Beautiful church.

Two views of Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland, one from this morning and another from last year.

Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2017)

Hvalsneskirkja (2017)
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Hvalsneskirkja in Reykjanes, Iceland (2018)

Hvalsneskirkja (2018)
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - October 17, 2018 - 5:46 pm

    Great work once again Rajan. My preference is the second one as its subject (the church) is better defined, unlike the first. I wonder if cropping some of the cemetery from the scene might provided a boost to focus on the church? Just a thought, and I have to say I’d be delighted to have said that I took either one of these photos.

    Cheers,
    BobReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm

      Bob,

      You are right. I should have noticed that thing. Thanks. I also have a tighter composition that is almost wholly the church.ReplyCancel

Cracker of a lens.

In November 2017, Canon introduced a triad of manual focus Tilt-Shift lenses in focal lengths of 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm, all with 1:2 Macro capability. The TS-E 50L seems most suited to the subject matter I work with, deployable in a variety of situations in Landscape, Portraiture and Street.

For a review of this outstanding optic, go here.

PS: There is an iPhone app that enables interactive calculation of the Tilt angle in the field.

 
Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Lens

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L Macro lens

 
Ganesha with Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L lens

Ganesha
5DS, TS-E 50L Macro

 
Ganesha with Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8 L lens

Selective plane of focus with Tilt
5DS, TS-E 50L Macro

 
 
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An honest day’s work.

Vitthal Mhavuskar works in the fields and forests of Carambolim-Sattari in northeast Goa.

This post is an addition to the Faces of Goa series.

Vitthal Mhavuskar in Carambolim, Sattari, Goa

Thou Shalt Not Pass
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Vitthal Mhavuskar in Carambolim, Sattari, Goa

Vitthal Mhavuskar of Carambolim-Sattari, Goa
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - October 11, 2018 - 5:39 pm

    Beautiful portraits (second photo in particular). I truly admire the lighting and the extraordinarily pleasant bokeh in that close-up. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 11, 2018 - 7:53 pm

      Thank you, Bob. The bokeh wasn’t as pleasant in the capture; I enhanced it in post-processing.ReplyCancel

Iconic mountain and its moods.

Kirkjufell on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Grundarfjörður, Iceland.

Kirkjufell at sunset, Iceland

Hot
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 
Kirkjufell at sunset, Iceland

Less hot
5DS, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 MP

 

Panorama of Kirkjufell in Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Cold
5D Mark III, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II
(Click on the image to enlarge)

 
 
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