cormorants, sauvie island


Hudson and I went shooting in the fog on Sauvie Island this morning, along the Multnomah Channel. I’ve been shooting this scene for years: every January, the fog comes in for a few weeks, and it’s just a glorious place to shoot.

I’m still working through all the photos we shot, but this one jumped out at me pretty quickly. I love the three cormorants on the pilings, all aligned in the same direction, and I just got lucky with the bird flying right above the water. (Check it out full size to really see all the detail.)

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[Check out Hudson’s blog: one of his Denali shots is on the cover of this month’s Sierra magazine, which is pretty friggin’ awesome.]

6 thoughts on “cormorants, sauvie island”

  1. Mr. LePage – this is stillness with just a touch of movement captured beautifully. Especially love the darkness and shadow in the right of the pic. Spectacular and poetic.

  2. Fantastic Rick. The mood is palpable.

    So, A7 with 35mm f/2.8 or an RX1r with EVF? Is there still a place for the RX1? The silent shutter? The faster lens? The smaller package? Will you keep using it?

    • Thanks, Richard.

      I’m not sure about the place for the RX1, other than as a truly pocketable camera for occasional use. I certainly haven’t used it since I got the a7r, but that’s not surprising.

      I am amazed at how good the a7r EVF is; it’s pretty darn close to a real viewfinder in terms of quality. I don’t notice the refresh like I do with the RX1 add-on EVF.

      The louder shutter hasn’t bothered me much at all, but I haven’t done any street shooting with the camera yet, so we’ll see. That might be a place where the RX1 still has a place.

      I have both the 35 f/2.8 and the 55 f/1.8; they’re each quite nice pieces of glass. But it’s also been a lot of fun using the Metabones Canon EF adapter — all of my Canon lenses work great with that setup. I was shooting with the EF 16-35 mm f/2.8 this morning during the shoot, and it was awesome. And the lens metadata is also captured, so I can use the Lightroom lens corrections if I want. (It’s not perfect, but it does work.)


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