July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

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Dusty-Lens
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Re: Sunset, MC Zenitar-ME1

Thank you! These are the subtle versions, I also have the eye popping web edits typical for 500px etc. but I prefer a more natural look. The second image is my favorite one for the day.

Brian Chichester
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Re: Sunset, MC Zenitar-ME1
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OK, I'm going to chime in and say I think the first one edges it. That inverted pyramid shape is so powerful.

The Zenitar lens controls the sunburst very well too.

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Dusty-Lens
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Re: Sunset, MC Zenitar-ME1

That's the weird two part square aperture. It is quite interesting for shooting the sun, stars and reflections.

Alan WF
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

Erichimedes wrote:

The funny thing is this was taken with a 50mm lens. He was less than 4 feet from the camera. Marmots aren't particularly high strung, though I got a hiss out of him when I moved to leave.

Good job you didn’t have a 28 mounted.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Rollei Planar 50mm 1.8

Very peaceful and beautiful. Thanks.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

I like the textures here and the selective focus speaks to me of the history witnessed by these bricks.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: out to Middle Island

I’ve never had to deal with cattle at the beach. What a sheltered life I have led.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Canon 100mm f3.5 LTM

The last one is beautiful; a perfect complement between the subject and the background.

I wonder if the framing of the first is a bit too tight? I sort of want to see more of the trees on either side.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Portrait of the Artist with a Young Dog

I wonder if a tighter crop here would help emphasise the connection you clearly have with the dog and create a more expressive and intimate portrait.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

I’m on my phone, so I can’t really appreciate the detail in these, but the light, colours, and composition in the first one really work for me. Thanks!

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Hexanon 40mm: Just a garden variety lens.

The plant with the wire is really superb! Print, frame, and hang!

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: fun at the lake

In the fourth, I love the colourful subject and the dark background, but find myself wishing the distractions in the background were not there.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

Such beauty in the second. Thanks!

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Self-portrait in a Honda

Great creativity and perfect composition.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Yoda, The Ring Bearer
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Anyone else noticed that Yoda and Gollum are never seen together? I don’t think that’s a coincidence…

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Flower time

I like the last one very much. All are beautiful, but I think the looser framing of the last one communicates a peaceful mood, a context that extends beyond the frame borders.

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Sunset, MC Zenitar-ME1
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I agree completely with Brian. The first one is outstanding. Well done!

Regards,

Alan

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Alan WF
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Re: Konica Hexar 28 3.5

I love the shapes and textures in the second one. Thanks!

Regards,

Alan

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Dusty-Lens
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Re: Sunset, MC Zenitar-ME1

Thanks! I like to use unusual framings and they tend to work well in most cases.

Alan WF
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Just the Moon, And Not Just the Moon
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My daughter came running in from outside. “Papi, Papi,” she shouted. I startled, thinking that my son had hurt himself or there was some other emergency. However, she continued, “The Moon is so beautiful. You have to take a photograph of it with your camera."

So, this is just another photo of the Moon, like so many better ones that have been posted here, but this one was a special request by my daughter, and so to me at least it is not just another photo of the Moon.

Regards,

Alan

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