Fields

Color and patterns have started to emerge on fields during this time of the year. It’s a beautiful scenery and a chance to make some photos. I used the Nikon D800E and the 28-300 lens because I needed the focal length versatility and the ability to crop parts of the photos and still have a good number of megapixels left.

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There are times when I am in hurry because of work and I will just stop my car for a few seconds and take a shot. Many times I am actually shooting from inside my car and here the 28-300 can prove a fantastic help. I have no illusions that this is an optimum lens for the D800E. The 36mp sensor really out resolves the 28-300 but if I prefer getting a shot even if its not up to my quality standards than not getting the image at all.

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These shots are made midday with harsh light. Even at contrasty sceneries the huge dynamic range of the D800E allows for capturing a god amount of shadows and highlights. Add to that a shadow or highlight recovery with Lightroom and you get a good photo. Focusing the 28-300 is not the easiest thing since its kinda slow, but when doing landscapes I can easily get away with an aperture of f/8 and manual focusing close to infinity. I rarely shoot above ISO 400 and at the range of 100-400 ISO the D800E is a swell performer.

The 28-300 is really a fantastic travel lens, you really can get all day long without changing lenses (and swapping huge zoom lenses is something I don’t enjoy when using a DSLR). Add to the gear a 50mm f/1.4 and you have a very adequate setup for pretty much every subject.

Enjoy the rest of the images.

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