I don’t particularly like the 2009 version (made with the Tokina 11-16 at 11 mm), but the ultra-wide 2010 version is clearly my favorite. Today’s image (well, actually yesterday’s, as it’s already Sunday afternoon) was made with the LX5 at its widest. Of course 24 mm can’t compete with 8 mm for drama, but I still like the result.
In both images I had to cope with an abundance of contrast, in all three images I had to decide about the color look. Maybe this latest version, although it has a yellowish cast, is the most natural. Under a roof of sunlit leaves you simply have to accept a cast. It’s the color of light.
The Song of the Day is “Shallow Water Suite” from Cubanismo’s 2000 album “Mardi Gras Mambo”. It was not available on YouTube or elsewhere, thus I have uploaded it myself. Unfortunately it is blocked worldwide. WMG, what have I expected? Obviously the album sells so well, that selling a few more would have made the coffers at WMG’s corporate headquarters overflow. Or something like that. Oh dear!!!