I recently traded my 16mm f1.4 WR for the 56mm f1.2. Don’t get me wrong, I think the 16mm f1.4 is one of the best lenses Fuji makes and its one of the best lenses I have ever used, but I found I didn’t use it that much. I also own the 18mm f2 and it is 90% of the lens yet much smaller and much cheaper. So I decided to try my hand at the 85mm equivalent focal length. I wanted a better portrait lens, but I also want the ability to experiment with that focal length on the street.
I had about an hour to kill this morning before I could get started working, so I walked around downtown Longmont. My goal for this little walk was to experiment with reflections and a bit of abstraction. I would have loved to have a bit more human element in these photos, but it turns out there aren’t many people out and about in Longmont at 6 in the morning. I am still pretty happy with some of these photos and extremely happy with the lens. Its a really fun alternative to my standard 18mm and 35mm setup.
I wanted so badly for somebody to walk bye in one of the above reflection shots, but there were zero pedestrians. I will need to revisit this idea when there are more humans present.
P.S. Longmont is a lovely town! Tons of cute shops and good restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Also the people are so friendly. I would love to spend some more time here.