So I’ve been to Newcastle with the Mrs and it’s been fun. Took my 35mm as walkaround lens and shot away. I did learn how to level my horizons, which is nice. I do still need to learn how not to abuse my f1.8 and to limit ISO to 800, because 1600 is kind of … meh…

Nikkor AF-S 35mm f1.8

I finally bought the lens I’ve been longing for so long… First pictures I took with it, let’s hope it’ll only improve from here.

One picture, five crops

So I was reading this book, called The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photo by Michael Freeman.
One of the chapters is about cropping. Often, pictures need to be cropped. When we’re shooting medium format pictures for example, or when our in camera composition just sucks horribly. One of the things done in the book is taking one picture and a number of crops from that same picture, that are all pictures in itself. So that’s what I tried to do in a similar fashion.
So the first one is the original, the other 4 are crops from it.

Early Birds on the first day of spring

Getting up early is worth it from time to time. When I woke up this morning to do the stuff I needed to do (mounting a shelve on the wall, doing some tax payment stuff and putting ads up for my beloved analog body and lenses), my lampshade was hanging nicely in the morning sun, so I decided to take a picture of it.
I guess it’s nice because of the timing and all, with today being the first day of spring. The spring sun coming through my window was nice to see.

The colors have given me hell. It took me about a minute to take the proper picture, but getting the colors correctly took me a buttload of time. I even tried it in black and white…