Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, 21 and 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009: Yosemite
Great Room, The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, 10:27 AM.
Full-resolution © JPG (6.6 MB) from DNG (18 MB).
Depth of field is limited by the wide f/4 aperture, and sharpness limited by my own ability to hold the camera steady while standing in front of the huge fire in the gargantuan fireplace.
Amoeba Sucking Light, behind The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park, 10:39 AM.
Inside The Mountain Room, Yosemite National Park, 6:39 PM. bigger.
This 45-year-old prime double-Gauss variant 35mm lens doesn't have the distortion of today's newest retrofocus or zoom SLR lenses, so the straight lines stay perfectly straight.
Thursday, 22 October 2009: Yosemite to Bridgeport
Rainbow Butte, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, 8:23 AM.
Road by Walker River Reservoir, Bridgeport, California, 4:38 PM.
North of by Walker River Reservoir, Bridgeport, California, 5:09 PM.
Darn, this 50-year old cheapie lens looks wunderbar on the M9's American-made sensor! Remember, when it was new, this lens originally sold for the equivalent of over $1,000.
The Sportsmen's Inn, Bridgeport, California 7:54 PM.
Remember, at f/4, there is little depth-of-field, and 1/8 hand-held probably isn't as sharp as a tripod. The key here is that I can make these shots while walking down the street seemingly without a camera at all!
Next: 23 Oktober 2009