Last thursday I was walking around with my camera for some street photography when I met Abdullah, a refugee who has been living here for 2 months, who was enjoying the view on the IJssel. He asked if I could take a photo of him with his phone (..)Read More
I visited a friend in The Hague and decided I'd take the 14mm (21mm at 35mm or 'full frame') out for a street photography test drive. It's pretty wide and because of my usual architectural work I can't stomach the look of 'keystoned buildings', so I thought it was going to be a bit of a challenge for me, trying to keep both the actual street scene and the background in balance in my shots. It worked out well though. The building in the first shot isn't perfectly straight, but it's not making me seasick either- and of course, it's not the subject of the photo.
If I had shot the second one with a standard lens like a 50mm, I wouldn't have been able to show so much of the man's environment, which was what draw me in in the first place.
So for now I have to conclude, I actually like this 14mm for street shots. Who would have thought?
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