Looking Down A 7&7 At The Boneyard

I recently rented the Nikon 35mm 1.4 lens from Lens Pro To Go because I was really interested in what kinds of things I can shoot with such a shallow depth of field.  I have to say, I thought this was an incredibly sexy lens.  Fast focusing, beautiful bokeh.  I was just loving my time with it.

Now – I did run into a problem.  I only had this lens for a week – and I was really really wanting to get out there and try something with the shot. So, off I went into Ybor city looking for things to check out and.. hopefully shoot pictures of.

There’s a bar in Ybor City called “The Boneyard”  .  One of the cool things about this place is that it has a bunch of Christmas lights hanging inside of it! Every time I go there, I want to make a shot with those lights.  I was in Ybor to do a shoot that required night – and a model, so I was about 90 minutes early.  I figured, why not.. let me pop in and get a drink.

I place my drink on the table to soak in the atmosphere and find a shot to experiment with.  Panning left and right I made assesments of this area, of that area.. and just thought “This will never work..”

Until I looked down and saw where I put my drink.

I wish I could say something more insightful – that this was some planned out process to get X something out of it.. but it was just a drink.. on a table.. in a bar..

..and I couldn’t be happier with it.


  1. So are you suggesting that togs need a drink to get their creative juices flowing? 😉

  2. RC, check it out on my Smugmug…I made a similar image at Joe’s Crab Shack with a mug of beer. D700 24-70, LED penlight propped on an ash tray for backlight.

    There’s a cleaner version on my NAPP portfolio, but I can’t access the NAPP site while at work.

    Your HDR book will be delivered today! Cheers, dude!

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