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Archive for January 2012

New images: Sequoias and stars, Kings Canyon NP

Although they are not as tall as the coastal redwoods, the giant sequoia trees still reach impressively into the sky. I found it difficult to convey the sense of cosmic height in daylight images. The usually blue sky isn’t visually that interesting, there are almost always harsh shadows or dappled light on a part of […]

New images: Cedar Grove Rims, Kings Canyon NP

Last year, I spent some time in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, trying to find out whether it was another Yosemite Valley. In the previous post, I reported about my explorations of the Cedar Grove valley floor. In this post, I am describing some of my findings on the Cedar Grove rims from a […]

Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II, 70-200/2.8 IS, and 70-200/4 IS: comparison/review

The short 70-200 tele-zoom is one of the most popular professional lenses. It covers a useful focal length range, good from portrait work to sports shooting and also for distant landscapes as well as details. Canon makes four of such lenses. All of them use a ring USM motor which offers fast, silent focus plus […]

Year 2011 in review and favorite images

A lot of plan changes occurred in 2011, so that I have not really accomplished what I set out to do, yet I’m still lucky that I got to go around and experiment a bit. Here’s a chronological selection of some favorites taken during the year 2011, which also serves as a kind of (*) […]

Happy New Year

I wish everyone a year 2012 full of happiness, health, and success. My sincere thanks for your continuing readership and interest in my photography.