In September 2009 I arrived in Australia, a couple of days before the Brisbane Riverfire. The Riverfire used to open the Brisbane Festival, the annual arts festival organised by Brisbane City Council and Queensland Government and it happens every year in September. Now the Riverfire ends the Festival.
Week number 5 of our assignment challenge was to photograph “art” with the Canon 70-200mm in manual focus. Although Roberta took it very seriously, creating her own art to photography (you will be able to see it when she posts it), I have a different approach, photographing other people’s art.
Today we had the chance to spend two hours with Colin Baker and Greg Sullavan from Canon photographing dogs in the RSPCA Big Adopt Out day at RNA. They are the guys carrying the flag of Canon Collective and I have to say: they do a great job! I briefly met them a few month back in a Canon Collective community critique, but there were too many people wanting a piece of them so I couldn’t have a good chat.
This week’s assignment was “bridges”, and I’ve got the 85mm f/1.2 in Manual Focus mode. Not very easy to take cityscape photos with a portrait lens, and this lens in particular is very hard to manual focus.