Monday, July 2, 2012

Canada Day

It's been many years since I've wandered down to Parliament hill for Canada day celebrations.  As I took in the sights and sounds with my family, it seemed even busier than I remembered it last.  With camera in hand, I shot "street style", with high ISO, all manual and zone focused.  As I got into lower light, I was forced to use a much wider aperture, shooting at f1.2 and ISO 2500.  At that point, depth of field is very shallow and so I was forced to focus through the viewfinder for every shot.

This year, instead of photographing the fireworks, I decided to capture the feeling of standing in the crowd, watching the fireworks.  A completely different approach that I hope you enjoy!

These images were all shot using my Leica M9 and a Voigtlander 35mm f1.2 lens.

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