Category Archives: California

My first Zeiss lens, the renowned ZE 50mm f/2 Makro Planar, arrived today. It is both a Macro as well as a general purpose lens. In the words of the well-known Zeiss reviewer Lloyd Chambers, the Zeiss 50mm f/2 Makro Planar offers “…bitingly sharp image rendition, pleasing bokeh, and images that have a strong dimensionality […]

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I was fortunate to catch the frisson of an incoming storm this March in Death Valley, California. With conditions changing by the minute, I kept shuttling back and forth between the Westside Road that cuts through the Badwater basin and Zabriskie Point. Ominous clouds form over the northern end of the Badwater salt pan, as […]

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The first rays of the sun melting the crest of the Panamint Range at Zabriskie Point in California’s Death Valley make for the purest of eye candy. A clutch of photographers can be reliably found there at dawn jockeying for slots on the mound overlooking the badlands. It is easy to be seduced by this […]

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Moonrise over the Trona Pinnacles.     After my first magical evening, I made two more jaunts to the Trona Pinnacles later that same week hoping to frame other perspectives especially from the far south end of the lake bed. Unfortunately, on both these occasions the light was nothing to feel good about. Furthermore the […]

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