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Topic: Photo 150 - bonneville
Posted By: bonneville
Subject: Photo 150 - bonneville
Date Posted: 07 January 2021 at 10:28
My three projects for the Photo 150 challenge are:

P1. Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS. A lens I bought on a whim in Jessops Leicester in September 2018 - and have yet to use!!!

P2. Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii. A lovely little camera that I bought to have with me “all the time” and which I’ve only every used when out on walks with the dogs!!!

P3. Travel photos from my archive. Throughout my long adult life I have visited or lived in more the 50 countries, either during my 27 years service life or on many overseas holidays. Time to free a few from the depths of a 3TB HDD
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Weeks completed so far: 11 out of 50

My Photo 150 catalogue links to weekly posts:

https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1638008.html#1638008 - Week01 Mon 040121 - Sun 100121
W01P1   W01P2   W01P3

https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1638530.html#1638530 - Week02 Mon 110121 -Sun 170121
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1639183.html#1639183 - Week03 Mon 180121 -Sun 240121
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1639892.html#1639892 - Week04 Mon 250121 - Sun 310121
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https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1641069.html#1641069 - Week05 Mon 010221 - Sun 070221
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1641893.html#1641893 - Week06 Mon 080221 - Sun 140221
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1642623.html#1642623 - Week07 Mon 150221 - Sun 210221
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1645149.html#1645149 - Week08 Mon 220221 - Sun 280221
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1645748.html#1645748 - Week09 Mon 010321 - Sun 070321
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1646728.html#1646728 - Week10 Mon 080321 - Sun 140321
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1648425.html#1648425 - Week13 Mon 290321 - Sun 040421
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1649176.html#1649176 - Week14 Mon 050421 - Sun 120421
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https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1650061.html#1650061 - Week15 Mon 130421 - Sun 180421
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Replies:
Posted By: dCap
Date Posted: 07 January 2021 at 11:49
Cool, a new player, and more macro to remind me I'm still gonna get a macro.

I enjoyed half a 365 (Jun-Dec) on my RX100 IV (almost the same camera), I quit this for a bunch of 2021 stuff (#photo150 included). I probably won't look at the 180-ish-days of images until they are a year old now, replaced with the new projects. Still there to discover later, like a forgotten roll of film!

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Walk out if it doesn't feel right
I can tell you're only lying
If you've got something better tonight
Then don't mess up my mind with your crying
Just Walk Out In The Rain
Eric Clapton, 1978


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 January 2021 at 11:43
Week 1 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W1P1

a7ii 1/100 f2.8 ISO 100

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W1P2 Ollie and Rosie morning dip

13mm (35mm FF equiv) 1/400 f4 ISO125

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W1P3 Gibralter April 2013

NEX-6 E18-200 at 110mm (165mm FF equiv) 1/200 f6.3 ISO100



Posted By: dCap
Date Posted: 08 January 2021 at 13:24
Nice start - and your 90/macro is finally seeing some use!
My A7II + 28/2 are still in their boxes from Tuesday delivery (and I thought that was bad!)

I've just remembered (thank you) I took a camera with me to India and Iceland a few times each back when travel was my job ... gosh if I was organized and knew the dates I'd call 'overseas only' my 3rd theme. I still have until Sunday to define my 3x themes.

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Walk out if it doesn't feel right
I can tell you're only lying
If you've got something better tonight
Then don't mess up my mind with your crying
Just Walk Out In The Rain
Eric Clapton, 1978


Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 08 January 2021 at 21:05
That shallow DOF macro is very nice- it looks like the 90mm macro is a very capable lens. Good to see it in action.

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a77ii- Sony 135/2.8 STF, 16-50/2.8, 70-200/2.8 G
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, Voigtländer 110/2.5, Sony 24-105/4 G, Sigma 100-400 f5-6.3.


