Sometimes, especially when I’m out with my 50mm lens, I forget to turn around and look behind me. With this new 24mm lens, I wanted to start off strong by at least remembering to turn around and see what’s there. I can get some interesting lighting and perspectives that way. Coming from the 50mm, the 24mm is wider than I’m used to, so I’m still playing with perspective and composition a little. I think these turned out pretty alright for some quick shots. You can see the full resolution on my Flickr.
Technically, these aren’t photos of the Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville. But, you can see it in them so that’s good enough for me. I like how these turned out. The second one is a little underwhelming, might have to crop it, or try to get a better shot sometime. I was trying out my 24mm lens. I’ve been testing my Canon 24mm lens for a few days. You can see the full resolution on my Flickr.
Today, I received my Canon 24mm lens that I ordered over the weekend. I went for a walk on my lunchbreak with it and snapped a few things. My camera has an APS-C sensor, which means it has a crop factor because it’s not a full frame 35mm sensor. After all the math is applied, my 24mm is basically a 35mm lens on this camera. I primarily used my 50mm lens before I got this, which was essentially an 80mm lens on this camera. Basically, I can get wider shots now. Here’s what I got today. You can see the full resolution shots on my Flickr.
I’ve stumbled into the ancient art of sepia toning and cross processed photography. Sepia toning is a chemical process that makes black and white images look more brown. I like the look a lot. It was a gateway to me discovering cross processed photography. Cross-processing is basically using the wrong chemicals on photos in the darkroom. It usually gives a copper toned look to the highlights. That being said, I do it all with digital images in Lightroom because I don’t use film. So, I essential just do split-toning with the highlights and the shadows.
As you can see in the images below, sepia toning isn’t that far off from black and white to the human brain. However, cross processed images look a little copper toned. You can probably tell those apart without the image and a black and white side-by-side. See the full resolutions of the images on my Flickr.
I spent one more day forcing myself to carry around my Canon 55-250mm lens on my Rebel SL3. I saw this guy standing by a pole. At first he was looking down, but a few moments later he looked up and I got a good profile. I’m going to switch back to my 50mm lens for a few days because I’m starting to really notice the limitations of a lens that isn’t a prime lens.