The tunnel is an old symbol for a passage. On photographs they also make good models: Symmetry, interesting shape, often intriguing details.
I love this one in particular. It always reminds me of the fact that even if you do not see the exit and it looks like a dead end, there are plenty of exits to this tunnel – always. Why would there be a tunnel?
Feel free to use this picture in your presentations or any other work which is not for sale.
When I saw Sabeena’s alphabet the first time, I instantly fell in love with the forms and colors. I was wondering if I could recreate the same feeling using Blender.
I tried first using only things I can find in Blender and ended up with techno-tourette.
So I decided to start up my old friend inkscape and scanned some curves off the original design of the letter U. I imported the curves back into Blender and extruded them. In order to get the feeling for the paper right, I added a solidify and a subsurf modifier to the whole thing, chose some colors and there you go.
I did not use a texture, but chose a subsurf modifier in addition to the BSDF.
Lesson learned: When you want to recreate complex paper foldings, it might be a good idea to use inkscape for the curves.
When you are in the middle of Austria there are a lot of things you would not expect. A huge chinese portal is one of these things. But it fits there like a glove. So always think outside the box and expect the unexpected. Maybe trying something which does not fit there is a solution.
First impression: The lens is solid, well built and has two rings – one to zoom and one to focus. What makes here stand out from other lenses is a small lever which can also be used to zoom.
It looks like it was thought for videographers: The zoom lever for video, the constant aperture of f/4 through the whole zoom range and finally: The length does not change its length when zooming, which makes it easier to use with matte boxes.
As a photog it was the constant aperture and zoom length which draw me to this lens. From what I have seen until now it could be a good travel lens or even used for portraits.
Actually it is a really big lens. And by big I mean long and wide. Although the filter thread is 72mm the lens feels balanced on the Nex-7. I would say that it is definitely not heavy.
The lens has a wonderful circular aperture which produces the kind of bokeh I like.
I also like the tele end of the lens at f/4. I am curious how the HDRs will work out.
If you want further images you can find them on my flickr stream in the album SELP18105G-sooc.
Contact me, if you want to buy me a coffee ;-) or leave a comment and tell me and the other readers why you would or would not buy this lens.