I’ve shot the Richmond Zombie Walk for the last few years and have used a few different lenses. This year I opted for the 85mm and went super shallow at 1.2. That made for some really interesting shots but also resulted in a large number of missed shots. The 85 is slow to focus and it needs a couple of feet to focus. The zombies had the tendency to lunge in too close and/or at the last minute. Even with those misses, I like how many of the shots turned out and I remain amazed by how much work and skill goes into many of the costumes. He was filming his son with a camera on a selfie-stick. He was so happy. The Straw Man who was part of the Wizard of Oz group which was an entirely impressive group. Seeing zombie parents with their children was odd. I think this guy was driving the car that was responsible for the traffic jam I was in. He looked lost amongst the police and wreckage. Traffic started moving before I could try another shot.
It’s been a bit hectic of late. That and a bit of rain led to less photos than normal lately. I take a number of these low angle dog shots. I tend to miss most because dogs move and I can’t see through the view finder. This one worked out pretty well but I missed a better one with the other dog (not pictured) in it. I enjoyed the parallel lines in the shoe print and the stair treads with the parallel of yellows between the shoe print and the leaf. I am stuck in traffic enough that I’m starting to work on taking pictures of people in cars. I opted not to take a much more powerful shot a few minutes later. I don’t know what this building is but there are often very sad older people in front of it. The windows are often very depressing even without people. The one I didn’t photograph had on old shirtless man in it looking down. Few things have looked more forlorn. He saw me. I saw him. I worried he’d take the shot as offensive and decided not to take it. The mix of texture and the shattered look of the pavement cracks made it feel like the tiny plant had made the impact after falling from great height. Pets […]