The City – D800 and Tamron 35-150mm

I’ve continued the process of taking photos on early weekend mornings to avoid the traffic, crowds, and take advantage of premium natural light.  The fog and the overcast sky were out this morning as I drove around the city looking for opportunities to shoot without anyone around.  I stopped by the Mission, Embarcadero, and LittleContinue reading “The City – D800 and Tamron 35-150mm”

D800, back to the basics

I sold all of my recently purchased gear and went back to the old Nikon D800. As a hobbyist, it fits my needs better and i was able to recoup some of the premium costs of owning Sony glass. For a while, I was consumed by gear acquisition syndrome, a common theme in the photographyContinue reading “D800, back to the basics”

Meet the Pigeon Whisperer

A group of pigeon gather randomly after hearing the beating sound of a motorcycle’s engine.  Their formation is uniform, much like military personnel filing in after an officer enters the room.  The motorcycle parks and the pigeon gather around the rider and hover even before the engine shuts off. What I thought was a formalContinue reading “Meet the Pigeon Whisperer”

Half Moon Bay docks and San Francisco Art

Creativity has escaped me for the last few weeks, and I’ve made a conscious effort to explore without a plan in mind.  I was obsessing too much over gear rather than creating art so I switched to a minimalist set up (Nikon D600 and a Sigma Art 50mm. I spent some time in Half MoonContinue reading “Half Moon Bay docks and San Francisco Art”

Tamron 35mm SP F1.8 and the Asian Art Museum

I recently purchased the Tamron 35mm SP2 F1.8 and tested it at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.  I mostly shot at F1.8 – 3.0 and liked the aesthetic of the lens. The reason I chose this lens over others is its stabilization feature.  I’m a big fan of Tamron lenses and I was veryContinue reading “Tamron 35mm SP F1.8 and the Asian Art Museum”

The Denver Comeup

I recently spent some time in Denver and decided to walk around various parts of the city with the camera.  I had no plans on what to shoot or who, and these always make for the best photos. Some photos of the big tourist spots: I followed a painter down Capitol Hill.  He showed meContinue reading “The Denver Comeup”

Sigma Art 50, D600, and pets

I’ve been missing full frame shots since switching to Fuji XT2, and so I bought some beat up used gear.  The D600 and the Sigma Art were on sale and thought I’d try them out.  I used to own a D750, and the Sigma Art so shooting with this setup is a familiar feeling.  TheContinue reading “Sigma Art 50, D600, and pets”