570 – At The Corner

This is the image for yesterday. I still had the Sigma 10-20 mounted and I said to myself, heck, why not try using that lens in the streets again? I haven’t done that in a long time, and it sure felt … alien?

Well, you must know that I use the 10-20mm zoom mostly like a 10mm prime. Normally I zoom this lens only if I absolutely must. I simply love the wild abundance of lines, the distortions, the unreal effects that you get.

Only that it didn’t work that way yesterday. In fact, this is the only image that I feel confident of releasing. I like the split-toned B&W version better than the original. It has a more old-fashioned look, something that contrasts nicely with the rather not so conventional distortions. All in all I think it’s a nice result for a day that saw me completely at odds with my lens and uninspired as well.

The Song of the Day is “Coles Corner“, the title song of Richard Hawley’s 2005 album of the same name. See the video on YouTube.