Night At The Museum

Discussion in 'General' started by Mick Howe, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Night at the museum sounds good , but in reality it was a grey dark and miserable rainy day. So I went to the local museum with the intent on photographing the wild life, the stuffed wild life that is. I shot the set with the Fuji XE-1 and the 35mm cctv lens, knowing what to expect from this lens sharp where it needs to be and lovely out of focus backgrounds, as usual shot in (b/w jpeg iso 3200 hand held no tripods allowed), so as not to have much pp in Lightroom. I hope to follow on this project at other museums as I travel round in different locations, could be long term.

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  2. Tony Britton

    Tony Britton Active Member

    These are excellent and have an interesting, dreamlike quality about them. Deciding to present them in black & white was especially wise and effective.

    Tony
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Now these are stunning, Mick and Tony has summed it up with his description of dreamy (or, even better, nightmarish). This should definitely be a long-term project. Wonderful.
     
  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is an excellent set. They do have a sinister feel to them, that monkey is scary!
     
  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    ...and the elephant looks so sad. Really excellent idea, Mick. I look forward to your own zoo growing.
     
  6. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks Guys, It was hard at first as there were school kids running round looking for clues for some project they were doing, and once or twice I got dirty looks off one of the school teachers, you know what I mean, but all was well in the end.
    Thanks for the comments.
     
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  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Great set Mick. Ever since you arrived I've been considering getting on of these Fujian CCTV lenses. I might just have to order one today! (By the way that ex-parrot looks like he means business!)
     
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  8. Mick Howe

    Mick Howe Member

    Thanks Brian, If you do go for one make sure that they sell the adaptor with it, this will make it a lot better as it should fit your camera without any bother.I have herd of people buying separate adaptors and having problems, don't forget 35mm for 1.5 crop and the 25mm for 4/3 2x crop, you won't regret it loads of fun. Here's the link to where I purchased mine from.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fujian-35...-X-E1-M1-T1-/142052176406?hash=item2112f83216
     
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  9. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Thanks for the tip, Mick. Much appreciated.
     

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