Friday, January 21, 2011

Gray tones of winter

It seems only natural that winter images be presented in a b/w tone as color simply is not usually apparent in most scenes. The tricky thing about snow exposures is getting the right amount of detail without burning out the snow or have it appear too dark. I have found that this was much easier to accomplish with film, the digital medium is not perfect.

The D60 had the little-used Tamron 17-50 as it's mate for these files.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Nikon 12-24mm - not your typical walking around lens

There is no hard and fast rule you have to conform to "norms" when you are shooting, and using an UWA for a walk is something different. It's always a bit of a challenge to find images with the 12-24mm but I seem to be able to get the most from the lens.

The inherently large depth of field makes it perfect for getting that landscape sharp front to back, I don't even mind the nominal distortion that is part of its character. In fact, it can even add to the photograph if the technique is handled, properly. Just be careful you don't get any of your feet and toes at the edge of the frame....