Spring (…almost)

Notes: Forgot how much I like the 70-200mm f/2.8 for portraits.  Used a good bit of everything in the arsenal for all these, and wouldn’t you know it, didn’t even touch the 85mm f/1.4.  Pix below from the Foveon Sigma.  If only the files look like that out of the camera.  There is hope though, […]

Coloring

Notes: Trying out Bibble instead of my usual Capture NX workflow.  All these applications have a different way of processing colors and the look of the raw files from cameras. They can also mimic certain film, and perhaps the feelings associated with them.  Can’t give special attention to every single photo that I take, but for some, it’s fun […]

Sawatdee

Notes: …cold wet rain actually made for the best photos of the day.  Wet pavement always enhances out of focus streetlights that add to the dreamy bokeh.  I like doing inside strobist shots (since there’s music and heat), but it’s never replacing environment shots with just one camera and a lens.  In the time it takes to fill up my […]

ATL Model Meetup

    Technical Notes: Nikon MF 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S on a Canon body.  Focus ring is nice and smooth, and the glass definitely has the vintage look from that era.  Bokeh is quite harsh and somewhat distracting compared to the newer lenses, and the lens aberrations can’t be fixed with the Canon software, but get over it, it’s digital […]

4th of July

Video of fireworks that surprisingly fit together well with M83’s “We Own the Sky”

Photos: Random 85mm 1.4 Tests

Technical Notes: Random tests of the Nikon 85mm f/1.4, first impressions are:  it’s not as versatile as the 105mm 2.8 VR Micro for portraits, definitely not as sharp wide open, and the minimum focus distance is limiting, but the bokeh is quite “painterly.”  DOF is so shallow at 1.4 that you can definitely “buzz” a person […]