Sea lions at Pier 39 at San Francisco, October 2000.
The seals have made this area their own, whether by invitation or not is now pretty much immaterial since no one's about to move them on. These animals are wild and free to roam as they choose.
Late in the evening, and using the skopar's full f/2.8, the exposure was still 1/15th sec.
Autumn leaves in the Yosemite
Valley, I can't find much to separate the Vito B with the brightfinder,
from the version without - technically. However it is nicer to use.
Yosemite Valley, early November 2000
I find this image vaguely disturbing.
It is of the rotting root system of a once mighty Redwood tree that fell
about 300 years ago. The wood is so tough it resists rotting for considerably
longer than most fallen trees. Under the forest canopy there was precious
little light left, the sun had already set as well. The exposure was in
the region of four seconds, and no I didn't have a tripod - I just held
my breath and hoped.
Pelican in massed formation fly
by, on their way out to sea November 2000.