so I take more than 2700 euros worth of gear and software and pretend to…
Canon 5D mk2 + Sigma 85mm f1.4 + Adobe Lightroom 4.1 + AlienSkin Exposure 4 (the last two frames were done using the Brenizer method)
I just noticed that I published the exact same number of photos on this set as I did with the previous one on flickr! On with the 2011 photos now…
Getting a ride on the tube for the event of the day, a goat race at Spitalfields City Farm…
Zeroing on the location
Getting the shot
The goat race was not worth the ticket price… we doubled back
Rui inside the 16-35mm
After that we ended up watching a boat race on the Thames, Oxford vs… well, I forgot! Say hi to Horia
Wrapping up the day
The day after begins with leftovers…
Some of those in pretty good shape
Spitalfields Market again. She’s got a tiny skull with a top hat on her ear!
While looking for a Nando’s
Found somewhere around Brick Lane, London
On the other side of the street
nailed this one
forgot the museum’s name
no photos allowed
going back to Rui’s after getting some groceries
6 am, got a plane to catch
Was about to buy Eclipse cleaning fluid to get rid of some fingerprints on my 5D mk2 mirror when I came across a post somewhere (google it) that the Eclipse fluid might just be high grade methanol. Since I happened to have 90% methanol I decided to give it a try. Grabbed a couple of q-tips and did it. Tried it first on the edge of the mirror and seeing that it worked cleaned the remaining surface.
Worked just fine but left a few small specs of residue. The fingerprints (don’t know how they ended up in there) were causing severe light scattering on the viewfiender and probably messing up the focusing. Not there anymore!
If you come across this post and decide to do it yourself I am in no way liable! You’ve been warned!
I should have taken before/after shots…