I’ve began to notice that my 50mm has me trained. After using that lens for about a year and leaving is slapped on the kahuna 85% of the time, I’ve been whipped into shape and “step away” from subjects I’m photographing. With the slight zoom and the fact that you have to be about a foot away for AF to work, my feet automatically shuffle backwards. And now I do this with my other lenses. It was time to break the habit.
On my lunchtime walk last week my only mission was to lean in and get as close as I could. Not exactly macro shots but just up-close-and-personal. A different view for the sake of getting out of a rut. I didn’t dare stray too far because it’s been hotter than the hinges on hell’s door lately, so you local folk will note I was around Slugger Field. I’ve photographed everything in the five-block radius of work so this was a chance to try to capture something different.
Statue of Paul Hornung, a Louisville native who played football at Notre Dame in the 1950s. He went on to be a Green Bay Packer.
Our trash cans. I happen to like the detail.
And being reminded I’m in Downtown Louisville.
Chain = Do Not Enter
Warehouse loading dock. Old dirty buildings keep things interesting.
And another view of the lily. I like how the filament follows the color of the flower, changing from red to yellow.