Posted on December 14, 2013
Posted on December 12, 2013
The Zeiss 28mm f2 lens that I shot this with draw warmth like this so well, especially on the Canon 1DX with its incredible metering capabilities. Wonderful combination for late evening photography, especially with long exposures on a tripod.
Posted on December 9, 2013
Posted on November 21, 2013
Deep in prayer on the side of the road next to his petty cab in Central Park. The tree and the shadows hid the scene from plain view, but also framed the image in a spiritual way. This shot was taken with a Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro Planar lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III camera with a wide open aperture.
Posted on November 20, 2013
The park has I don’t know how many cubic feet of beautiful white marble, and everything is arranged so linear and perfectly that it makes you realize very quickly how much effort went into this project. There’s a beautiful lawn for relaxing and sunning, and endless angles for anyone who likes to play with perspective in their drawing, painting, or photography. Plus, if you walk down to the most southern tip of the park, you can literally see all of southern Manhattan… it’s stunning!
Posted on November 20, 2013
This photo is the first of a two part mini-series, each part taken with a different lens for a different perspective at a different stage of the sunrise. I had to use two cameras to get these shots because the colors were changing so rapidly that I didn’t have time to switch my lenses. And as most of you know by now, I am a prime manual focus shooter, so time is truly of the essence.
I’m all about capturing pure moments with my photography, and I despise photo filters, so this series of sunrises is ‘unfiltered‘. Both are straight out of the camera with no processing or filters of any kind. ‘unfiltered one’ was taken with a Zeiss 135mm f2 apo sonnar manual focus lens with the aperture set to f/5.6 and -2/3 EV. This lens renders colors so beautifully… you can almost feel them, and I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true.
Posted on November 17, 2013
Posted on November 16, 2013
There isn’t much to say about this photo other than it’s a beautiful photo that I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to see, capture, and have in my collection. I used a Zeiss 135mm f2 APO SONNAR lens for this, which is not a macro lens, and has a minimum focus distance of a few feet, so it was quite a challenge to get the focus this sharp since this wasn’t really the right tool for the job, but it’s what I had with me when the opportunity presented itself.
When life gives you lemons, make some delicious lemonade.
Posted on November 3, 2013
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.