I made very deliberate use of the distorting perspective, and the wide-open rendering, of the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f1.4 lens, to get this portrait.


strange rain


I like this one. It’s reminiscent of a Ren├ę Magritte painting.

I would rather have got the brolly a little sharper but I didn’t want to blur the buildings and besides it’s not that easy to control these things when using a manual-focus Voigtlander Nokton, wide open at f1.4, at night in the pouring rain with a non weather-sealed camera, at a 60th of a second, on a busy street with everyone hurrying to get home ­čśë