Having bit the bullet on the Canon 5D Mark-III that week, a photo outing was definitely in order. I called up my go-to fellow photography buff Mr. Steve Phang. We’ve had many great experiences and adventures shooting. With clear skies and no snowfall, we decided to head up the hill to Lake Tahoe and attempt to get a few magical sunset shots. If history has taught me any lesson, it’s that you never get the shot you set out to capture. This trip was no exception, however it did yield a few treats.
Coming from over 3yrs of shooting with the 7D, the 5D was a natural extension albeit with a greater degree of customizing. I shot mostly with the 24-105mm f/4L kit lens and Steve’s 17-40mm f/4L super wide lens. The image clarity was staggering and impressive to say the least. We had a bit of a challenge shooting with the clear skies however, as the sun was just too bright – often too bright even for an HDR shot to fix – and with no clouds to diffuse some of the sunlight it was a frustrating afternoon. Here are the highlights from this outing.