The silhouette across the street

16 04 2008

the sunset creates a silhouette of the world across the street from me.

Richmond Ave, Buffalo, Ny

silhouette

Camera Model    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting Date/Time    4/15/2008 7:16:34 PM

Shooting Mode    Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed )    1/30
Filters: Circular Polarizer (CPL)
Av( Aperture Value )    4.0
Metering Mode    Partial Metering
ISO Speed    400
Lens    17.0 – 40.0 mm
Focal Length    33.0 mm

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190 North Offramp

3 03 2008
offramp. what a weird word. its “off” and “ramp” we couldn’t come up with a better name? its kind of like when people called those old style refrigerators an “icebox”.
this photo was taken under the 190 north offramp to Seneca street.
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Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting Date/Time 2/29/2008 3:20:44 PM
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/100
Av( Aperture Value ) 8.0
Metering Mode Center-Weighted Average Metering
ISO Speed 100
Lens 17.0 – 40.0 mm
Focal Length 17.0 mm




A spark of life

28 01 2008
Large shrub outside my apartment building starting to form buds.
towards the bottom of the photo you can vaguely make out houses across the street.
2008_01_28_budding_shrub.jpg
Camera Model    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting Date/Time    1/26/2008 5:11:39 PM
Shooting Mode    Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed )    1/50
Av( Aperture Value )    2.8
Metering Mode    Center-Weighted Average Metering
ISO Speed    100
Lens    15.0 mm
Focal Length    15.0 mm




Is anybody home?

6 01 2008

So you might be you’re wondering “whats going on in this photo? The focus seems a bit…funny.”

You’re correct, allow me to explain. For Christmas I received a “LensBaby 2.0” as a gift. A LensBaby is a [somewhat] inexpensive selective focus SLR camera lens. it has a very narrow “sweet spot” and blurs all other areas, sometimes to a very extreme degree. it also focuses using an unconventional “accordion” mechanism.

I came across these at the Photography Expo in NYC last year, and it’s funny..I wrote them off as being a novelty lens thinking to myself “Eh, it’d likely be fun for 10 minutes before embarking on its future as a dust collecting paperweight”. Had I not received it as a gift, i would have never invested in one.

It took me 2 weeks to finally attach it to my camera, I felt like I was neglecting the gift so I had to give it a shot. After toying with it for a bit, I was quite surprised. Not only was it fun, but it also changed the way i looked through my camera. Sure, you could achieve a pretty similar effect with PhotoShop, but when you look through your camera and have the effect in front of you. It changes how you compose your shots and think with your camera. I spent a couple of hours excitedly looking around my apartment and finding new ways to look at it through this lens. I plan on using this lens more in the future, and if you’re a photographer, I’d suggest checking it out. you might be surprised.

This photo was taken on my street, in fact this very tree can probably be seen in yesterdays photo!

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Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shooting Date/Time 1/5/2008 5:00:35 PM
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Lens: LensBaby 2.0
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/20
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
Metering Mode Center-Weighted Average Metering
ISO Speed 400