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Bamboo Pipe Smoker. A7r w/FE 55 f1.8
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Went for a long hike yesterday across Bodmin Moor, where I revisited “King Arthur’s Hall” a megalithic monument of around 4000 years old (Neolithic to early Bronze age) on my way over to Rough Tor (You can just see on the distant horizon) and Garrow Tor (The derelict farmhouse above).
The last time I came over to this part of Bodmin Moor there was absolutely nobody about for miles around!...But because of the new UK TV series “Poldark” which is currently being broadcast, tourists have been flocking to the area in their droves trying to find the old Cornish cottage “Nampara” the home of Ross Poldark.
Couple more from the 15mm iii Heliar
Oil tank (lightpainted image from ~6 exposures)
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A7, C/Y 35-70mm f3.4
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There once stood a medieval village in Garrow Tor but due to climate change it no longer exists to support itself - Now this is the last remaining standing property in this very desolate area of Bodmin Moor.
No roads or villages for miles around just a very narrow steep rocky dirt track leads to the old farmhouse high up on the moor...It must have been a pretty hard life in those days!
(You can see “Garrow Tor” to the left and “Brown Willy” to the right on the horizon, this is the highest point in Cornwall).
I have not used my FE 24-70 since I bought it at a knock-down price from Amazon (and I even got the additional rebate thrown in). My intention was to use it for snaps rather than serious work.
However, I have been using it more lately and I have to say it is growing on me. It is the convenience factor, really. Although it is bulky it weighs next to nothing and it does allow you to frame a shot exactly rather than shoot with the intention of cropping in pp.
Anyway here are two from an outing yesterday in the Hertfordshire countryside.
Taken this morning over at Roche, looking across St. Austell Downs.
Two different conversions - Colour and pseudo IR with some added halation to give a ghostly glow
Two different stories which are associated with the Rock, if you care to click on the links below...Cheers Barry
The tale of Tristan and Iseult Tristan and Iseult - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ghostly story of Jan Tregeagle Jan Tregeagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A little girl chewing sugar cane. A7r w/FE55 f1.8
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Bokeh fun with the 16-35/4. I think it's so awesome that one lens can give me both ultrawide angles and the ability to get some decent background separation at 35/4!
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Very nice Graham^^^ Agree wholeheartedly the 35mm end (wide open) is super when used close up, it has a lovely soft creamy bokeh that I like a lot
Your image just reminded me that Sergio Lovisolo also did an excellent example earlier shot wide open close-up at the 35mm end http://www.getdpi.com/forum/613794-post200.html
I will make this the final alternative type process print copied via the A7R/55mm FE lens...Again originally taken on the 10x8 Gandolfi with the 165mm Super Angulon.
This is a bromoil print of the “Clavell Tower” at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset. Clavell Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was taken soon after the filming of the 1985 P.D. James TV series “The Black Tower” in which the tower ended up catching fire.
I was in two minds whether or not to show this image, as it was my one and only attempt at this process (Having now seen other bromoilists work, I know for a fact it’s not a great example).
None the less it was all part of a photographic series of UK follies that I was intending to turn into a book one day and never did!...Showing different alternative processes being used for each different folly around the UK.
A bromoil print for those not familiar with the process is basically a conventional darkroom BW print on an uncoated paper (Kentmere Document Art in this particular case) that is bleached back to a latent image in a mixture of copper sulphate, potassium bromide and potassium dichromate...It leaves behind a ghost of the image that has a very slightly raised surface, it is this delicate surface that will accept dilute intaglio inks being gently applied via a soft bristle hair brush (shaving brushes are commonly used).
Like Temple Bar this has been disassembled and relocated since this photograph was taken...But in this case it only moved 25 metres inland away from the nearby cliff erosion.
It's been done to excess, but perhaps not with this combination of high-end / low-end gear!
And here's another one with the same combo.
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A7II and 55
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^^^nice processing chiquita, maybe only straighten the horizon in the first
Local mud bogs event - A7S.Mod + Lux 50 ASPH, all WO
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Bitingly sharp! Any ND filters used, Hiep?
This does not bode well for the M cams!
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Edit: just checked in photoshop, it's about 0.6 degrees leaning down on the right
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I've also been trying another Minolta AF zoom, the highly regarded 35-105mm 3.5-4.5 (first version). If anything, I'm even less impressed by it. While color is generally good, it's soft throughout most of the range, and is prone to all manner of unpleasant aberration. Perhaps I got an exceedingly bad sample, but I doubt it. Also, the mfd on the 35-105 is quite long, making it a poor choice for walk around purposes.
Both of these lenses can be had for peanuts, so if you're curious, it's easy enough to try them!
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How lucky you are to have such amazing parrots in your neighborhood. Australia has some of the most amazing fauna. I envy you that. I used to raise and breed reptiles and the one species I always regretted not having photographed was the shingleback skinks that I came across. By any chance have you ever taken a picture of one. They make an interesting photographic subject because of their odd texture.
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Just process a colour shot as you would do normally + Then make a Photomatix tone mapped version from that...I generally just use one of the OTT Photomatix presets that looks right for that particular image and then tweak the sliders a bit whilst watching the histogram...Save it with a separate name and then copy and paste it on top of the original image...Now slide the opacity to around 50% to detune it’s garish look somewhat so that the original image is partly showing through, then burn, dodge and erase the areas on the Photomatix version to taste before flattening off.
“Water Music”...Very nicely Handeled
Love the contre-jour lighting and especially the dew drop on the end of the statues nose...Glad you chose to do it in BW as opposed to colour, I'm sure that suits the image better...Cheers Barry
Daffodils are my personal favourite flowers...Most years we travel to Trelisick Gardens to see the Cornish daffodil displays in the old stable block.
Very low lighting levels in the stables so all these images were shot WO handheld with the 16-35mm FE.
PS. Christina, very nice ^^^ don't let Pieter get to you
When Pieter gets his protractor out we are all doomed
Don't forget that he lives below sea level so he always has an eye on the horizon
A7II, Tamron 150-600, f10, ISO 800. Rather wet from having rolled in the remains of our snow!
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Here is a recent lizard but I only had my phone on me.
When I'm straightening a horizon I think of pegelli.
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So how does that work for you? You need to use an adapter LAE4 or so to mount it on the A7II, right? I am pondering how this would work for animal photography in conjunction with a A6000. With crop factor 1.5 this is an enormous reach, and the speedy burst mode might just help to get those shots.
Do you find build quality acceptable?
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Sunrise and silhouette. A7R w/FE55 f1.8
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I've been wanting to pick up an A7s as well, though I think I'll wait until one dips below $1500 usd on the used market. Shouldn't be long now.