Long Beach Kite Festival

Nikon D300s: 27mm, f/13, 1/640s

LONG BEACH, WA - The Washington State International Kite Festival is the largest kite festival in North America. The event every August draws more than 100,000 people.

The fog was more surreal than captured in this photo. Perhaps I could've worked the composition to eliminate that extra patch of beach on the right. With a wider lens, I'd have been able to get closer to the people and still include the kites. A wider lens would increase focus depth too, which helps this pic.

I used the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens here - an award-winning zoom, but it weighs more than a second camera with a landscape lens. I had to alternate my camera-strap arm from fatigue. Changing lenses on the windy beach is not recommended, so I appreciated the zoom.

We came home with great pictures, and sand everywhere.

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