Notes From The Top Left Corner

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Chris Bennett, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    I see things Rob. I see things other people don't see.
    And it's scary being me!
     
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  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    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! ;)
     
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  3. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Thanks for yourcthoughts, Dave.
    I must say that I am liking the riverbed image more every time I look at it.
     
  5. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    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)

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2019
  6. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    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.

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    Takumar 50mm f/1.4 @ f/2
     
  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    Takumar 35mm f/3.5
     
  8. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    Taisei Kogaku Tamron Twin-Tele 135mm f/2.8 @ 3.5
     
  9. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 @ f/2.5(ish)
     
  10. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    Helios 58mm f/2 preset
     
  11. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

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    ...and one more from the Takumar 50mm
     
  12. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    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...

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  13. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Yes, that's a good one, nice comp too.

    Of the fuscias, the Jupiter 8 does it for me.
     
  14. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    The Jupiter is becoming a real favourite of mine, Rob. And not just for the fuzzy foliage trick!
     
  15. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is a beautiful woodland scene, love it.
     
  16. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Thanks a lot for your thoughts David.
    The stream is Afon Cedig, a few hundred metres before it empties into Lake Vyrnwy, in Powys.
     
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  17. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    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 Chaplaincy

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    The Ruskin Library

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  18. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Saturday mornings are my street photography time.

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    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.

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    Unidentified Item in the Bagging Area



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    Wind



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    Musical Appreciation



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    Saucy?
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  19. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  20. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Thanks David
     

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