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 11 January 2021 at 21:20
Very good B&W processing of that first shot Brian, and the sharpness/bokeh is supurb (but we already knew that from this lens)

Your third brings back good memories, we must have gone to a very similar pace on the coast in my first summer with my KM5D (August 2006). Since I'm doing an archive dump as one of my topics in this challenge I'll see if I can find a good (so far unprocessed/unposted) view of the Gibraltar rock to keep this shot company

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Posted By: mikey2000
Date Posted: 11 January 2021 at 21:22
Another fine first week! The bar is being set rahter high!

It's also good to have company with a fellow 90mm macro shooter, even if the lenses aren't exactly the same

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 01:56
Wow, that flower really jumps out at me! Excellent start!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Dynax 505si super | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 09:52
Wow! Thank you for your comments, what a lift And what a great start to this year long challenge.

Week 2 from me later today, as soon as Mr Bezos’ driver brings my Nissin ring flash


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 15:19
Week 2 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W2P1 Rosie (“I don’t want my photo taken”)

Sony a7iii 1/200 f5.6 ISO100 Godox V1S & V860iiS

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W2P2 Holey tree

1/200 f5.6 ISO125

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W2P3 Reykjavík - late afternoon February 2017

Sony a77ii DT16-80 at 26mm (39mm FF equiv) 1/60 f11 ISO250


Posted By: eddyizm
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 16:11
That's a great portrait of Rosie!

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 16:37
Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

That's a great portrait of Rosie!

Thank you very much, but I'm afraid I wasn't prepared for that! I had already posted https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/photo-150-a-yearlong-photo-challenge_topic139055_post1638531.html#1638531 - my apology for a feeble attempt. But I'm please you like it.


Posted By: eddyizm
Date Posted: 14 January 2021 at 04:28
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

That's a great portrait of Rosie!

Thank you very much, but I'm afraid I wasn't prepared for that! I had already posted https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/photo-150-a-yearlong-photo-challenge_topic139055_post1638531.html#1638531 - my apology for a feeble attempt. But I'm please you like it.


Well as a pet owner I know the impossible challenge it is to get them to stay still much less get a decent shot. I actually think my wife gets better shots of our pets with her phone than I do because it's always ready for the right moment.

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Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 14 January 2021 at 07:56
Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

That's a great portrait of Rosie!


+1 it is very striking and has a lovely emotional depth

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a77ii- Sony 135/2.8 STF, 16-50/2.8, 70-200/2.8 G
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, Voigtländer 110/2.5, Sony 24-105/4 G, Sigma 100-400 f5-6.3.


Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 16 January 2021 at 20:40
The rx100iii is a gem!
I use it way to little. Right now a college have it to try out a better compact.

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 18 January 2021 at 14:15
Week 3 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W3P1 Red Rose

a7iii 1/200 f8 ISO100 18 images stacked

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W3P2 Warm Winter Wash

13.34mm (36mm FF equiv) 1/400 f8 ISO400

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W3P3 St.Tropez July 2006

Sony DSC-P92


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 18 January 2021 at 14:17
Red? That's scarlet! Impressive sharpness .. the benefit of stacking!

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Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 18 January 2021 at 15:53
Stunning stack of the rose - I really must try stacking.


Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 24 January 2021 at 20:37
The Rose



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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 25 January 2021 at 14:07
Week 4 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W4P1 Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

a7iii 1/200 f8 ISO100 19 images stacked

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W4P2 Starting to snow, January 2021

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/30 f11 ISO125

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W4P3 Venice Beach Cycle Path, Los Angeles, April 2005

Sony DSC-P92 1/640 f8 ISO100



Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 26 January 2021 at 13:33
I suppose in a way this is an out-take for the 150, as it was taken with my RX100iii. Taken just now and waiting for the smiley arrow box to arrive containing the IPA I ordered to clean the shell on my M2.

I ordered a new leatherette coat as the original was breaking up (no wonder after more than 50 years!) from Japan and it arrived yesterday, taking only four days! I plan to do the job properly and I'm taking my time so that it can give me service in the https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/2020-21-film-challenge-photos-and-discussion_topic138549.html - 20/21 Film Challenge , which is my other current Dyxum commitment for this year.



