Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Sunset at the Quay Hotel, Conwy

In Conwy on business. Snapped this one at f/2 on the 85mm f/1.2 L just to prove to Bob that the aperture on my lens is not stuck at 1.2!

Three shots blended in Photomatix on Painterly.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2 @ 85 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Monday, 25 June 2012

Rachael Revisited

@roorootini  Straight out of camera - no editing at all.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/6.3 @ 60 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Forest candid

85mm f/1.2 wide open with a dash of fill flash from the 580EXII.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/3200, ISO 100, Flash

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Flower Bed

Medium Telephoto at extremely wide aperture (85mm @ f/1.2) gives a 3-D look. Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2 L the best lens ever made?

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/250, ISO 400, No Flash

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Portsmouth Bandstand

Shot wide open on the 85L, used a dash of flash to lift it from the background.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/800, ISO 400, Flash

Monday, 18 June 2012

Ornate chair back @ f/1.2!

Thanks to my colleague, Lina, for the idea for the shot!

Testing the legendary Canon 85mm f/1.2L II - this (and it's sibling the 50mm f/1.2) are the fastest lenses Canon make - that is they have the largest maximum aperture and suck in loads of light!

Shooting wide open gives a very thin depth of field and blurred foreground / background. All that light gathering means lots of glass and contributes to the nickname of this lens as 'The Keg"!

A review is here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/1.2 @ 85 mm, 1/320, ISO 160, No Flash

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sepia Sarah

Lit with a single @Lencarta Stripbox on a Smartflash.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/6.3 @ 105 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Ladybird and Bokeh!

Bokeh is the lovely out of focus background!

I took this hand-held using live-view. The dof was so thin getting the ladybird sharp was a challenge. I rocket slowly back and forward on 10x magnification and time the shutter carefully!

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2 @ 100 mm, 1/400, ISO 400

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sarah and Andy 2

Lit with a single @Lencarta gridded strip softbox placed horizontally. Used split tone processing in LR3.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/9 @ 105 mm, 1/125, ISO 100

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012


@Lencarta - Single Strip Box on a Smartflash from camera right.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/5.6 @ 45 mm, 1/160, ISO 100