It was just before sun-set one beautiful evening in April when we had been driving down the pacific coastline from San Franscisco and we stopped at the beach in Carmel to sit together and view the sunset before we went to a local pub and had a beatiful steak dinner.
As we were sitting there, watching the sun slowly set into a rather calm pacific, this man an his dog came for a walk on the beach. The stopped and played for a while, the man throwing sticks and the dog fetching and it was clear that they had known eachother for a very long time.
I managed to take this photograph which I really like, the captures the mood at this time on the beach very well in my opinion.
During the Summerhack 2008 I was asked by a dear friend to take some pictures when she was training with her dog. It’s a retreiving dog, in Swedish we call it ”Apport” which comes from the French ”apportér” to fetch or retrieve something.
It was in the evening so the light was not the best. I started with the Nikkor 18-200mm set at maximum aperture of f/3,5 and deliberately slightly under exposure to keep the shutter time up. After a couple of sessions I switched to the Tamron 90mm f/2,8 since it made for better shutter times and quite sharp pictures.
The odd thing about the Tamron 90mm is that it is nice and sharp and fine, but it seems it throws off the color balance compared with the Nikkor 18-200. I am not sure why this is but pictures that comes out with the Tamron is definitely a shade more blue than the pictures coming out from the Nikkor. And this is with the camera white balance set to auto, I should try to fix it to daylight perhaps and see what that makes in difference. This is not the first time I have noticed this.
Here is a selection of the pictures, the rest of them can be viewed here.