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08.22.2012

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

The bird soaring over the mountain was not the California Condor I wanted to see, but the entire landscape blended well together. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM @500mm

Beyond the rolling fog on the lake, the sun rose from behind the mountains. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM @91mm

Pointing the lens at the morning dew covered grass, my body and soul becomes instantly refreshed. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM @50mm

The sky blue umbrella matched the clear sky and the perfectly laid out red strawberries attracted my attention. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM @21mm

White flowers bloomed at the cherry farms that span across central California. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM @50mm

In Coalinga, it was adorable witnessing the small white dog following its owner. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @200mm

On the side of the paved road, tall trees were planted in one long straight line. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM @8mm

The white gate entrance to the rodeo club was blindingly bright. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Cowboys ride on an oil field discovered in the 19th century and activated in 1890. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @200mm

The eigth largest oil field in California. The never revived on this hill. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM @24mm

The ranch surrounded by mountains. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @53mm

Chirping birds were heard among the massive tree and cattle hid under the shadows of the tree. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM @200mm

Before it became the state flower in 1903, Native Americans used the California Poppy leaves as painkillers and pollen as a cosmetic. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Lush vegetation amongst the parched, dead grass. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Under the harsh sunlight, the large tin barn stand out. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

A sign informing people of risk of wildfire in the forest. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with DP2x

A Magpie chirped above me. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM @413mm

I speculate a flood would pass by here if heavy rain fell from the top of the mountains. I finally saw the pointy rocky mountains in the background. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM @8mm

The rocky mountains suddenly appeared and looked sacred. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @25mm

I hid in the shadows of High Peaks. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @200mm

Standing on one of the big boulders, I look down at the trail I just walked on. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM @16mm

The afternoon sunlight streams into the pool awaiting for summer. The rabbit skeptically observed me while looking for food to eat. © 2012 Ryuichi Oshimoto, taken with 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC HSM @53mm

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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