I bought a new lens!
Yes, it’s the ever-so-brilliantly-cheap Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide. Ever since the day I got it in my hands I’ve been itching to try it out: I climbed twin peaks on an unfortunately foggy night and couldn’t do anything with it; I tried to go to my friend’s workplace on the 40th floor of a building in the Finance District and the fog rolled in as I was setting up.
It seems like the weather was not being cooperative with me at all.
So this time I dragged Shirley along with me. I didn’t really want to go to Outer Sunset alone, it’s quite far from San Francisco. Coincidentally, she also has a Sony A6000 (like Paige), and she was super excited at the idea that I would be willing to show her how to shoot a sunset.
Alas, as my Uber arrived at Andytown Coffee Roasters, the clouds rolled in.
With no choice but to wait for a bit, we went to Yonker’s Cafe nearby to get some food for Shirley.
The food of choice was the classic Yonker, a sandwich with pastrami, gouda and avocado. It’s a bit of a side track, but we ended up staying at the this Cafe for about 2 hours. I was doing a bit of tech-support, and upgrading her camera’s firmware. Along with explaining to her the difference of between zoom lens and prime lenses, etc.
The skies started to clear up around 6:30pm or so, and we headed out towards the beach.
I’m actually a little upset that the skies were still pretty much grey. and I knew I wasn’t going to get the sunset shot I wanted. I was also kinda worried that I had disappointed Shirley with the sub-optimal choice of location and a sub-tacular sunset. She was also freezing at the time due to her choice of attire; San Francisco is much warmer than Outer Sunset.
I managed to get one good shot before the last light, and I had to run down to the waterside to find it. Didn’t shoot it with my wide-angle however, which was a mistake.
Still, I think I’ll have plenty of chances to shoot more sunsets, so we went for some dimsum, a panic shopping session in 99 Ranch and went home.
Dang it San Francisco, where’s that nice weather you promised.