Monday, October 31, 2011

Super Takumar 200/4 : FotoSnaiper

A self portrait test with the ST 200, a test of indoor shooting and how slow a shutter I could handhold, not a test of me as a Model :)

ISO 800, f4 and 1/60th of a second!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Helios 44m6 58/2: El Restaurante

Im feeling in an abstract mood again, must be the fall weather change and the SNOW we had today.

 Helios 44m6 on my KX set at f2 1/100th of a sec and ISO 1600!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Super Takumar 200/4 : Last of the Fall Colours

The late 60s Super takumar 200/4 has a VERY smooth rendering of the out of focus background, and this is shot wide open at F4 too!

ISO 400 f4 1/2000th of a second

Friday, October 28, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Birthday Girl

My Daughter Last week enjoying the Walk a mile in her shoes charity event in the windy October sunshine.

ISO 160 f2 1/3000th of a second - 1/3 EV  ( all of my cameras have a lot of trouble autometering my family's skintones!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Helios 44m6 58/2: Warm Tones Galore

Another from my walkabout last weekend with the Helios 44m6 and my Pentax KX , most of these leaves are gone now, and it got cold!

ISO 100 f2 1/2000th of a second

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Helios 44m6 58/2: Eye in the Sky

I went to the local model clubs first indoor fly-in of the fall/winter and a guy had this cool tricopter with a video camera on the front that he uses to enable FPV which is he flies it using "First Person Vehicle"


ISO 800 f4 1/125th of a second

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Summicron 50/2: A Mile in her Shoes

A friend of mine did the charity walk for  awareness about women abuse

Size 11s!

 He asked for flats and they gave him these stiletto style shoes, he told me they hurt like heck!

ISO 160 f2 1/500th of a second

Monday, October 24, 2011

Helios 44m6 58/2: Pablito Homage

I was out while my kids were in Gymnastics, and I walked around the parking lot and neighbourhood goofing around with my Helios 44m6 58mm Zeiss clone

 Pablito-UK had a really nice shot a week or so ago that was a Helios 44 shot, so I saw this leaf hanging on in the wind and it reminded me of it, so it was time for an Homage/tribute :)

ISO 100 f2 1/1600th of a second

here is Pablito-UKs shot taken with a Helios 44-2

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Cute Lil Dude!

from the fall family shots for a friends family, here is their 16 month old , what a cute lil dude he is!

 The reason the horizon is tilted is it was on a slight downhill part of the park :)

ISO 160 1/180th of a second f4 and a metx mecablitz M40 Flash unit at 1/32nd power.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Golden Aura

As the sun set , it left this gorgeous glow on the clouds up above, I dont know if this is because we were down near the lake or not, but it was very nice for a few minutes. This is the opposite direction to the previous shot

ISO 160 f2 1/6000th of a second

Friday, October 21, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Orange leaves

Just before sunset, the lake is about 25 metres below the ridgeline behind us, so we sort of got an early sunset
The gold of the sunset + the orange colouring of the trees was cool

ISO 160 f2.8 1/350th of a second

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Moviestar!

A friend of mine asked me to take some fall photos of his family , the colours of the leaves were really nice, and we all had a great time!

This is his wife , I took this without using flash and converted it to B&W as I liked the tones of her sweater and the sparkle of her ear-ring. Plus it looks like a promo shot for a 60s moviestar

ISO 160 f4 1/350th of a second, natural light no flash

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Fall Flyer

A friend of mine asked me to take some fall photos of his family , the colours of the leaves were really nice, and we all had a great time!

ISO 160 f5.6 1/180th of a second

this was using my retro - kool Metz Mecablitz flash unit

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Rockstar!

At the fall fair I managed to grab some nice shots of the kids, this is my Eldest daughter backlit by the sun after the wind died down a bit , she looks like she should be on a rock album cover :)

ISO 160 f4 1/4000 th of a second

Monday, October 17, 2011

S M C Takumar 50/1.4: Fall Bokeh II

After chasing the kids and eating thanksgiving dinner, I went to the back garden where all the trees and leaves are changing , I found some really vivid colours!

ISO 100 f1.4 1/100th of a second

Sunday, October 16, 2011

S M C Takumar 50/1.4: Blue eyes!

