Sharon and I took a long overdue road trip from our home in Mammoth up to Jackson Hole and man, was it freakin spectacular! It was one of those road trips that should have taken hours but ended up being days. There was a storm moving through Nevada and Idaho that traveled with us. The clouds, they were simply, wow! And at one point, we had double rainbows for hours, hours! The clouds were so great I passed up the Bighorn Sheep rams, Bald and Golden Eagles as we chased the light from horizon to horizon.
This was my first road trip with the Z7 / Z24-70 and it worked better than any other camera in this screnario for me. The first big thing is that the AF sensor can be crammed down to the very bottom of the frame which works so well for my style of working with landscapes. Now I’m not by any means recommending this to anybody, but these shots were taken while driving. Looking at the LCD and using the Virtual Horizon is nothing new but the built-in VR stabilization in the Z7 is an it does an amazing job. I was driving and taking pictures while my imagination was on overdrive. One of these clouds are from the movie Independence Day as the space ship burst through the atmosphere and the other is a cruiser from Star Wars. While that might be a stretch for some but it’s how I prioritized which direction to shoot when the whole sky was a photograph.