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Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge and Financial District at sunrise

The Financial District at sunriseThis week I acquired my first L-series Canon lens: a Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM.  It has roughly the same equivalent focal length as my old 10-22mm on the crop-sensor Rebel body that I used to have, but is quite a bit faster and unbelievably heavy.  I didn’t really realize how heavy my new setup is until I rode home with it on my back on Thursday for the first time.  At 1.45 kilograms (3.2 pounds) it definitely weighs down on me after an hour or so on the bike…  Anyway, managed to score an amazing sunrise on Thursday just after I hopped off the ferry, the clouds made for some great shots as the sun was rising over the Oakland Hills.

Treasure Island and the Bay Bridge at sunriseSan Francisco Ferry Building at sunriseSan Francisco Ferry Building at sunriseTreasure Island and the Bay Bridge at sunriseRed sky over the Bay Bridge

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4 Comments

  1. Anita says:

    Continue to be so impressed with your talents with the camera (both of you by the way). Sounds like this lens tho’ heavy on the bike is going to be worth it. lovely shots here.

  2. Grandpa says:

    Glory abounds at sunrise and sunset-nice work in capturing the moment.

  3. jenni says:

    amazing shots Sammy

  4. Toby says:

    Great shots mate, I’m assuming you’ve succumbed to full-frame now? 5D I presume. Nice. Certainly a great lens.