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May 24, 2009
A cross between Urban & Rural > Country Life and Photojournalism > People, UNADORNED JOY by ~EdwinMartinez is a wonderful depiction of what must be a fun time for those boys! I especially appreciate the focus and the soft tones within the picture. I hope you do too!
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The Journey into the Maximum Aperture...

Its been a long time since i did some portraits both rural and social. Last weekend I had an opportunity...

A prime lens, a maximum aperture of F1.2...the 85mm f1.2L mark 1 is truly a remarkable lens. I had a chance to borrow this lens from a friend and was astonished by its depth of field, clarity and colors.

This is my journey into the world of maximum aperture. All shots are taken from f2 to f1.2 mostly at f1.2 with iso50.

Thanks for viewing.
Image details
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800x533px 230.67 KB
Canon EOS 5D
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 29, 2008, 1:26:57 PM
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jakstrieder's avatar

uuuummmmm unless that by in the foreground giving the camera a dirty look is wearing a speed-o.. I'm not sure he's wearing anything at all witch makes this a really creepy pic

JangTrinh's avatar
Really nice shot. Interesting angel.
montygm's avatar
Great shot through the wire. Great lens that one..used to sell it at my last job. Very highly recommended.
kinipelahh's avatar
Hi, this has been featured here as part of Project Educate: Back to Basics Photography :love:
LenaDavid's avatar
one of the best .. really Great ..
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MumboJumbow's avatar
Great photo! I love the focus n those distracting, unfocused lines. Great composition.
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jaquesmayol's avatar
superb, how you were able to focus on him so sharply through the cable ... unbelievable
sleepymiguel's avatar
Remarkable work by a remarkable lens, and remarkable man.
Khiria's avatar
very nice documentary picture...
very expressive!
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adityapudjo's avatar
OMG...great photo..and as i see a great lens came with a price :D
Night-Beast's avatar
Your work was featured here and here. :)

Be sure to add the news article to your favs to push the article to a wider audience.
EdwinMartinez's avatar
Thank you very much for the feature. Its an inspiration to shoot more.
EdwinMartinez's avatar
Thank you for the feature.
Helewidis's avatar
:wave: Hi there!

I'm one of the photojournalism gallery moderators and I have featured you in my last news article. In case you want to take a look and see the other features, and read all about the latest news in dA concerning the genre (including a photojournalism contest going on till august 31), here's the link to it: [link]

Thank you for sharing! :heart:
EdwinMartinez's avatar
thank you for the feature. I hope you can check my other work for the DD.

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jotamatinez's avatar
preciosa foto.... el manejo de la profundidad es increíble
EdwinMartinez's avatar
Thank you so much for those who commented, im grateful on the DD and would like to thank those who visited. To answer your questions;

1. the photo was taken in Pagsanjan, Laguna in the Philippines.

2. The white stripes are barbed wires melted by the maximum aperture of the lens. The difference of the 85mm f1.2 and 50mm f1.8 is considerable. There is an 85mm f1.8 it also but this was taken by an f1.2. Colors is also different since i own a 50mm f1.8, the 85mm is an L lens or Luxury lens of canon which produces sharper photos and more vibrant colors imho.
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