2.09.2011

Sometimes the world looks hyper real to me.


It's almost like someone boosted my sensory saturation levels and pushed the blacks a little higher.


Those are the days I really like to go out walking with my camera because the whole human/optical mechanical systems seems to be in sync and integrated.


Maybe it has to do with being profoundly left-handed.


But then, maybe it's just a fun thing to do.


Walking around checking out the way the 50mm Zeiss 1.4 works on the Canon 60D body.  Really, I think the day itself is the star. The clouds were just right and the light was like Hollywood.  Sometimes shoeleather = luck = art.

New stuff on Will's blog.  Check out the Norwegian Sumo Wrestler.........

10 comments:

Greg said...

Kirk, I especially like the colours in the first and third pictures. I am a big fan of Zeiss myself and this kind of palette looks very familiar to me. Great light, indeed. I wish we had this kind of light in Moscow now. In the winter I am mostly sitting in my apartment looking out the window, clutching to my camera and turning into a Sun worshiper...

BTW, I loved the portrait from your previous post.

Cheers,
Greg Shanta

Poagao said...

I didn't know you were left-handed. Are you left-eyed as well? If so, how does that impact your use of right-eyed rangefinders like the Leica Ms?

Paul H said...

Those colours, especially those on the green and red building, look like what I see through my own eyes, about half an hour before I get a migraine!

kirk tuck said...

Profoundly left-handed but very right eyed. I use the Leica M's the same way everyone else does....

Dave Jenkins said...

Looks like Fujichrome to me. I still have some of the original RDP 100. I think I'll shoot a test roll and see if it's still good.

Digital is better in just about every way, but I do sometimes miss shooting film. Opening a box of slides fresh from the lab was a little bit of Christmas every day.

Debbi_in_California said...

Kirk,
I watched the video featuring Andrew zuckerman on the Strobist. I like his lighting a lot, but I don't understand why it's not considered flat lighting. I don't see shadows.
I'm hoping someone can explain it to me.

Reza said...

Kirk how do you find manual focusing the zeiss at large apertures using the viewfinder on the 60D? I am now happy manual focusing using live view on m43, but my experience with manual focusing on DSLRs (Pentax ist series) wasn't that positive.

Greg said...

I am right-handed but left-eyed when it comes to photography. I was this way with my DSLRs and now I am with my Leica M.

Greg

Curt Schimmels said...

Nice to meet some other cross-dominants. It's uncommon, but there are definitely a fair number of us that use one hand, and have the opposite eye as dominant (for me, it is right hand, left eye). In baseball, this is what often explains right-handed throwers who are left-handed hitters, for example. This is also why I don't like cameras where the viewfinder is built into the left side of the body (as viewed from the back). Sure, it's good for all the right-eyed people of the world, but for us left-eyed people, it's a pain!

Jessica said...

Wow, I never even thought about which eye was dominant before. But I am very left handed, and also very left eyed. Just tried to look through the viewfinder with my right eye and I couldn't do it.

And great clouds.