Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Test new lens

Taking my lunch break at Solo Point park with view to Puget Sound (arm of the Pacific Ocean), about 10 minutes from Intel and using the opportunity to test my new lens. The weather is great today.

Wide angle puts more scene into the picture and creates more dramatic look.
Test shot with 10-22mm, Solo Point, WA

Catching some water skiing action at the bay with 28-135mm.
Water Skiing? Solo Point, WA

How wide can it get?

Here are test shots from my two other lenses comparing to 10-22mm from the same distance.

With 28-135mm at 28mm
Test shot @ 28 mm

With 18-55mm at 18mm
Test shot @ 18mm

With 10-22mm at 10mm
Test shot @ 10mm

Gotta love the 10-22mm. It's great especially for landscapes and indoors with tight space.

Monday, July 30, 2007

My new lens

It's Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM super wide angle. It's now the third member of the lens family. More pictures will come from this lens.

Canon 10-22mm

Sunday, July 29, 2007

See the moon through camera's lens

I shot with my 28-135mm and 2X lens extender (thanks Pa! In addition to the lens, I find this extender very handy indeed). Then I cropped the moon with the max resolution. The result is quite good considering not using the expensive telephoto lens.

Full moon

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Experiment with portrait photography

As the famous photo expression goes: "The camera looks both ways. In picturing the subject, we are also picturing a part of ourselves."


This is my favorite portrait shot of my friend's daughter, Aria, because it's not just a portrait photograph but photograph with feeling. What a graceful look! Very natural. I like the depth of field in this shot that shows the details of her hair. The picture was taken at Seattle Center during "Bite of Seattle" event last weekend.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy July 4th!

Watching fireworks from Harbor Avenue on 4th of July, American Independence Day.