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Street Photography Nothing scares and excites me at the same time quite like it. So when this weeks theme came up I decided to do something a little differently and I used my new Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens I picked up for my birthday. I tell you those little Amazon emails announcing a sale in “Cameras and Electronics” are dangerous. I decided to head downtown to take my wife out to lunch and then do a small photowalk to see if I could make a decent street shot with the fisheye, after walking around for about an hour here’s what I got…

Waiting on Main Street

Waiting on Main Street

The fisheye was a fun yet challenging lens to use for street photography as you have to get close! I mean really close, that guy was only 3 feet away and very aware of me and my camera, however the advantage of the fisheye is I can capture someone without having to point it directly at them and so I was able to capture him without making him or me too uncomfortable. A short train ride brought me to the heart of downtown Salt Lake City…

The corner of Main Street and South Temple with a Trax Train - 3 shot HDR Handheld

The corner of Main Street and South Temple with a Trax Train – 3 shot HDR Handheld

Main Street and South Temple and Trax rails -3 shot HDR Handheld

Making the Turn! The Trax rails at Main Street and South Temple  -3 shot HDR Handheld

Looking down Main Street from South Temple - 3 shot HDR Handheld

Looking down Main Street from South Temple – 3 shot HDR Handheld

 

 

The Salt Lake Temple for the LDS church -3 shot HDR Handheld

The LDS church’s Salt Lake Temple  -3 shot HDR Handheld

There are always tons of people taking pictures around here all day long. 3 shot HDR Handheld

There are always tons of people taking pictures around here all day long. 3 shot HDR Handheld

The Temple and Reflecting pond - 3 shot HDR handheld

The Temple and Reflecting pond – 3 shot HDR handheld

The South Temple entrance to the City Creek shopping center - 3 Shot HDR Hanheld

The South Temple entrance to the City Creek shopping center – 3 Shot HDR Hanheld

One of many fountains in the City Creek Center - single exposure

One of many fountains in the City Creek Center

3 shot HDR Handheld

Another fountain 3 shot HDR Handheld

The West End Plaza at City Creek Center

The West End Plaza at City Creek Center

The Apple Store at City Creek Center - 3 shot HDR Handheld

The Apple Store at City Creek Center – 3 shot HDR Handheld

I headed back to the Trax platform to wait for a ride back to my car.

3 shot HDR Handheld

3 shot HDR Handheld

Watched and ignored probably my favorite of the day as I'm being watched twice in this shot, can you see it? - 3 shot HDR Handheld

Watched and ignored, probably my favorite shot of the day as I’m getting busted twice in this shot, can you see it? – 3 shot HDR Handheld

3 shot HDR Handheld

3 shot HDR Handheld

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I apologize for the duplicate, but I like this version just as much!

Main Street and the Wells Fargo building - 3shot HDR Handheld

Main Street and the Wells Fargo building – 3 shot HDR Handheld

The Wells Fargo building - 3 shot HDR Handheld

The Wells Fargo building from the Gallivan plaza – 3 shot HDR Handheld

Kazuo Matsubayashi's Asteroid Landed Softly Sundial - 3 shot HDR Handheld

Kazuo Matsubayashi’s Asteroid Landed Softly Sundial Gallivan Plaza- 3 shot HDR Handheld

 

Back where I started, this is where my wife and I ate lunch before my fishy photowalk... 3 shot HDR Handheld

Back where I started, this is where my wife and I ate lunch before my fishy photowalk… 3 shot HDR Handheld

What a fun little photowalk, I love the new lens, and despite it being a manual lens it was easy to use I can’t believe how well it handles direct Sun flare, and I think the image quality speaks for itself. I look forward to playing with it much more in the future!

Thanks for joining me on this ultra wide experience and I hope you’ll be back soon.

Happy Shooting!

Howard

 

 

 

 

 

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