My wife would be saying “again!?” but this time I have a true business justification. I treated myself to a nice piece of glass. A very nice one I should say. It has not left my 5DmkII yet, not once. Everything I have shot since getting it was with it, except when I used my 50D to take a picture of it obviously…
After a while of shooting with it, I had the chance to go out on a last minute photoshoot downtown Montreal. I met Nakita at a metro stop, headed to the Old Montreal and gave a test drive to the 70-200 f/2.8.
We shot for a while on the street, under a very harsh 6:00pm sun. I think I gave a nice show for the tourists staring at us, the model in the middle of the street and the photographer lying on his back. Later, while looking for a more industrial rough look, we stopped by Smith Street and shot under the bridge (no lying on the back there with all those pigeons…). We finished off with a little bit of Strobist to get the image I anticipated since I had left the house.
I was really happy with the results. Not because of the new lens because after a while, I forgot about it, it was just a lens. No, simply because we moved a lot. The past shoots I did on the street, I had a tendency to stick to one place. It is not a bad thing in itself but when comes the time to select the final images and process them, I always find my total number of final images low because many simply look the same. By moving a lot, I was forcing myself, and Nakita, to come up with different images. The other thing that makes me happy is that I always considered myself as a flash photographer. This is now my 3rd mainly available light shoot I do and I like the short material list needed for that!