Twilight Clear Lake

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

An evening on the lake from my Grebe trip earlier this month.

Clear Lake

Nikon Df| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8g| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015

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Dawn over Clear Lake, CA

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The view of Clear Lake from the second floor of the Inn I spent the night in.  It was just about 5:15am when I made this image. It was so quiet, peaceful, and not cold.

Dawn Clear Lake CA

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Tripod| CS6 & On1 Perfect Effects 9.5

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Hounds Tongue

Copyright © 2012 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved.

Yesterday while hiking the Dorn Trail in Clear Lake, CA I saw this wildflower called Hounds Tongue. It’s named for its broad leaves which you can’t see here. To get this macro view I used 3 extensions tubes; the Kenko

36mm, 20mm, and 12mm with my Nikkor 50mm f1.8 prime lens. It took some patience to get the focus lined up. The depth of field is really shallow even using all 3 tubes, and stopping down to f11. I really think I need a focusing rail.

I’d like to get one that doesn’t break the bank since I really only do macro photography in the Spring and Summer when flowers are abundant.  Are you using a focusing rail? Recommendations are welcome!

Nikon D700| Nikkor 50mm w/ Kenko extension Tubes| f11| 1/4 sec| ISO 200| Manual mode & focus| Tripod- I think I used flash too on this shot.