January 1, 2009

Beach Walk with DA* 200mm

I haven't had a chance in the past few months to take many photos. However, being home for the holidays has given me a nice breather from work. New Year's day dawned with a heavy fog bank sitting along the coast in our town of San Clemente, CA. My wife and I took a nice walk along the recently completed 2.5 mile coastal trail. I brought along the DA* 200mm f/2.8 lens with my K20D.

Since this was really a walk for fun and exercise to work off the New Year's Eve celebration, I really didn't have time to do any serious photography. Therefore all these photos are just quick snapshots, which I thought would be a good representation of the type of images possible with the DA*200 lens. It has been awhile since I last shot with this lens, and my walk reminded me how nicely the weight and size of this lens balances with the K20D body. All photos shot in RAW and processed by CS3. As the lighting was very flat, due to the fog, I did bump up the saturation and contrast slightly with some of these photos. Enjoy and Happy New Year to all!