I had to go to downtown Greenville, South Carolina this morning for some business. Whilst there, I decided to walk down Main Street and see if I could capture some interesting images. To challenge myself, I decided to shoot with one manual prime lens, the Samyang 85mm f/1.4. It is a beautiful portrait lens with buttery bokeh, but that is about all I use it for. It's far to narrow to do cityscapes. With a minimum focusing distance of one meter, it's no where near a macro lens either. But, I like a challenge. I had one hour to waste, so I went to work trying to capture something I've captured so many times in a different way. You can find more from this gallery here.
My challenge to you is to do the same. Spend one hour in an area with one prime lens. I don't care if it is a manually focusing lens, but I would appreciate it if you would should in manual mode. It's the only mode I use unless at a wedding. Please let me know in the comments below how it goes. And, share links to your work. I'd love to see it. :)
Pick up the Poo Texture in the old mill Charles TownesCharles H. Townes invented the laser and won a Nobel Prize for it. Coca ColaCigars and Coke go good together, right? Pub Door HandlesThere is a half finished Pub on Main Street that has been in a holding patter for years. I don't know if the owner will ever open it.