I really like this time of year because the sun sets relatively early and it’s usually right around the time I head home from work. I had brought my Fuji X100S into the office a few weeks back after a string of nice sunsets. On this particular night, I took a little detour to Lost Key Marina and grabbed a few shots for the #WE35 project and was gifted with this gem of a sunset. Still processing the walk around shots, but wanted to at least share this one today!
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Well, it’s been way too long (again)… A good friend of mine in San Diego is trying to keep me honest and I received an email from him this week asking if everything was OK, since my blog has been so quiet lately!
I joined a group of fellow photographers in a year long project for 2015, started by Justin Balog, called #WE35 where we are going to do photography research utilizing only a 35mm focal length. This was a natural fit for me since I shoot 80-85% of the time with my 5DMarkII and 35 or Fuji X100s. Along with normal posts, I will have field reports and monthly assignments. Its a great group of people and hopefully it gets me sharing a bit more…
Usually I don’t have a 35 on my camera is usually when I shoot landscapes, and instead I’m rocking a wide angle or fisheye. I was heading out to meet the fam for dinner after a later departure from work (one of the reasons I havent been posting) and the sunset was just too good to pass up. I ran in the house and grabbed my camera which happened to have a 35 on it and headed to the shores of Tarklin Bayou. It took me a couple shots to recalibrate my eye to 35 vs a wide angle view, but when the sunset explodes like this, I’ll take just about any lens and it will work out
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I’ve been in Pensacola for 2.5 years and have driven past the Lighthouse on base just about every day on my way to work. Last week was the first time I’ve actually climbed the 177 stairs to the top to do some shooting. My main draw was to shoot the Blue Angels practice (armed with my 70-200 and 2x teleconverter), but one of my bucket list shots was always to shoot a fisheye shot towards the Gulf from up there. Well, before practice, I armed the fish and walked around to the south side to find the sun in a PERFECT position for a shot! Easy processing with VSCO Film and here is the result. May have to get up there again before I leave (maybe for some time-lapsing…)!
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