Some nights when I need to get out of the house I like to go visit my long time friend Mike at his restaurant, The Summit Family Restaurant in Camp Hill, Pa. I go in an hour or two before closing, after the day has died down, and pop open my computer, drink some coffee and maybe eat a turkey club or something. Who am I kidding, all I eat when I go there are turkey clubs and fries. If you’re ever in the area, stop on in and tell Mike or Sam that Tony sent you.
I didn’t plan on shooting any photos that night, but I did have a camera in tow, my a6000 with the Sigma 19mm f/2.8. I have really been trying to bring it with me everywhere. It isn’t quite as portable as a point & shoot, but it is light enough to wear around your neck for an indefinite period of time and still not notice it there.
I am really understanding the value or always having a camera with you. When I get a more compact prime lens for my a7ii I can see myself carrying it around with me instead of the a6000. I really wish Sigma would release a full frame version of their ‘art series’ for the full frame e-mount.
I am really happy with the results I got from the night. I didn’t shoot too much, as I was actually working on my previous blog post most of the time. I tried to be as incognito as I could when I was shooting, a task not particularly easy to accomplish in a well-lit restaurant with hardly anybody in it.
I took some shots of Sal while he mopped the back dining room and once he noticed me I asked if he’d stop for a portrait. Being that I was shooting on a 28mm equivalent lens, I knew I needed to take consideration of the background.
After everything in the restaurant was buttoned up, we headed out to my friend’s house to round out the evening with a healthy dose of Steep and plenty of laughs. When I walked to my car I noticed there was a light fog in the air. I pulled up my camera and fired off. I learned two things as I took those photos. 1 – If I’m going to shoot fog, I think it would be better accomplished with a longer lens. The longer focal length would compress the shot and emphasize the fog present. When I shot with the 19mm, 28mm full frame equivalent, the fog didn’t look quite as foggy as it did in person. I am anxious to get out in some fog and shoot with a longer lens now!