Capturing this scene with my 20 plus year old 85mm F2 was a simple and straight forward endeavor with one of today's fantastic digital camera's. Using such a wide aperture on a super sunny day like it was this day would require a really high shutter speed to keep from burning out all the highlights. Now that might have been a problem 20 years ago when I was using this lens with my old Nikon F3 or FA camera's, even if I had ectachrome 100 in one of them like I often did, to give me more speed for my indoor shots, if I only took one camera with me for freedom of movement and fatigue factors. Back then if I happened onto a scene like this I would have had to use a smaller aperture than I desired to get the proper exposure. But now even at ISO 200, twice as light sensitive as my trusty all purpose film of yore, my D300s didn't sweat it. So with today's technology I get to have my cake and eat it too.
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