A trail of trees

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A trail of trees

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside Sunday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bush fires on the horizon. He’d fallen a sleep in the car by this point so I was just pulling the car over when I saw things that struck my interest and quickly snapping before jumping back in the car and continuing on. We had been out for a few hours and the weather was changing so I was making our way home, but I really wanted to finish this roll so I could dev. it that arvo once we got home. I made a move to a few locations that are favorites of mine for shooting that I have not visited for a few years on my way back home. I do love this spot. It’s changed a bit and has a lot more dumped refuse since my last visit as you con see at the bottom of the frame. However it’s still a great spot.

Go out and catch your dreams…

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Go out and catch your dreams...

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

…even if people try to shit on you along the way.

A bit of an inspiration post. As much to myself as to anyone else. Keep going out and creating and trying new things and being kind and happy. This life is too short to let petty things such as others negative opinions, or even your own negative head-space to get in the way of actually living. Go out and experience and create beauty my friends. It is all around us and we only have such a short time to take it all in and enjoy it.

Rundown farmhouses

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Rundown farmhouses

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. He’d fallen a sleep in the car by this point so I was just pulling the car over when I saw things that struck my interest and quickly snapping before jumping back in the car and continuing on. I spied these dilapidated old farm houses as I was driving, so I quickly pulled the car over and took a quick snap before jumping back in and carrying on without waking the little man. haha

Twisted trees as far as the eye can see

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Twisted trees as far as the eye can see

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @f8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.

 

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. He’d fallen a sleep in the car by this point so I was just pulling the car over when I saw things that struck my interest and quickly snapping before jumping back in the car and continuing on. I am always a sucker for gnarled trees in countryside fields. This is a continuation of my gnarled trees post yesterday, though this is one of my favorites, being out in such an open field.

Gnarly tree

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Gnarly tree

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990.


Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. He’d fallen a sleep in the car by this point so I was just pulling the car over when I saw things that struck my interest and quickly snapping before jumping back in the car and continuing on. I am always a sucker for gnarled trees in countryside fields.

Reach no more

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Reach no more

This was taken with my Minolta Dynax 7 using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 @F8 on Ilford PanF 50, stand developed in Rodinal and scanned on my Epson 4990

Was out for a drive with the little man in the countryside yesterday on a super hot day here in Perth. There were massive bushfires on the horizon. Anyway, I decided to stop in a national park along our drive to take a quick respite from being cooped up in the car. There was some really interesting landscapes here. Having the little man with me didn’t allow me too much freedom to explore, but I did get of a couple of quick snaps.

Lens test – Super Foto 28mm f2.8 on Sony A7r

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Super foto 28mm f2.8 manual focus lens. Shot with Minolta 50mm f1.2 @ f1.2 manual focus lens on Sony A7r.

Super foto 28mm f2.8 manual focus lens. Shot with Minolta 50mm f1.2 @ f1.2 manual focus lens on Sony A7r.

Nikkor 28mm f3.5

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Nikkor 28mm f3.5 manual focus prime lens

Focal Length: 28mm.
Maximum Aperture: f/3.5.
Min Aperture: f/22
Optics: 6 elements in 6 groups, multicoated.
Diaphragm: 7 blades
Filter Size: 52mm
Close Focus: 1′ or 0.3m

This is my Nikkor 28mm f3.5 manual focus prime lens. (picture of lens to come)
It is one of my more recent acquisitions so I have yet to take it out for too much testing at this time. This lens covers 35mm full frame and is an old film lens. It displays some vignette when shot wide open as exhibited in test shots bellow along with a small amount of distortion. It is quite acceptably sharp on the Pixel dense 36mp a7r sensor and I find the bokeh quite pleasing for a reasonably wide angle lens though you can see a swirl to the out of focus area in the fifth photo of the flowers. This lens to me displays qualities of that classic Nikon signature rendering I see from work shot with classic nikkor primes. I really must take it out for some more thorough field testing in the future.

Here are some general test shots mounted on my Sony A7r:
(as usual click on images to see larger and sharper)

Nikkor 28mm f3.5 on Sony A7r

Nikkor 28mm f3.5 on Sony A7r

city views – Minolta 28mm f2.8 on nex5n, 21 image stitch

Miscellaneous

This shot was taken on my recently acquired Minolta 28mm f2 lens. I bought this lens as fast wide to mainly shoot live bands in lowlight but have just been starting to test it. It seems to be a reasonable performer, but what I like most about this shot is the fact that it shows both river shores on either side of me. This is a 21 image stitch shot in a grid.
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Easter Sunday, the Swan River Foreshore southside, stitches and snaps from my Contax 137MD on Kodak Ektar 100 for 1 Day in 1 Roll

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I still very much enjoy shooting my roll once a month for our 1 day in 1 roll Facebook group. Here is an earlier post from more about he beginning of the group: 1 Day in 1 Roll : Event #1 ….and #2
I find myself so busy these days that the group deciding to have a monthly day that is agreed upon that we will all go out and shoot a roll kind of makes it something that I just regularly put aside each month. I must admit that I was rather happy that last months March shoot was decided for Easter Sunday. I was fortunate enough that the family had decided to go down to the river foreshore for a little easter brunch. I was very happy about this as I had been wanting to get back down to the Swan River foreshore southside for some time to shoot some more film stitches of the city. I had very much enjoyed it last time but had only had 400iso film on me, thus it was grainier than I’d like. This time I was going prepared, with my Contax 137md equiped with my Carl zeiss Plannar 50mm 1.7, Yashica 28mm f2.8 ML and my Yashica 135mm 2.8 all excellent lenses and best of all I had decided to load up some of my absolute favorite film Kodak Ektar 100. I had a bit of a happy snap as I walked around the area we had camped out for our family breakfast. Here are a few of those snaps:
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This being Kodak Ektar it can be rather saturated at times… but I love the pop it gives to colours.

(Taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.7 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I always have a soft spot for shooting our seagull friends.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

The first thing that gets me every time I visit the south foreshore is that spectacular view of our fair City.

(Taken using my Ysahica 28mm f2.8 ML manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

I remember going out on these boats when I was very young with my step father Saxon. They still create some great imagery for me.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Still I always get drawn back to the Cityscape.

(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)


(Taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens on Contax 137MD using Kodak Ektar 100)

Which brings me round to why I brought this camera these lenses and loaded one of my favorite all time colour films.
Most of this stuff here is still a work in progress, but I wanted to get my roll up so I wasn’t too far behind with the rest of 1 day 1 roll Facebook group.

This is a 4 image stitch, again taken using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML, just a nice tight crop of the main building in Perth city’s skyline.

This is a 7 image stitch taken using my Carl Zeiss 50mm f2.8 T* coated. While I love this lens and am happy this stitch, having shot it I instantly remember thinking that the city just felt too small during snapping that.

So that is why I took this next 15 image stitch using my Yashica 135mm f2.8 ML I am quite happy with how this turned out for a large film stitch. Please do take the time if you can and click on the image and view it full size.

Thank you for taking the time to view my 1 day in 1 roll from march. I hope you have enjoyed some of my shots on Kodak Ektar 100 of the Perth city Southern foreshore.