The Camera Store staff participated in an internal photo contest using the Sony A7/A7R to capture winter photographs. Here are a few of the results:
I was walking along side a set of train-tracks to the east of Banff, lamenting that I had just missed the shot I wanted, when I came across this scene. The shot was taken at ISO of 200 with an aperture of f14 for 1/100 of a second.
I was using the 70-400 with a plan of photographing owls and raptors. At one point we crested a hill on a lone township road and found a magnificent, if distant, view of the rockies. I had wanted to experiment with shooting telephoto landscape work for a while, and had this opportunity call into my lap.
I was walking along a snowy river bank when I noticed the possibility of a juxtaposition the sun vs the back-lit crystallized branches. I used a polarizer to cut down on the glare from the river. A 3 stop soft graduated ND filter was also used over the sun. I selected an aperture of f22 to create the sun burst effect at an ISO of 100 and a shutter speed of 0.4 seconds was set.
This was taken at the northern lights wildlife centre. I chose this lens because it offered be the best reach for my subjects. I found that this camera was more than capable for shooting moving subjects.
Sony Sonnar FE 35mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss
As simple as this photo may seem. I really enjoyed the long shadows of the trees and branches, as well as the curvature of the snow in the foreground.
I wanted to test out the high ISO performance of the camera, and I had been wanting to try astro photography. I figured why not try out both in one fell swoop. New camera, new type of photography to me. I enjoyed the result immensely, even with being out at -20 Celsius for a few hours.