Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dallas Road Waterfront

Took a trip into downtown Victoria today to run a few errands, and checked out the waterfront along Dallas Road since it was such a nice day to see what was happening.

A few blocks from the water, you could start to see the fog rolling in off the water, and by the time I got to the waterfront, visibility was down to a few hundred feet. I must've arrived just as the weather was changing, and the fog started to lift. As the sun started to come out I got this cool shot of a jogger on the Dallas Road Breakwater:

Jogger on the Breakwater in Victoria
Runner on the Victoria BC Breakwater

Check out more outdoor sports photos, including running and jogging in my Outdoor Adventure Sports Photos gallery.

Once the fog was completely gone I got a really great series of landscapes with the grass blowing in the wind and the Olympic Mountains in the (distant) background:

Dallas Road Beach and Waterfront in Victoria BC
Dallas Road beach and the Olympic Mountains

I have to say that since moving from Downtown last year, I do miss coming down to the water as often as I did...

Check out more landscape photos, including other images taken along Dallas Road in my Nature and Landscape Photos gallery.

Cheers, Josh
Copyright © 2009 Josh McCulloch.


Blogger Matthew Kerr said...

Great shot of the grass, what lens is that? (exif said 10mm f/4, am I right?)

April 22, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger Josh McCulloch said...

Hey Matthew,

Nice, I'm always impressed when people go the extra mile to dig into how a photo was taken! You're correct, the lens is a Sigma 10-20 f/4, and this was shot @ 10mm. On my D300, that equates to a 15mm or so 35mm equivalent. I believe the actual exposure of this frame was somewhere around 1/10 @ f/16 or so (handheld no less!), but you'll probably find out exactly in the EXIF! I'm not usually a big fan of "off-brand" lenses, but this Sigma packs a nice punch. Substantially cheaper than the Nikon 12-24, I tested both and found the Sigma sharper with less CA.

Cheers, Josh

April 22, 2009 at 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great shots! As a runner, I love the views when I do long runs along Dallas Rd - - a welcome distraction when I'm getting tired.

April 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

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