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07.11.2012

Eye Scene: Photographer, Ryuichi Oshimoto Travels with Sigma Camera & Lenses

Photo 1: Lake Manly, now dried land, was once an enormous lake stretching 80 miles long by 11 mile wide and 600 feet deep. I caught sight of two coyotes roaming the parched lakebed. Taken with APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM ( @500mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 2: From Zabriskie Point, the morning sunlight radiated onto the Panamint Mountains. Taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 3: The morning light reached Manly Beacon made of sedimentary rocks. Taken with APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM(@ 137mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 4: My shadow and a couple on a small hill made of dried sediment. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 5: The well-paved Artist’s Drive. Taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 6: The mixed colors splashed across the volcanic deposits seems to continue endlessly in the horizon. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 7: The slope of the hill was captured with an exquisite touch. Taken with APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 8: The spot near the end of the loop. SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 9: The road reflects bright light against the beaming cloudless sky. Taken with APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM(@157mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 10: Devil’s Golf Course. Taken with APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 11: The dirt road connecting to the Devil’s Golf Course. Taken with APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM(@300mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 12: Natural bridge trail. I look back at the trail I just walked on. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 13: Walking further into Natural Bridge, the ground becomes slick and many stones appear. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 14: Crawling under a large boulder, I look back at the trail. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 15: On the way back to Badwater Road, I look at the southwest direction from the dirt road. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 16: Badwater Basin. The surface is solid and it felt like walking on frozen snow. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 17: The large aperture medium telephoto macro lens captured the bumpy textured surface of the salt flats. Taken with MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 18: With an average annual rainfall of 1.9 inches and an average annual evaporation rate of 150 inches, it seemed strange that there is still water on the land. Taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 19: I think the reason the coyote approached the car was because there are people who throw food from their car. Taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM(@101mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 20: Walking toward the pond where there was some vegetation, my feet sunk into the marsh. Taken with DP2x ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 21:Usually an ordinary scenery by the water, the vegetation looked extremely invaluable here. Taken with MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

Photo 22: Ashford Mill. Due to an order error, twice the amount of cement was shipped therefore resulting in extra thick walls. Taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM(@63mm) ©2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto

*All artwork on this page was taken with Sigma’s SD1 Merrill camera and Sigma’s DP series digital compact cameras and processed from RAW data (X3F) with Sigma PhotoPro software. After processing, some selected images were imported into retouching software to remove dust. This photo essay is currently running on Sigma Japan’s site and it is published here two months later.

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