Lomography in Arches National Park
We went to Arches National Park the other evening – like we do at least once a week – and this time I brought my (in digital terms) ancient Canon EOS 20D I’ve had since 2006. A couple years ago for Christmas I bought myself the Lomo Diana Fisheye – a plastic piece of junk that on an APS-C camera is just about a normal focal length. It’s a great lens for a change of pace. It’s impossible to focus correctly and the middle left area of the images it produces are more in focus that anywhere else. It’s a fun lens to use once in a while though. All these images were made with that combo.
There’s been a lot of talk and interest in some sort of “digital holga” on the internet for some time – and while this digital Holga design exercise is awesome, it’s never come to fruition that I know of. Short of something like that happening – a plastic lens on an old SLR is about as close as you’re going to come to the real Holga experience without the hassle and cost of actually reverting to film.
Late in the evening at Balanced Rock I met Kazu from Tokyo, who was kind enough to let me take his photo and add him to my Cameras of Canyonlands collection. He was traveling with a very nice Leica M9.
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