Abandoned at Sea

We took a short trip this past weekend and went to Sanibel Island.  We went fishing in the bay and there were many of these buildings on stilts sending out at sea.  I thought this abandoned one had some character.

You will probably noticed that I shot this with the new Nikon’s Z7 full frame mirrorless camera.  Having owned many mirrorless cameras and currently owning Sony’s a7RIII, I would say that Nikon has done a fantastic job with their first full frame mirrorless camera.  After using it for about a week I would say the ergonomics is great, the buttons and menus are easy to use and navigate.  The image quality is probably the best in any full frame sensor I’ve used (it should, same sensor as the D850).  This camera feels like a “real” camera, comparable to DSLR.  Only thing missing is the “eye autofocus” that you can find on the Sony mirrorless.  With that said, Sony definitely has some competition.

Last, I also purchased Zeiss 55mm Otus lens and used the new lens adapter for Nikon F mount lenses.  I would agree with other reviews, it is very comparable to Leica’s 50mm lenses on the market today.  It is large, that is the only concerning thing!

Nikon Z7 ISO 90 f6.3 1/800 Zeiss 55mm Otus f1.4

The Explorer

I don’t take too many candid pictures of people except family.  I walked down by the river, near Takakkaw Falls.  This young man soon followed me. I figured if he was going to be in my image, I should make him the focal point.

Phase One IQ3-100 ISO 100 f11 1/250 Schneider 55mm LS f2.8


Last year I wanted to get a reflection of the mountains and was unsuccessful due to the weather.  Here is a picture from last year.  The first time I went out this year I was able to get a good reflection but you could not see the mountains due to the dense fog.

Finally, on the third time, I got the shot!

Phase One IQ3-100 iso 50 f8 1/10 Rodenstock 32mm f4 HR Digaron-W

The Investigator

Phase One IQ3-100 ISO 100 f11 1/250 Schneider 55mm LS f2.8
The Hike to the Tea House on the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail was truly one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever completed. About 2/3 of the way there, we stopped and relaxed at this large rock pile.  You can see Lyla had interest in these rocks.
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