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These examples shot in stormy snowstorm conditions in Lundy Canyon.
I shot this series in part to validate/calibrate my sense of the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, which I shot not long after. While this is not a comparison, I offer my perspective on the two lenses here and there as well as general commentary.
Feeling the exhilaration of snow
Something about the first good snowstorm experienced each year is bracing and exciting for me—maybe because of growing up in a frigid northern state. This day, there was not much competition for this prime spot, strangely enough.
Aperture f/4 is an excellent all-arounder for peak micro contrast, a good amount of depth of field that yields a solid zone of sharpness while yet leaving a nicely blurred background.
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