Well, wasn't this morning a treat?! The swell seems to have jumped a touch, perhaps not so much in size but there a definitely a little more energy etched into our corner of the Tasman today. We've got hardly a breath of wind, it's a pulsey 2ft, the banks are in the finest of form and there's more sunshine than a whole month of Melbournian Sunday's! Ah yes, we're living la bella vita!
In honour of the 100th anniversary of Nikon, I thought I'd do what I do most days, and go for a swim with my camera. This morning I used a Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 85mm f1.8G lens. Even though the 85mm lens is one of the least expensive pieces of glass in my kit (I actually bought mine secondhand), it's been my favourite lenses ever since.
The 85mm f/1.8 lens is light, fast and sharp but it's the simplicity and perspective you get at 85mm that really talks to me. Shooting Sprout is about trying to share the experience of what it's like to be in the line up and the perspective 85mm presents is a slightly enhanced (zoomed) version of what you'd see with your own eyes. It's also a great portrait lens, which I plan to use it for more in the future. If you're a Nikon shooter, I'd highly recommend it!
Cheers to the crew at Nikon Australia that have supported me over the years, especially Chris and Jeremy!