Spending time with my 50mm lens is like learning to see all over again (not that I ever stopped).

I think that I had become lazy with zoom lenses, enamored in the impact and drama of extreme wide angle and in many cases was relying on extreme perspective to draw attention to a scene.

The 50mm lens is forcing me to rethink what gives a scene impact or where a visual story is being told. I have to move around so much more to frame that I spend more time thinking about way I am capturing and in some ways I am developing a new respect for the really good iPhone image makers.

There will definitely be more 50mm to come.

Brighton Jetty, South Australia

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Lenswork’, 1/2000s f/11 ISO100 50mm

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