The other day I was biking home from work and spotted two swans fairly close to shore. The lightning seemed perfect, but proved to be way to bright to shoot f/1.4, even with max shutter speed of 1/4000. So unfortunately I was unable achieve the beautiful bokeh that the Minolta 50mm is able to render.
Only 5 days to Central America now. Things will get a lot more colorful then!
Today I was up at 6:30 in order to be ready at the beach before the sun rose.
I had expected the real beauty to reveal itself at 07:01 when the sun was to rise above the horizon, but that turned out to be untrue. The most beautiful time was 15-30 minutes before, when the clouds and sea take color and mix with the dark night sky.