“I’ve Been Out Walking #1″

Canon 5D Mark II f1.4 50mm lens f2.0@ 1/1000th ISO 100 hanging vine near the corner of E. Broad & Gwinnett, Savannah. Ga.

This entry was written by Craig , posted on Tuesday September 18 2012at 12:09 am , filed under I've Been Out Walking, Savannah . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

6 Responses to ““I’ve Been Out Walking #1″”

  • fneunemann says:

    Nice shot, Craig. I am thinking about buying a fixed lens, a 50mm f1.4. I just finished off a 3 days workshop at the Baltic Sea held by Leica Academy using a Leica M9 and 3 lenses (28mm f2, 50mm f1.4, 90mm f2). Like a travel back in time to the mid-70s when I used fixed lenses ONLY (because zooms were just crap). Frank N.

  • Craig says:

    Hey Frank,

    Thank you for being here. Its great to hear from you. Hope this finds you doing very well. I think you will be very happy with the 50 f1.4. Its one of my all time favorite lenses. Its speed allows me to shoot handheld in all kinds of existing light, the angle of view lets me consider simple views of the things that are right in front of me, and the shallow depth of field potential allows me to isolate subjects and abstract backgrounds. For shooting people it forces me to get close which is exactly where I want be….especially when I am just meeting someone for the first time with my camera. Thank you again for being here Frank and thank you for all of your support of my photography and teaching over the years…..Craig

  • aprilS says:

    Beautiful. Delicacy, fragility, and tenderness.

  • Craig says:

    Hey April,

    Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the kind words about the image. Hope this finds you doing very well….Craig

  • wnor says:

    That single in focus leaf with that wonderful background bokeh to make it pop makes this such a surprise as well as a striking image. It is so nice to see this variation in your shooting. I keep going back to take just one more look. This, to me, is very close to being perfect.


  • tonebytone says:

    Wow, like Wes said, this is almost perfect! It’s also like a cross between a daytime shot and one shot at dusk. But after reading your ISO was 100, this must have been in very bright light.

    I love that out of focus tree to the right – because it also reminds me of a street light! The Vs formed by its branches are the reverse of the Vs formed by the branching of the two vines – the one in focus as well as the one out of focus – I like that echo of the 2nd vine. And the building to the left also contains a prominent vertical element. This image is basically verticals interspersed by “blobs” of bokeh-ed lights.

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