An afternoon walk, 25th June.

Another afternoon walk after physiotherapy in the morning and another opportunity to test an old film camera lens adapted to fit a mirrorless digital camera.

This time it was a Vivitar 35mm f/1.9 lens I purchased used in the 1970s. The lens has had a hard life, in the late 1980s it spend several springs attached to the back of various nestboxes while I documented the nesting cycles of various bird species. As a result it feels as if it could fall apart each time I use it.

A Bracken frond with the lens wide open at f/1.9. The out of focus dirt and rocks under the frond have an interesting rendering with the wide open lens.

Bracken frond with an adapted lens from the 1970s.

Orange Lichen and green moss on a boulder with the lens wide open again I think. I tried to keep the aperture wide open as much as possible on the walk but as it’s an adapted lens there’s no communication with the camera so no lens settings are recorded.

Green moss and orange Lichen.

Ivy leaves and Lichen.

Some Ivy leaves and Lichen on a tree trunk I spotted on a walk yesterday.

Having been discharged from the rehab unit I’m back at home. I’m on crutches outside the house and have limited movement in the right shoulder but I decided to go for a walk with the camera. It’s been a long time since I had a wander around with a camera.

It was the variety of greens in the leaves and Lichen that caught my eye.

Tree trunk detail.