Jackie Ranken - Canon Master
I like to make photographs of everyday things and be able to find something special in them. I also like to make images that are part of a series.
This image fits both these categories and that’s how I find favourite shots.
This is a place in the Summer Palace in Beijing where tourists come and have their photograph made while dressed in traditional clothes.
I really enjoy the light, it looked magical. The selective red and yellow hues are so Chinese and the mix of new and old for me is intriguing.
I used my 50mm lens wide open at F1.2 to create a narrow band of focus to bring my eye to the painting of an Empress Dowager deep within the frame. I feel like I am falling into a fairy tale, like Alice in Wonderland.
Red Stripe #2 – Beijing
Canon 5DS F1.2, 1/2640th sec, 100 ISO
Lens EF 50mm 1.2L USM
If you want more from Canon Masters Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken, follow this link to see their range of prints & photography books available on our Canon Online Store: http://shop.canon.co.nz/books-prints.html/