Whew, it’s been a hot week.
Vancouver has seen its first heatwave of the 2022 summer, and it’s been a rough week for those without AC. Me? I was ready. I had my AC purchased and ready to go in March, when it first came into stock.
My buddy Bang and I spent the afternoon buying an used A7R3 for him, he’s upgrading from an A7, I’m sure he’ll appreciated the huge jump in fidelity and resolution. Of course, when you get a new camera, you go take some photos.
We actually wanted to go to Wreck Beach first, but Google Maps has helpfully showed that the place was absolutely filled with people celebrating the end of the heatwave, so we decided on Acadia Beach instead. This place is less a beach and more like a boat/paddle board launch site, the beach is just rocks and logs, but that’s actually perfect for photographing a sunset – no one to block your view.
We got there about 20 minutes before the actual sunset, and my fiancée Tina also had her Fuji X100F with her, and she was snapping away as well.
I went all out on this one.
Mostly because Tina saw some of my older posts, specifically the one about the sunset in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach (shown below), and I rebutted saying I should be able to take a much better photo now.
I’ll admit it’s not quite as dramatic, as Vancouver rarely get loads of clouds on sunny days, but I’d like to think the technique is much improved. I’ve stacked ND10 filter with a GND8 in order to balance out the sky and sea to do a long exposure.
I think this change in style is reflected in the change of my personality over the years as well, I’d like to think I’ve had my sharp edges improved, and I definitely feel better rounded as a person.
And so, my photos have become smoother as a result.
I don’t know, which one do you like better?