Friday, April 29, 2016

Recent Black and White

Leaning Rocks

Exploding Tree

Shark Fin Cove

I love doing Black and White conversions, in some cases they work and others they don't, sometimes they are easier than color images and other times they are much more difficult to make work.

There is also the personal taste factor, not everyone likes Black and White, while some photographers do only Black and White, in my case I like both. Sometimes color is what an image is all about, the below image I think is one of those cases, even though I liked it in Black and White, I took it for the color.

Seattle Daisies

Lightroom has made it so simple, the push of a button and you can preview a shot in Black and White, like it, don't like it, switch it back.

Seeing in Black and White can be difficult, I do have to thank Cara Weston for helping me see in Black and White, some times an outside influence can be very helpful with your creativity. Take a look at Cara's web site for some beautiful images.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 in Sony FE mount

Sony FE  mount gets a new Zeiss 18mm super wide angle option for their A7 series full frame camera. This will be a nice addition to the 25 f/2 and 85 f1.4. There is a much bigger difference between 18mm and 25mm than it sounds. I would like to see Zeiss do this for Nikon and Canon.

For those looking for a high end wide angle FE lens, this should be the one to get. The Batis lenses alone make me want to repurchase an A7rII.

Buy it here at B and H for $1499.00

More at DPreview here


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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Can't see the forest for the trees


5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II,  f/11, 1/80sec, 70mm

When doing research on the Grand Canyon, one thing I noticed was the shots where about the canyon and not so much about the whole experience. The first thing you notice when getting there is, it is almost completely surrounded by trees. Some shots of canyon walls are great, but remember there is a lot more to an area that its major attraction. Hiking the rim and getting as much foreground as I could without completely obscuring the canyon was fun. There are so many opportunities for compositions at the Grand Canyon.

I look forward to my next trip to the North Rim.


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