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On Monday, I met up with Jonny after he got off work and we went towards Ukumehame to find a fun foreground element for our sunset photos. This time of year, the sun is setting behind the island of Lana’i, so we knew we weren’t going to get a shot of the sun dipping into the ocean, but we just wanted to try someplace new.
We had fun scouting new places to shoot, and once we got there, it was a challenge to work out a strong composition for a good shot.
In other exciting news, I bought a used lens last week and received it on Wednesday, so of course, I had to try it out as soon as possible. The lens I bought is the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 zoom lens for Nikon cameras. I only had a few minutes to test it out during a sunset before Emily and I were asked to leave by ranch hands patrolling the area known as Polipoli. There are no signs stating that it is ranch land, or that they have hours of operation on the road, but I wasn’t going to argue with cowboys, so we left as the sun was setting. However, I was able to get a few initial shots showing the lens’s dramatic range in zoom.
The first photo below is at 150mm, while the second is at 600mm, a bit later.