Discussion in 'Photo Challenges and Assignments' started by dixeyk, Apr 30, 2017.
As I rush through life, I missed this . Hope you had a nice day of it.
That made my day
I bought a Questar 700 mirror lens on ebay a few years ago and didn't use it much because I hadn't gotten very contrasty images with it, it weighs four pounds, and there are limited applications for that focal length. Thanks so much to dixeyk for starting this thread: it got me to try harder with this lens.
Mirror lenses get a bum rap for the donut bokeh. I was surprised this week by how useful mirror lens bokeh can be in the right situation. I don't so much mean today's pic but rather yesterday's (posted as #110 on page 6 of this thread).
Anyhow, today's photo: I've lived in Lone Pine for 19 years, I've seen this sign in town countless times, and only last year did I notice it's upside down.
Questar 700, f=700mm, f/8. Fuji X-E1, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec. 2:12 this afternoon.
Velvet 56 in Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin Texas.
Have I put my foot in it? You guys were on your bikes yesterday... now I just don't measure up because I was late. I can't get the measure of the pundits, it's a different metre.
Entirely Irrelevant PLeasant Interlude Outside
Actually I have no idea.
Great looking food and photography.
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Mysterious and powerful.
And a little scary.
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Fuji 90mm F2
no3 by john matsu, on Flickr
You, Sir, get a large shiny engraved gold star.
I think that's gorgeous.
X-Pro2 - 35 f/1.4
May 3 (part 1). Sorry to repeat myself (same plant as posted on day 1), but the weather cleared up overnight, and the rising sun presented this dewy backlit scene. This afternoon I got some good shots of something else I’d like to add, but they need a bit of sorting and editing. This way, if I don’t have those ready by midnight, at least I will have posted something for today. X-E2, XF100-400.
Again, no edit. Konica 135 3.2
May 03 : Desperate for some pictures at 19 hrs. All I could think of was Main Street and since it was dusk and there isn't much curb to zoom the lens I used the focal reducer. These are a few from the 1400 block of the Boston Post Rd in Stratford (or US Route 1) at ISO 800 and f5.6
Dairy Queen opens March 1st to waiting customers
My Barber, been going to him for 20 years, he takes his time and trims my ear hair*, who does that anymore?
Well known local Pizza place, a bit of family history and 2 vertical handheld pano, cropped 1:1
That is cool
My son says it's like owning a tiny version of Smaug the dragon.
Certainly lots of detail there if you had any doubts previous
Nice tonal range too.
I have this lens and although I still have yet to use it enough to justify the expense, I love how smooth it makes things look. It's just so damned sweet with tonal gradation...