Was with some friends today, and shot some portraits in the little studio in my upstairs. Window light; was a cloudy grey day with not much punch. I love the idea of not being able to control the feeling of the light; you’ve got to shoot your stuff before the sun goes down, and if it’s sunny, you get pop, and if it’s grey, you get soft and blue. I’ve also been playing with this beat-to-hell Mamiya 645 lens, 80mm f1.9, that I found, and mounted onto this D3x. I found some strange adapter that let me mount the lens onto the Nikon. My new thing is playing with high ASA too, this is 3200. The higher you go, the prettier the noise gets. The old Mamiya lens does some nice things in the out of focus areas. I love how this has this accidental “Womens Prison, Topeka Kansas, 1945″ sort of feeling to it.
(Added later. Here is the mother of Topeka Kansas 1945. The sun went down, and I had to bring out the hot lights.):