On our walk on PieterPad last weekend we crossed many places. These autumn fields reminded me time of high-school when we went on so called “potato brigades”. This, left behind cistern (see the photograph) certainly has some use and meaning, it only fits so much into my memories from over thirty years ago. I always liked those autumn fields and mornings. Not because of work, but it was something I would never seen on my own. Which teenager would wake up at five morning to be at seven on fields in the middle of nowhere while there was still dark, wet, cold and muddy.
About six weeks ago I have bought very funny lens. Why funny? Well, it costs €99, it has manual focus, and is rather small. With nice focus point 37.5mm and aperture of f1.8 it was something I was missing for a while. It has many disadvantages and therefore it feels like from fifty years ago. Without going into much of details, I like to tell you while I like it.
Slows me down
Yes, it mainly slows me down. Not only because of manual focus, but because I love its great out of focus rendering. I use it almost always wide open (apertures f1.8-f4.5). This requires really precise focusing and observing of whole scene. Often, when I do not slow myself enough, do not take time to observe, I have not sharp image.
I must say I kind of like it, especially now when I really need to take time, need to look at things differently. Forget about superficial, consuming scan over everything. At the end, does anybody want to be on a death bed and realize how superficial, shallow, scan over, quick check, one’s life was?
P.S.: Click on image to enjoy it more.