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Flickr a Day 84: ‘Land 450’

How often do you see such a fine shot of a classic camera, and with X-Files mystery mixed in? Is that a UFO in the Polaroid snapshot? I surely can’t identify the thing. Beautiful bokeh, sharp detail at the focus point, and instacam subject, compelled me to choose today’s selection shot by Wen Zeng, who studies mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Her hometown is Los Angeles suburb South Pasadena.

“I generally shoot with a Fuji X100, my cell phone (Moto X), or a Canon 6D”, she says. “On occasion I will shoot with an Olympus XA, Olympus Xa3, Pentax ME, Rolleicord, Olympus Trip 35, or a Polaroid OneStep. Did I mention I have a bit of a problem with film cameras?” Does she ever have a problem, which you can see at her photo website, Instagram, or blog. She develops any film she shoots. 

Wen strikes me as a true child of the Millennial generation. “There’s something really satisfying about capturing the beauty of the littlest moments in my life”. However, “during school, my camera (2nd gen Moto X) is the only camera I have on me. If I’m lucky, I’ll also have my XA, but that’s usually not the case”. I am a fan of both generation Moto X cameras for their capability to fairly accurately capture what the eye sees.

Wen has published a Quick Photography Guide and dabbles in design, too. She shot self-titled “Land 450” on Feb. 6, 2015, using Canon EOS 6D. Vitals: f/1.4, ISO 1600, 1/60 sec, 35mm. She joined Flickr in July 2010.

Photo Credit: Wen Zeng

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