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September 16, 2017: Selfies with the Sun 60-135/3.5, Updates on Manila Bay Project and Tiger the Mackerel Tabby Cat

Updates on the Manila Bay Project.




16 September 2017

I'm planning to go out today to continue my Manila Bay sunset project. I want to take a good photo of the sun sinking behind the Mt. Samat Cross in Bataan. It was documented on video exactly a year ago and I've been using it as my video intro ever since.




A week ago, it was a clear cloudless day over at Bataan. On days like these, I can easily spot the Mt. Samat Cross in Bataan from Roxas Boulevard/Pedro Gil with my bare eyes. Here's my Nikon D5200, Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8, and Kenko MC7 2x Tele Plus combo, But it was unfortunate that the sun did not perfectly align behind the cross. We have to do it again!

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5
September 7, no Mt. Samat Cross, but we get a nice juxtaposition photo/video here!

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5
September 9. There's the cross, but the sun is not aligned behind it.



At the time of shooting, I was also babysitting an orphaned baby kitten that was voluntarily running after me the whole afternoon. I have a soft heart you know, and it breaks my heart. So on my left arm, she was taking a nap, while my right hand was operating the camera, my right elbow operating the monopod's fluid head, and my feet keeping the tripod's leg stable. You can see the kitten in this video below...




Tiger. She's grown fat after a week and she's already well adjusted at home. This shot was with a Super-Takumar 55/1.8 (at f/1.8) and camera flash set to 1/32. It's a very sharp prime lens at f/1.8 and it's from 1971! No edit as usual.

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5



Today is the day I'm planning to continue where I left off. But I'm not feeling well and the weather wasn't good either, it's not worth the pain and instead we end the day with some sample shots using the Sun Optical 60-135mm f/3.5 since I haven't used it very much until now.





All these shots with the Sun lens are unedited and used the same settings, all from 2 meters at f/3.5 -- the only things that changed here were the position of the light, the change of light temperature, and alternate use of silver/white umbrella. Our only source of light was the Yongnuo.


At 60mm, half body.

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5



At 90mm, head/shoulder with more room.

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5



At 135mm, it's good for face shots.

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5
I forgot to turn off the room's light so it was brighter here.

Sun Optical Sun Multi Zoom 60-135mm f/3.5



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