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 Day-Lily 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 a 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.

Dandelion seed heads.

 

A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.

Bracken with adapted CCTV lens.

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

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

I had a few ideas for this challenge. Recently I have been photographing a selection of blooms as part of my testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. Just recently the Orange Day-Lilies started blooming so they were added to the subjects used for testing the adapted lenses.

I then realised that it wasn’t the first time that I had photographed the Day-Lilies with adapted lenses.

Taken a couple of years ago with a 35mm Vivitar lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a DSLR.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

 

Taken recently with the 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens on a mirrorless camera.

Not really an adapted lens but?

 

Also taken recently with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Taken with a 35mm Vivitar lens from the 1970s adapted to fit a DSLR two years ago.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Bloom.

 

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.