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Posted on December 6, 2013
I love the way the photo draws you into this guy even though he is such a small part of the overall image. The shallow depth of field and the blurred background help create this effect and guide your eye to the true subject of the photo. This image wouldn’t be as interesting if the entire thing was in sharp focus unless the composition was completely different which would have taken away from the ‘lonely’ story that I observed when I walked past this man.
Carl Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens set an an aperture of 1.6 (I wish I had shot it stopped down a bit… f/2 or f/2.5 would have been perfect). Lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III camera. Killer combo for New York street photography, as long as your well-practiced with your manual focusing skills.
Posted on November 3, 2013
This is the sister image of the black & white version ‘where dreams come true’ that you saw earlier, but believe it or not, this is actually a different image. The two photos were taken separately, using the same camera, but taken separately… not just turned black and white in Photoshop. The composition is ever so slightly different, and it keeps the images unique and special. This image was also shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a Zeiss 35mm 1.4 aperture manual focus lens stopped down to f/11. 30 second exposure time with a remote trigger. Tripod. No retouching or processing. This is straight out of the camera on Faithful color settings.