Photographer's Note

We trekkies had driven up, after having broken camp on our final day, from our TE meeting in Lee Vining, and had just arrived at Tenaya Lake. I was looking around for good images and things began looking up (literally) when I saw these climbers on the rock face on the North side of the Tioga Pass road. I had just, prior to this trip, purchased a Tamron 1.4X SP AF TELECONVERTER(5E) and I was looking for an excuse to use it, so these climbers made my day. The 270mm focal length was modified by the 1.4 factor of the teleconverter. I did shoot a number of images at the full 500mm but the diagonal line of the climbers across this image won over my "artistic vision", so this one got posted.

I was a bit disappointed with the sharpness of the image. I grabbed the lighter of the tripods I had with me and the weight of the equipment was too much for it. The wind was blowing and probably caused some movement so I probably should have used a 125 shutter speed and opened up the f-stop accordingly. Given the fact that the teleconverter reduces the depth of field even more than the long lense I had been trying to keep the aperature as small as possible.

All in all, I felt it was worth a post as the trial run of unfamiliar equipment. The fact that it was the only image of it's kind from the TE meeting made it of some value

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