It's been too long since I went hiking, even if it was just a quick two hour return to Mount Cordeaux Lookout. Easy to forget what it's like to be in the rainforest on the side of a mountain. Fresh aired bliss at 7ºC.Read More
You know what? I may have to end up rolling up some of these weekend posts into three day bonanzas if I keep this up. I just tend to make photos on all three days of my (longer) weekend, so instead of pushing all my articles down from posting too many new B&W photo posts, I'll roll them into one sometimes.Read More
Bit of random day in the city (again) shooting with Rocky's Summilux 35mm (again). It's a curious thing, this depth of field tool we have as photographers. As someone who uses a rangefinder with an separate optical view finder, I've tried not to rely on having shallow depth of field, but as I add the razor thin focus of the Summilux to toolbox again, I find its effect to have resonated with how I want photographs to portray their subject matter.
I think I'll have to go back to my own Summarit f/2.5 to recalibrate myself and figure out if I really would prefer to have the separation that is only possible at the wide aperture.
Rocky was kind enough to lend me his Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 lens instead of my Summarit f/2.5. I've really forgotten what it's like to shoot environmental portraits with such shallow and dreamy depth of field. I actually really missed it to be honest and may end up with one in the future to replace my Summarit.