I have a humber of creative tools which allow me to express myself in my photography. Today I choose some old but great tools, they are:
Canon FD 135 f2.5 lens
I found these old FS lenses bring a certain amount of romance to my photos. I guess that's why I've been shooting with a lot of them lately.
My loved Canon 30D and FD 135mm f2.5 Canon lens, taken from my iPhone 4S for my first Google+ blog posting. Inspired by my brother and my new friend Debbie from debbiephotos.com
So I was asked to shoot David Shuster on set of Countdown. Funny & intellegent guy. Here's a link to how they used it. Click to the picture to see a screen grab of the entire page (just in case... you never know.)
While walking out of my door. On my way to run some errands, I looked up and saw this. I knew I would have killed myself for not taking this photo, so I went upstairs, grabbed my Canon 5D mk2 and took 3 shots. The first one was blown out. Second was almost there. This was perfect.
You are looking at a photo which was taken straight from RAW to the screen.
This is a very difficult photo for me. You should understand one very important thing about this photo. I did not effect this photo at all. You are looking at what came directly out of my camera. These are prayer candles. Each candle lit is an offering to God.
I took this photo with my Canon 5D affixed with a 200mm 2.8L lens at 1/40 of a second, F 2.8 with an ISO of 800
I hope you enjoy this beauty as much as I do.
Another photo taken from one of my Church photos. I found a tiny little chapel, set off to the right, inside of the church. I was the only person there. Being respectful to the religion, I gently and as quietly as possible rested my Canon 5D and 200mm 2.8L lens onto the back of the pew in front of me. I held the camera as tightly as possible and took my shot.
As I took this photograph, I paid very close attention to the light. I knew I could bracket this shot; effectively turning it into a great HDR image. However I wanted to bring out the darkness of the chapel; and the silhouette of the Crucifix. In the end I took this photo at 1/80 of a second at F2.8, ISO 1600 with my 200mm lens.