穴 These are all fantastic! These capture a lot of what I aspire toward and, I think, are more about abstract mood and shape than the literal subjects. The b+w shot of the lamppost has to be my favorite…such an excellent use of black/negative space. Some of my favorite photographs are simple and, in an objective sense, mostly empty. I also love the silhouette of the fisherman–another case where no detail at all is necessary within the figure (and would probably detract from the photo if it were there).
This is such a great lens, and also one I own and shoot with adapted! I used it on my micro 4/3 cameras for a long time and took some of my favorite photos ever with it. Older/adapted lenses have such great character to them, unlike the laboratory-like precision of a lot of modern glass. I like the quality of the bokeh (did you take the cactus photo with one of these older lenses?) and the feel and build quality is far better than anything new in a similar price range. I also really like the focal length–I notice that I am much more attentive to focused details than capturing large scenes, so I tend toward tele lenses. For the longest time all I used was a Canon 50 1.4 on a full-frame 6D body.
穴 sony rx10 mark 1 for 280 pesos (15 dlls)
Wow that’s a great deal! This is a really solid camera and (for me at least) allows for way more creative freedom than a phone cam, but is more pocketable and practical than the heftier stuff. For me, if I want something small I would tend to reach for a micro 4/3 camera or maybe the fuji x100f. I can’t praise micro 4/3 enough, though sadly I don’t see a lot of future with the format. If you have the opportunity and see a good deal, I would recommend grabbing an old olympus or panasonic camera and one of the tiny primes (olympus 45 1.8 or panasonic 20 1.7, for example) or just using adapters.
Would love to see some video work too! Cinematography and video are things that I never really explored, myself–the complexity (and creative freedom) seem exponentially higher than still work!
Going back to what I was saying earlier re: simple/abstract work, here’s one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken–this is a shot of venus and the moon taken on a beach in florida, I used a Fuji X-Pro2 and 23mm lens: