This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail.
I thought about some of the photos of details and it occurred to me that two of the first ones I considered were taken about 40 years apart but with the same lens.
So here’s a selection of shots from my Olympus OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 silvernose I purchased in 1976. It’s called a silvernose because it has a polished aluminium ring on the front of the lens. This means that it’s one of the early OM system lenses and that it could be single coated rather than multi coated like modern lenses.
Backlit hoarfrost on a branch taken on a field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society in the 1990s.
Ivy leaves on a tree trunk given a selective colour treatment. Taken on a walk a few years ago with the lens adapted to a DSLR.
Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.
Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.
Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.
The challenge had me stuck for ideas until I thought of this shot. It makes me think of some sort of interlocking puzzle where you connect the pieces. Imagine how hard a large jigsaw puzzle of this shot would be.
The photo is of Privet leaves rimmed with hoarfrost. Photographed in Cheshire, England.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1980s. I’m saying the early 1980s as I seem to remember setting down my then fairly new Tenba camera bag in the snow.
I remember being surprised that I had paid so much for a camera bag. Little did I know that 35 years later I would still be using the bag occasionally. I ended up with two more of those Tenba bags in different sizes over the next decade. I still have all three and use them at times.
This hoarfrost covered Oak tree is in the hedgerow of a field opposite the house I grew up in.
Monochrome Monday could have been a Throwback Thursday as it’s a shot from way back in my archives. Taken in Cheshire, England in the early 1980s when I used to keep a camera loaded with black and white film in my bag.
The upper leaf of this Hart’s Tongue Fern is lying upside down. It’s showing the sori that produce the spores used for reproduction.
It’s known as Hart’s Tongue Fern because the shape of the leaves resembles the tongue of a Hart, a male Red Deer.
One from the archives taken in Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. I think this is Cotoneaster horizontalis, commonly grown in gardens and popular with some species of birds in the winter due to the berries. It is native to western China but is well established in the U.K. where some consider it my be becoming invasive.
I have two copies of the original slide. The first, done several years ago has a much warmer colour than this version edited last winter. I normally prefer a warmer colour balance to a shot but for this post went with the cooler colour balance.