An Appreciation, Photography
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Weirdly compelling…

 

… sort of…
… somehow…

I was living and working in Macau, China for a while…
Not exactly the most consistently photogenic place I’ve ever been stuck in…

Although the stress of the job might have had something to do with all of that!

I’ve had better times in my life, as well as worse…
But that’s another story…
And for another day…

Anyway, I had picked up a new lens.
85mm, f1.2 prime…

A brilliant piece of glass.
With a depth of field to die for.

As it turns out, brilliant, yes, but with somewhat limited application.
The use of such a DOF is an acquired taste, at best, and a very cool effect, but not extremely useful if you focus (see what I did there?) is more documentary…

Grandma at the kitchen table doesn’t look very good with nothing but her left eye in of focus…

Still, I was stoked with the new toy, and went looking for applicable opportunities.

Of course, given the incredible heat and humidity of Macau, I couldn’t even use the ding dang thing for the first 30 minutes of ownership, until the glass acclimated to its environment.

That picture, too, is interesting from a technical standpoint, if not lacking in photographic… oomph…
Maybe I’ll share that one next.

The above picture was focused on the right eye, and by the time you get to the bottom of the ‘face’, it’s already going blurry…
The surrounding cobblestones didn’t stand a chance.

Anyway, this lens is still a (rather heavy) piece of artillery in my arsenal…
Short and squat and wide…
I call it the cannon ball for my Canon…

I’m thinking of trying it out on the stars one of these nights…

 

 

 

 

 

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