Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Detail

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.

Backlit branch in winter

 

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.

A selective colour treatment of some

 

Candle, taken with the lens in the 1970s during a power outage.

Candle flame.

 

Hosta leaves taken with the lens adapted to a mirrorless camera a few weeks ago.

Details of some Hosta leaves.

 

Detail of traction engine wheel taken at a steam rally in the 1980s.

Wheel detail.

The South Bank one Sunday Morning

One from the archives taken early one Sunday morning on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, England in the early 1980s.

I was living and working in north London at the time, running a photo department during the week and shooting a variety of personal work at the weekends. Early one Sunday morning I headed down to Westminster with my tripod and camera bag.

There was a light mist over the River Thames which added to my decision to shoot black and white. Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament were partially obscured by the mist, adding to the atmosphere.

I used my Olympus OM1 loaded with Ilford FP4 which was my regular black and white film.

Early morning on the South Bank.

An introduction.

Welcome to my first post. I am David Meredith, I got interested in photography in the mid ’70s, studied it in the late ’70s and have been a photographer ever since.

Originally from Cheshire, England I now live in Ontario, Canada.

This blog will be a combination of a 52 week photo project for 2018 and other posts covering 40 years of my photos. The 52 week photo project is a challenge to myself to shoot as wide a variety of subjects over the next year as possible.

One of my earliest photos, trees in snow. Taken in Hatherton, Cheshire in the mid ’70s using an Olympus OM1 loaded with Ilford FP4.

Trees in snow, Cheshire, England

And a recent photo from a couple of days ago. Grass in snow, taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I don’t just photograph flora in snow but you will have to wait for my second post to see if that’s true. As this is my first post there may be layout and design changes to this before a second post.