nailed it when it comes to image processing as well, so colors look great and there’s a surprising amount of dynamic range (HDR results look pretty natural). iOS8 allows much more manual control over exposure than ever before, and the new photos app has great built-in tools for tweaking the images even further after capture.
All images in this post were taken with the iPhone 6, and some were edited in iOS8’s built-in photos app:
So there you have it, my new favorite compact camera. :)
A few weeks back we took a quick drive out to Yosemite. The park was its typical beautiful self, only there was a huge wildfire raging that day. Huge clouds of smoke billowed from behind the Half Dome and could be seen from just about anywhere we happened to be throughout our one-day visit.
As the sun fell, the plumes of smoke lit up in a beautiful, purplish hue, and we pulled to the side of the road to catch a stunning sunset.
I definitely have to come back for a more leisurely visit next time.
Images: Nikon Df + Nikkor 50mm f/2 AI | VSCO 04 Velvia 50