Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Walking Past

GXR A12 50mm, f5.0, 1/810, ISO 200, RAW, 50mm

It is funny how things change over time, when I started with photography I waited for people to get out of my pictures. Now if I see an interesting scene, I wait for people to get into my picture to add more life to it.

After using the GXR Mount A12 for he past weeks I wanted to use one of the lensors again. It is quite strange going back to an AF lens and one without controls on it and if I am honest, I prefer using the GXR A12-M although the GXR A12 28mm and 50mm modules complement it very well and make for the current best mirrorless camera system in my view.


  1. The other day I was taking a shot in downtown Jacksonville and happened to see someone walking towards me along the pavement. I wanted them in the shot to add a bit of interest to the foreground. So I waited for them to reach the desired point.

    Of course, they saw me with the camera and just as they were about to reach the point where I planned to fire the shutter, they walked out the shot. I guess they thought they were doing the polite thing.

    There is something inordinately satisfying about the hands-on approach with manual lenses. It's similar to having manual transmission in a car.

  2. Great shot and a time spot photo. Who knows how the world will look the next year.

  3. Thanks for your comments!

    Calvin, this happens to me all the time, too. People want to be polite and not walk into your photo always ends up with you missing out on a photo.