Out The Window

I was on a bus off to shoot photos for a tour I was on.  I was admittedly burnt out from shooting people in groups, speaking, posed, and pretty much anything else having to do with humanity.  I had my Canon 5D Mark II and the 24-135mm 2.4 lens and I just pointed my camera outside the bus window and shot the landscape that rolled passed me.  I was fascinated by the rural Colorado landscape.

There are a few things of note about the picture.  The obvious one is you can see the reflection of the bus and the glass.  I am aware of this and I wanted it that way.  I could have used a filter to remove it but I think part of the picture is the fact I am shooting what is going by me and the bus was apart of it just as much as the scenery.  The second thing is I wanted it in black and white.  There is a rawer emotion to the black and white and the landscape to me was both interesting and depressing.  This wasn’t a prosperous area we were going into.  I think the black and white reflects the faded feeling to the area.

This isn’t meant to be a downer type picture.  It is a reflection of what was going on around me and the images I was seeing.  It also is a nice break from the flowers and portraits I normally shoot and share.

For the photo nerds: Canon 5D Mark II, 24mm, f/2.8, ISO 200, 1/500sec.

Loaded Like a Freight Train

I have a few thousand shots that I never process because I’m a lazy git.  I was out at lunch one day and this is a giant mural on one of the walls in the area I work.  I wish I had my Panasonic 7-14 lens but as usual I keep the Panasonic Leica 25mm on the G3 90% of the time because I love the lens.

For the camera nerds: Panasonic G3, ISO 160, 25mm, 7.1, 1/320.

Night Rose

I was bored at 11 PM and looked out the windows and thought why not.  So grabbed my new LED Light panel, my Canon 5D Mark II and the 85mm 1.8 and went for it.  I haven’t used the 85mm or the LED much so it was a learning experience and not completely happy with the results.  It’s soft and grainy after it was converted to jpeg.  It was still interesting to stand in the middle of a median strip at night with cars going past me and people wondering what in the hell I was doing.

For camera nerds – Canon 5D Mark II, ISO 2500, 85mm, 1.8 at 1/100.  I shot it in Ap Priority instead of manual to keep the learning curve down.

Light Burning Bright

This is the light outside my condo building.  For some reason it has been interesting to me lately after 10 years of walking by it.  So I took a shot yesterday with the Panasonic G3but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted.  Today I got a new lens in and for the Canon 5D Mark II and thought why not use the camera that costs a few thousand for the picture instead.  The image turned out the way I want it and I did some minor editing to get the effect I wanted and I’m pleased.

Canon 5D Mark II, 88mm, F/4.5, 1/80.