Hey! FUN WITH FILTERS!
I took a walk along the boardwalk on a bright sunny afternoon in Venice, California. I had the beast with me along with a 24~85 f/2.8 Zoom lens. Considering all the madness going on in the news, I needed time away to recharge my coping mechanism. It looked like everyone here at the beach felt the same way, too.
This is from the shoebox. A collection of snaps that I forgot to add to other posts. On the other hand, FUN WITH FILTERS! I took these snaps with the beast and a zoom lens at Venice Beach, California. It was a great day to have a little fun in the sun.
It was a lazy quiet afternoon the other day after all that rain the past few days. I took the beast out for a walk by Venice Beach and got lost in the sunshine.
This is my last batch of images from a sunny 16 day on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, CA. Fun times with filters and my Nikon D800e with 50mm f/1.4 lens.
We all have our own style of taking photographs. I don’t think there is a hard fast rule on getting the shot, so long as you’re happy with the results.
Journalism aside, I believe photography is an art form enjoyed by all.
I’m still having fun with HDR on this sunny day in Venice, CA.
I should call it Hasselblast! It is fun shooting with a medium format, manual focus, waist level finder film camera. It’s even more challenging using a hand-held exposure meter because with a Hasselblad 500C/M there is no built-in metering. I used Kodak Tri-X 320 film with an 80mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens.
What better place to take snaps with an all manual camera than the Venice Skateboard Park.
Some serious acrobatics on my part to meter, focus, shoot, wind and ready for the next shot.
Overall, it was a great experience for me.
After the last shot of the roll, it would be a couple of days before I head back to the lab and see the results. I highly recommend shooting with film.
Venice, CA is unabashed when it comes to street art. It’s not just on the boardwalk, but in the alleys and side streets. Colorful murals, evocative graffiti, or simple hand painted signs are a part of describing what Venice is all about. Artistic freedom.
This being my first post of 2014, allow me an indulgence. It wouldn’t be right coming into the new year without a resolution, or two. So let’s get the show on the road and keep smiling.