10 Av

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon manual focus lens

Lovely B&W of 10th Avenue in New York facing due east on a late evening summer day in 2013. This image was taken from the iconic viewpoint of High Line Park, and was quite a difficult image to capture because of intense shadows produced by the setting sun behind me. The detail that this lens captured in the architecture in incredible, and I’m more than excited to see how this renders in an Giclee print. Perfect for a classic gallery frame.

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full moon

Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar manual focus lens

Silvery full moon captured in black and white with a long exposure time to allow the moon’s light to illuminate the surrounding clouds. This image shows off the intensity of the full moon itself, but still has a softness about it that I love. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III camera with a 15 second exposure very early on a freezing cold March morning.

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queens crescent

Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens

Crisp, clear black and white photograph of a lovely crescent moon over Queens taken in the middle of the night with a very long 25 second exposure. If you look closely, you can spot Venus in the top right corner, and if you look even more closely, you can see the slight celestial motion that the long exposure captured. Venus is not a distinct spot of light, but rather a small dash, and the moon is not a thin well-defined crescent, but rather a thicker version of itself. It’s amazing that there was enough motion of the sky during the 25 seconds that the camera shutter was open, but it’s there, and it’s beautiful. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus lens.

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sunrise series. sky high.

Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar manual focus lens

Stunning B&W of an enormous morning sun blaring through the clouds as a distant bird flies by in silhouette. The dreamy lines of this image would make a wonderful canvas piece, and especially so with it’s two sister images in the sunrise series collection. All four photos were taken with a Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar lens in the very early morning.

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rush hour

zeiss 135mm apo sonnar lens

A typical scene almost anywhere in Manhattan at almost anytime of the day, especially during rush hour. The morning sunshine blasting through from East to West across 62nd Street as it intersects First Ave created a wonderfully contrasty image here, and the composition is very cramped to illicit the same feeling you get if you were sitting in your car on this very street… something New Yorkers are quite familiar with. A classic image for anyone who recognizes that there is only one place this photo could have been taken… Manhattan. Also notice that the traffic light is green 🙂 Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm Apo Sonnar 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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high line lookout

Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZE mount lens for Canon

Stunningly detailed black and white photograph taken from the High Line Park in the MeatPacking District of NYC. This view is almost as interesting in color as it is in B&W with the exception of all of the tremendous fine details that your eye misses when the image is viewed in color. Shooting this image in B&W gives it a classic old-world look that makes it a truly timeless photograph and a familiar scene to native New Yorkers everywhere. Fine detail like this is perfect for a professional Pearl print… you’ll notice twice as much detail as you do on your computer monitor!

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