Well I’ve been away at the Rivenstone festival and Cornwall all last week, so here is a picture taken after returning to the campsite at Rivenstone. First set of photos I have taken late at night and I have to say I think its hooked me – so expect more long exposure photography.
“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”
– Duane Michals
well I thought I would take another of the old M42 lenses out for a play today. This time it is a Mayer-Optick 2.8/50 that has been lying around on the front of an old Practica nova 1B that a friend gave me a number of years ago. It was a nice clean lens so I did not have to take it apart to clean the elements, I am not sure I would manage with this one either. The only thing I had to do was disable the auto aperture thus turning it into a manual aperture lens. This was achieved with the usual off-cut from a cotton bud and a lot of fiddling with a pair of tweezers.
Well I nipped out into the garden and took a couple pictures, I have posted two below for your delectation, its not the sharpest of lenses, but I really like the colour that this lens captures. It is a 50mm lens therefore on the a6000 it is the equivalent of a 75mm, so I am looking forward to a portrait or two with this to see how much it warms skin tones up. The photos below where taken with in one case the aperture fully open at f2.8, and in the other fully stopped down at f22. Perhaps a walk around the town with this is called for.
We had a day out at Dyrham park the other day, so just to wet your appetite until I get some photos on Facebook in the coming months, here are two shots in way of a Photo of the week. [As always click for a bigger pic]. In editing news – I still have a few hundred shots from the HS20 to wade through before I get to those from the a6000, oh well at least I enjoy it. Wonder if we will have nice enough weather to get out and about this weekend?
Well I have not had chance to update the blog this week, mainly because I have been away recording with Kantref. But I did say I would try to upload at least one pic a week here. So here is a pic taken at the recording session after we stopped for the evening.