Sunday, April 26, 2009


portrait-52, originally uploaded by gugs.

A simple flower, shot vertically (lens pointing down) with the 105VR macro lens used at f4.0 to get a shallow depth of field. Camera used: the good old D2x, the Nikon flagship a number of years ago.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Low light Lion King

HK3_4209, originally uploaded by gugs.

The advantage of technology: the Lion King in Disneyland Hong Kong, photographs allowed, but NO FLASH, so here we are: ISO3200 on the D3, f3.2 on the 70-200VR (vibration reduction on) with a slow shutter speed: 1/50th hand held...


VA3_7139, originally uploaded by gugs.

A nice portrait I shot in Sénégal, in a local school... the colors make me think of the painting by Vermeer, the Girl with the pearl earring...
see here for instance:
Shot with the 70-200VR lens on the Nikon D3 camera. The lens has been used at 5.6 to blur the background and get enough depth of field on the face.