Summertime pool fun

Fourth of July seems as good of item as any to hop in the pool and grab the camera. I used to do this more often, but lack of time and willing models never helps the process. I’ve missed it so much!

Water and light do interesting and odd things, especially with color and shape. I remember first learning about photography and discovering each shade and distortion brought upon by the refraction qualities of water. Even cooler things happen when  you underexpose in bright Summer light. Color tones go DEEP. You may be surprised to know these were taken between 2 and 4 p.m., a time where harsh light can kill most portrait sessions.

The girlfriend gets to relax, I get to snap away.

Part a test of the new Zeiss 85mm, part just playing with color and water, I’m still fully impressed with the lens. Extremely sharp when closed down and amazing color makes these images pop.

_MG_8387-2As you can clearly see, the ZE85mm picks up the craziest of details, when used right.

_MG_8264I couldn’t help but grab the wet/dry textures off of Mia’s sandals. I’m thinking Reef needs to pay me for this one…

_MG_8189Someone ask for a bokeh test? Extremely shallow depth of field, but I did have to nix quite a bit of chromatic aberrations.

_MG_8241And one last shot of Mia, playing up the wet model look.

That’s it for now, hope everyone had a great Fourth of July!

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