Posted on February 14, 2014
A perfect image of love and happiness for Valentines Day. I came across a cab driver taking a break to say goodbye to his wife before starting his shift and couldn’t resist capturing the moment. Taken with a Zeiss 35mm f1.4 Distagon lens and cropped to a 1:1 aspect ratio. Shot at f/2.8. Looking back on this image, I wish I would have shot this at f/1.8 or f/2 to isolate my subjects a little more, but it’s still a wonderful photo that is full of feeling nonetheless.
Posted on January 9, 2014
This is a black and white abstract composition of Orly Genger’s rope installation in Maidson Square Park. The exhibit was actually about brightly colored ropes in yellow, red, and blue, but I thought that the crisp detail translated better for this close up composition. Over 100,000 pounds of rope was used in total, and it was definitely one of the more impressive installations I’ve seen.
Click the Read More bar below to see a few color photos of this brilliant installation.
Posted on January 7, 2014
This is a scene from one of the coolest, and most confusing, things I’ve witnessed since I began trying my hand at street photography in New York.
A huge group of at least 50 people were gathered together in a dirt pit off to the side of a random path through Central Park. One guy looked like he was presiding over the event with a huge American flag, and everyone else was participating in this crazy group wrestling match with a set of rules that none of the spectators could understand. I shot at least 250 photos of the event because it was so fascinating, and this is one of my favorite shots. I love New York for things like this.
Canon 135mm f2 lens shot at f/2. Canon 5D Mark III camera.
Posted on December 4, 2013
This isn’t graffiti by any stretch of the imagination, but the title felt better to me than what this really is… street art. Gorgeous colors. And I love the composition with the front end of the classic car sitting off the right… got lucky on that one!
I shot this with what many people believe to be the classic “street” photography focal length, 35mm. I have to say that even though I think the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens that I used for this photo is an amazing piece of equipment, I’m struggling to feel comfortable with the perspective of 35mm. I’m not sure why, but 99% of the photos I take at 35 just don’t feel right to me. I always feel like the 35 is just a little too wide, or not quite wide enough. I love 50mm, and I love 25/28, but I just can’t get in the groove with 35.
Does anyone else have any experience with a 35mm prime? Love it? Hate it? Rather use a 50mm?