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Day Prime 2019 - Event Date: 01 January 2019 - 30 December 2019

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Wilhelm Steinitz, first (official) World Chess Champion, gravesite at Cemetery of the Evergreens, Brooklyn, NY
I was biking and went into the cemetery, saw the sign (placed by his great-grandnephew and biographer Kurt Landsberger ("William Steinitz, Chess Champion: A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar").
He had moved to New York in the 1880s, died after health problems, was in a mental institution when he died. He was buried in a nondescript grave at the institution, them moved at the behest of the German Press Club.
"Hier ruht in Frieden"

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1 sign


2 marker


3 chessboard on top


4 background


5 BW


6 sign other side


en.chessbase.com/post/wilhelm-steinitz-a-short-tribute
www.goodreads.com/book/show/334545.William_Steinitz_Chess_Champion

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The boundary between brilliance and insanity is very narrow.
Knowledge is a deadly friend, if no one sets the rules
The fate of all mankind I see, is in the hands of fools
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For day 35 I decided to dedicate my efforts to one of the most beautiful cameras ever made, the Zenza Bronica S2A. I'm not going into details about this camera since i've just done it in the photo gear porn thread. You'll find some additional pictures there. They all were taken either with the Minolta 35mm f1.4 or the Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.4. Love the cloesup capabilities of this lens!


a beauty and a beast one camera, two personalities


streamlined


that vintage look I adapted a projection lens by means of electrical tape to the bellows attachment. The latter provides abilities for tilt and shift.


bling this one came (almost) out of camera like this.


elusive


speed dial you can see a bayonet where the reading part of the TTL meter viewfinder can be mounted. I was tempted to get the TTL meter but it is huge and the cable that connects meter and speed dial can easily get in the way. The TTL meter looks clunky compared to the camera, yet still cool with its old style toggle switches.


the standard lens 75 or 80mm is the "nifty fifty" for 6x6 cameras.


the same but older


reclusive


head-on







And finally, one last (i think) appearance of a well known subject.

exhausted


lost glory



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@ Wilu, indeed a beautiful camera. I especially like the first shot with the bright red spot through the lens! Also "lost glory" has a lot of appeal for me

Today I had the tires on my car changed and rather than spend time in the waiting room I took my A7ii and Voigtländer 35/1.2 II to explore their yard behind the workshop. Ususally some nice grungy stuff can found there and today was no exception.


35.5: Ready for the scrapyard (@ f4.0)



35.6: Worn and wet (@ f1.4)



35.7: BAD (@ f1.4)



35.8: Wheels (@ f1.4)



35.9: Vanishing point (behind the yard, @ f5.6)


I hope I will find time, weather and good subjects for 3 more 35 mm lenses I have
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2019 at 12:43
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

The boundary between brilliance and insanity is very narrow.

Chess players had the reputation as insane geniuses even before Bobby Fischer, the same trend holds for art, music, math, inventors. Society is prejudiced against the fringes - harder to fit in, which exacerbates the outsider-ness, making it harder to fit in - a cycle which tends to break even strong people.
We're all kinda crazy ...
There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. - Schrödinger
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Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

We're all kinda crazy ...
For sure

Reminds me of a cartoon we had at work, which said: "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it will certainly help"

Probably a similar thing can be said for Dyxum Day Prime posters
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

We're all kinda crazy ...
For sure

Reminds me of a cartoon we had at work, which said: "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it will certainly help"

