I had one last nice day before I left New York, so I got up early and wandered around Bryant Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. These were marvelous sites, with captivating colors and details.
I had read a bit about going to the Empire State Building and shooting with a tripod. Apparently things had changed a bit especially with their increased security. They confiscated my tripod. I was later able to get it back but I knew it would make my night shooting more challenging. I had two lenses with me: Zeiss 85mm Otus 1.4 and Zeiss 55mm 1.8. I set my Sony a7r2 settings to manual focus, timer shutter and Optical Stabilization On. I focused carefully using focus preview and checked the shots afterwards for sharpeness. I think I did ok. #empirestatebuilding.
I watch the front yard each year for signs of spring. For me, this is the arrival of the purple crocus blooms. I spent some time amongst them with my Zeiss 85mm Otus, which has a pleasing bokeh.
Its fun to go back through my old backup drives and look at forgotten RAW files. In this case, shots taken while flying with a friend over the San Juan Islands at sunset. These were shot with my former mainstay Canon 1Ds Mark II and a manual focus Zeiss 50mm lens. #visitsanjuanislands #visitskagit
People reach out to me from time to time about classes and tours around the area. I think my body of work online and in print leads people to ask if I can help them get similar results. This is something I really enjoy doing especially in small groups. I have a training background in software instruction and teaching comes naturally to me. I can put together a half day class or tour or more. Contact me for details. Contact me for more details about a class or tour