Posted on February 28, 2014
This huge evening ray of sunshine spotlighted the American flag in Midtown Manhattan and created a dramatic contrasty scene that would make any New Yorker proud. Such a rare opportunity to capture light like this between the skyscrapers. Taken with a Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar lens.
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Posted on January 24, 2014
TGIF! Friday is finally here, and this image is probably on everyone’s mind already.
Wine glasses are one of the first things I photographed when I was first learning how to use a DSLR camera, so even though this image was taken recently, it is still a little nostalgic for me. I love the contrasty detail in the reflections. I love the mirror-like transparency through three rows of hanging glasses. And I love the hints of soft blue and purple out of focus in the background. This photograph is a perfect piece for a dining room, a wine cellar, or a restaurant. It would look stunning in a simple gallery frame.
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 Apo Sonnar ZE mount lens for Canon.
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Posted on January 4, 2014
What is is that makes us want to run our hands through the snow whenever we get the chance? Is is the little pile that it makes in front of our hand? Is is the clear path that gets left behind it? Is is the impending snowball that’s bound to get made? Or is it just the warmth of our favorite snowsuits and gloves when we get to run out to play in the first snow of the season as children… I think that’s it…
Taken with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 APO SONNAR lens mounted on a Canon 1DX DSLR camera.
Posted on December 15, 2013
Streams of traffic that look like cords of electrical energy moving through a New York City street on the Upper East Side at nighttime. Very long 30 second exposure through a Zeiss 135mm APO Sonnar lens mounted on a Canon 1DX camera.
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Posted on December 11, 2013
I don’t know why, but this photo makes me feel as though there is something either dangerous or precious being guarded behind this scene. It’s a very interesting photo with the intense detail and contrast within the branches of the tree, and the subdued turquoise of the old street lamp.
I shot this in the evening light on a very cloudy day with a Carl Zeiss 135mm f2 APO Sonnar lens, and I don’t think any other lens could have pulled this much color and quality out an ordinary scene that was terribly washed out by the cloudy grey light of the day. This is straight out of the camera with no processing of any kind.
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Posted on November 20, 2013
Crisp, clear winter mornings bring on some of the most stunning sunrises imaginable, and not only do you have to get up early enough to see them, but you only have about 20-30 seconds to capture each stage of it’s evolution.
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.
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Posted on November 12, 2013
I don’t know what she was reading that day, but her beautiful hands were poetry in motion.
A Zeiss 135mm f2 APO SONNAR lens was used to capture these pretty piano hands. f/2.8. 1/2000. Usually the characteristics of my lens are what impress me about a photo, but this one was all about the composition… the beautiful hands being front and center with just the right amount in focus, and the slightly blurred background to let you know there is someone there without taking the focus off of the hands.