Good luck

I’ve been posting a lot of black and white lately, so I didn’t want you guys to think I was totally devoid of seeing in color.

This is another image from our Phoenix photowalk we did back in late December. We have another one coming up this Saturday and the group size is around 15 people…although I expect the chilly temps and 6am start time will end up trimming our numbers down when it’s all said and done!

Another photo from my 50mm 1.4 renaissance that week…I loved using this lens to find the subtle, cool little details instead of the wide angle approach to everything. It’s seems hard to train your eye to see both at the same time. While it’s obviously not horrible to shoot wide angle…if you are so focused on one that you can’t see the other…then you miss out. I myself still have a hard time with it. That’s why that morning I intended to go out using nothing but the 50. If I left the 17-35 on, I’d probably get in the wrong mindset.

This weekend I hope to go out and see it all at the same time. Of course, now you have to throw in the new full frame to really add a challenge, but I can’t wait.

Oh…so you  may be wondering what the heck the title of this blog post means. It’s simple:

You want to get some water from that spicket?

Good luck!

(exif: rebel xsi, 50mm 1.4, f/2.0, iso100)

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    I really need to slap my 50mm on more often.

  • http://www.behindmyeyes.me Jim Denham

    Great! Love the 50 for HDR – not used enough!

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  • http://www.chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Great shot, Mike. And no, I don’t want any water from that spicket thankyouverymuch.

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    I agree with Heath. I experimented with a 50mm f/1.2 for a few weeks and while the f/1.2 is about as shallow DoF as it gets, the lens is like butter and reminds me of how I grew up with my Canon A1 film camera loaded with black and white and a fixed 50mm was my only lens. Your shot today is a great example of how awesome the 50mm can be.

  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    All Mike needs is a 50mm, and a wrench.

  • http://davewares.wordpress.com Dave

    Beautifully done, perfectly focused with the background falling away nicely. Like the desaturated look of the reddish paint too. Well seen. 🙂

  • Mike

    Thank you all for stopping by and your kind words. Really can’t say enough good things about the 50.

    Steve…the 1.2 must be awesome!

  • http://lussierphoto.com Bob Lussier

    Love it. Nice composition. I’ll bet it would make a great BW. You should start experimenting. 😉