I started off the year with a very short walk around the Miramare park in Trieste, still carrying around my leg with crutches. Beautiful place, with a great light and the sun cheesily setting on the sea in front of the castle. Unfortunately I could not reach my favourite spot, Maximilian’s secret embarcadero. Soon though!
|A7R, Zuiko OM 2.8/24, f5.6 (off the top of my head), 1/500, ISO 100, handheld but resting on a wall.|
This might be the most photographed spot of the whole area. Gives a great perspective and a very atmospheric sea sun set. Shot RAW, developed in LR, perspective and distortion corrected in Photoshop CC and finalised with the usual unsharp mask, which BTW, I cannot for the life of me replicate anywhere else. The pictures I take that I don’t sharpen with UM in Photoshop just look dull to me. Anyway.
|A7R, CZ 2/50 ZM, f4 (guess), 1/1000, ISO 100, Handheld|
The next two amazed me when I edited them.
|A7R, CZ 2/50 ZM, f5.6 (guess), 1/640, ISO 100, handheld|
The next is not especially good but I like the background. At the moment my longest lens is the 50mm Planar. Not even near to a telephoto. I might try to venture in the cheap 85 (maybe the Jupiter king of bokeh) or 135 (I think a CZ Jena DDR M42 would be the right choice) realm, but I will most certainly settle with the FE 70-200 f4 G when it is made available. So for the time being I am stuck with the 50 as a telephoto. Forcing APS-C mode though is a great way to have instant high quality crop. That plus quite some cropping in LR and this is the result:
|A7R, CZ 2/50, f11, 1/100, ISO 100, Handheld, APS-C mode on, heavily cropped|
I might not be able to print it A3… but hey, it’s still a very respectable 6mp image!
|A7R, CZ 2/50, f4 (guess), 1/3200, ISO 100, handheld.|