Picked up a new "old" manual lens a few days ago. A 135mm Soligor, it's a little soft, but the focus is smooth as silk and has a great weight..... It's interesting to see the unique elements an old lens brings to a very standard shot. Took this in the parking lot outside of the camera store after I bought it...... I think what i find most interesting is how I approach new tools like this. I approach most new tools as toys. No matter if it's a new program, social media channel, lens or pick axe. I prefer to play with the tools I own. It makes learning to use them less frustrating and more exploratory. In this case, playing with this lens in the outdoors with no per-conceived notions has opened a world of ideas regarding portraiture with this old manual lens.   #manuallens #canonfanphoto #nature #soligor #nature #photooftheday

Mark Ley has been a fiercely active Marketing Professional for the last 15 years with expertise in web design, digital strategies, social media and content creation. He has consistently helped businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs with marketing and digital branding strategies, while developing his own passion as a professional photographer. Mark has worked extensively in the fields of hospitality, music and lifestyle branding. Providing opportunities for people to pursue their aspirations has been the hallmark of Mark’s approach to the numerous projects he has been involved with.  Mark calls the the town of Waimea on the Big Island his home rand esides there with his wife and thirteen year old daughter.