sunset

background // The sunsets at Bokeh's dog park are the best, so decided to take our the new Sony A7III for a shoot.

quick take // Since I was at the mercy of the sunset, I opted for the kit zoom lens (28-70 f3.5-5.6) instead of my faster (and manual focus) prime lenses.  This also gave me a good feel for the type of shooting I will be able to do when the Tamron 28-70 f2.8 is finally back in stock at B&H.  

The park is very nice has some great padded turf, sections for different age kids, disc golf, and even an archery area.  I typically avoid shooting pictures of kids I'm not related to on the playground, so I made my way to the empty disc golf section first.  The goals (holes?) with waving American flags seemed to be the perfect subject.  First, I moved about to find a good with the flag and sunset.  Then I took several bursts to be able to select the perfect flag waving motion.  The jungle gym shot was a bit tricker to compose, but the tilt down screen really helped.  All the edits were done in Lightroom, although I prefer the interface of Affinity Photo, it is just so much easier to use Lightroom since it manages your photo library as well.

samples //

a7III - Sony 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 >> 54mm - 1/60 - f/5 - ISO 100

a7III - Sony 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 >> 69mm - 1/60 - f/5.6 - ISO 100

a7III - Sony 28-70mm f3.5-5.6 >> 41mm - 1/60 - f/4.5 - ISO 100