Edit: Just as I posted the above photo the doorbell rang and, in the snow, the IPA arrived in a LandRover Defender! So my next post will hopefully show it looking, hopefully, like new

What's that? This forum is for Minolta/Sony cameras?


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 26 January 2021 at 19:07
You mean Minolta never made an M2?

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 29 January 2021 at 13:53
Good to know that in case my M2 needs a new skin I can turn to you for advice. I just had the whole internals serviced and calibrated (incl. new shutter curtains) and the outside still looks pretty good except for a few rub-marks so I guess mine is ready for at least another 10 years. Good luck fixing up yours, looking forward to results, both of your final result of the camera as well as what you shoot with it.

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 29 January 2021 at 14:34
Here she is with a roll of Ilford HP5plus ready for the next opportunity

Replacement cover from http://aki-asahi.com/store/html/M2/LeicaM2.php - this site . Outstanding service and product.



(and snap taken with RX100iii, so in keeping with 150 project)


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 02 February 2021 at 17:21
Week 5 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W5P1 Snow in near darkness

a7iii 1/200 f8 ISO2000

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W5P2 Bird Feeding Station

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/30 f1.8 ISO200

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W5P3 "View from my garden", Ocho Rios, Jamaica, October 2010

Sony a700, SAL16-80Z at 18mm, 1/250, f11, ISO200


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 02 February 2021 at 17:29
At the weekend my wife reminded me that when we moved home we left our old bird feeders for the new owners and I had promised to build a new feeding station for our new home. Now I am a fully paid member of the DIY (Damage It Yourself) brigade but a promise is a promise.

So the W5P2 photo was taken this morning in my integral garage after a couple of days of making it up as I went along. A trifle over engineered and without too much accuracy (I am a firm believer of the saying "cut first, then measure it to see why it doesn't fit ). A coat of preservative tomorrow and it should be good for a week or two before it falls over


Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 06 February 2021 at 20:04
You talk about the feeding station, how about that decapitated dog

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 15:39
Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

You talk about the feeding station, how about that decapitated dog


Fear not, just a driver head cover. No dogs were harmed in the making of the bird feeders.


Posted By: eddyizm
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 17:20
Originally posted by Maffe Maffe wrote:

You talk about the feeding station, how about that decapitated dog


LOL of course you would see that!

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Posted By: eddyizm
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 17:20
W5P1 Snow in near darkness -
Nice pattern.

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 20:09
Originally posted by eddyizm eddyizm wrote:

W5P1 Snow in near darkness -
Nice pattern.

Thank you



Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 20:13
Week 6 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W6P1 The Great Hall

a7ii 1/100 f4 ISO1200

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W6P2 M2

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/30 f1.8 ISO250

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W6P3 Monte-Carlo harbour, F1 Grand Prix Week, June 2003 from Hermitage Hotel balcony

Sony DSC-P92, 10.3mm, 1/400, f6.3, ISO100





Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 20:58
That M2 looks scrumptious Brian, very good job on the leatherette replacement. And did you actually get to see the F1 race from that balcony?

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 21:07
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

That M2 looks scrumptious Brian, very good job on the leatherette replacement. And did you actually get to see the F1 race from that balcony?


No. From the pits


Posted By: dCap
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 21:14
W6P2 M2 - looks just like a Fujifilm X100

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Walk out if it doesn't feel right
I can tell you're only lying
If you've got something better tonight
Then don't mess up my mind with your crying
Just Walk Out In The Rain
Eric Clapton, 1978


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 21:36
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

W6P2 M2 - looks just like a Fujifilm X100

But since the Leica M2 was made between 1957 and 1969 I think the Fujifilm X100 looks like an M2


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 22:41
Lovely restoration job, Brian!

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 10 February 2021 at 20:24
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Lovely restoration job, Brian!

Thank you Howard. I’m almost embarrassed about how impressed I am with the film M Leica cameras. I’m seriously seeking an M6, for the light meter integration, and I’ll never rest until I also own a pristine M3. Heresy on this platform I know, but.............


Posted By: Wētāpunga
Date Posted: 10 February 2021 at 22:36
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Lovely restoration job, Brian!

