I have neglected my 35mm prime lens for over a month now. It probably feels like the red-headed stepchild who has no idea what it did wrong. So to right the wrongs, I decided to spend one hour in one location, using only the prime. The location, Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse. Davis Ranch has a farmer’s market 7 day a week and is a perfect location to play with the prime and take advantage of the potential shallow depth-of-focus (DOF) using a wide open f/stop.
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While I had hoped to shoot in the street photography style of snapping customers going about their shopping, I am still not entirely comfortable with “invading” people’s privacy. I had even considered using a longer zoom lens to achieve this in the future as it is less intrusive and with the less wide-open lens, it may force me to incorporate some motion blur of the customers.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 35mm (prime lens), f/1.8, 1/1600 sec
Sloughhouse (CA), Squash, Shallow DOF, Monochrome. Sloughhouse, California. September 14, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.