Alaskan Glaciers

Day 1 in Tracy Arm Fjord. The D800 goes through its second test. It survived the cold glacier water in the first test.

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec, ISO 50, +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 125mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/400 sec , +0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/400 sec , +0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.33 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 70mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.3 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 195mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 220mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 70mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 170mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 280mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 92mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 90mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 70mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 102mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 70mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -1.3 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , -1.3 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/8 at 1/250 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 70mm, f/8 at 1/320 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 70-300mm at 300mm, f/8 at 1/500 sec , +0.0 EV

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Taking the Nikon D800 to the world’s most colorful exhibit

The Chihuly exhibit just opened up in the Seattle Center and what better timing than right after the release of the Nikon D800. I have always been a huge Chihuly fan and when I heard about this exhibit, I could not wait to see it. Color and light are the driving forces behind my inspiration for photography and Chihuly is the ultimate artist–a perfect blend of color and light on a glass canvas.

I just got back from my Alaska trip, couldn’t be more exciting to be home. Will post some photos in the coming days. Stay tuned!

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.0 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/15 sec , -0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/50 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec , -0.3 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/60 sec , -0.3 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/50 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/50 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/50 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/50 sec , -0.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 17mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.67 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 17mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 20mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/2.8 at 1/30 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/5.6 at 1/80 sec , +2.0 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/8 at 1/40 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/8 at 1/40 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 24mm, f/8 at 1/40 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 24mm, f/8 at 1/40 sec , -1.33 EV

Nikon D800, 14-24mm at 14mm, f/8 at 1/40 sec , +0.0 EV

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR on Nikon D800

With my trip to the Pacific Northwest that includes Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria Island, and Alaska for the next few weeks, I decided to bring out the old 70-300mm VR for a test on the D800 to see if it would make the cut for the trip. Yes, my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII is in every way better but I am not about to bring that beast if the 70-300mm can do the job. And to my surprise, it did just fine on the D800. With such high pixel density, I expected the 70-300mm to fail miserably but it held up on its own. I took it out for a real-world shoot at the annual World of Nations Celebration in Jacksonville, FL. I did not miss the 70-20mm VRII at all while shooting with the 70-30mm VR. Check out the event from the weekend. Click on image for full resolution.

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/100

Nikon D800 at ISO 400, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/8 at 1/160

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/500

Our very own celebrity, Shannon Miller, leading the parade of flags.
Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/500

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/400

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/500

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/640

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/1000

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/500

Nikon D800 at ISO 1400, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/320

Nikon D800 at ISO 900, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/5.6 at 1/320

Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, f/8 at 1/500

Couldn’t resist posting this one shot with the super-wide-angle.
Nikon D800 at ISO 100, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 VR, f/8 at 1/30

 

Unboxing the new Nikon D800

After two months of waiting and waiting and waiting for the release of the Nikon D800 since its announcement on February 6, 2012, there was a huge shortage in supply. I had ordered it an hour after it was online for pre-order. Even a month after the day it become available when I was able to get my hands on it. Nikon really need to do a better job in supplying dealers their hot new products to meet demand. And dealers like B&H Photo Video as well as Adorama need to not take thousands of orders if they do not know how many they will get from Nikon. Enough of my rant, here’s the unboxing of the new 36 Megapixel Nikon D800.

I like the new charger. Reminds me of apple’s interchangeable plugs with their power supply.

Nikon D800 with the 24mm f/1.4G

 

 

Uyen & Nhut’s Wedding

One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever had the pleasure to capture. It was nice we had a separate day to shoot the groom and bride so more time = more awesome shots. The couple was really fun to work with and they we’re happy to change between 3 different outfits in the middle of the Florida heat.

The Wedding of Kimberly & Christopher

Congratulations to Kimberly & Christopher on their beautiful wedding. The wedding got rained out, one of the downsides of being in Northest Florida along with Hurricane season. The rain, however, did offer an interesting canvas to shoot the wedding on. How we see photographs changes. Everything turned out well for this particular shoot.

Doan Trang

A photo shoot with Doan Trang from Beech Mountain, NC. I was disappointed there were no snow back in February.