Double Talk

Where would the Italians be without their hands? A bit pointless on the phone, but it's in their blood.

This is one of my favourite images from our trip to Italy in 2012(?). I initially preferred the colour image, but over time, the black and white won me over. Wonderful character and emotion.

Camera was the 450D canon and the lens the 135 f2L. This combination worked well enough in it's day and I still miss the lens (although the 75mm Olympus is more useful and maybe a little better at half the size). This may be an odd combination to some, but weight was really an issue with those big canon lenses, so light weight cameras were the best (only) solution.

Here is the colour one for comparison, although it is a little lighter than earlier versions.