I went down to Quidi Vidi this week to take some night time shots. I love Quidi Vidi but I have to say at the moment a lot of it’s quaint beauty is being destroyed by new buildings and a lot of construction. A huge amount of the old village is barricaded off and has been for a long time now. What ever they are building better be worth it and hopefully wont detract from the old world charm of the village or they will find in their rush to exploit the tourism potential of the village they paved over the tourism potential of the village. For now parts of the old village remain and here is a long exposure shot of some of the old buildings for this weeks #50WithA50
We went downtown for the first in ages to see the Busker Festival. Unfortunately we only got to see one act before the rain arrived and I couldn’t get close enough to that act to use my 50mm lens. I did however take some random shots thinking I’d have time to take more later. The one I wanted to post for this weeks #50WithA50 I cant post because I didnt read the labels on the boxes I was photographing and they are certainly not safe for work. Note to self, pay more attention to the subject next time not just the overall scene 🙂 Anyway as a fall back here is another shot I liked of the clouds reflecting in some windows. Hard to believe that within a short time of this photograph being taken there was torrential monsoon style rain and sinkholes appearing on the streets.
Today was Regatta Day in St John’s so we headed down to Quidi Vidi to see what was going on. I brought my camera in the hopes of getting some people shots with my 50mm but it turned out to be pretty hard to use a camera with a 5 year old sitting on my shoulders 🙂 Anyway I still managed to get a few shots and here is one of a busker for this weeks #50WithA50
A bit late but here is Week 30 for my #50WithA50 project. We were away on a short staycation so I took some photos of an old railway bridge that I like. The main photo I planned to take (and did take) was a night time photo but I also went there on a couple of occasions to scout out spots from which to shoot. On one of those scouting trips I grabbed some images with my 50mm lens as well.
I’m still playing around at 1.8 on my 50mm lens. That seems to be the most fun aperture. Another example for this weeks #50WithA50. An old rusted bike rack with no bikes and just an old probably abandoned lock hanging on it.
This week in my #50WithA50 I was walking around the campus I work on and came across come an area that is starting to get a bit over grown. Not sure why it’s not being maintained but there were a few nice weather beaten tables and flag stones with grasses and weeds growing. I tried a few different shots but this one of a single blade of grass growing through the boards of a bench and gone to seed caught my attention. I like the narrow depth of field of the 50mm 1.8 and this is a great example. It’s so narrow at 1.8 that it’s almost impossible to get anything in focus, but that’s part of the fun. The focus on this isn’t as wide as the piece of grass.