dinsdag 1 oktober 2013

broadening my horizon

facing the band and following the music
photo heart connection september

last month i upgraded my Olympus PEN P3 to a P5. now i had a new lens to try out, the 17mm 1:8 wide angle. 
after using the 40-150 zoom for a year a whole new world opened up to me.....

the first opportunity to get a feel for my new lens: the hague, near the town palace where the royal brass band was practicing for the opening day of Dutch parliament. 
i saw (or rather: heard) them coming towards me out of a side street and immediately grabbed my new camera.

even when they came real close i still could get a whole row of them in focus....wow! including the man staring in the distance at the other side of the street.... 

after they passed i decided to follow them on my electric scooter, feeling like a paparazza. i wasn't the only one chasing them, as you can see :-)

until they finally halted to perform some drum solos and i was able to capture the halos around their helmets and the intriguing shadows on the street.

this lens has literally broadened my horizon and increased my possibilities as a photographer. 
almost a year ago i did a similar shoot of a brass band with my 40-150. to compare the quality of the two lenses you can click here

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Congratulations on your new camera! These photos are so fun! I especially like the last one, with the light behind them making their shaggy helmets glow, and casting that lovely triangle of shadows on the pavement. Visiting from Photo-Heart Connection.

  2. I also like that last shot, especially the shadows. I can almost hear the drums and feel the beat!

  3. The last image with the light and shadows is just fantastic. I'm glad this lens is widening your horizons, literally and figuratively! It's fun to have a new point of view. Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

  4. great captures! congrats on the new lens!

  5. It's true--you really need at least 2 lenses to capture the world close up and the wider view. Congrats on your new baby camera!--Michele at Sweet Leaf

  6. Seeing in a new way is so exciting. What a fabulous subject to chase. Happy days to you and your new lens....