Just One of Many Sunsets

Sony A7II Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 STM f/8, 1/13s, ISO-50
Sony A7II
Vivitar 28mm f/2.8
f/8, 1/13s, ISO-50

 

Sony A7II Vivitar 28mm f/2.8 STM f/2.8, 1/15s, ISO-50
Sony A7II
Vivitar 28mm f/2.8
f/2.8, 1/15s, ISO-50

 

I always liked sunsets, despite them all looking very similar.

What’s different this time is I had taken someone along with me: Paige. We met under some very strange circumstances, despite having met two times before already. Sharing the passion for photography, as well as some past relationship problems, we buddied up for this little excursion down to Columbia Lake.

I really wish I had my graduated ND filter with me, it would’ve helped tremendously with the exposure of the sky versus the water, but the turn out was okay. Setting aperture to f/8, shutter to a very slow 1/13s, and ISO-50, the water appears smooth and everything is in focus.

Although this was a sunset shoot, I actually liked the portrait of Paige¬†better (the favorite shot is not the from the purpose of the shoot, of course). Something about the way she dress is very intriguing, maybe it’s my inner hipster talking, but I really like the contrast between the black & white strips and the grass. The Vivitar 28mm that I had bought for $40 a while ago also rendered the photo beautifully. Serving up a crisp portrait and providing the necessary coverage without distorting too much (I’m looking at you, Canon 24-105mm f/4 L).

All in all a very productive afternoon!

-Tao