Life at the Edges by Jon Armstrong.

Life at the Edges

I’d love to say that I got lucky with the light, but it’s more than that. When I was editing this, I was struck by how clean all the ends of the branches are. That’s all about the Zeiss. Sharp as hell and amazing detail. While I love my Canon lenses, all of my recent autumnal tree shots have a lot of aberration and loss of detail, even at smaller apertures. I did some tonal work on this, but that’s about it. I think that the manual focus has something to do with getting such a sharp and detailed image.

As much as I’d love a couple of the lower priced Zeiss lenses, it will be awhile before I can swing anything in the Zeiss family. This is like the first time I played a Hammond B3. I pushed the volume all the way and the instrument changed. The sound was richer, harder and more powerful. It wasn’t just volume. The character of the sound changed. Likewise, my camera has changed by using a super sweet lens.

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Affirmation: I will sit with it.

  • Robin Dearing

    Oh my, the sky is so lovely. I want to go to there.

    • Lilly O’Handley

      LOL…nice, Liz Lemon. Nice!

  • Lilly O’Handley

    I love the wisps in the clouds, too. Granted, some of that is mother nature’s doing, but I can sure as hell tell you my 10Mpx Olympus Stylus wouldn’t have sung them so nicely! ;oD

  • Jessica Sweeney

    Gorgeous area, and the detail the lens caught is fantastic. Like you, I wish I could afford some higher end lenses! Someday…

  • MyPetGloat

    It’s as if the tips of the tree branches have a magnetic force drawing the clouds to them. Love this photo.

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