Grey, layering to the horizon

San Francisco by David Yu on 500px.com

San Francisco by David Yu, on 500px. Click through for the full-size version.

Not one of mine, obviously, though I wish it was. This is immediately one of my favourite photographs — I’ve been a sucker for layered greys heading out to the horizon for at least thirty years, so this makes me go a bit weak at the knees, frankly.



Harbourfront shop, Plymouth, August 2006. I love the oversharpened harshness of this.


Interesting article about favouring a 50mm prime lens over short ‘standard’ zooms. I’ve wondered about doing this for a while — DSLR resolutions are high enough that a little post-production crop will barely be noticed, and the depth-of-field advantages of fast lenses are joyous.

I think my plan would be a 10-20 extreme wide zoom (probably Sigma’s, though the handling on low-end Nikons is less than ideal in my hands), a fast 30 or 50, and later a longish zoom or (maybe maybe) macro.

Ah, it’s nice to dream.

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