15 Minutes of Rain

IMG_7785Canon EOS 6D (70mm, f/13, 1/160 sec, ISO100)

Finally after almost 3 weeks in California we had our 15 minutes of rain.

Only to find out that even poor weather looks great here. Another thing I found out is how important a long lens is for my landscape photography. All but one image are taken with the Tamron 70-300 VC. I very nice, small and cheap lens. The 6D/70-300VC combo is surprisingly small and light but very powerful. If your main subject is landscape photography I see little to no advantage in using a heavy 2.8/70-200 lens. Portrait and wildlife photography is a different story of course.

IMG_7670Canon EOS 6D (300mm, f/8, 1/1000 sec, ISO320)
IMG_7794Canon EOS 6D (24mm, f/13, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
IMG_7835Canon EOS 6D (154mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO125)

After the beach we went back to our hotel in Salinas. The light was very dramatic and I stopped a couple of times to take some shots. At the end I was glad that we didn’t manage to get a hotel room in Monterey.

IMG_7838Canon EOS 6D (300mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO100)