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The camera came out on the family walk today. My 50mm 1.4 was on the D810, so I grabbed that camera. I liked to switch up the cameras and lenses every now and then to make sure I’m always all over the different “look and feel” each combination has.

Today’s image combines two of my favourite three things when not shooting portraits: minimalism and cutaways. A cutaway is when you have a subject in front of you but only shoot a small part of it. Previous examples on the website include the white balls and the big metal doughnut. Cutaways are something I have done since the first days of really taking on photography. The third thing I like is black and white photography, but as you’ll read below, the colour version won out.

Walking past the building I noticed the cross and cube and the clear blue sky behind it. I knew how I wanted to photograph it and that I only wanted the cross and cube, not the rest of the building. I liked the geometry of the cube and the contrast of the white cross against the sky.

I wasn’t sure if it would end up black and white or colour so I prepared one of each. I could not choose between them so I put it to the family. In the end, the colour version won the family vote.

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon.


Photo Information: 
Nikon D810
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G @ 50mm
1/4000 | f/2 | ISO 64
Saturday August 22, 2021 @ 13:22
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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