G1 and 45-200 zoom
Homosassa State Park volunteer feeding a West Indian Manatee
Theses are GREAT....Spot on Crisp & Bright
Nature & its Creatures make Life Wonderful
Enjoyed those Cindy. The white pelicans especially appeal to me visually altho' the other 2 do also just for the pleasure of seeing some of these creatures (manatee and the brown pelicans made me smile).
Two shot several days ago in a nearby county. I had spotted this house on a jaunt to a vineyard and found my way back. I was warned about getting too near by a neighbor--breakins, etc. I had hoped to get some closer, in windows, back, etc.
G1 14-45 (this was where I wished for wider---I would have liked an even more wide perspective and a bit of breathing room)
G1 FD 24f/2.8 w/Cameraquest adaptor
Its always sad for me to see these old homes just left to rot. For the area its in, its quite 'grand' as this is more farm country than plantation country (western NC). Oh, a little trivia. I was told 2 vultures raise their young in the left/back chimney. How I would love to be there to see them rise off the chimney--don't think its quite time for them raising young yet, but may check and try to go back prepared to wait LOL.
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This series is wonderful. It is hard to pick a favorite. I love old, abandoned homes. I do get really nervous when I get out of my car to go traipsing around. I was chased by a Doberman once and barely made it back to my car. I guess a shotgun would be worse. I can only imagine that looking in the windows of this one would be marvelous.
wow...Love it Diane
Old World Charm Beautifully Crafted !!
Very nice pics, Diane !
Just one question, why did you tone the middle one differently ?
For me, it kinda breaks the coherence in the series ??
Well, it actually wasn't done as a series in the beginning. I thought of that when I posted though I admit LOL. I have gone back and reprocessed because I agree with you--and may print them as a series. (originally use an LR preset as a starting point because I wanted a 'nostalgic' feel--aged photo--but went back to my own mono processing).
and added 2 more to the set
Thanks all for looking and commenting. Rafael, glad you asked the question. It pushed me to think of them differently.
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Great stuff Diane.
I have been doing a series on old barns in a similar style. These barns are so cool and they are disappearing at an alarming rate. When I see one I immediately shoot it because at the rate shopping centers and malls are going up where these once resided makes speed imperative.
Let's keep these wonderful structures alive as images that our children and grandchildren can appreciate.
Just back from a 2 week cruise in some much needed sunshine (San Diego to Ft Lauderdale via the Panama Canal). I used the G1 with both kit lenses and the PanLeica lux. The G1 and kit lenses performed very well on this trip and I was quite pleased with the images. Some shots from the cruise here and a sample image from Cartagena below.
We had a couple of Safari Group outings this weekend, great company - ideal weather... lots of fun!
E-520 + PanaLeica 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
1/200s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso100
E-520 + ZD 150mm f2
1/2000s f/2.0 at 150.0mm iso100
Well, I just hop on
E-300 + kitlens Rooftops in Mers les Bains/France
E/3 with Leica APO Telyt 180 mm 3.4 Outskirts of Amsterdam
Some doors in symmetrical order of the Amsterdam School. an architectural movement in the first half of the former century. Great bricklayers!!
All token with the E/300, I think.
Yes must have been the kitlens - barrel distortion
That 150mm..... sometimes, like every time I see a photo from it, it looks like it's really worth all those moneys, even though I'm not sure that I need the focal length, and it kind of turns any argument for buying the E-620 for its compactness into dust
But they have one in stock at a shop down the road here...
Great doors. Gotta love those bricklayers
@Michiel, lovely brickwork - and that staircase going up into the archway... fantastic.
Thanks Ric, Jorgen... the 150mm f2 is unbelievable, and the E-620 seems to be recapturing the colour and DR quality of the original E-1 imho.
Here are a couple of snapshots from yesterday - wide open at f2.8 with the 1.4 x Teleconverter.
E-620 + ZD 150mm f2 + 1.4x TC
1/1250s f/2.8 at 212.0mm iso200
1/800s f/2.8 at 212.0mm iso200
Looks good and I'm looking forward to a lot more e620 shots before I pull the trigger on a G1.
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Thank you all Jorgen, Cindy and Brian,
Brian, Will you please don't use that 150 mm lens, it costs serious money! Love the rendering of the backround of that lens
(still much into those icons) Did you know Brian someone is organising a Oly Saphari meeting in the Netherlands? Looking forward to it.
Cindy, here are a few more doors for you. Must go out sometime soon again to renew some of them because the E-300 at the time was very difficult in the handling of big dark and light (porches) differences. Also I always went out on sunny days which made it even more difficult.
