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Lady + Cosmos: Samezu, Tokyo

Spent a couple of consecutive days recently down at the local canal, shooting the cosmos flowers. Lovely display. Needed a bit of relaxing time with the camera after some recent hectic and slightly stressful jobs. People for whom photography is a hobby often wish they could do it for a living. I wish for the opposite sometimes....

I love my job, my work, my life... but sometimes there is a need for 'me' time with the camera and shooting nature is often my most relaxing time. No pressure. No-one to talk to.

This one was a fave of the first day of shooting at the canal. Spent about ten mins waiting for the lady to get in the right spot of my framing. This lens is a beauty wide-open at 1.9. Fastest medium format lens on the planet. Bokeh is dreamy.

Mamiya 645AFDii
Mamiya ZD digital back
Mamiya 80mm f/1.9