When it rains it pours. Well, it wasn’t pouring, but it was raining and I was out looking for photos. I had taken shelter in the side doorway of the local real estate agency when…
I looked at him, brought the camera up and snapped this photo as he looked back at me. All he needed was a box of Morton salt pouring out of his bag behind him as he walked along.
This is another shot from my 1970-1971 archives (I don’t know the exact date). I’ve always liked the pose and the expression on the boy’s face so I decided it was time for a guest appearance on Jame’s Weekend Reflections.
I used my Pentax Spotmatic and Takumar 105mm lens for this shot. As a matter of fact, I loved that 105mm lens and kept it on my camera all the time. A bit long for a “normal” lens, but I never liked sticking a camera in a person’s face. I was always pretty steady so I could handhold at a slower shutter speed and still get decent results.
My portrait lens these days is an 85mm Nikkor. It’s a bit shorter, but it’s faster too. With a 24mm for wide angle shots, a 35mm and 50mm for “normal” shots, and 85mm for portraits, I have all the bases I need covered. About the only time I use my zoom lens is when I’m shooting macros. Prime lenses are lighter and faster.
John zooms with his feets.