Wednesday, May 13, 2009

silent spring


So this is an incredibly boring book I have to read for english xD

1/4 sec.
ISO 1600

Darkened in gimp. I sharpened it a lot to add to the graininess


Nikon D80 
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens
ISO 100
Photoshop: Contrast + black and white conversion using channel mixers

Monday, May 11, 2009

Random shots taken with my (new) Canon 70-200mm

Last week, I bought my first canon L series lens. I did my home work on the 70-200mm I bought. I ended up getting the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM! It works so well, and it is substantially lighter in weight then the daddy in the 70-200mm family (70-200mm f/2.8 L IS) It is a little shaky at 200mm with out IS, but for $1150 more for the Image Stabilizer feature, I think I'll save my money and just be really steady. This lens handles lens flair really well, and having a constant aperture is really really nice. I have one other lens that is constant aperture and love it! I can't wait to do a real portrait shoot with it, I got it mainly for that reason and to use outdoors.