I've been using the Sony 50mm FE 1.8 Lens now for almost a month, so I decided to share some of my thoughts on it and some examples scenarios to show how it performed with sample photos.
I've just picked up a new lens recently, the Sony FE 50mm 1.8 Its the first Sony lens I've purchased since owning the a7ii for over a year now, so I thought I would put it through its paces on the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand. So far I am pretty pleased with it, its [...]
I hve been trying out the cine4 and cine2 picture profiles on the Sony a7ii, and I made this video in the process. I don't have much experince editing video so it was a new challenge and I am semi-pleased with how it came out, I learnt lots in the process so I have a [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-ctM4TB2/A The night lights of Bangkok really show the bustle of the capital of Thailand. The bright neon signs on the tall buildings, the train passing overhead and cars whizzing past in all directions, all of there lights are fighting for your attention. The reflection into the pond quietens buzz and the faint ripples across [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Photos/n-pfXZ5/i-9MZBvMn/A Chiang Mai is jam-packed with temples, you will find one around practically every corner as there are over 200 temples of various sizes within the city! Here is a list of some of the more notable ones that are worth a visit. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep This one is located outside [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-X3JnhBL/A Wat Arun in Bangkok is one of the most ornate temples I've seen, there is colorful porcelain encrusted all over it. You can climb the temple by ascending the very steep steps, there is even a rope to help you up them. As you can see there are 3 tourists helping each other up!
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-sPRnTBc/A The street parade during the Yi Peng festival in Chiang Mai had a huge variety of acts through out it. Here are some of the dancers and the wonderful colour palette of there clothes.
Yi Peng Festival https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-B3wKhTx/A Over the past few days there has been a festival on in Chiang Mai which is held over the time of a full moon. Hundreds of lanterns are launched into the air, each has a small candle and the heat from the flame gives the lanterns there lift. You can [...]
A Row of Buddhas https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-QH38vnx/A Wat Pho in Bangkok has lots of Buddha statues scattered around the temples. Each one is wearing a saffron robe, the reason for this color is because it was one of the few available dye colors at the time and the tradition has remained since.
Endless Traffic https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-stCbZw7/A The traffic in Bangkok seems to go on forever.