Mississippi River, Deere Marsh, Dubuque, Iowa

I interrupt my photo stories about this year’s “OUT WEST” trip for an actual photo from earlier this evening. While having a mini hike with dog Cooper to the end of the dyke in the Deere Marsh at the Mississippi River, the sky became very interesting. The sun sets 365 days of the year, but this one today was quite a performance. The bank of clouds was in the right place for some drama. I had the Carl Zeiss Distagon T*, 35mm / f2 ZF lens with manual focus on camera today, a lens I have neglected recently a little bit, despite its wonderful color rendering and sharpness. I do that quite often lately, going out with just one lens and try to make the best out of it. Sure, I miss a shot ones in a while because it might be the wrong lens or the wrong focal length for a particular subject that crosses my path. However, putting on this challenge helps me to practice and think about my shooting a little more. Today the Carl Zeiss 35/f2 wasn’t a bad choice. I hope you enjoy!

Nikon D750, Carl Zeiss Distagon T*, 35mm / f2 ZF