Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Peebles Island - 5D45

Fall color is certainly taking its time arriving in New York's Capital District. It could be one of those years where you get a quick cold snap after a lot of warm weather and the leaves are gone without a period of good color.

This morning I walked over to, and around, Peebles Island with the 5D45 project gear. I hadn't been on the trails on Peebles Island in months.

The 45mm lens means I'm not going to be getting wildlife photos. I walked clockwise around the perimeter trail, taking the fire road back to the entrance area.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A New Project - 5D45

I'm beginning a new personal project for the next 12 months. I'm going to use my 5D Mark III and the Tamron 45mm lens, foregoing my other lenses, as much as possible. Obviously, if I'm going to be shooting sports or wildlife, or exceptional scenics needing a wider lens, I'll use appropriate equipment.

A previous attempt pairing the 5D Mark III with the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens was an abject failure. Hopefully the added features of this lens will make the effort more fruitful.

I've mentioned this lens, which I acquired at the beginning of September, in a prior post. It's fast (f/1.8), image stabilized and built like a tank. The 45mm focal length is a good choice for general purpose photography as it's what the human eye sees.

Images can be viewed at

I'll stick 5D45 in post titles and there will be a 5D45 label as well. Here are some shots from today.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Past Ten Days

I haven't posted in a while so this is a combination of what I've been shooting over the past ten days. I'll start with a couple of shots from Burlington, New Jersey which sits on the shore of the Delaware River across from Philadelphia.

Canon 5D III, 17-40mm f/4L at 20mm, f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 100

Canon 5D III, 17-40mm f/4L at 17mm, f/8, 1/750 sec., ISO 100

Next was a walk around Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve in Clifton Park, NY.

Canon 70D, EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM, f/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO 100

And finally, a sunset scenic of the Hudson River at the mouth of the fourth branch of the Mohawk River.

Canon 5D III, 17-40mm f/4L at 40mm, f/6.7, 1/750 sec., ISO 10

Canon 5D III, 17-40mm f/4L at 19mm, f/6.7, 1/250 sec., ISO 10