London and Paris Redux

My last visit to these two cities was years ago.  I had just gotten my first serious camera, a Canon Digital Rebel and kit lens.  I got some nice shots and promised myself I would be back.

I learned I was going to visit them again about two months ago and started researching shots and locales.  I also put together a gear list.  Three weeks ago, Zeiss had provided me with a 28mm f/1.4 Otus and I knew this would be prime hunting grounds for this gem of a lens.  My camera pack came together like this:

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Bag full of Zeiss goodness headed to Europe

So the adventure began on the 14th and started in London, where we had rented an airnbn with a great view.

London along the Thames night view of the Tower Bridge

Next night it was up to the Shard for some handheld night shots of the city.  The 85mm Otus was my savior for sharp night shots from above.

Zeiss 85mm Otus handheld night shot of the Tower Bridge from the Shard

Zeiss 85mm Otus handheld night shot of the St Pauls and the Thames from the Shard

Really an amazing place, the Shard.  The next day we were off to the Tower to see how the 28mm Otus did.  More on that later  🙂

 

Zeiss 85 Otus Headshots in Seattle

Spent some time last week in downtown Seattle doing casual corporate headshots.  I rented a 24-70 but as soon as the client saw the Zeiss 85 Otus shots, that went back in the bag.  These were done with natural light and Sony A7R2.  #headshots #zeiss

Seattle Sunrise Panorama with a Tribute To France

We had a small clear weather window this morning and I headed to Kerry Park, a famous spot in Seattle for its view.  I have been using the Zeiss 85mm Otus on my Sony a7r2 for panoramas and have been very happy with it.  I simply rotate it on my Acratech ballhead and use the shots to create a pano in LR.  #seattle #france #panorama #zeiss

Seattle sunrise panorama from kerry park

…and an earlier non pano shot

Seattle sunrise in French Colors from Kerry Park

Some Aerial Photography Over Seattle

Flying back from St Helens and Rainier, we did a few turns around Seattle at dusk.  I went with my Zeiss 85mm Otus at 1.4

Mike Reid Photography #seattle #spaceneedle

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