The return of the 17-35mm

I have been strictly using my 50mm F/1.4 lens for the last, oh, couple of months now. I absolutely adore this lens. It captures images that are so perfectly creamy, it is ridiculously fast, it is my bff. I also love the way it causes me to interact with my environment, as it is a prime lens (meaning fixed, no zoom). But I do think it is time to brush the dust off my 17-35mm F/2.8. This is such a great story-telling lens and I need to give it the attention it deserves. I'm archiventuring in LA tomorrow (get it? architecture adventuring? It made sense in my head...), and I think this will be the perfect occasion to capture Frank Lloyd Wrights in all their splendor... I used this lens quite often while I was abroad, as it is spectacular for sweeping landscapes. But I definitely need to learn to use it more in portraiture. Here are a couple pictures I snapped with it as the dreamy afternoon light spilled through my bedroom window.


I would like to note that I took these pictures of my brother after he helped me open this pesky little case that was holding my memory card hostage.


Brothers are great.




Frank Lloyd Wright and a Double-Feature

Winter Wonderland