Corlan, Wonderful Intersecting Lines, Color, Contrast & Juxtaposition!
S5 with Tamron 24-135 @ 24mm and f/7.1
Thanks, Lloyd. The lens, the Tamron 24-135mm, is one of the stranger options around. On DX, it really sucks above 80mm, is acceptable from 35-80, but between 24 and 35mm, it's unbelievably sharp, even wide open. I was going to take the GH1 to S'pore, but a couple of hour before departure, I found out that I had forgotten the OM/m43 adapter in my father's house, so had to take what was available, the S5 with 105mm f/1.8 and the Tamron. It doesn't matter of course, any camera/lens will do.
Fantastic set, Steve!
Oh btw, ain't this T/S lens of yours still collecting dust on some shelf?
Thanks a lot, all. Much appreciated.
This shot is part of a larger series from the only day i had/took time to shoot (with a vengeance) over the last 3 or 4 weeks... more on that later.
Matt, this is the center pillar (?) placed in the middle of the large main entrance of a XIIth/XIIIth c. cathedral (this motive is from the XIIth c.).
Have a b&w version for Steve:
(matte print looks good, for some reason this snapshot "says something to me" (not related to religion though) - it's actually only the second one of mine that i hung up on the wall other the years -all others being from fellow photographers. Always wondering why some shots reaches you (not meaning everyone), or not...)
Corlan, totally different dynamic & perspective in the b&w shot. To me it brings the time span back another decade. More of a late 50's, early 60's feel. Both are Excellent but i think i give the nod to the color shot for the contrast & pop!
Matt: Eid Mubarak to you too pal.
Thanks a lot guys.
Nothing exciting..bricks, cement, wood, nails just after dawn..
Corlan's pillar saint
and rayyan nails it
they are all great, gents
Rayyan & Steen, Thank You Both!
Steve, your gorilla series is The Best Ape pictures I've ever came across! This is pure magic...
Corlan: My nod to the color also. A very elaborate column. And, I'm sure your understanding of the technology of photography is well beyond point-n-shoot. The "technical" discussions are always informative. Yes, it is gathering dust...at the moment. Maybe, I'll take it to the zoo?
Probably an indication that' Rayyan's photo was successfully disturbing.
I happened to actually step on a similar contrivance some time ago... aouch. Lot of bleeding, hospital... erk.
(ok- not funny)
And they look so profoundly clever.
Just to show, once again, that a Leica is in no way needed to make blurry, out of focus images
S5 with 105mm f/1.8
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I realized I haven't contributed to this thread for some time. Admiring the wonderful shots posted here, one may get lazy
Last year, a beautiful mosque was inaugurated in Istanbul. Shakirin (meaning thankful) Mosque is the first mosque who was co-designed by a lady. Although it is a radically modern design, many important Islamic, Seljuk and Ottoman elements have been incorporated. It is difficult to describe in words the overwhelming sense of elation, especially when standing at the inner courtyard.
Here are a few glimpses I've caught with D700 and Nikkor 24-70mm/2.8:
Thank you, Lloyd, I'm glad you liked them.
This is nice, Osman. Were you able to shoot there out of opening hours? Or is it not open yet? Forgive my ignorance (and "my turkish is rusty"- meaning in clear that the only very few words i ever knew are long forgotten ), reason i'm asking is that i would expect some water in the "fountain" (?) in the center.
What you mention about "sense of elation" is indeed almost impossible to describe... and it's definitely a rare occurence with new or recent places, whatever the culture.
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The fountain is a of radically different design; the steel sphere has a small opening at the top, where water flows down all along its perimeter, yielding beautiful light games. Somehow it was dry while I was shooting.
We indeed say 'rusty' when we describe a situation when one's knowledge of a foreign language fails due to neglect! Interesting you remember it
And lastly, you are correct in saying that elation does not come easily in 'new' places. Architecture is wizardry to me...
Many years ago a GF of mine (what a beauty she was -most stubborn person i ever knew though) was Turkish and though she was not fluent her father was a linguist (including by trade). We used to have long conversations exhanging views about longuistics and epistemology. From the Turkic language(s) barely fragments or vague notions are still vivid. Looking back, i was young, probably too passionate in defending my own theories... today i'd certainly listen harder. Errors of youth
Naturally I understand
More from Singapore.
S5 with Tamron 24-135 @ 34mm, f/8 and 2.8s
S5 with 105mm f/1.8
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