lunch and evening in kansas (day 4)


Found a lovely little restaurant in the old section of Leavenworth at the corner of South Seventh and Cherokee called Luigi’s. I had a wonderful stromboli, complete with salad, bread and olive oil to dip the bread in. All for less than $10. Service was great. And they serve real Coke (I had diet Coke, and it tasted better than anything I could have gotten at a fast food restaurant).

Photo was deliberately composed for flair. I don’t care anymore if a lens flairs or not, and frankly, the more it flairs the better. Lenses are too sharp and too contrasty (yes, I just wrote that), and anything I can do to bring back some subtlety I will do. That’s what everyone likes about the so-called “film” look. It’s taken a few years, but I no longer worship at the alter of digital perfection and ultra sharpness. It’s added too much to the cost of photographic equipment and it’s stripped the humanity out of our photography.

The rest of these were post-post processed using Analog Efex Pro, this time with my own customer filter. Yes, it’s an affectation. No, I don’t care what you think. It’s a different direction (if back to the past) and I find it enjoyable.

If anybody’s keeping track, I used my second lens, the Olympus 45mm f/1.8, on one of the photos. All the others were taken using the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4. That’s all I brought with me this time, one body and two prime lenses.

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