Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down.

I briefly considered going with photos of Woodpeckers and Nuthatches feeding upside down but thought that was rather obvious. Plus they’re doing what comes naturally, there is no upside down to them.

Then I thought about some of the photos where there’s a reflection on water that makes you wonder if the photo is the right way up. At which point I started rotating some photos 180 degrees.

These Black Eyed Susan’s look a little odd.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down

 

This coloured section of sidewalk looks slightly strange. It makes me think it’s a ceiling.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down

 

This Colpoy’s Bay sunrise looks less odd.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down

 

Finally, these variegated Hosta leaves look slightly odd.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside out/outside in/upside down

Another test of the 25mm CCTV lens.

Having fixed the focusing mechanism of the 25mm CCTV lens I was experimenting with I went for another walk with it. The first test/walk is here.

It turned out that while the focusing mechanism now works the lens now focusses well past infinity and no longer focusses as close at it had when the focusing mechanism wasn’t working properly. I haven’t decided if I’m going to dismantle the focusing mechanism again or just leave it as it is.

Old seed pods and new leaves. It seems strange for the old seed pods to be on the plant this time of year. The swirling around the edges of the frame is very obvious in this shot.

Old seed pods and new leaves.

Some interesting variegated leaves. The swirling around the edges and vignetting in the corners is less obvious in this shot.

25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

A walk with a 25mm CCTV lens.

An afternoon walk, this time with a 25mm f/1.4 CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera. I quickly discovered that the lens has to be used wide open, when I stopped it down I could see it vignetting badly in the camera viewfinder. It still vignettes a little wide open and as the image circle produced by the lens barely covers the sensor there can be some interesting swirling around the edges of the frame.

Soon after discovering that the lens needs to be kept wide open the focusing mechanism started playing up. Initially the focusing appeared to be jammed, once I got the focusing collar to turn the lens would focus on close subjects but wouldn’t focus on distant subjects.

I continued on my walk as my testing was going to be mostly close subjects. When I got home from the walk I got the focusing mechanism working and think that I have managed to fix it.

Some interesting variegated Hosta leaves. One of the first shots taken with the lens before the focusing mechanism started playing up. The edges of the frame don’t show much swirling in this shot.

Interesting variegated Hosta leaves.

Ivy leaves on a tree trunk. The swirling around the edges of the photo is really noticeable in this shot.

Swirling around the edges.