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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Damn sun

it was harsh today.
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Washington Square Park


Anonymous said...

Just like a photographer to complain about it. (Nice shot, Will.)

Anonymous said...

Will, try viewing this one in B&W. It seems the great B&W photographers used the harsh light and high contrast the their advantage.

Will said...

I'll give that a try when I get home, thanks Lex. I should probably have considered that with the dining shadows photos too.

Sorry I didn't get around to replying to your other comments. I'll do it here:

Regarding the lenses, I don't know very much about it at all, although now that I've been using this one for over a year I'm ready to try a new one. What I know is that 35mm is basically what the human eye sees. I use a 28mm, but I also use a mid-size camera, which has a smaller sensor, so I've read that my 28mm is the same as a 35mm on a full size camera sensor.

Mine is a prime lens, which means it's only that one size. Others slide through a range, which makes them more versatile, but I've heard the image isn't as clear.

As for getting a new lens, I'm still doing research. A lot of people use a 50mm but I find myself often frustrated with not being able to take in enough of the picture when I'm too close - like inside a restaurant, so I'm considering something wider.

Regarding exhibiting, that seems to me to be a whole other animal from taking pictures and I'm not sure I'm ready to deal with all that that entails. My vague sense is that the first step is to have a collection on a theme instead of just a bunch of random photos. I think about that every once in a while, but that's about as far as I get.

Regarding temporary landscapes, I like that idea particularly in the context of change and growth. Maybe evolutionary landscapes? I like the construction photos for their news value but also because I like watching them grow.


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