The Japanese Friendship Garden was built to honor the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence’s relationship with its sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan
I was shooting portraits in my studio today. On the way home I passed our lovely little Japanese Friendship Garden and was immediately struck by how beautiful it was blanketed in snow. I had my portrait prime lenses in my bag and decided to use my 35mm f1.8 to capture this amazing scene.
The 35mm DX lens I own was made for a crop sensor. I bought it for my second DSLR, the Nikon D300s and had been sitting on a shelf for many years after I upgraded to the D800. Recently I ran across a blog post in which the author was discussing shooting a crop sensor 35mm on his full frame camera. How could I have never tried this? I love my 35mm lens. It is lightweight, durable and perfect for everyday walking around shooting.
Since I tried it I haven't looked back. I tend to shoot with a wide open aperture and love shallow depth of field a bokeh. The blurrier the better. Right? Since I shoot this way the vignetting on the 35mm is minimal and be easily corrected in Adobe Camera Raw with their lens correction profiles.
I edited these images in Photoshop with the Polaroid 669 preset in AlienSkin Exposure only increasing the contrast a touch. I love these film emulating presets and use them on nearly every photo I edit. Simply perfect!
I hope one you all had an amazing weekend!
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