All posts filed under: An Appreciation

Another one…

  Another one with the 85mm f1.2 prime, that is… Now, I’m not generally a fan of the fad shots. If you have a lens capable of incredible DOF, it doesn’t necessarily follow that everything you shoot from now on HAS to have DOF to die for… Or, DOFTDF, as it’s known in the industry… I’m not what one rather prominent YouTuber has said of himself… a bokeh whore. Still… Sometimes you happen upon a scene that just screams for the extreme treatment. This is from a decor choice outside a restaurant inside the City of Dreams casino, in Macau, China. The colors are original, the decor choice was real, and that right there is some mighty fine bokeh going on, yes sirree, Bob… Three of us had gone on a bit of a photo walk within the casino. Which was something of a mistake… Because we were all very different shooters… Ah, well…   I don’t know the aforementioned Bob, personally, nor do I even know what he looks like… But he sure turns …

As promised…

  … the first shot ever taken with the lens I mentioned in the last post… A Canon 85mm f1.2 prime… It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘zoom with you feet’… ‘Cause it’s really heavy, see… You gotta wanna walk around with this lens all day, is all I’m sayin’… While the subject of the photo might be rather blasé, there’s no denying the technical aspects. It’s a depth of field to die for… And really sharp, and a real crowd pleaser…   … but it’s so dang heavy…          

An example of a death mask…

  … from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Or the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, for those of you typing in Spanish… One of the truly great museums of the world. You can read a bit about it here… It’s astonishing how many artifacts they have there, and how committed to preserving it all Mexico is… all from a period that would have faded into obscurity long ago but for their efforts. I love this museum, and go there every time I’m in MC… I cannot recommend it highly enough.. Especially to those of you with curious minds…