Winter on the Bruce, Part 1

January 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/11

I made the drive up to the Bruce Peninsula earlier today!  My first stop was in Kincardine.  I was up birding in the Kincardine area at the beginning of the month, and the shoreline has really changed since then!  The snow drifts along the beach are now taller than my car, and a long stretch of ice has formed along the lakeshore.  The marina proved to be a productive location, with a pier allowing me to get to the edge of the ice.  As you can see in the photo above, there were plenty of large ice drifts floating at the edge of the frozen shoreline!

All of the gear that I have with me for this trip is largely untested, having acquired most of it within the last few weeks.  I have a Bronica SQ-A, a medium format SLR, with 3 backs (two 120 6x6 and one 6x4.5) and 50mm, 80mm and 150mm lenses.  I also have a recently acquired Nikon FM (surprisingly the first Nikon I've ever owned), and a borrowed Nikon D610.  I have been mostly using the 50mm f/1.8 Series-E lens that came with the FM on the D610.  This is an interesting experience, since it is a manual focus lens, on a camera that has no manual focusing aids.  But this isn't really a problem, since most of the things I'm targeting for this trip aren't moving, and I am mostly shooting on a tripod.

I'll be heading up for a long hike in Bruce Peninsula National Park tomorrow, aiming to walk from Cyprus Lake to Halfway Log Dump, and back again!

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 200, 1/640 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/11

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/50 @ f/8

Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/11

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Nikon D610, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series-E, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/11


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