Saturday, February 21, 2009

Skull Study #1

Today I took my first quickie picture in our space at the Grand Center Art Studios.  The subject is an old family friend.  Light is from a window facing North-East.  Handheld, Nikon D700, ISO 200, 180mm, f3.3 @ 1/250s.  Cropped to 1:1 in Lightroom 2.  The Nikkor AF 180mm f2.8D ED-IF has an amazingly smooth bokeh that one usually associates with German lenses.  Nikon did well to not depart too far from the original 1932 Carl Zeiss design from which it is derived. 

2 comments:

David said...

Cool picture. How was it working in the studio?

Preston said...

Thank you, David. I wound up with only a few minutes to shoot yesterday, but having a dedicated space for projects again is great.