Posted on February 26, 2014
The intensity and warmth of the sun shining through the harsh winter thunderstorm clouds onto the steeple of this Asheville cathedral struck a very spiritual cord with me, and I tried to capture this beautiful moment as purely as possible without altering anything after the photo was taken. This scene was only visible for a few seconds before the fast moving clouds passed and shielded out the sun. Taken with a Carl Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar manual focus lens.
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Posted on February 4, 2014
Semi abstract image of the intricate and beautiful roots of a small bonsai tree. The colors in the foreground and background are gorgeous, as is the detail captured in the center of the image. I love shallow depth of field photos like this where the focus guides your eye to the subject of the image, and then the fall off to the surrounding out of focus areas allows your eye to explore the more abstract and artistic rendering of the lens. Taken with a Zeiss 100mm Makro Planar ZE mount lens for Canon.
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Posted on December 31, 2013
Since Christmas is my favorite holiday, I naturally found myself taking a million pictures of ornaments and trees, and I found something special on this shot. I was trying to capture the iridescence of the bulb itself, not necessarily the ornament, and as I was adjusting my focus throughout the viewfinder, I noticed that I could actually see myself in the glass. It reminded me of those crystal balls with the winter scenes inside of them that you shake when you’re a kid, except this one was crystal clear.
Taken with a Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar manual focus EF-mount lens.
Posted on November 18, 2013
I love when a photograph makes you feel something…
This image actually feels a little creepy, like this suit of armor has someone in it, and that someone is standing right in the room with you. It’s a unique effect that I see quite frequently with the Zeiss 100mm f2 Makro Planar lens. It renders this overwhelming 3D quality in it’s images, more so than any other ZE-mount Zeiss lenses, which are all known for their pronounced micro contrast and 3D quality. I read quite a few skeptical remarks about this effect before I bought this lens, but after shooting a few thousand photos with it, I’m definitely a believer. I tried capturing this image with two outstanding Canon lenses (the 85mm 1.2 and the 135mm 2.0), but neither of them produced an image like this… not even close.
This image is not for sale because this belongs to The Met, and to everyone who supports the museum with their donations. Here are a few other photos from my visit (all taken with the Zeiss 85mm f1.4 or the 100mm f2 Makro-Planar):
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Posted on November 18, 2013
Several months ago, I went to a photography exhibition at The Met. The featured artist was Julia Margaret Cameron, and if you haven’t seen her work yet, I highly recommend that you give yourself the pleasure. The exhibit is open until January 5th, 2014.
Julia’s photography centers around her experimentation with exposure times to create a depth of feeling in her photos that I’ve never experienced before, and her intense passion for her work is palpable in every single piece.
As I was wandering through the hall, I came across this description plaque that not only summed up the entire exhibit, but also my goal to one day capture an image that I feel this way about.
‘The photograph is the embodiment of a prayer.’
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