I suppose I could say that I was aiming for a diffused, high key effect here, but it wouldn’t be true. In reality I was using a recently purchased Canon f1.4 lens in Leica Thread Mount on my Sony Nex 5N. I think it’s probably the first manual focus lens (with adapter) that I’d ever tried. I’d bought the camera specifically with this in mind – that I cold use legacy lenses with it. The camera was also quite new to me and I didn’t, at the time, understand precisely how focus zoom and focus peaking worked. So my focus was all over the place – particularly wide open. So I missed the focus. However, I still like the shot – out of focus or not. The curves of the fan vaults are just spectacular.

Taken in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City in February, 2012

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