I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this tricked out VW Bug. That it happened to be parked just outside an industrial warehouse with no one around and a door ajar added a cinematic quality to the scene. Letterbox framing suited the final image.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 84mm. 1/320 at f/7.1, ISO 1000.
Canon 5DM3 keeping a safe distance.
I ran across this graffiti while walking near the docks by the turn basin on the Petaluma river.
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8.
Canon 5DM3 delivering the message.
For my birthday fun today (actually yesterday because it’s the wee hours now) I left the zoom at home and headed downtown (walking with Mags) to shoot some photos with only a prime attached to my camera. The lens of choice was the Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake–aka, the “Shorty Forty.” I’ve already posted some shots of my focus/bokeh tests with the lens, but this is the first time I’ve used it away from the homestead. It was a fun exercise, and besides being ridiculously low profile and lightweight, the lens focuses quickly and is very sharp. No doubt, I’ll be using the 40mm more often.
Dudes on the street:
Some cars in the vicinity:
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.
Canon 5DM3 during prime time.
I saw this Harley-Davidson parked on the main boulevard in downtown Petaluma. There was a lot of distracting stuff near it so I took several close-up shots. This one popped when I converted it to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm at 105mm. 1/60 at f/8.0, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 catching my reflection.
Here’s another shot from this past weekend’s Cotati Accordion Festival. I grabbed the shot because I liked the light on the cook. No doubt, the stream of people queueing up behind him had something completely different on their minds.
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 105mm. 1/600 at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Canon 5DM3 seeing another side of a scene.