ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA – A travel day – a dispirited one because the usual three hour Acela trip from New York to DC actually took six hours. I was reduced to shooting with my iPhone in my hotel room to get my daily capture.
Day 2,757 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.
NEW YORK NEW YORK – I did some further work today understanding the capabilities of the native Sony and Zeiss lenses for the a7rii. Today I considered “bokeh”, the character of the out of focus portions of an image. Here are images taken with my Leica Monchrom with a 50mm “Luxochron” lens, which sets the benchmark for lens performance to my eyes (top), and a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ZA lens (bottom), which has lovely character both in front of and behind the focus point. In the Zeiss image the out of focus portions are more out of focus because it’s an f1.4, as opposed to the f2.0 Leica. The Leica bokeh is more “jittery” than the Zeiss, which puts in a very strong showing.
Day 2619 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.