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drew881 Mar 9, 2015 10:15 AM

"Spring hiking"
 
Winter season is almost over and spring is the forbidden hiking time, as mud season takes way. We have a couple weeks left, so I did two hikes this weekend. These were taken with the 12-40 f2.8. Not sure I'm sold on the lens. It doesn't seem super sharp in these photos from Day 1. Day 2 seems to be better.

Day 1: Mount Moosilauke (~4800 feet, a bit cold at the top)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7633/...d591e86f_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/...be2050dc_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/...df504969_b.jpg

Day 2: Mount Cube (~2900 feet and closer to home. A nice 15 degrees or so at the top, but a snowstorm moved in before I could get shots of the sunset).

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8634/...7c7cc45f_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8742/...a15cf871_b.jpg

Zoomed in (not crop):

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8646/...0dbe6537_b.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8564/...c6c9182b_b.jpg

drew881 Mar 9, 2015 10:42 AM

One more - this is a crop. Looks like I have some specs of snow on the lens, which I need to photoshop out.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7629/...72648a16_b.jpg

SammyKhalifa Mar 9, 2015 10:54 AM

I really like your crop image actually.

Greg Chappell Mar 9, 2015 11:09 AM

Gorgeous country, and I admire you for getting out there. Brrrr!

Sample variation always means there's a chance you could have a less than optimal copy of the 12-40. There's not much as can see or tell from the images posted here, other than it's beautiful country and I like your exposures.

drew881 Mar 9, 2015 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1387575)
Gorgeous country, and I admire you for getting out there. Brrrr!

Sample variation always means there's a chance you could have a less than optimal copy of the 12-40. There's not much as can see or tell from the images posted here, other than it's beautiful country and I like your exposures.

Here is the original of one. I didn't apply any noise reduction, so you can see where it is at:

Link: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/...4531fe11_o.jpg

I suppose these are very difficult conditions. It was about 3-4 pm shooting straight into the sun, albeit with some cloud cover.

MarceloLI Mar 10, 2015 11:20 AM

Very nice pictures Drew, looks like a beautiful place to photograph and hiking.

The ground looks frozen on some some spots.

Marcelo

Steven R Mar 10, 2015 12:49 PM

Really nice series of shots, even though I got cold just looking at them. They really captured the sense of the beauty of winter scenery.

drew881 Mar 10, 2015 2:09 PM

It is around 45 degrees here today, unfortunately (not enjoying the snow melt).

ramcewan Mar 14, 2015 8:42 PM

Nice shots drew, I really like the one with the snowshoes, seems like you picked up some interesting atmospheric conditions with either falling or blowing snow or a cloud being lighted up by the setting sun.

KulaCube Mar 14, 2015 9:30 PM

How do you find handling the 12-40 during your winter hikes? Really nice country you are capturing. And no mosquitos or blackflies -- bonus!


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