Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
After this we went indoors, had dinner and setup the Christmas tree!
ISO 320 f2 1/6th of a second
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
me! this was after about 8 hours of snow and it eased off for a few so we went out for a walk, then of course it started to come down really heavy again so we had to come home, and my Daughter on the right is keeping an eye open for Snowploughs and skidding vehicles ( really!)
We had been out for about 5 minutes and you can see how much snow is on my wifes hood , this is also about a minute before I fell down for the first of 5 or 6 times and bent my glasses
ISO 1600 f2 1/20th of a second ( I wanted it slow so I could get the snow moving)
Thursday, November 24, 2011
This is my eldest daughter wearing her night vision goggles she got from a science fair, technically i think they are more a " flashlight goggles" but she loves to wear them and it looked cool when it lit up the snow
PS It was MY idea to go out too ( what a fool)
ISO 1600 f2 1/50th of a second
I wanted to get a shot of the lens coating and the name of the lens.
Shot with a 1993 Helios 44M6 58mm ( another Biotar clone!)
ISO 400 f2 1/40th of a second
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
the 600 rule is: 600/focal length = longest exposure you can get without the stars being blurred
so for me my 28mm with the crop field of view is 42mm so thats a 14 second exposure, maximum, but once I reduced the exposure time to 10 seconds it was less blown out
ISO 800 f5.6 10 seconds, adjusted for levels and curves in photoshop
Monday, November 21, 2011
Even the R8 V10 headlights have this clarity and aggressiveness about them that they didnt without the filter ( you do need a lens shade however to stop the extra filter picking up lateral flare)
ISO 160 f2.8 1/6000th of a second
whats better than Firework fotos?
how about retro lens bokeh firework shots?
Shot on Canada Day 2011 and I was using a tripod to get really slow exposures without blur. Intentionally focused a bit too short to exaggerate the lenticular Bokeh of the H40 lens. I also cropped this to make it widescreen as it looks great as a desktop for a computer monitor.
ISO 800 f1.5 1/15th of a second ( told you I was using a tripod for a reason!)
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Inna does a lot of freelensing, so i figured I'd try some of my own, but instead of holding the lens in front of the camera, I thought Id reverse it and focus so that the subjects were perfectly sharp INSIDE THE OTHER LENS! I also took this one to show the data on the front of the Helios 40 and it came out way nicer than I expected , the Helios 44 was set at f2 and the Helios 40 was set at f1.5 :)
ISO 400 f2 1/60th of a second
AFter over an hour of skating my Eldest stopped by my vantage point to telll me she was having fun, captured with the helios 40 85mm at very close range, perhaps 1.5-2 metres and stopped down just a tad to f2.0 to sharpen it up by about a factor of 3 ( very soft at f1.5).
Unfortunately the lens is a tank! my hands were killing me after holding it and focusing for about 20 minutes.
ISO 400 f2 1/80th of a second
Friday, November 18, 2011
I received this lens in april and havent posted as many shots on this blog with it as I would like, so Im going through my flickr stream and adding the ones I missed that I liked ( plus I need to catch up with 18 shots posted this month :P)
From May 6th:
My Elmarit 135mm came in, and its weird, Im not sure if I like it or not, but this is shot at f2.8
Moon was just rising, and the 135 is an effective 180mm on my M8 , nice and clean optics!
NOV 18th 2011: My feelings have changed towards this lens, I think its utterly impractical , heavy and a bear to focus, BUT ....................whenever I use it I always seem to get some really good shots with it , so despite my misgivings and suffering , the Lens just plain out works , and very well too I may add! ( Plus its a Leica lens made in Canada that I bought from a guy in the USA:P)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Shot with the Mecablitz Flashunit ( I love that name!) and a 1964 Summicron 50/2 on the Leica M8
ISO 160 f8 1/250th of a second
Starting to feel a bit more normal after that busy week , here is another from this weekend
I had a setting incorrect on the camera ( white balance) and while trying to fix it I managed to get the cool blue aura around my oldest daughters hair! so I took out all the colour except for the hair and left the hair as the *cool* colours, it reminds me of Starfire from the X-Men (?)
I worked on this for about 30 seconds, so no comments about my shoddy editing skillz!
ISO 800 f2.8 1/8th of a second ( wow!)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
These abstract bokeh shots are very soothing to me I find.
ISO 400 1/1250th of a second and f4 ( note the cool octagonal bokeh/highlights)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This is an abstract of a kids concert at the school , some creative license was used with the colours and white balance to make this desktop image.
shot at ISO 800 F4 1/40th of a second
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Here is one from the 1st day i got my Leica M8 and its lens , taken with my Pentax KX and a Takumar 35/3.5, the cron 50 is a bit dusty, but it doesnt affect the image quality at all ( that I can see anyway!)
ISO 800 f4 1/400th of a second
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The colours were hard to fix as it was cloudy and close to sunset, so it was too blue for me, so I converted it to B+W in lightroom and resaturated just the red tones of their winter gear
ISO 400 f5.6 1/1000th of a second
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The title is a shout-out to a pal of mine who thinks these are signs of an alien invasion :)
ISO 400 f5.6 1/500th of a second