+1
It's an impressive looking camera and the photo is very well composed to show it off

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a77ii- Sony 135/2.8 STF, 16-50/2.8, 70-200/2.8 G
a7riii- Voigtländer 15/4.5, Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, Voigtländer 110/2.5, Sony 24-105/4 G, Sigma 100-400 f5-6.3.


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 16 February 2021 at 14:14
Week 7 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W7P1 Coins Triptych

a7ii 1/250 f11 ISO100 Nissin ringflash at -3


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 16 February 2021 at 16:11
Week 7 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W7P2 Stereoscopic card mounts

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/30 f2 ISO125


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 16 February 2021 at 16:11
Week 7 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W7P3 The Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, Portimao, Algarve. April 2010

Sony a700, DT16-80 at 18mm (27mm FF equiv), 1/500, f9.5, ISO200


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 16 February 2021 at 16:28
Good to see the stereo set-up there, Brian. What's the thing with the Logan label?

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 16 February 2021 at 17:06
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Good to see the stereo set-up there, Brian. What's the thing with the Logan label?
It is a mount cutter. The silver rule behind the OWL has a ridge along its length and the cutter runs along it. It is angled at 45 degrees so that when you cut the hole in card to mount a photo it produces a nice chamfered edge.

If you look at the black stereo card I was experimenting with the cutter to give the left and right openings a bit of style.

They are available from good craft type outlets. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daler-Rowney-804424420-Logan-System/dp/B004V8ZT5S/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=logan+mount+cutter&qid=1613495058&sr=8-11 - Here is an example of one on Amazon.

I used to print and mount my photos for club competitions. Not so much now though


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 23 February 2021 at 00:08
Glad you're giving the Sony FE 90 a workout! Keep up the energy.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Dynax 505si super | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 23 February 2021 at 13:51
Week 9 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W8P1 Rosie and Ollie

Both images Sony a7ii 1/60 F5.6 ISO 100


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 23 February 2021 at 13:52
Week 8 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W8P2 Stereoscopic lockdown bird feeder

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/20 f8 ISO100 x 2

This IS a stereocard.
https://www.londonstereo.com/stereophotography.html - (help with viewing 3D)


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 23 February 2021 at 13:53
Week 8 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W8P3 Las Vegas, April 2005

Sony DSC-P92, 8.8mm (24mm FF equiv), 1/40, f2.8, ISO200
(Two crops to create 3D effect)


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 02 March 2021 at 13:10
Week 9 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W9P1 Swiss Army Knife

a7iii 1/200 f8 ISO100 Nissin ringflash

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W9P2 Logs

25mm (70mm FF equiv) 1/640 f4 ISO125

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W9P3 Early Morning in Benalup, Spain, May 2012

Sony a77, 1/160, f11, ISO100


Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 03 March 2021 at 21:18
love the colours of Early Morning in Benalup


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 12 March 2021 at 12:46
I really can't get Ollie and Rosie to "merge" with my stereo viewer, but the other two work splendidly

I bet that Benalup photo increases the desire to start travelling again, at least with me it has that effect.



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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 13 March 2021 at 10:22
Week 10 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W10P1 Happy accident (pressed shutter button while picking up camera)

a7ii 1/60 f5.6 ISO100

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W10P2 We like crisps

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/30 f8 ISO2500

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W10P3 Cancun, Mexico, June 2006

Sony DSC-P92, 1/400, f10, ISO100

Note: W10P3 Cancun is a very photo significant image for me as it was the very last photo I took with my trusty Sony DSC-P92. That afternoon in our hotel room I forgot I had put it on the bed and when I gave the top sheet a swift flick to straighten it up the little camera flew upwards until it met the twirling ceiling fan, which then propelled it at high speed into the wall .

When we returned to the UK I visited Jessops in Bedford to buy a replacement and left the shop with my very first DSLR, a Sony a100. Signed up with Dyxum the following year and the rest, as they say, is history.


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 23 March 2021 at 21:08
Taking time out from my photography for a short while.


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 23 March 2021 at 23:03
That's a shame - and good luck with the other ventures!

