Street @ 20mm…

Having taken the 35/2 street walking recently I decided to take the new 20mm for a wander… as it happens I was actually on my way around the camera stores looking for a good deal on a Nikon 16-35/4 – which btw I did eventually purchase during this session so it was definitely a good day out 🙂

On the way I tried my hand at some extremely wide angle street work with the 20mm. I think this lens is just too wide for general people style street photography – you basically have to be on top of someone to get them to fill any reasonable portion of the frame – but it does seem to suit my passion for street architecture. Although judging by the images I’ve posted today you’d think all I do is get close to the ground and look up 🙂

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Two shots at the Prada store in Westfield Centrepoint

Prada

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/40 sec at f/4, ISO 1100

Bow Tie

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/80 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

and of course the old faithful, especially with an ultrawide, the Queen Victoria Building – here are two two takes with the massive Christmas tree they have in there at the moment – not sure myself which one I prefer right now – probably the later?

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/20 sec at f/4, ISO 360

Stars in the Sky

NIKON D600 + 20.0 mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm, 1/20 sec at f/4, ISO 320