Monday, November 24, 2008

Fishy Polyptych - "parade"

The four images that make up this polyptych (think triptych + 1) were taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California. The aquarium features quite a few viewing portals into the tanks where the lucite windows are around 6 feet tall. I took a series of shots with my 50mm 1.4 lens at f/5.0 with a 1/4 second exposure to get the motion of the fish to blur (ISO 200) - the camera was in a vertical orientation.

When I reviewed the shots these four seemed to line up very well, almost as if I had cropped four separate sections out of one shot.

Here are a few other shots from that trip to the aquarium. All of these were taken with the 50 1.4 lens on a Canon Digital Rebel (first edition) camera.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Welcome to Matt Allen Photography's blog

The goal of this blog is to showcase some of the photographs I've taken over the past 5 years as well as be a place where I plan to upload at least one new photo a week.

Most of the photographs on this site are available for purchase at my store - If you see a photo here that isn't on my store and you'd like a print, just send me an email and I can make a listing for you on etsy.

Thanks for stopping by!