A few weeks ago Lisa and I signed up for a couple of the Expose WA photo events going on around Perth. The first event to kick things off was Sean Breadsell’s streetwalk around Northbridge and Perth.
Being a street photography walk, it seemed perfect to take the Nex’s and use 35mm for that classic 50mm field of view. I had been meaning to test my recently acquired Minolta 35mm 1.8 so I loaded that on my Nex5 for Lisa, I must admit this lens performed exceedingly well.
(as always please click on images to view larger and sharper)
Taken by me on Nex5 using Minolta 35 1.8 @ f4, setting the camera up for Lisa
Being a street walk where discretion is key, i just had to through my Voigtlander 25mm 1.4 on the Nex5n, I shot this on the day and it performed very well as it always has.
Here is the first shot I took on the day while on our way to meet up with the group. This shot makes me laugh every time. Taken on Nex5n with Voigtlander 35 f1.4 @ f4
I must admit I was shocked to see how large the group was as we assembled near the Alexander library. It was a very impressive turnout.. which also meant discretion may not be o easy to achieve. haha
Taken on Nex5n with Voigtlander 35 f1.4 @ f4
After we were given the basic run down we split into two groups and started off on our walk. The first half of our walk we were indicated that we would shoot down through nearby north-bridge before heading back to the center of town for the second half of our walk… I think that was about the point where the organization ended. haha. We were off in small groups of like minded shooters exploring the streets. haha
Nothing like a line of vespers to state your in a cafe district. Taken on Nex5n with Voigtlander 35 f1.4 @ f4
BYO wing and beer? Taken by Lisa on Nex5 with Minolta 35 1.8 @ f4
After finishing up in North bridge we meandered our way to the meeting point in the center of town near the big cactus monument… Lisa and graham had a run in with an interesting character and generally we just kept laughing and snapping.
Gotta love a sharp seagull. Taken on Nex5n with Voigtlander 35 f1.4 @ f4
Got depth? Taken by Lisa on Nex5 with Minolta 35 1.8 @ f4
Once re-joining the group, most of us just hung around the center of town and kept snapping. It really was a great meetup and it was great to meet some friends we had previously only ever spoken to online. I will leave you with one more shot each, then because I don’ want to bore you with all our shots, I will post a slideshow of the rest from each camera underneath. thank you so much for taking the time to look, and thank you the Expose WA for the walks, I look forward to next year and I hope you enjoyed this short little post.
New friends with great cams. Taken by Lisa on Nex5 with Minolta 35 f1.8 @ f4
The bond between mother and daughter. Taken on Nex5n with Voigtlander 35 f1.4 @ f4
Here are the rest of the shots in slideshow. First Lisa’s amazing photos from the Nex5 with Minolta f1.8
…and here are the rest of my shot taken on Nex5n using Voigtlander 35 1.4, thank you so much for looking and I hope you have enjoyed our little street walk.