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Weekly Photo Challenge

CFFC: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower.

Two photos from last summer when I was experimenting with various lenses adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

An Orange Daylily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

A Periwinkle flower photographed with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return

I had a couple of ideas for the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return.

I was thinking of some of the locations I have returned to multiple times. There was quite a list between England and Canada. However, that seemed a little obvious and I have written about some of them previously.

Then I thought about last summer when I was testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. There was a couple of local details that I returned to. One of them, some Ivy growing up a tree trunk, I have been photographing with various cameras and lenses for over two years.

 

Ivy leaves and Lichen.

A patch of evening sunlight illuminates a section of the Ivy. A photo from the summer of 2018 and part of the 52 week photo project I did that year.

 

Tree trunk detail.

A photo from last summer taken shortly after getting out of rehab after an accident. I was testing a small, light Olympus mirrorless camera with the kit lens due to the condition of my right shoulder and arm.

 

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ivy Leaves.

A sepia toned monochrome conversion from last summer. I was testing a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small Olympus mirrorless camera.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

A photo from last winter. I was testing my Rokinon 85mm lens on a Sony mirrorless camera.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

A photo from a couple of weeks ago. I used my 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens on a small Olympus mirrorless camera.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Junk

When I first read the prompt for the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Junk I didn’t have any ideas.

Then I thought about a bag containing the parts of a zoom lens I took apart some time ago. The lens had a known problem where the ribbon cable controlling the aperture fails. Researching online showed that repaired lenses were still failing so I decided not to get the lens repaired.

I was going to tear the lens down to remove the jammed aperture assembly and reassemble it as a manual lens without an aperture. Well that was the plan, by the time I got deep enough into the lens to release the jammed aperture I knew the lens was never going back together. A modern, auto focus zoom lens is a lot more complex than an old fashioned manual focus prime lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Junk

 

And just for a laugh, the junk lens photographed with a junk lens. The focusing mechanism of my 25mm CCTV lens jammed the first time I used it. Each time I use it I have to play around with it to get it to focus. It’s a pity as the lens produces some interesting swirling around the edges of the frame which I like. By the time I had finished editing in Snapseed it looks like a modern lens photographed using a a wet plate camera in the 1870s.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Junk

 

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One Word Sunday

Fraction

I had 3/4 of an idea for the One Word Sunday: Fraction prompt so went with 4/3 ratio photos.

 

One Word Sunday: Fraction

6/10 of a Pine cone photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

 

Close up of a Sunflower.

9/20 of a Sunflower.

 

One Word Sunday: Fraction

13/20 of a cup of coffee. This version was photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

 

Pine Siskin juvenile.

11/20 of a juvenile Pine Siskin. I thought of this fraction when I was captioning the Pine cone fraction.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish.

After a couple of false starts to the challenge I thought about my testing of various lenses adapted to fit a small mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this summer.

With the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras it has become stylish to adapt a wide variety of lenses to these cameras.

Although I was testing the adapted lenses partly because I was putting together a compact, lightweight camera kit after an accident left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm.

 

An Orange Daylily taken with a 25mm CCTV lens.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Hosta leaves with the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 lens.

Silent Sunday: 4th August 2019

 

Dandelion clocks taken with my 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.

Dandelion seed heads.

 

A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.

Bracken with adapted CCTV lens.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of this photo taken when I was out with a camera testing my new 7artisans 55mm lens.

I have no idea what the name of this bush is but I’ve been photographing various aspects of it since last winter. The flowers are a new feature.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New.

 

The remains of seed pods from last year and this year’s new leaves. Photographed earlier this summer with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Old seed pods and new leaves.

 

The seed pods last winter with my 85mm manual focus prime.

Some seed heads in winter.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ivy Leaves

This is another contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Sepia which is running throughout August.

Ivy growing up a tree trunk. With the swirling around the edges of the frame you could think that this is an old photo but it was taken this summer with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ivy Leaves.