Probably a similar thing can be said for Dyxum Day Prime posters

Yes, they are special

Edited by Snegren - 06 February 2019 at 20:22
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Today it's the turn of the Mir 1B 37mm f2.8. I have to admit that I primarily bought this lens for the day prime challenge a couple years ago - it has an uncommon focal length. I don't use the lens much, though. Its minimum focus distance is 60 or 70cm, way too much for such a focal length, in my opinion. "Just use extension tubes!" I hear you say. Well, even with the 12mm tube the working distance becomes very short. There's just no useful way of focusing between 15 and 60cm, or I'm not aware of it (ok, maybe I should look if I have a closeup lens that could be used). Anyway, looking at the pictures below I think the Mir has a rather nice bokeh and I should use it more for the really close stuff.
First, a plastic series:


sucked in this one was obviously cropped a bit. I have other shots that needed less to almost no cropping at all, but this one was the clear winner in terms of sensation of depth, thanks to the shadows. While taking a short series of pictures of this subject I realised that the viewfinder of my a900 is ever so slightly inaccurate in that it shows a bit less of the upper part than is actually in the image. Now that is no surprise at all, but it's something that I didn't notice during the last decade (next week it'll be 10 years since I bought my a900, and except for the common dial skipping problems it's still going strong).


dots a rather crappy picture that I like for some reason. This and the next one were taken while freelensing to overcome the close focusing issue described above.


more dots that's what it actually looks like. The well known IKEA stool.


lighting up


brighter than the rest



Less plastic, more nature:

spring is around the corner (or so I hope)


elephant


needles


needles, again


needles and berries


even more needles



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Schools were closed today because of an ice storm, but I got to walk around and take some pictures.

Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM + MC-11 on Sony A7II


ISO 100 1/160 s f/4


ISO 100 1/200 s f/5.6

Coated fence

ISO 100 1/400 s f/5.6

Drippy grid

ISO 250 1/60 s f/5.6
Sony A68 A6000 A7II LA-EA3 LA-EA4 MC-11
Minolta Maxxum 600si
Pentax Q7 5-15 15-45/2.8
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@ Wilu, I think "lighten up" and "brighter than the rest" are the top shots from this shoot.

@ QuietOC, Impressive ice formations. I like the patterns you created with the last two, is the last one upside down?


Continueing my 35 mm quest:

35.10: Rusty



35.11: AOP



35.12: High profile



35.13: Hook



35.14: Almost falling off


10,11: A700 + Min 35/2 @ f2
12, 13: A7ii + M-Summaron 35/2.8 @ f2.8
14: A7ii + Helios 35/2.8 @ f2.8 (M42)
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@ QuietOC, Impressive ice formations. I like the patterns you created with the last two, is the last one upside down?

Thanks! Yes, I liked it more upside down. We got even more ice today, but some of the ice from yesterday has fallen off.

I was going to take some pictures with the Minolta Rokkor 40mm F1.7 but it had gotten locked down into the make-shift adapter to the point it was focused inside itself (the adapter is too thin). Then I couldn't get the aperture/leaf shutter to open up, and the little control rod fell off.

Edited by QuietOC - 07 February 2019 at 15:39
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I'm a little behind...

28.1 Frankfurt

A7ii * Vivitar Series 1 28mm * F/1.9 * 1/125 * ISO 100

28.2 Window Tat

A7ii * Vivitar Series 1 28mm * F/3.5 * 1/60 * ISO 1250

28.3 Modified sign

A7ii * Vivitar Series 1 28mm * F/3.5 * 1/200 * ISO 100

28.4 Locks

A7ii * Vivitar Series 1 28mm * F/1.9 * 1/80 * ISO 100

28.5 Cobbles

A7ii * Vivitar Series 1 28mm * F/16.0 * 1/60 * ISO 3200

Edited by Bob J - 07 February 2019 at 17:49
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2019 at 21:20
QuietQC great idea for upside down ice!
pegelli are you out of the repair shop yet??
Wilu I like the Mir and Flek!
BobJ any more trips to the states? DC trip?

two more from a sunny day with PenF 40/1.4

40.7 67 Camaro

f5.6

40.8 approaching

f1.4

DayPrime and Meyer are the sandboxes where they keep us LOLOL ... glad there's a new year Meyer thread!
Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

We're all kinda crazy ...
For sure

Reminds me of a cartoon we had at work, which said: "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it will certainly help"

Probably a similar thing can be said for Dyxum Day Prime posters

Yes, they are special

There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. - Schrödinger
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