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09.17.2012

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

Walking up the gently rolling hills on Selby campground, I see the vast San Andreas Fault in the distance. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with DP2x.

A bird made a home on top of an old pump jack for mining oil. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with DP2x.

A large garish sign warning trespassers and hunters stood by the fence of a ranch. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

On the way to Carrizo Plain, I saw a tree stump decorated with necklaces and bowties. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Proceeding over a mountain I set foot on Carrizo Plain and head to Soda Lake. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM

I steadily walk over to what looks like a white lake. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

While photographing the Western Meadowlark with the ultra telephoto zoom lens, I noticed that the sun had reflected off of its beady black eye. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM

On a map, Soda Lake Road looks as though it cuts through Soda Lake. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 30mm F1.4 EX DC /HSM

Withered grass overlapped where the fence was set up. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

I walked along the fence to walk over the hill. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Spotted a lizard lurking in Wallace Creek. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Wallace Creek once flowed straight. As a result of a substantial earthquake 3700 years ago, the two plates shifted 430 feet and shaped into a S-curve. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with DP2x

The light coming from the sunset lit the rusted car beautifully. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

The temperature dropped when the sun set at Tremblor Range. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

The long cables supported by the tall towers run in an east-west direction across the Carizzo Plain. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Soda lake was blindingly white during the day, but the morning light created a dreamy landscape. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Morning at Selby Campground. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with DP2x

This hill is full of hard minerals such as, Chert and Microcrystalline Quartz. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

I saw a rusted barrel in the middle of intensely sunlit grass field. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

The abandoned ranch had a strong presence in the middle of the vast field. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

KCL Campground was a remnant of a ranch. Using an external flash, © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

A heavy looking sign hung by iron chains, swung slowly in the wind. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Continued to Part II

*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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