The other day I was biking home from work and spotted two swans fairly close to shore. The lightning seemed perfect, but proved to be way to bright to shoot f/1.4, even with max shutter speed of 1/4000. So unfortunately I was unable achieve the beautiful bokeh that the Minolta 50mm is able to render.
Only 5 days to Central America now. Things will get a lot more colorful then!
So, the result of last weeks photo challenge at Letsbewild just came in, and I was fortunate not to get an honorable mention.
What surprised my was that it wasn’t the one with the bridge that won (my favorite), but instead this one.
It is not that I don’t like this photograph, but it was just something I snapped as I walked past, not something I composed or put great thought into. It just proves that sometimes it helps not to think to much when it comes to photography. You just need to follow your instincts.
So, I just stumbled over some photographs that I took in October on a weekend trip to Bruxelles. It is a beautiful city; gorgeous buildings and nice cafés. But be aware; they hate your credit card. You won’t be able to pay anything under 10€ with card, so you have to have cash, which sucks when you’re used to a “civilized” society that accepts your card even if you have to buy a 10 cent bubblegum…
This shot was taken with a Canon 1100D with an attached Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. The settings were: ISO 800, 40mm/64mm FF-equivalent. f/4,0. Speed 1/100 s.
This shot was taken with a Canon 1100D with an attached Canon EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM. The settings were: ISO 1250, 24mm/38mm FF-equivalent. f/22. Speed 1/30 s.
“Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
– Matt Hardy
So, I indicated yesterday that their might be a B/W photo in the works.
When I went for a walk this Sunday, I passed this freeway bridge that I thought would be perfect for an oldschool black & white photo.
The photo (click to view largest version):
This photo was taken by me on March 3, 2013 around 12 AM. It was shot with a Sony NEX-6 with an attached Sony 16-50mm. 3,5-5,6. lens. The settings: Speed: 1/60 s, focal lenght: 16 mm/24 mm FF-equivalent, ISO: 500. f/13.