Softeness is

Campcove
From a recent sunset session with +Rodney Campbell , i had set up on the beach only to find the ever increasing waves encroaching on my position (that would be those darn ferries), this was the third attempt and finally got a result that did not have from the sand disappearing from underneath 🙂

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/6.7 and Shutter Speed: 299s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser
out to the right – Rodney Campbell

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed

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90 thoughts on “Softeness is

  1. Thanks +David Pilasky .
    Regarding the lens, I love it, but it does come with a few disadvantages.
    1) The focal range 11-16 really means you are working with a prime lens
    2) with a filter system on the front it does vignette at 11 mm. With a single screw in filter (slim one) it does not vignette, anything more or the LEE holder and its vignetting. This for me is not a show stopper, very easily fixed in post.

    The advantages:
    1) f2.8, great for astro work, never used the 2.8 for anything else, so if your not doing astro then look at the 10-20mm offerrings.

    2) sharp, damn sharp for a lens of this price.
    3) pretty robust – note does not weather seal against flour grade sand 🙁
    4) cheap, well pretty cheap really.

    If I had my time again I may consider one of the 10-20 options, I find the biggest pain in the bum having to chage just to get to that 18-20mm range which I do often run at. Other than that it's pretty well perfect imo.
    hth

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