I never though I will betray my beloved Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM lens for portraits. Simply, there could not possibly be possible to create a better lens. And yet... I might be wrong, you may not agree. But the reviews do not lie, hype is justified. But enough words - see some examples below. Mind you - there is hardly any retouching. View tiny sliders moves in Lightroom, minimal. And this was not a pro session - just a short walk with my kids. No setups, reflectors, all handheld.
Here is another one of my old round the world trip photos - this one was taken in the middle of the bright sunny day from the boat speeding on a rough sea. Photoshop helped to see how this place would look like during sunset...
and here is a link to it on 500px :
Another photo from long forgotten trip. We have been in Kuala Lumpur only briefly, had no time for lots of photograpy, not to mention evening tripod settings etc.. Ten years later - as fun with restoring and improving old photos - I have blurred the sky and added some toning. Not so bad...
Quite pleased with 500px scoring as well :
Petronas towers on 500px
Biggest single sale to date !
This was totally unexpected. Microstock sales of my images were a small addition to my income, although regular and slowly increasing, not spectacular. Recently I joined few new microstock companies, among them Alamy. For long time I had no sales there at all, and suddenly......I sold one - yes, ONE picture, for... 250 USD ! Wow! Again, please !
Here is the picture :