tulip city

Zeiss 21mm f2.8 manual focus Distagon lens

It’s not the tulips that make this photo so original… it’s the barely noticeable, out-of-focus, city skyline in the background. Using a wide angle lens incredibly close to the subject allowed this shot to come together just the way I wanted it, and I’m continually astounded at the vibrant colors, the sharp detail, and the 3-dimensionality that the Zeiss 21mm f2.8 lens produces, even wide open at f/2.8 for this photograph.

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the ride home

Zeiss 28mm f2 Distagon manual focus lens

B&W hip shot of a man enjoying the relaxing view from the Roosevelt Island TRAM at the end of his work day. The TRAM is one of the most civilized forms of public transportation in New York City, so if you haven’t taken the trip yet, you certainly should. The views of stunning, and most of the TRAM regulars believe in keeping the ride quiet as they decompress from their days on the “big island”. Taken with a Zeiss 28mm f2 Distagon lens from the hip with the focus point planned for the gentleman’s reflection in the window, and then cropped to a square 1:1 format.

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white on black on grey

zeiss 35mm f2 distagon lens

Stunningly clear reflections in the cold winter water with a perfect balance of light and dark. This is one of my favorite photographs with it’s incredible balance of tonality and composition. It displays beautifully in a medium sized print with a white mat and black gallery style frame. Available as 1/50 Limited Edition prints. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens.

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no sail

Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens

Desolate, lonely, but strikingly beautiful sail boat dock in the middle of winter. There are no sails to be had here, but the inverted reflections of the wood posts and large masts in the distance set this image off, and the calm crisp atmosphere makes this photo a special one. The evening light and the setting sun provided a beautiful backdrop and a backlit contrast on the dock itself that made it perfect for a B&W capture. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f2 Distagon lens mounted on a Canon 5DIII camera.

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keep it real

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens

This guy had the right idea last summer… taking a peaceful nap in the shade of one of the gorgeous trees in Madison Square Park. I love the grainy-ness and the deep blacks in the image… they make it more interesting and artistic than just a standard sharp focus photo that you’ll see much more often. Street photography is so difficult in New York, but when you nail one, you really get something special. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens at f/2.

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international

Zeiss 135mm apo sonnar lens

This photo is in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Olympics and all the athletes who participated. Taken in Rockerfeller Center New York with a Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar lens, which is one of my favorite performers in terms of color accuracy and vibrance. The evening light provided all the contrast to make this image stand out as a recognizable scene to any native New Yorker.

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tired

Canon 135mm f2 L series lens for street photography

Reality has a way of taking it’s toll on all of us. I saw this gentleman resting in Central Park in early fall… taking in the scenery around him, and wishing perhaps he wasn’t so tired. I love the grainy, cinematic feel of this photograph, and the stunning tonality throughout the image. Taken with a Canon 135mm f2 L series lens at f/2.

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