Evening Reconnaissance Mission

Mission accomplished. And only a block away.



I realize now that I probably looked insane, laying on the sidewalk on a foggy Sunday night, repeatedly photographing a child's shoe.




Addendum 2008-12-01 18:38:17:


Photography, and the Tolerance for Courageous Sucking” is a 43 Folders post inspired by laying on the ground like a giant nerd in order to take this photo.



  • Ethan Kaplan 6y

    which lens?
  • Jon Armstrong 6y

    These are a godsend for kids. Plus, sweet DOF, bro.

    I really want to tag this "cloggy clog clog" but decided against it.
  • merlinmann 6y

    Thanks, guys. I'm finally (finally) just barely starting to get my head around how my goddamned camera works.

    That's the yummy Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. Recommended by Chris Glass and a game-changer for me.

    Putting the 50mm on a 30D and just shooting in "P" for a year was a great way to feel more comfortable with the camera and just concentrate on one variable: what's in the frame.

    Now I'm slowly introducing variables, one at a time, starting mainly with "Av" (but still leaving the ISO as low as I can stand).

    Constraints, constraints.
  • Brian Sawyer 6y

    I saw the photo and thought, "yeah, I've totally been there." Then, I read the 43 Folders post and sat back in deeper recognition. Great photo, Merlin, and even better commentary.
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Taken on November 30, 2008
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