Fells Point

Newport to Jamestown

... a bridge symbolic of a transformation. Ride along or surf flickr.com. Haven't been happy with where I have been so where I am going had better be differnet. Completely enamored with Friedlander's alchemy turning shinola into to magic. Also continuing to be enamoured with 2010 serendipity, which it appears can not be outdone or undone. All fine with me.  The first step in next steps starts here. Click here (or on the snap below) to go there with me. Should you chose not to follow there is always flickr.com.

If you can't fix it feature it!

Pere McK was likely PO'ed

It was the same old song...

same old walk, same old snaps, same old song. Saunter down to Fells Point and hike back up.  Always seems to be the same stuff that attracts. This time with the A7r and the FE 55 on the way down, the FE 35 on the way back. A polarizer on the 35. I guess the A7r has found a home — right at 10,000 clicks in a week less than three months.

Click here on the snap below to see the gallery.

Modernism along alley street


Gary and Danny

Met these two guys on Wolf and Thames Streets today.  They were involved with the cranes that were placing equipment on the roof of the new apartments under construction there. A couple of snaps of them and the rest from today in the gallery.  Click here or on their snap below to jet off to the gallery.

BTW, a little different from my normal street configuration, one zoom (70-300L) on the 5D Mk III.

Feeling shorter

Already delivered upon return from Hoboken was the SmallHD DP-4.  I have it mounted on the hot shoe of the 5D Mk III.  Got it for two purposes, the first is for serious tilt-shift structure photography ala the upcoming excursion to North Dakota and the second was to change the perspective on hand held shots, particularly on the street. The first, allthough so far mostly simulated hand held (tilted and shifted but not stiched) was pretty much no sweat from the beginning.  The street stuff more of a risk.  Other than the two to three seconds the screen blanks out after a shot, this configuration is great.  Now I finally have the perspective of a short Vivian Maier with a Rollieflex instead of 6'5" me with camera stuck to my face. Less intrusive for the subjects, far better angle of attack and forces a considerably more purposeful approach. And... so far everthing I have taken was with the 45 TS-E, all manual focus!  A bit bulky but not bad on the R-Strap. Been looking to solve this for a while — it causes some equipment asset rethinking but I am wild about the new POV.

5D Mk III, 45 TS-E f/2.8 @ f/8.0 focused with the SmallHD DP-4 mounted in the hot shoe, attached to a Black Rapid R-Strap shot from waist level. Very, very cool.

Unshifted and untilted handheld TS-E 45

This guy is looking past not at me. He is out of focus because they walked into my shot which was unshifted but tilted to get the fence/walls all in focus. Once again completely enamored over the new POV.

Unshifted but tilted TS-E 45

Not yet very speedy, so the left side of this snap is out from the tilt used to deal with the preceeding fence and walls but this HAD to be in with the pink (or whatever the name of that color is) hair. The dog pee on the right is perfectly focused however.

Erroneously tilted TS-E 45

Shifted but really only here becuase of Bertha's paint job!

Untilted, shifted TS-E 45

A bit out on the left but in any case the end of Fells Point for the day.

End of Fells Point

Stiched foggy morning

No clever comments for this just the specs, actually, 17 shots, Heiicon Focus focus merged, front to back twice, then stictched in to a pano.  Although with the 45 TSE-E rotataed because the shift was in use to keep the camera level.  Need to use the macro slide to get the entrance pupil correctly positioned.  Practice, practice — tuning up for the North Dakota workshop.  Quite large if printed at 300ppi ~ 39" x 12".  5D Mark II, 45mm TS-E f/2.8, ISO 100, f/5.6, +1 EV, 1/100 on the Gitzo.

So here is the redo with the macro slide and the no-paralax (aka, entrance pupil, nodal point) set correctly. Gitzo lowered to eliminate the need to shift with the 45mm TS-E but the composition could have dealt with the rail better.



4:35PM... 20 minutes ago!

The sun was heading down into a clearing sky after a days worth of rain.  Spectactular. Butcher's Hill, Locust Point, Fells Point, Domino Sugars.

Baltimore Harbor — November 29, 2011 at 4:31PM

 And around to the west five minutes later. Butcher's Hill, Fells Point, Domino Sugars, Harbor East.

Baltimore Harbor — November 29, 2011 at 4:36PM