A Few Outings

This past few days, my family and I have done a little exploring of our local area.  It’s been lightly raining almost everyday for the past week; cold, overcast, foggy and wet.  I think it actually makes for excellent photography weather.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/100th | ISO 125
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/100th | ISO 125
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/100th | ISO 125
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/100th | ISO 125

This next shot was made outdoors on a peaceful, overcast day.  We were out enjoying the day at a local garden.  Under some trees there, my son found a bench to sit on for a moment.  One of my older girls saw him sitting alone and came over to keep him company.  I turned and fired before the moment was gone.  I love this shot!  Manual focusing even a very shallow depth-of-field lens like the Minolta 100mm f/2.8 Macro is made so easy with the A7’s Focus Peaking feature.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/125th | ISO 125
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/125th | ISO 125

Here is a 100% view of the shot above. (it’s a tad over-sharpened for printing)

fullview

On another outing, my family and I went for a walk on some local trails.  The path takes you out over some wetlands.  With all the rain we’ve been having, it was quite full.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/15th | ISO 100
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/15th | ISO 100

The extra moisture has brought out some really interesting fungi.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 320
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 320

This big cluster here has completely taken over the top of a stump.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 6400
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 6400

 

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/15th | ISO 100
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 28mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/15th | ISO 100

A mile or so into the walk, we came upon a tunnel that made a nice setting for a quick photo of one of my daughters.  The point where light began to falloff inside the tunnel gave me a simple yet punchy way to frame her.

Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 640
Sony A7 w/ Minolta 100mm f/2.8 | f/? 1/200th | ISO 640

That’s all I have for tonight.  Hope you enjoyed the photos!

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2 thoughts on “A Few Outings

  1. The second shot is lovely! I’m amazed by the amount of color there. In Colorado, things are pretty monochromatic right now, other than the evergreens. I’m a sucker for a good reflection shot, so I really like the one of the wetlands with the reflected trees. So pretty. You have lovely children and you’ve captured them so well here. I enjoy reading about the camera details, too. Thanks for sharing.

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