Michiel, I really think those brick buildings would be worth a serious project to capture - I'd consider looking for ideal lighting conditions, and perhaps use PhotoAcute to get the absolute best dynamic range and colours.
Remember to post a message on the Netherlands Local Safari Group Events discussion page here :
...and I'll send an e-mail to all of our members in the area - this worked well for the Washington DC group, who got a lot of interest for their National Cherry Blossom Festival event.
I love doors--and especially #3 with the reflections in the glass doors.
I'll have to look in the Amsterdam School--architecture is an interest. Very symmetrical--those same cylinders over the 2 red doors on each side of the stairway--but then they are turned. Are the ones you photographed in one particular area? I've just read a bit more about the the movement and will explore it more. Very interesting even beyond the wonderful craftsmanship, architecture with the social ideas.
It is an interesting phenomenon, if you consider this was also the era of modernism, such as De Stijl and Bauhaus.
These neighbourhoods were built for the workers by Housing Corporations with socialistic names like the " Break of day ". There wa so much craftmenship and love for detail and labour was cheap. Great bricklaying and carpentry. The design was subordinate to function. Also for example the windows were placed in such a way that it was hard to lean out of the window. The idea behind this was that people wouldn't hang out of their windows anymore to talk and shout with the neighbours and the people in the street, as they used to in the old days.
It was about the uplifting of the workingclass; they shouldn't hang out of their windows but read good books instead.
Well it did result in some amazing neighbourhoods spread out over the city.
They also made use off a lot great stained glass work. Frank Loyd Wright must have loved it.
Anyway, it's nice you like it.
Diane, Michiel and all the others that have participated in this post, I have really enjoyed not only the images but the dialogue. I also love doors, I have a lot of them from the UK and Belgium. In fact here are a couple of mine.
Well, perhaps not doors but close to it
[QUOTE=Michiel Schierbeek;86646]Hello Diana,
The design was subordinate to function. Errata should be:
The function was subordinate to function.
This door is closed....
Your example of making windows so people couldn't lean out of them would be an example of design being subordinate to function -- i.e., function was more important.
But most of the examples look like design was a top priority -- someone thinking, "You want to see some fancy bricklaying? Well, watch this!" Regardless of the field, when master craftsmen start trying to one-up each other, interesting things often happen, as the photos show very well!
Bill, the door and, I assume, garage door, in purple with the wisteria is lovely and I really like the doorway with the 'stoop' surrounded by water and the wonderful reflections from the windows. I'd love to know more about this one.
Klaus, aren't they wonderful colors in that old door and hardware. The bit of fabric stuffed into the obviously unusable keyhole makes one wonder about that also--why??
I have a passion for doorways, pathways, passages and am enjoying these.
Very nice paintwork and sharp lens, although I can't read what's on the paper.
These doors say - no entance - but will be demolished one of these days.
The building must be already 20 years old.
Kern Switar 75/1.9 ( not macro ) I think at 2.8. Big for a cmount prime, but very sharp. I think I like this one.
I just tried the miniature effect i have seen in this forum. What a success. I checked it out with my neighbors ferrari and successfully shrinked it !! Now it fits into my cabinet.
This was yesterday morning--rain!! G1 and FD 35 f/2.8
This was this afternoon--more rain, fog--4 days last weekend--4 days (or more) this weekend LOL.
G1 and FD 135 f/2.8
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Diane, ,2 nice shots.
Kweide;you scare me to death.
Diane, those are two very beautiful photos.
Klaus, your neighbour has fooled you. The Ferrari that you shrunk is not a real one, but one he has enlarged from a miniature one. Have you checked if your neighbour has a very large Xerox machine in the backyard?
Just came accross this "floating flower".
Panasonic G1 | Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
And the rest of the family....
Panasonic G1 | Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
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A sculpture by Michel Folon at the La Hulpe Castle :
I notice elsewhere on the forums that someone has a 100mm f/2 LTM Canon lens for sale. I don't know him and I'm not trying to hype his lens for him, but seeing that listing reminded me that this is one of my favorites, AND that I had used it earlier this afternoon on the G1 at a tech rehearsal for an upcoming ballet performance:
One thing I like about it is that unlike many "vintage" lenses,
it doesn't flare out drastically when bright light sources are in the picture area.
A 200mm f/2 lens on an FX-format camera would give me the same crop,
but would be quite a bit bigger and heavier (not to mention 'way beyond my budget!)
Was this last just an assortment of images, or do they depict one event?
I particularly wondered about the fashion-forward woman drawing on the pavement with chalk...
they are from my saturday morning, first shot is from the farmer's market - a jewelry maker/seller.
second shot is in front of a store and she is chalking out an arrow pointing to the door of her shop.
third is where my car was parked.