14mm

In recent months I have been tinkering with photographing the night sky.  I had found that my 17mm at f/4 was not the best for this job, so I started researching wider, faster lenses.  I came across a good price for the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 (also branded Samyang or Bower).  The lens came in late last week, and I took it out for a quick shoot, trying to get a feel for it.

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Mini Cooper

Late last weekend, we had a couple of storms roll through.  I saw the clouds rolling in from the distance, and thought it would be a good backdrop for a car photo.  The exposure differences between the sky, the car and the foreground was pretty severe, so I took separate exposures for the sky and the car/foreground and merged them in post.  Here is one of the final images.

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