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on Nov 4, 2011 in Landscape Photography

Cisco Just Delivers

Cisco is this really cool place that I’ve blogged about many times. In fact, one of the residents said, “Yeah, photographers seem to come here all the time now. Someone blogged about it and now they all come.” Opps! If you blink while driving by Cisco, you will miss it. There simply isn’t much to it. There are so many ways to approach shooting at Cisco, this time I decided to go with the one lens approach. I wanted to find subjects that fit my perception of Cisco, a lonely place once a thriving community full of dreams. The lens I went with was the 50f1.4AFS, a wickedly sharp lens. I shot the entire time at f1.4, that narrow DOF bringing in the loneliness of Cisco. I found only 13 subjects that fit my quest and of those, these three I really like. I was with the gang when I saw the bottom image, definitely my favorite. I bent over to get the perspective you see here. I must have looked really funny because everyone stopped and asked, “What does he see?” Now they know.

Photos captured by D3s, 50f1.4AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film