Two weeks have passed, and thus far I have kept my new year’s resolution to do more personal photography. This week I focused on using my 50mm macro lens at a 2.5 aperture. A 50mm lens is basically how your eye sees the world (as opposed to a telephoto lens that allows you to get closer to an object, or a wide lens that widens your perspective). The macro aspect of the lens allows the photographer to get extremely close to the subject. I normally use the lens to shoot details such as wedding rings and cake toppers, but today I concentrated on the resulting puddles and water droplets from this afternoon’s rain storm. Also, there was an odd fog that settled over the city late in the afternoon that was at odds with the sun trying to peek out.
My route this afternoon started in Central Park, over to the Hudson River Park behind Lincoln Center, and then down to Times Square before heading back to Queens. Unintentionally, the pigeons became a focus of today’s photos.
Next week, I plan to focus on HDR, or high dynamic range imaging. Enjoy the photos.
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