Porteur



Porteur, originally uploaded by bang*.

Day 53 / 365

Still managing to hunt out bikes in the city. I found this green machine hanging outside the Library, I liked how all of the colours work within the frame, oh and the cork grips (tres chic).
Oh yeah, for those not of much of a bike background Porteur is what shape the handbars are, a relaxed, warm summers day, cruising down the river with a picnic & bottle of red in your bag kind of thing.

I’m having a little experiment along with the bike hunting. I’m in the process of clearing out a lot of old / little used gear and along with that I’m thinking of dumping my 24-105mm L. She’s a great lens don’t get me wrong, it’s just I don’t use it as much as I used to. Most of my portraits are now covered with the Sigma 50mm or the Canon 70-200mm. My interiors work can be shot on the Sigma 50mm and 12-24mm. So I’m looking at something in the 35mm range to fill the gap that would be left. To be honest the choices aren’t all that astounding as I’m a full-frame boy. Canon 28 f1.8, 35 f2, 35 f1.4. Now one of these lenses has a rather unfair advantage over the other two, in that it’s been on my wish list for a couple of years. People with some understanding of the Canon lens line up will understand why it’s been on the wish list for so long (price).
So anyway to my experiment, the 24-105 is currently sporting a lovely ring of gaffer tape around it’s barrel keeping it firmly set at 35mm. Just to see if I can make do with the field of vision on a day to day basis, so far i’ve discovered I’d like a shallower depth of field (my only gripe with the 24-105 when used wide) Although on this shot I’m happy with it.