My nephew has the purest blue eyes of almost any kid I have seen, this came ut really nice, shot wide open at f1.4!

ISO 100 f1.4 1/125th of a second

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Bokeh monster Bokeh

A shot of my Pentax KX and the kool super MC Takumar 50/1.4 mounted , strangely , I got some really nice bokeh with the flowers in the background  of a lens+ camera combo that also gives fantastic bokeh , for the bang for the buck the SMC Tak 50 is a bargain , the only lens that delivers for less of a price would be the Russian Helios 44-XX  58/2  lenses

ISO 160 f2 1/4000th of a second

it was also the #495th most *interesting* shot on flickr for october 14th!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Summicron 50/2: 70s Ornamental

With the thermometer and ornament , this was a total 70s vibe, especially with the curtains in the background , so to top it off I used colorefex pro to tone it similar to 1970s era Fuji film

ISO 320 f2.8 1/350th of a second

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Happy Fence Friday III

A shot that came out quite nice, the backlit fence in focus with the crazy clear OOF reflections behind!

ISO 160 f2 1/8000th of a second

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Summicron 50/2 : Lonely Post

Some more shots incoming from my beach escapade last week, then after that a swath of Thanksgiving ones :)

ISO 160 f2 1/6000th of a second

excellent clarity on the post itself, even at f2!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Summicron 50/2; Indian Summer Sky

At the beach we had 30C weather which is unheard of for this time of year, the grass was still green and the sky was crystal clear blue. Rocking the cron 50 and colorefex pro

 Taken wide open at f2 ISO 160 1/8000 of a second

Monday, October 10, 2011

Super MC Takumar 28/3.5: Heading South

As I was goofing around on the beach at Kouchibouguac
,  Canada Geese were flying over all the time, this group was very loud, plus we started to get some cloud cover so I thought it made a better picture

If you live in Canada , you better like nature :) because we have a LOT of it

ISO 100 f 8 1/80th of a second

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Super Multi Coated Takumar 28/3.5: Suncatcher

I forgot how much fun I had with close up shots so I popped the SMC Tak 28mm on my KX and tried some macro style shots of the wondrous colours this time of year, this is wide open at f3.5 .

 even though this is a wide angle lens, it will focus down to 0.4 metres ( 1.3 feet) so after the long range lenses of the leica it was quite a lot of fun using it, especially saying I remembered I paid 20 dollars for it.............

ISO 200 f3.5 1/500th of a second

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Summicron 50/2: Magenta Maples

Starting to get cold up here, 3C yesterday, 23C today, w00h00!

the leaves are all changing and the colours are quite spectacular :)

iso 160 f2 1/2000th of a second

I apologise for the lacklustre quality of the shot, but its been a rough week with me being ill etc....

Friday, October 7, 2011

Super MC Takumar 28/3.5: Northern skyscape I

the other night we had a gorgeous sunset , but I missed most of it due to traffic , I was looking for a place where I didnt have any power lines blocking the sun, and forgot about the short time you have available :(

this is shot 1 of 2 shot at f8  ISO 200 1/160th of a second

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Summicron 50/2: First Dance

From the reception, the first dance of the Bride and Groom, I was using my ancient Metz Mecablitz flashunit and it actually worked out nicer than I thought


ISO 160 f4 1/250th of a second 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Summicron 50/2: The Groom

The groom looks relaxed and very happy!

he should he was 20 minutes late :)

ISO 640 f2.8 1/45th of a second

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summicron 50/2: The Bride

This is the beautiful bride after the "Nein-Kamera!" ceremony, her eyes were full of tears of joy

ISO 640 f2 1/90th of a second

Monday, October 3, 2011

Summicron 50/2 : The Best mans...Best man!

I went to a friends wedding , and as we get the ceremony started the Priest said no cameras :(

 This is the father of the best man taken in stealth mode :)

ISO 320 f2 1/125th of a second

Summicron 50/2 : The Best Man

I went to a friends wedding , and as we get the ceremony started the Priest said no cameras :(

 I snuck this of the Best Man and Maid of Honour as they walked in :)

ISO 320 f2 1/20th of a second

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Summicron 50/2: hard at Work!

My eldest daughter on the beach working hard on something, I think it was a trap for hermit crabs or somesuch

 Or maybe writing secret codes!

ISO 160 f2 1/6000th of a second