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Carl Zeiss ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Examples (Yosemite, Nikon D800E)

Examples on this page with the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E.

Last Solar Kiss on Mt Dana

Mt Dana (see Climbing Mt Dana) is the peak at top left, the pyramidal peaks at right are the Kuna Crest. The east entrance to Yosemite National Park is just over the rise near top right.

The complete absence of any clouds meant that no lovely golden glow ever appeared. This is the best sunset I was granted, with this type of weather condition holding my entire stay. Normally one gets a few clouds, which can illuminate the shaded mountain basins with a wonderful glow.

I used f/13 here, because I wanted sharp wood at lower left (it’s about a foot in front of the tripod!) all the way to the peaks in the distance. I focused at about the middle of the downed tree. Still, there is only so much that one can do; such things are a compromise, especially on a 36-megapixel camera.

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f/13 @ 1/4 sec, ISO 100
Nikon D800E + 15/2.8 Distagon, June 27 2012

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