Well, last morning, immediately after I had left the tram, I saw these two guys passing by, newspapers in their baskets, I remembered Ted, tried my luck and even got sort of a decent shot. Gosh, that’s not easy. You can’t plan anything …
… or maybe you can. Of course I know some spots now where lurking for some minutes would almost certainly produce a result 🙂
All images today were made with the Nikon 85/1.8, a lens that has been severely underused yet. The riders were shot at f8, this from minimum focusing distance (which is about a poor 80 cm) at f4, the others wide open at f1.8.
The second reason is, that this lens shows strong purple fringing (like many old Nikon designs seem to) when used wide open and in extreme contrasts.
So, why on earth do I use the Nikon 85/1.8 at all?? Well, I like variety, and used for what it’s good at, this lens can produce remarkable results.
The Song of the Day is “Red Ribbon” from Mary Coughlan’s 1990 album “Uncertain Pleasures“. Amazon has no sound samples, but I found the whole song on Deezer, an online music service that I did not know before. They let me hear the whole song, and in contrast to Pandora or Rhapsody they let me hear it although I am not a citizen of the United States.