Weekend fun in Lake Tahoe

We recently spent a weekend with friends on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Normally on a trip like this, I’m very active with my cameras, but…I’m still in lazy summer mode and was a bit more relaxed with my photography. So consequently these images are more documentary versus serious efforts.

Friends at Speedboat Beach

Clear Tahoe Water

A Hike on Martis Creek
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A Few from the Delta

I haven’t been shooting as much lately and I’m also not shooting every day right now. The result is that I’m once again rejoining the ranks of the weekend shooters – for a while I expect. My latest effort was an early morning shoot near Rio Vista in the Sacramento Delta with my friend Mike. He was showing me some of his favorite places there. Here are a few images from the shoot.

Mike and his hay rake, he likes this a lot.

The wrecked boat. A long time exposure of this lost hope.
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A Guide to Portrait Lenses

Portrait Lens Guide

It’s been awhile since I posted a bit on Pentax specific stuff. I saw this post on one of my favorite camera forums and felt that a repost would be good. While this is, of course, specific to Pentax gear, it does give one some info on focal lengths for portraiture. Personally, I’m a fan of the DA*55 f1.4 lens as it renders great color and nice head shots.

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I’d be interested to know what others think about this article.

Edit: I realized it might be good to share a recent portrait shot of mine here. This was shot with the DA*55 f1.4. I shot this at f5.6 and while I could have blurred the background, I liked the adobe walls as context for this shot.