BALCONY IRONWORK, VIEUX CARRE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, JANUARY 11, 2011
SMC Pentax-FA 28-90 at 90mm
1/1000 sec. f9.5
While dining in a bistro on Royal Street in New Orleans, I spotted the sun throwing interesting shadows through ornate ironwork on a second-story balcony, and took this shot through a somewhat grimy window. Though it feels plasticky and cheap, the infamous FA 28-90 kit zoom lens -- I bought it for $60 on eBay five years ago -- still takes sharp and clear photographs when stopped down.