brushed sky

Zeiss 85mm f1.4 manual focus lens

Most of you know I’m a huge fan of morning skies, and that I have an ongoing project to capture them at unusual opportune times. I found this scene at around 430am and was stunned by how the sky reminded me of the aurora borealis… the only problem with that was that this was in New York City! These undulating wavy strokes of light somehow meandering through the still dark morning sky made an incredible impression to my eye, even this at this ungodly hour. I chose to compose the image with a minimalized horizon and just a peak of city skyline showing for context, and it turned out quite nice. Even though I used a relatively long focal length at 85mm, the image still has an expansive quality about it that I love. This would be perfect as a medium sized 16×20 print with a simple gallery frame.

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Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens

B&W silver toned photo of a classic Porsche sitting in the owner’s driveway. The entire image is slightly out of focus to enhance the aging feeling of a classic automobile, and even though this photo was taken in 2013, the image doesn’t give that away. The off center composition, the silver toned lighting, and lack of sharp focused detail, and a very interesting subject work together very well to show off a classic piece in a classic way. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm Makro Planar manual focus lens shot wide open at f/2.

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