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 03 April 2021 at 16:38
Having dropped out of weeks 11 and 12, I'm back with *Week 13 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W13P1 Apple tree bud April 2021

Sony NEX-6 1/200 f5 ISO100

Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W13P2 We like swimming

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/500 f4 ISO125

Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W13P3 29680 Estepona, Spain 2013

Sony NEX-6 + E18-200 1/125, f16, ISO100

(* with 52 weeks in a year I can still complete my challenge, BUT I must stay focussed, I must stay, I must, I )


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 03 April 2021 at 18:59
Welcome back, Brian!

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Howard Stanbury https://www.instagram.com/instadelusions/ - Instagram | http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbury/ - Flickr | http://stanbury.org/ - Web


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 10 April 2021 at 13:58
Week 14 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W14P1 Sony minimeet

Sony a7iii 1/100 f11 ISO2500


Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W14P2 berry’s farm shop

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/400 f4 ISO125


Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W14P3 Oslo, Norway, June 2008

Sony a700 Minolta 300 f4 G HS, 1/500, f6.3, ISO250


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 11 April 2021 at 00:25
Ha ha - enjoyed the minimeet!

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Howard Stanbury https://www.instagram.com/instadelusions/ - Instagram | http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbury/ - Flickr | http://stanbury.org/ - Web


Posted By: Maffe
Date Posted: 18 April 2021 at 08:37
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Ha ha - enjoyed the minimeet!


Can only agree!
Cant wait until I get the opportunity to meet other dyxumers again

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 20 April 2021 at 14:55
Week 15 (see project details https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-bonneville_topic139106_post1637903.html#1637903 - here )

Project 1 Photos with the Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G OSS
W15P1 garage spider

Sony a7iii 1/60 f8 ISO100


Project 2 Photos taken with the Sony RX100iii
W15P2 Danger of Death

8.8mm (24mm FF equiv) 1/400 f5.6 ISO125


Project 3 Travel photos from my archive
W15P3 Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland, February 2017

Sony a77ii DT 16-80 at 60mm, 1/100, f11, ISO125



Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 20 April 2021 at 15:28
My notes on Week 15 photos:

W15P1 garage spider
This is a poor shot by any macro standards but it is personal for me as I spent ages puzzling over how soft the image was. Mr (or Mrs, no gender bias here) spider was high up in the corner of my integral garage and I knew that if I told my wife she would freak out until I had humanely removed it, preferrably several miles away. So I quietly set up a step ladder and fired off a few images, thinking that it would scurry away when I pointed my lens close enough for a 1:1 shot. But it stayed put and I uploaded and viewed the images on my MacBook and was puzzled why everyone was soft. I did a reshoot and Mr/Ms spider was still there and again at varying aperture and shutter speed settings I couldn't get a sharp image. Until it dawned on me that the spider was actually stood on its own thick web and I was shooting under it   

Curious why it hadn't packed up and moved on I also discovered that it was dead

W15P2 Danger of Death
This was on my usual morning dogs walk at Twyford Woods airfield last week and the log stacks were very much higher earlier in the month, hence the sign. I did consider changing the sign to read a more appropriate, "Danger of Minor Bumps and Splinters", but the senior citizen in me thought better of it

W15P3 Vatnajokull glacier, Iceland, February 2017
Sadly, yet again this is not a particularly good photograph but it is a record of my first encounter with a glacier, close up and personal. Apart from the obvious colouring issues, the problem for me is the lack of scale without anything to reference. In fact the wall of ice at the waters edge was the height of city office and hotel buildings. It was a long way off comparatively and if you look at the wall about a quarter way in from the right you can see a disturbance. While we were standing there a large section slip into the water, with a very loud crashing noise and the wave it generate caused us to grab our kit and run for it before we were swamped with icy cold water!

Iceland is a wonderfully beautiful country but is showing distinct signs of giving up a lot of its ice to warmer temperatures. Indeed we visited in February and found we were often over dressed for the spring like weather we experienced during our stay.

TFL. I thought I'd add a few comments this time, for context sake, but your comments are more important and always welcome



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