Posted on January 14, 2014
It’s time for a warmer image to get us out of the winter rut.
This is a beautiful bird of paradise seen in San Diego. I adore the crisp focus on the water droplets hanging off the leaves (dew droplets actually), and the soft background that brings the flower right out of the photo. The morning light is so natural and comforting too. This would be beautiful in a 20×30 framed print in an entry way or beach house.
Carl Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro-Planar ZE lens mounted on a Canon 5DIII camera.
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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.
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Posted on December 31, 2013
It’s time to ring in the New York of 2014, so let’s celebrate! After today, this image would make a wonderful artistic piece in any kitchen or dining area with a simple single mat black gallery frame that showcases the crisp focus and detail of the glass, and the soft out of focus background of the wine bottles.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar lens, which produces the most beautiful bokeh of any lens I’ve ever used… backgrounds are incredibly soft with a very smooth transition between in-focus and out-of-focus areas.
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Posted on December 30, 2013
This is one of my favorite photos taken over the holidays. It translates incredibly well with the ultra crisp focus, the sparkling edges of the ornaments and lights, and the glowing background reflections on the picture frames. Overall, the image is a little dark, but it makes me remember those times when I got up in the middle of the night to peak at the Christmas tree as a little kid. This would look fantastic in a medium size print with a very simple white mat, black gallery frame.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar EF-mount lens at f/5.6.
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Posted on December 19, 2013
The title of this photo doesn’t need much in the way of explanation… just drink the one in the middle!
This is a very trippy rendition of what it feels like to have that kind of night. As you all know by now, I love photos that convey feelings and this one does it better than just about any other photo in my collection. ‘wild night’ would look amazing as a large floating canvas print. I used a technique called photo layering for this, but I did it all in-camera which worked out really great. I still have an awful lot to learn about layering, but I’ll have more on that later in the ‘experiences‘ section for those of you who are interested.
The image is a combination of three individual exposures taken at the same time while I physically move the camera over my subject. I used a Canon 1DX and the very painterly Zeiss 50mm f1.4, which is the perfect artistic lens for shots like this. You can’t accomplish this kind of effect with a lens known for it’s sharpness and clarity like the Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro. You need lenses that render their images more like paint brushes, and the Zeiss 50mm/1.4 and the Zeiss 28mm/2 are two of my favorites when it comes to artistic rendering. Both of these lenses take some severe beatings in online review forums for their lack of sharpness, but that’s just not what they’re made for. Every artist needs to know the tools in his toolkit.
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Posted on December 17, 2013
If you didn’t look closely, you may have believed the title of this photo and found it to be quite uninteresting. I came across this scene of tiny birds having breakfast in ray of sunshine peeking through a barren tree in the late Fall in Central Park. It’s ironic that this image seems like nothing more than a boring photo of dead leaves on first glance, but if you look closely the amount of detail captured by this lens is incredible, and the way the light rendered is stunning. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 50/2 Makro lens.
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Posted on December 15, 2013
In unfiltered one and unfiltered two I told you how I’m not fond of using filters to create unrealistic colors and drama in photography, and unfiltered three is one more example of how amazing nature can be if you pay attention to it. This is straight out of the camera with no filters or processing of any kind. Taken with a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar lens, f/5.6, -1EV, 1/40, handheld.
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