For this image of my daughters sandals, I used a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8. I wanted a shallow DOF to blur out distractions in the background but also wanted to retain the details in the texture on the cement. Since this image was shot on labor day last summer I thought it depicted the “end of summer” quite well. I converted to B&W to further emphasize the detail in textures.
Photographer: Christopher Utano (Hauppauge, New York, USA) Registered
Christopher Utano enjoys black & white, landscape,still life, macro and HDR photography. Has has achieved publication credits include National Geographic Stock,istockphoto and Boating Times Long Island. For his photography mostly he uses Nikon D40 with SB600 Flash, Sea and Sea MMII with YS 50 Strobe, Nikor 60 mm macro f2.8, Sigma 10-20mm f 5.6, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Tamron 28-300mm f3.5 and Manfrotto 725B Tripod.