Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some pictures of La Défense

This is an interesting place for modern architecture photography. I wished, I had a wider angle lens. My 18-70 zoom was a little bit narrow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Having fun with a prime lens

Yesterday during a rainstorm, I read an interessant article in the last issue of  "Chasseur d'Images". The writer is a kind of expert of macrophotography and of insect flight photography. This time, he suggests to use a prime lens for close-up photography. The magnification is not large enough to call it macrophotography. So, because there are some sun beams today, I decided  to use my 50 mm / 1.8 in an unusual way. So, I quickly pointed a ladybug among some white flowers. And I had a lot of fun ! Of course, I used a tripod and manual focus. Most of my pictures were taken at f/2.8 to get the maximum sharpness and to have some depth of field. Not all the pictures were sharp ... but some seem rather good to me. I managed to get some pictures at f/1.8 and I have to admit, this is very difficult and the resolution of my lens is not homogenous at this aperture. The last picture is the best, I got at f/1.8 .

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

one last crop

I decided to put some emphasis on the isolation of the couple. Sorry, guys on the left, you have to disappear !


According to a friend of mine, black and white requires post-processing. So, I played a little bit with my favorite software to enhance the textures and add some drama. Now, the couple on the right stands out against the light sky.

Some pictures in Paris: the national library