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    Posted: 05 July 2023 at 22:56
So is anyone embarking on any new photography projects?
Brought some new gear you're excited to use?
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I often think I should start a project but I find it hard to find something inspiring

Picked up a Sony 11/1.8 though, that is nice
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As I near 'retirement age' - or the point at which office politics have finally got in the way of the great work I know my team - and I - are capable of, then this starts to become something which interests me.

As many of you know, I have a habit of "photographing anything" (as my wife so generously puts it), so making a conscious decision to focus on one topic whilst also photographing lots of other subjects would seem to be an odd move but, thinking about it more fully, perhaps some discipline may do me good in my old(er) age.

To date, there have been a couple of subjects which have sparked some interest for me and the current 'top of the list' is the photograph one of the historic houses in Kent/East Sussex 'through the year', taking some specific viewpoints and occasions with which to chronicle the year through my camera's lens. Many of them offer 'Friends Of...' discounts, plus we have English Heritage/National Trust Membership as well, but I think I'd rather do one of the less well known and visited houses to bring thatto people's attention as much as anything.

Otherwise, it's a 'Macro Challenge' or a subject 'theme' to deal with, but I suspect the singularity of a topic like that isn't what I'm looking for.

Still - time left to really make my mind up!

Interested to hear others views on this though.

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As someone already well into 'older age' I could do with the discipline of a project - but I can't settle on one. I do photograph a lot of post boxes in the vague aim of getting a set of photos of all UK variants. There are so many that the task will probably see me out - meanwhile it gives added interest and incentive to explore new parts of the country.

I am attracted by some street photography, but my local town has very limited opportunities for such - I'm obviously a big city photographer in hicksville!
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I have recently picked up some new lenses (big surprise i know!)
20-70mm f4 & 50mm f1.2.
Need to get out and use them.

Also trying to get some decent shots of a Barn owl near me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 July 2023 at 16:34
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


Picked up a Sony 11/1.8 though, that is nice


Actually i have picked up one of these too and totally forgot about it

I should really stop buying lenses now, I have more lenses than I can remember it seems!
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Picked up a 28mm f2.0 Sony-lense. Maybe....

On the other hand, the purchase of a house a la campagne in France will consume most of my holidays for the next year. Maybe that can be a project
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Picked up a 28mm f2.0 Sony-lens


I left mine behind in Holland in May - I hope mine hasn't been sold!!
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

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Actually i have picked up one of these too and totally forgot about it

I should really stop buying lenses now, I have more lenses than I can remember it seems!


Oh my, that's a bit of a clue you've got a problem...
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I often think I should start a project but I find it hard to find something inspiring

Picked up a Sony 11/1.8 though, that is nice


Oh that lens sounds like fun.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2023 at 08:46
Did a quick photowalk with 11/1.8 and it indeed is a nice lens. On the back of the camera the pictures look great. Gonna have fun with it!
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Picked up a 28mm f2.0 Sony-lens


I left mine behind in Holland in May - I hope mine hasn't been sold!!

Oops, where did you leave it? And why do you hope it isn't yours?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2023 at 11:09
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Picked up a 28mm f2.0 Sony-lens


I left mine behind in Holland in May - I hope mine hasn't been sold!!

Oops, where did you leave it? And why do you hope it isn't yours?

I left it with in my brother-in-law's house and it would be terrible if he took that course of action. I have arranged to collect it when we next visit, which will not be before Monday, alas.

It's a nice compact lens, and I have the two adapters for it that make it even wider.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 July 2023 at 11:25
I didn't by it from a person, but in a shop
I guess you can trust your brother-in-law
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