Balancing Act – Flickr10 Photowalk

I participated in the local Flickr 10th Anniversary photo walk last month.  I never really got around to processing the photos.  The walk that evening was an exercise to get to know my new Canon 85mm f/1.2 L II better. It’s really my go to portrait lens and quite heavy, but decided that it was my lens for the evening to see what I could capture. When you have a lens that can shoot at f/1.2, not many shots are other than at f/1.2.  I love the isolation that this lens produces. It’s not the fastest focusing lens but when you nail focus it’s amazing!

I edited these images in Lightroom 5 using VSCO Film 01 pack. It contains an adjustment for one of my favorite films I used to use – Kodak Portra 400 with the exception of Armando’s Toast in which I used a Kodak Ektar 100 out of VSCO Film 05 pack.

Here are some shots from that evening’s photo walk.  Click on the images to see the large!

Justin Balog
Justin Balog of Hossedia.com – One of the Flickr10 Photowalk Hosts
Balancing Act
A Balancing Act – Woman having fun with friends walking a tightrope in Commons Park, Denver, Colorado
Fire Poi Performer in Confluence Park, Denver
Fire Poi Performer in Confluence Park, Denver
Fire Poi Performer down along the South Platte River, Denver
Fire Poi Performer down along the South Platte River, Denver
Armando Martinez one of the Flickr10 hosts giving a Toast!
Armando Martinez of Pixel Training, one of the Flickr10 hosts giving a Toast after the walk at McLoughlin’s.
  • ljsaltiel

    That shot of Armando really shows the benefits of the 1.2. Great shot Rick.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Yea, that is my favorite from the evening! Thanks, Len!

  • Michael Criswell

    Great shots Rick, looks like fun, and a great lens!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Michael!

  • Armando Martinez

    NIce work Rick. Love the look that lens makes.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks!