Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Chris Bennett, Apr 13, 2019.
I see things Rob. I see things other people don't see.
And it's scary being me!
Love the stones and water - great textures.
I think they might have been disturbed before they could remove the B and add a C!
Yeah, lots of posties have second jobs I hear!
The stones and water make a great image, as does the detail study of the postbox. Not a clue about the meaning of the sign though.
Thanks for yourcthoughts, Dave.
I must say that I am liking the riverbed image more every time I look at it.
A new lens landed yesterday: a Jupiter 8.
I love it, it's great, so £12.50 well spent!
I spent the day with it in Preston today. I didn't know it, but there was all sorts of activity going on for Armed Forces Day -not least, a whacking great Spitfire fighter plane in the market area (see my post 'The Non-Conformist'...Click Me)
Footling about with Fuscias
We have a fuschia in the garden and there's a dogwood bush about 4 metres behind it. The show of flowers on it is great this year. I've been looking at it through a few different lenses over the last week.
Takumar 50mm f/1.4 @ f/2
Takumar 35mm f/3.5
Taisei Kogaku Tamron Twin-Tele 135mm f/2.8 @ 3.5
Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 @ f/2.5(ish)
Helios 58mm f/2 preset
...and one more from the Takumar 50mm
Just back from a short trip to Wales. I took the Canon DSLR and that Pentax P30 with me. It was the first time I have tried to use the P30 with my Adaptall 17mm lens. There were some really great results from this happy liaison. Here's one I particularly like...
Yes, that's a good one, nice comp too.
Of the fuscias, the Jupiter 8 does it for me.
The Jupiter is becoming a real favourite of mine, Rob. And not just for the fuzzy foliage trick!
That is a beautiful woodland scene, love it.
Thanks a lot for your thoughts David.
The stream is Afon Cedig, a few hundred metres before it empties into Lake Vyrnwy, in Powys.
Still playing with the 17mm Tamron on the P30, I spent an evening recently wandering around the campus of Lancaster University, which is just outside my village. There is some interesting architecture there.
The Ruskin Library
Saturday mornings are my street photography time.
The Eyes Have It
My wife got her degree in fine art and she likes to keep her skills sharpened by attending a life drawing session for a couple of hours. She tells me it's an essential activity and I tell her I think it's just an excuse to look at willies, but anyway, while she does that I prowl around the streets of Lancaster, and sometimes Morecambe, with a camera and take photos of the good folks in the streets there.
Here are a few that I haven't posted on RPF before.
Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area
That is interesting architecture. Really like the first one of the Chaplaincy, the way the roofline curves up to form the side of the steeple is a fine piece of design. You have captured it very well. There are some interesting effects from pointing a wide-angle upwards, but it is also easy to end up with something that looks like a bad estate agent pic!
Great set of street pics, all very good. Particulary like the first and last ones.
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