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Harvard Square in light snow

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by KillRamsey, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I dashed out at lunch, damn-near froze my fingers off, and snagged a few shots of the drifting, fresh snow. First shot is the XF14, everything else was the mighty XF56.

    16215397292_a0e2463bb7_b. KBRX2791 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    16030092299_681e449262_c. KBRX2810 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    16030372167_1d20f7034a_b. KBRX2814 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    There are two of this girl, and I'm torn on which to post... one of her looking intently ahead, about to dash for the crossing. The other (this one), of her in mid-dash cutting an interesting, curved form. Both on Flickr. Thoughts...?
    16030370747_d0484cdd37_b. KBRX2818 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    15596343173_8438e55f7c_b. KBRX2832 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    I manually white balanced, and it came out about right to my eyes. Auto had it too blue. And my auto-tinting glasses tricked me... I thought "it looks DARK," Then I thought "no no, it's the glasses, trust the meter," but of course it was about 1/3 to 2/3 down from where it should've been in some cases.
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks SC Regular

    107
    Dec 21, 2014
    That first one rocks!
     
  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    +1 about the first one!

    And thanks for reminding me why I moved to Albuquerque!
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Lovely rendition. The backgrounds are soft and snowy and the subjects really pop. Of course, I'm a displaced New Englander so I may be reminiscing a bit.
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I love that first shot Kyle, and I'm naturally a wide angle guy, but you have a really nice touch with the reach and narrow DOF of the 56. I like the second and last shots quite a bit...

    Those are two amazing lenses. The 14 was one of my favorite lenses ever....

    -Ray
     
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Thanks Ray. Both the 2nd and last shots were also cropped, which makes me think I might actually use a longer lens more than twice a year or something. At some point, I'll get a longer zoom, just don't know which or when. And it's back in line behind the 18-55 (used), the 23 (would also gladly buy it used), and maybe trading out the 14 for the 16 when it comes out.

    Shooting in this cold is difficult, I'm finding. I tend to take my time finding something to shoot, and time is precious when your thinly-gloved hand is out of the mitten. I get about 3 minutes at a whack, and can only do that a few times before it's time to head indoors. Would be easier if I knew exactly what I wanted, and could just waltz up, pop off a few shots, and get my hands back in.
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    If I was still shooting Fuji, I'd be real intrigued with the 90mm f2 that's supposed to come along sometime in the next year or so. The Olympus 75mm (150 equivalent) was one of my favorite lenses ever and a focal length I ended up loving even indoors for closer range head and shoulders shots. The Fuji 90 will be a classic 135 equivalent and will probably be an awesome lens if they keep the size reasonable. This is the one part of the focal range I've yet to nail down in the full frame world - there is a 135 available but it's more of a specialty lens than I want at this length... Looks that 90 might be a good addition for you...

    -Ray
     
  8. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Oh god, I don't know if I can keep buying (wonderful awesome fast) expensive primes forever. At some point, even I (as opposed to my wonderful wife) start to think "this is a lot of dough to spend on something that doesn't earn you back any money." I want, like, $3,000 more worth of lenses. And a second body. -gulp-
     
  9. Woody112704

    Woody112704 SC Top Veteran

    579
    Nov 7, 2013
    Iowa
    Jared
    Great series Kyle. On the 2 of the girl, I think I like the one on Flickr better. The composition and the empty street.
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Thanks Jared.