Apr 18, 2011

Greenmarket, spring edition

There's never a lack of great scenes at the Greenmarket and my most recent trip there with the Contax and some new Portra resulted in many greens and purples/pinks. I really think the bokeh is nicer on this lens (the Zeiss 80mm f/2) than on even a 50mm f1.2. There is almost a watercolor-y look to it.

This daffodil in the first row is out of focus because these two guys came over and half-mockingly, half-genuinely asked me something like if I were some professional flower photographer (maybe more like 90% mockingly). I was in the middle of fielding their questions and getting distracted, and you can see the results from that. Manual focusing has never been my strong suit and although there is autofocus on this camera, I'm afraid it eats up the battery even more than normal shooting already does.

Sidewalk bokeh! :)

19 comments :

  1. Finally some signs of Spring! We just got hit with another blizzard yesterday and all these flowers are making me smile! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful painterly pictures! :)

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  2. Gorgeous - I'm continuously amazed at how you make everyday, common objects works of art! So happy for Spring!

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  3. beautiful, love the effects of the film, looks like a painting :)

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  4. that first picture is to die for =)

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  5. These are absolutely STUNNING! I love the first shot in particular. And boo to mockery! If they saw the end results, I'm sure they would eat their words.

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  6. yes, watercolor-y is actually the perfect way to describe the bokeh! gorgeous.

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  7. These are delicate and precious pictures. Especially like the one with the tag coming out of the ground

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  8. wonderful images. I always think I need to shoot more with roll film. These are such beautiful photo.

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  9. I love taking pictures of flowers. They are such good subjects! Great job, Alice. And I'm glad you like my baked goods. I plan on posting a blueberry scones recipe today, equipped with, of course, photos. : )

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  10. I am in awe of that last daisy photo. Stunning!

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  11. Wow these photos of you, as always, make me so very happy! :-) Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration to me. xo

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  12. My favorite is the plant tag-I love the angle it's at (and of course the bokeh background!)

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  13. Love the bokeh! Your photos are stunning and you had the prettiest models too :)

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  14. You should've pulled a Steve Urkel "Not while I'm shooting!"

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  15. You have the most beautiful vision of the world and most of the time lenses have nothing to do with it :) You made so many of my days, tnank you, Alice.
    Here I am sitting in the totally different time zone working [translating] but your pictures make it somehow different ))

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  16. Love everything about these shots. The flowers look magical :)

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