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

river’s edge


I shot this wide-open at f1.4 in bright evening sun, despite being some distance away, and I rather like the result. It’s quite soft and indistinct, the girl on the water’s edge has a halo around her and the waves in the distance are breaking up into almost abstract globs of white.

Voigtlander Nokton Classic 40mm f1.4