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.

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.

Monochrome Monday: 5th August 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to one of my walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

This time I was testing a 25mm CCTV lens. It was the first outing with the lens when the focusing mechanism first jammed and then stopped focusing on anything beyond about five feet.

Some Bracken fronds with the lens. I rather like the way the light and dark patches in the background have made parts of the centre frond stand out.

Monochrome Monday: 5th August 2019

Monochrome Monday: 22nd July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a couple of weeks to one of my walks testing lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. In this case a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens.

The variegated Hosta leaves have been a regular test subject for the various adapted lenses but one variegated plant is growing next to a plant with plain leaves. The colour version didn’t really work for me so I tried a monochrome conversion and played with the contrast.

Hosta leaves in monochrome.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Dreamy.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of my recent walks testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. One lens in particular produces images with swirly backgrounds and vignetting in the corners giving some photos a dreamlike quality.

The lens in question is a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens. I picked a shot of an Orange Day-Lily taken with the lens on my most recent test and edited the shot in a variety of ways using Snapseed.

A mildly edited version with increased saturation and the vignetting in the corners darkened a little.

Lightly edited version of an Orange Day-Lily.

 

A high key version with simulated film grain.

Orange Day-Lily high key Snapseed version.

 

A low key version with a heavy vignette and a grungy look.

Orange Day-Lily low key version.