Posted on February 5, 2014
Now that we’ve seen the ‘tinder’, it’s time for the embers. The beautiful glowing embers at the bottom of the fireplace, and the lovely detailed shadows along the walls, make this a photography that you can feel all the way into your bones. The warmth is almost palpable. This would make a fantastic large statement piece in a den. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f2 lens, 1/50 handheld, f/5.6, no post processing.
Posted on January 26, 2014
Sometimes a photograph turns out better than you expected… and what a wonderful surprise that is when it happens! I hovered the lens over a pile of dead leaves that happened to have a ray of sunshine scurrying across them, opened the aperture all the way to f/2 to cut the plane of focus down to just a few millimeters, let my breath leave me to steady myself, and took this photo. The colors are astounding. The structure of the leaf is astounding. The artistic rendering with the vast majority of the image out of focus is astounding. I wasn’t expecting this, but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar, which is a true artist’s lens.
Posted on January 24, 2014
TGIF! Friday is finally here, and this image is probably on everyone’s mind already.
Wine glasses are one of the first things I photographed when I was first learning how to use a DSLR camera, so even though this image was taken recently, it is still a little nostalgic for me. I love the contrasty detail in the reflections. I love the mirror-like transparency through three rows of hanging glasses. And I love the hints of soft blue and purple out of focus in the background. This photograph is a perfect piece for a dining room, a wine cellar, or a restaurant. It would look stunning in a simple gallery frame.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar ZE mount lens for Canon.
Posted on December 15, 2013
Streams of traffic that look like cords of electrical energy moving through a New York City street on the Upper East Side at nighttime. Very long 30 second exposure through a Zeiss 135mm APO Sonnar lens mounted on a Canon 1DX camera.
Posted on November 20, 2013
I couldn’t publish ‘four freedoms fall’ without showing you it’s sister photo.
It was just the right moment when everything was lined up and framed perfectly with these lovely ladies having a conversation while strolling down the perfectly aligned walkway in Four Freedoms Park. I love photos that tell a little story, and this one does just that.
I used a Canon 85mm f1.2 lens for this shot, and this is straight from the camera. No post processing, and it was actually shot as a JPEG in black and white.