A little over a year ago when I formed this website, one of my promises to you all, my readers, was to go the “quality over quantity” approach in my blogging. Instead of uploading photos after photos, snapshots that only clutter my site’s library, I’ve always tried to cull through only the best of my photographs and write in a style that is frank, concise, yet still sports a touch of my personality. Continue Reading
It’s funny how one thing can lead to another. Just last night after completing a photo assignment to capture a local food truck…
…I walked by a common fountain I see every day and finally got the urge to do a simple long exposure…
…and upon crossing the street to get back, a brigade of emergency vehicles came screaming by. I thought, “Hmm…you know what would make a great light-trail? A FIRETRUCK!” Though my mind was racing, I was able to calm my nerves to get all the settings nailed before too many of them passed.
And…maybe a police car?
Yes, yes, I believe they did make neat light trails. Much more interesting than “just a car” driving by, anyway. And to think, had I not been on assignment, I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to shoot these. A real shame to imagine that. 🙂
That’s all for this post guys and gals, thanks for dropping by. As always, have a great day!
P.S. Lens used was the 50mm f/1.8 E.
Accompanying the other 2x zoom in the “consumer” grade Series-E lenses from Nikon, the 36-72mm E is another no-frills, simple optic for general photography. On film/FF sensors, the optical range goes from kinda-sorta-wide to a short telephoto; a useful range for sure. However, on APS-C cameras, the field of view equivalency covers “normal” to medium telephoto: about 54-108mm. Combined with the pretty slow maximum aperture of f/3.5 (less depth-of-field control) and the painfully far close-focus distance of 4 feet/1.2 meters, the usefulness is much less here. Continue Reading
A sad day, I completely missed out on the supermoon rising over the weekend. I was really looking forward to getting some of those “horizon” shots with a telephoto in order to get that enlarged compression look. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be this year.
Instead, I took advantage of the situation and did some light trails. These, however, turned out okay in my book. First time I’ve ever tried doing these kinds of shots. Very time-consuming, but the effect is something to marvel at. Enjoy!
And as always, have a great one. 😀