I received my m4/3 to M42 tilt converter from www.adranololli.com.
With my Pentax 50/1.4 I got some early good results. The adapter is well made, fits well to my G1 and takes my Pentax and Russian M42 lenses with no problem.
It's very similar to my Lensbaby Composer, but has the advantage of being able to put some legacy lenses onto it.
Seems to have 30% less tilt than the Lensbaby
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Here is another test shot from my tilt adapter. This one is from a newly acquired Pentax 28/3.5 M42 lens
All of these tilt shots are taken wide open
My initial impressions is that this adapter has a more creative factor than Lensbaby because of the variety of lenses you can put on it. It is not so easy to adjust (but easy enough for me, and this is early days)
>I wish I had a goat in the backyard, then I wouldn't have to mow all the time.
We could share one :-)
Goats eat anything they can reach, so forget about having a garden. :-0
I've been holding back on this because I upset a member on another forum by pointing out that his image was a sheep. I think the one in Mike's images is a sheep also LOL--notice that it appears to have a longer 'coat' and is grazing from the ground. In Italy, Greece, Portugal, etc., they often herd goats and sheep together.
I say this since I was a longtime breeder of sheep and dairy goats (probably 20 year LOL--the sheep for wool but meat also and the dairy goats for milk, yogurt, cheese). A city girl with a professional career back in the late 60's/70's who moved from urban to rural and enthusiastically embraced the lifestyle. For anyone wondering, I've done a lot of things in my life LOL (as probably most of us have)--some of them blending easily with the other parts, some not so easily.
I know this is OT--but--just for a little education here. The sheep will 'mow/graze' since they like to eat at ground level though they will occasionally reach up and eat higher. Goats like to eat above ground level, much as deer do (they are all ruminants--multi-stomached that chew their cuds) so they will eat a variety of herbacious plants, but I can guarantee you that they can be extremely fussy about their food if they have a choice LOL. Probably more than most want/need to know LOL. They require good fencing--sheep less so--goats are clever and enjoy 'games'--like opening gates.
BTW--I like the olive grove images also and the sheep just adds that detail that draws us in.
Where are the olive groves? They are absolutely wonderful--I know they grow old and gnarly, but the one with the split trunk just works so well on so many levels for me. I don't think I've ever seen a tree like that--except for one of the redwoods in Sequoia Natl Park (I worked there when I was in college one summer). Yours and Uwe's vineyards and orchards just bring me back to look at them. I think I've liked the botanical/landscape shots (those and John's and others) perhaps the best of the blends--the tones, the textures and the intial images.
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I like your mode in blending LOL--difference!!!
I meant to comment on your fishermen shot also--I did say that I liked the botanicals/landscapes best, but there aer some others that stand out for me also--this being one.
Roof shot with E-P2 with Olympus 4/3 14-52mm
Flower G1 + 45-200mm
Thoroughly enjoying these. Mike R, your images are always so well done. Michael, I love the fishermen. Uwe, the roof tiles blend works really well. Keith, you've shown us a cool new twist with the tilt device.
I've said it before--this is my favorite thread in a long long time.
I have spent the last couple of hours working on a an image that has lots of layers.
Last time I posted a nude, I wasn't sure if I was breaking rules etc. so I put it on my flickr site and here is the link if you are interested.
If you click on the large size, you can see the image better. It's rather dark.
Nor me---I have a Flickr account but don't use it often and forget where all the things are--but AIR, the 'sizes' is usually right over the image--and I looked everywhere else and didn't find a choice for full size. I'd really like to view it larger as it looks like a wonderful image.
Here is another link http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael...19747/sizes/o/
Basically, if you click on the image from my first link, it takes you to another page and above the photo it has different download sizes.
Mike, clicking on that link takes me to flickr, but it says 'oops, this page is private'.
Try it now. I think I fixed the problem.
Wonderful image that looks like it was inspired by the Old Masters.
How large can you print this still keeping your the aesthetics to your liking? From your earlier discussions on your printing, I thought you did not print on canvas - have you tried canvas, and would you modify your textures?
I just posted another version of my "two nudes" on Flickr.
My client thought it was a bit too revealing.
Here is the link.
Not a texture blend but a multiple exposure - 3 exposures, 4 images, "blended"
Shot with a GF1 and a Rusian Helios 44-2 58mm f/2. All images were shot oof. I'll post some sample in-focus images in the Russian lens thread as this copy is truly exceptional - razor sharp.