Ah good ol’ leading lines – an early assignment in virtually any introduction to photography course. Train tracks and guitar strings are the typical examples, but the idea is to find lines that converge on some horizon. Pretty simple. In street photography, leading lines are everywhere. Sometimes they’re your friend, sometimes they’re your enemy. In most cases I find myself struggling to avoid them. On this little trip around harbor side, though, I gave up and embraced them.
So, the Cuccareses are now in the latter half of their 20′s, and a lot of people have been on pins and needles. I’m going to announce here on our blog, the newest entry to our family, a Sigma 35mm f1.4.
Ok. Had to be done. Anyway, indeed the newest member to our camera family is a prime lens for what is one of my favorite focal lengths, 35mm. It’s wide enough to take a picture of a cityscape or a friend across the table, but not so wide that a lot of distortion sets in. The super-wide aperture is an added plus since we do a lot of photography in low light and a wide-angle shot with a shallow depth of field is particularly pleasing in my opinion. We’ve given the lens a little bit of exercise in the last couple days – here’s some of my favorites. (bike picture; photocred: emily)