I really like this dilapidated iron works building on the edge of downtown. I think it's still functional but I rarely see anyone there. Today was unusual in that there was a car parked out front. A bright red car that made a nice contrast with the ample green tree and the melodic blue sky. I approve of the color I get out of the G9 and I feel like the lens adds something special to the mix as well.
Being a nerdy photographer I've read all the review of the lens and looked the MTF curves too often. I have surmised that f4.0 or maybe in between 4.0 and 5.6 is the aperture setting that yields the highest quality files. Well, highest quality in terms of resolution and contrast.
Today I just set the lens at f4.0 and the camera in both Auto-ISO and aperture priority and spent my time looking at stuff. And I really worked on just looking at stuff. Downtown is in constant flux. People response to emergencies like overwhelming heat in a totally different way. Shops are opening. Older businesses are closing. And I try to really look at all these things as I stroll through downtown. The accession of the images into my own brain's memory bank comes in handy when I decide on projects that require a certain environmental feel.
It's interesting that walking with one's eyes wide open is almost like reading a stream of consciousness novel. A surprise in every chapter. With lots of texture and plenty of the universe's fine writing.
And red cars.