Golden Hour is my favorite. The light does things that you just don’t see any other time of day.
In case anyone forgot, there are some definite advantages to living in Oregon. This is literally a place I found myself at when I needed to kill some time.
Since we moved into our new home in September it's been interesting to see the trees and flowers that bloom and go through their colors. This week, we've had a really nice little area of blue bells that have sprung up, and there are even some that are pink and white.
Used the Sony RX1r with it's Macro mode for this shot. It's pretty close to what I was able to get with my old Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8.
Bracketing the day. Sunrise and then Sunset. It wasn't a clear sky, but I preferred the trees in our local dog park to provide the framing anyway.
The whole thing felt cinematic, hence the 16x9 crop. Also, this is the first time I've given the RX1r the full f/22 Sunstar treatment. One of the things I love about this camera is the fixed lens. No dust spots at small apertures!
Also, if you look closely you'll see that I was using ISO 6400 and this file has a pretty heavy swing in dynamic range. Perhaps this image is right on the edge of useable, but what camera can pull off a useable file at f/22, and ISO 6400? Count me pleased!
I don't end up with a lot of these photos where the subject is clearly aware that I'm taking their picture because
a. I've asked permission
b. I was less obnoxious
In this case, being the only other person crossing the street and carrying a camera while wearing a suit probably drew his attention.