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Heavy rain pours down in central Bucharest, on the central causeway from The People's House (Houses of Parliament,second biggest administrative building after the Pentagon), to Iancu Square (Piata Iancului). The decorative pavement shines revealing marble-like gloss.The bike is an increasingly popular option for transport in Bucharest whenever the weather allows, as car traffic increased drastically over the last few years.
This particular photo shows a strange Peugeot....a pedal powered racer if there ever was one,and the camera used is an ancient Nikon D 100 from 18 years ago that I recently resurrected from the pawn shop. The lens is also famous for all the wrong reasons..the infamous "street sweeper" (Nikkor 24-120) made it into the top 10 of the worst lens ever produced anywhere, being varifocal, having strong barrel distortion and softening at short focals,and being the dark beast that it is (f/3.5 to 5.6) surely does not help its case. To all that add that it is not quite apochromatic also... and you've got a little bucket of nasty. Still under strict control (and forgiving the occasional focus error that the otherwise tame D100 throws with it) it behaves rather nicely. Strongly lit portraits are also an under-explored possibility of this lens.

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