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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    Spent an hour today trying to calibrate the focus on my 50L which is driving me insane. I went out today to do some shooting with the hopefully fully calibrated lens. The light was gorgeous an hour before sunset and I captured a bunch of shots with the great light. Of course dufus here had forgotten to switch back to AF from the testing, the one shot which by chance had the focus exactly where I wanted it was also the shot which I liked the most. Phew, wipes brow. Not bad getting the focus perfect by chance at f1.2!

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    Was in the UK for my sisters wedding, took a couple of days with the kids in the very rainy Lake District. Got up before dawn (who am I kidding, dawn was 8am! ) to shoot this image. My first fine art image with the A7r. Shot at iso 25600, yes, quarter of a million iso, about f2 on my 50mm Super Takumar handheld pre-dawn. It's a very fun camera to do this stuff with. Tiny old feel camera in hand, pipe in the side of my mouth pre dawn by a wet roadside. Not sure that life gets much better in the photography world....

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    Was teaching a class on perspective sitting on this bench, the walls and trees there are perfect for explaining the concept. By the end of the class it was getting really cold. The kids were too busy complaining to notice the literally just two minutes of golden light but I borrowed my camera back and shot this quickly. 28mm has never been a focal length I 'see' in so please forgive what is for me a rather over easy/technical composition. This was a Pentax Takumar SMC 28mm f3.5 lens a friend gave me. First time taking it out to be honest. A7r handheld at f16, iso 3200. 36 megapixels, 50 year old wide angle lenses and handholding are not really the best recipe for landscape photography to be honest. The detail is around the 10 megapixel mark.

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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    One from today at David's Tomb. A7r with 50mm f1.4 Super Takumar @ f8 handheld iso 5000. I used to have to stitch with big DSLR's, L lenses on a sturdy tripod with MLU, cable release, iso 100, etc, etc to get pictures even approaching this level of sharpness, detail, DR and tonality that I get with a 50 year old lens. Just unbelievable how far we've come and how little PP work is needed now.


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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    and another one, same location. Been chasing this particular picture for a while, taken me 3 visits to nail it though. Incredible to know that this picture (@f1.4) and the one above are from the same lens!


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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    great photos and interesting point of view

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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    Some of you may remember this shot from way back, using the lensbaby. They were building at the time down the left of the narrow alley and for the longest time the alley was just unpleasant to walk down. Finally though the building is finished and this is the view of the left side as you walk down. I had intended taking a serene image but instead ended up with one filled with ghosts to my eye. In any case I'm very happy with it.


    Serene Ghosts, A7r, 50mm Tak Super @ f1.4
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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    Old is Gold Awesome Shots.
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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    I posted this in the Sony forum but it really belongs here, a return to 6X12 for me and in colour! Only ever shot 6X12 in colour once before and that picture is framed big over my bed. Was biking home in a driving hail storm (really painful when you're biking downhill into it) when I saw this scene. First thought was 'um, I don't really do that kind of thing these days' but the realisation that what would once have required setting up a tripod, stitching, bracketing etc, etc could now be taken in a single shot handheld with the tiny A7r in just a few seconds, I pulled over to the side of the road, leaned out over a tall steep wall and took this. The detail, DR and tonality of this single frame at iso 1000 is beyond belief.

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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    I live opposite the Jerusalem Forest seen in the picture above, I've never gone for a real explore as my feet don't do walking so well. I had a day off today, was supposed to be at a photo conference in Tel Aviv which fell through at the last second. I had taken the day off work anyway so I decided to go for a bike ride through the top part of the forest. The weather is gorgeous, light beautiful and diffuse. I was actually scouting for a location for a model shoot but I came across this.



    Jerusalem Forest, A7r, Pentax 50mm Super Takumar f1.4 @ f11 handheld.
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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    Last week Wednesday a fire broke out in the Jerusalem forest. We with our children were evacuated from our apartment as the flames grew nearer and the smoke thicker. We returned late at night to find that just 50 yards from our house 7 buildings had gone up. I went for a bike ride into the forest on the way to work this morning. I was not prepared for sight of a mile square of burnt and blackened trees, the forest floor grey with ash and dust. A site where I had wanted to do a shoot with a model, burnt on either side of the road. The tree I posted just above here, the scenery looks horribly different now. As I reached the end of the road having looked in sadness at that barren valley I turned back and although the sun was well up the light just at that moment turned beautiful on the remaining few trees by the side of the road, just at the edge of where the fire was. Hope and beauty at the edge of horror. Very apt today of all days.


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    Re: 6X12 in Jerusalem

    Hope I'm allowed to do this, revamped the entire website:

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