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on Oct 29, 2007 in Camera Gear Posts, Landscape Photography

End of a Great Day – 10.29.07

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Passing the snow plow, Sharon & I raced up the hill when we saw a break in the storm (it had been snowing most of the afternoon). Within a couple of minutes, we were at 9300 feet at one of our favorite vistas overlooking the Eastern Sierra. There, the storm was reforming for the snow coming tonight. I had a great time running around shooting with the D3 a fast changing scene. I had programmed the D3 so the DOF Preview button when depressed shows the Virtual Horizon inside the viewfinder which really helped me as I steadied myself on the hillside. Getting horizons straight is a challenge for me.

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Than the breeze brought a small, temporary opening so we could almost see the bottom of the San Joaquin River down below. The swirling fog moved fast, the D3 had no problem finding and holding focus while metering the scene perfectly.

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And than as we turned to head back to home, the storm parked literally over our home and performed its magic. This is one of the many reasons John Muir called this the Range of Light!

Photos captured by D3, 14-24AFS / 70-180macro on Lexar UDMA digital film