HAVING FUN WITH A NEW LENSE.

For years now I’ve lusted after a Nikkor 85mm f1.4 lens and finally one has come to live at Casa Creakingbones.

Years back I bought an adaptor so that  could fit my Hasselblad 80mm lens to my Nikon DSLRs. It made for a great combination, everything was back to manual in true photographic tradition and I gave my Sekonic exposure meter a new lease of life.

Problem was I missed the lazy approach to photography I’d developed since closing the darkroom and abandoning film.

Then, late last month I took advantage of Nikon’s generous cash back offer after I  raided  my piggy bank and surprise, surprise, had just enough coinage to afford my desired Nikkor 85mm f1.4.

Today I had a lot of fun with the new lens as I photographed my other passion, my Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motor cycle.

As I processed the RAW images in Photoshop I saw that my reflected image popped up in a number of the images and I realised that I’d created a number of selfies. As you know, they are all the rage everywhere.

Of course I’ve now marked them as keepers and here are three examples to give you a bit of a laugh.

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AT f1.4 THE BACKGROUND IS DELIGHTFULLY BLURRED.

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JUST LOOK AT THAT FUEL GUAGE IMAGE.

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MY FAVOURITE; THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE, NOT COUNTING THE SHADOW.

On a serious note though, these three images  clearly show the difference between ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’ and had these images been for a client, they would have been totally unacceptable, resulting in the work being recaptured.

Of course, you know that the ‘selfies’ were intentionally captured and not the result of inattention brought about by excitement over the 85mm Nikkor f1.4.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Hoo roo for now.