Picnic Point Park in Edmonds, WA

Picnic Point Park Perfection: Pentax K-5, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC

Please click on the image to see a larger version. Yesterday, I visited Picnic Point Park in Edmonds, WA.  It’s about a 20-30 min drive from Seattle and offers outstanding views of Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and the Olympics.  Last evening, the mountains were obscured by the clouds, but the quality of the light was nice nonetheless.  I waited for the setting sun to peek out through a break in the distant clouds before taking the photograph.  The relatively small aperture (f/11) helped obtain that sunburst effect on the light, and there was just enough illumination to provide some side lighting to the foreground pylons.

  • Naveen
    March 6, 2011

    Absolutely stunning picture…Love the lead into the sunset…

  • Bev
    March 6, 2011

    Beautify use of perspective and leading the eye to the sun. May I use it?

  • Justin
    March 6, 2011

    Really stunning. I just realized you’re “mahesh” on dpreview.com. Your photography is simply stunning. All of it. How many cameras do you own? Is the K-5 all it’s really cracked up to be?

  • Mahesh
    April 4, 2011

    Thanks, Justin. I just saw your comment. Sorry for the delay. Yes, the K-5 is all that it’s cracked up to be, now that firmware 1.03 has come out and the low-light autofocus issue has been fixed (for my camera, anyway). As far as how many cameras I own…let’s not go there. 🙂

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