My photo buddy Doug Kaye captured this shot of me yesterday on New Year’s Day as we were shooting the Fog Bridge outside of San Francisco’s Exploratorium.
I don’t seem to be the happy street photographer in this image – but it’s not exactly a posed shot! When I’m out shooting, I’ve typically got one camera on my hip (a Fujifilm X-E2 in this image) and my iPhone 5s in my shirt pocket. I regularly flip between them – depending upon what I see, a need for speed or a desire to slow down and work a subject. Sometimes I’ll have a third camera either on my belt or on my left hip.
In this image, I’d just taken a couple of shots with my Fujifilm X-E2 (see below). I let the Fuji fall to my hip, pulled my iPhone out of my shirt pocket and then turned to see what Doug was doing – bang! – he captured this shot! Good fun!
Doug has a new Sony a7 and a vintage Leica Elmar-M 135mm lens that he recently bought used. It’s a pretty magical lens on the new Sony full frame sensor! Here’s an image I shot of Doug shooting with this camera/lens out on San Francisco’s Pier 7.
This image has been cropped a bit more from Doug’s original – and a touch of platinum toning was applied in Photoshop CC.
Here’s one of the Fujifilm X-E2 shots I took just before turning to look at Doug – tweaked a bit in Lightroom 5: