Well, I was supposed to be going offshore today but the helicopter flight I was scheduled for got cancelled. One more day in the hotel. I took the opportunity to do some more shooting.
While I was walking the beach, I met a man who was getting suited up to go surfing. I introduced myself and we had a nice chat for a few minutes. I was freezing even with layers of clothing. I can’t believe, wetsuit or not, he was about to get in that water. Hardcore! Before continuing on my walk I asked him if I could get a portrait; he was happy to oblige. I accidently left the aperture stopped all the way down to f/22 on my lens adapter. By the time I realized it after taking this shot, he was off to the water. Still, the camera handled it well with an ISO of 3200. I like the analog grain it produced.
I think this shot below is my favorite of the day. The seagulls on the shore look tiny here in these scaled-down images but in the full-size image, you can count the feathers on them! I’m really digging the detail I’m getting out my Minolta lenses and the 36 Megapixel sensor in the A7R; in my opinion, they make a great combo for the traveler who wants to pack small and light without sacrificing image quality..
These next two shots are of the same scene. I shot the first one at f/1.7 for minimum depth-of-field, and the second one at f/22 for maximum depth-of-field. I couldn’t decide which one I liked better so I’m posting both. Which do you prefer?
I wish I had more photos to share tonight but I’m out of images and it’s bedtime. I have to be up at 4:30 tomorrow morning to get to the Heliport. Hope you enjoyed the images. If I’m able to fly out tomorrow, I’ll be offline for a month.