UW Cherry Blossoms – Panasonic G9 and 8-18mm f/2.8-4 Outing

The University of Washington in Seattle is known far and wide for their cherry blossoms on campus. This was the first time that we ever had a chance to go up and see them first hand. It was crazy weather! Snow, rain, sunshine, we had it all – except blue skies.

Even though I have multiple brands of cameras that I shoot with, the G9 is just so easy to use, and its autofocus is excellent! Pretty much every shot from today was done with a wide area autofocus – I let the camera decide the focus points (except for the portraits and soup at the bottom). Even though the G9 is weather sealed, I wasn’t too confident about how the Panasonic Leica 8-18mm would handle in the rain. So, I brought along my Fotosharp rain cover. It’s a fantastic invention, and made here in the Puget Sound. You can find the link to Fotosharp here.

Not much to say here other than the camera and lens combo performed like a champ. Easily, a great setup for landscape and architecture shots. Not the best for portraits due to the wide angle, but I wasn’t about to change lenses with all the wetness going on.

All images were processed using Lightroom with the camera calibration profile set to “Scenery.” Then, they were exported to Athentech’s Perfectly Clear.

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