where dreams come true

vaperture photography

On the brand new @Vaperture twitter account, I chose to post the first photo I ever took as my first tweet. For the Vaperture blog, I’m going to do just the opposite and show you the very last photo I took… where dreams come true.

This was taken from a Roosevelt Island rooftop at about 9pm. I used a Canon 5DIII with a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 manual focus lens set to f/11. 30 second exposure on a tripod with a remote trigger. No post processing… straight from the camera. It took me a few tries to get the composition I wanted, but this is one of my favorite pictures so far, and it’s head and shoulders better than my first-ever photos taken a few months back when I started this journey teaching myself digital photography.

Now I’m going to have to figure out a way to keep shooting on rooftops when it gets cold, and also how to get access to more rooftops in this city.


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2 Comments on “where dreams come true

  1. Hi my name is Vladi I have one question for you. which lens better or sharper ,or usable. for shutting human, and landscape. carl zeiss 25mm f2, or 35mm f1.4 I now it is different story and different purpose, but anyway which you liked better and recommended for me. Thank you so much . Vladi

  2. Hi Vladi. The 35mm f1.4 is definitely a better lens for shooting people. It is very sharp, and is capable of shallow depth of field effects and subject isolation at f/1.4. The 25mm is also a great lens, but a little too wide for street photography or portraits.


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