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

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Today I went to Duffel, a small town a little under 30 km from where I live. I took 3 lenses along for this week prime, all 3 minolta's: AF versions of the 16/2.8 FE and 20/2.8 and a Rokkor MC version of the 17/4. Some images are "letterbox crops" or "crop-o-rama's", but for every image I've used the full width, so I'm not cheating on the rules. Only minor straightening and for the rest the full size in at least one direction.

I'm going to show the images in a somewhat logical order and not split by lens.

The first destination was "Fort Duffel", built between 1886 and 1888 to defend the railway line between Brussels and Antwerp. It's been partly restored but unfortunately not fully accessible in winter, to allow the bats to rest inside.

17-1: The sun coming up over the fort



17-2: Restored central corridor, rectalinear version



16-7: Restored central corridor, fishy version



16-8: Unrestored side corridor (shot through a grid, so unfortunately further unaccessible)



16-9: Plinth stone, over which the gates have been opened and closed many times over the past 130 years



I then cycled along the railway line to the town, just before I crossed the bridge the Thalys to Paris came by

17-3: Thalys coming off the Nete bridge



Next stop was about halfway between the Fort and the center, it's the ruin of caste "Ter Elst" which has been on that spot since the 12th century (in different shapes and forms) but was heavily damaged and not rebuilt in WW1 (basically taking shells aimed at the fort but missing te real target )

20-1: Sunny side and its reflection



17-4: Shadow side, with the sun just peeping through a small hole in the wall



17-5: Access bridge and moat



20-2: Almost the same shot with the AF 20mm



20-3: From slightly further back, unfortunately the geese had moved on by then



Moving on to the center of town I visited the St Martin church there

17-6: Center aisle and altar



20-4: Baptismal font



17-7: "Framed" (crucifixus right next to the church)


17-x : A7 + MC Rokkor 17/4
16-x : A7ii + LA-EA4 + Min 16/2.8 FE
20-x : A7ii + LA-EA4 + Min 20/2.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2019 at 22:10
Nice work Pieter! I have been to Duffel for work many times in the past, but never saw these interesting places (if we stayed overnight, it was usually in Mechelen and usually there was little leisure time). The corridor, the fort and the curch interior are very nice. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 12:40
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


I find fish-eye lenses challenging and when used too much I find my pictures are all getting the same and boring.


Imo the pitfall with fish-eyes is that the fish-eye effect seems to make every image spectacular. But that idea soon wears off, and then it becomes boring. My 'rule' is that the photo must also be attractive when made with a normal lens. The fish-eye effect then is a bonus to give the image something extra; then it works!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 12:47
Day 15

1 Baby I got your number


2 Caught between trains


both with a7 + Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm F4.5. This is the first generation CV SW Heliar 15/4.5 (M39) and I used APS-C mode to avoid purple edges. It's a great little lens for APS-C!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 12:52
Day 16

1 I see a black door and I want it painted red


2 Window


both with a7 + Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat 1:1.5 f = 1,6cm (1940; C-mount) in APS-C mode; this tiny cine lens doesn't cover APS-C (as you can see in #1) so both images are cropped.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 17:48
Since it was a sunny day, I obviously had to go out to shoot some Day 16 pictures...

HK16.1

α7R III + CZ 4/16-35 @ 16 mm, f/14, 1/200 s, ISO 250

HK16.2

α7R III + CZ 4/16-35 @ 16 mm, f/14, 1/200 s, ISO 200

HK16.3

α7R III + CZ 4/16-35 @ 16 mm, f/13, 1/160 s, ISO 160

HK16.4

α7R III + CZ 4/16-35 @ 16 mm, f/13, 1/160 s, ISO 800
 



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16.2 is nice Heikki!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 18:59
I hope to post my first pics here this weekend (15 and 16mm)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 19:56
I took two lenses for little trip from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Chronologically:

Once upon a time in America

Minolta 20/2.8 RS at F5.6



Empty Brooklyn Bridge (it was cold)

Minolta 16/2.8 at F7.1

Manhattan view from Brookyn Bridge

Minolta 20mm/2.8 RS at F8.0

WTC station. Oculus

Minolta 16/2.8 at F5.0

And once more

Minolta 20/2.8 RS at F6.3
A99ii,M80-200/2.8,BC,28-70,28-135,16,20,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,28-105,35-105,24-85,24-105,100-2300 KM17-35/2.8-4 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24, T 28-75/2.8
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Today I took the Zenitar 16mm f2.8 fish eye and the good old a900 for a trip to Thun. Just like 4 days ago, photography wasn't the main scope but I came home with a couple shots that I quite like. What I don't like are the colours of this otherwise not bad lens. I struggle time and time again to draw reasonable colours out of the pictures that I took with it. And from time to time I forgot to focus, but the wide angle and f11 on most shots saved me.

16 - step my favourite


16a - so many options


16b - passing Ostermundigen a pitty that the horizon isn't level at all, but I still like that the sign is dead center (quite a coincidence given that the train passed it with a certain speed).


16c - view from the bridge


16d - view of the bridge


16e - view from another bridge


16f


16g


16h


16i




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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 08:39
@Wilu - 16 Step is very eye-catching!

From a recent short visit to a local library with NEX5 and Sony 16mm f/2.8.

16.1 Lamppost


16.2 AV Lounge


16.3 What would like to do?


16.4 Cushions

C & C always welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 17:46
Wilu and mariszlo and some others are good at shots that are fisheye but don't look like fisheye (Wilu = 16i train platform, and mariuszlo = Oculus, the Oculus looks better with the fisheye than rectilinear!) - maybe an idea for a DPC or a challenge?

16.1 First and 12th

E 16/2.8 nex5n f4 1/20
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote mariuszlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 January 2019 at 18:05
Cold day in New Jersey. Owen Grundy Pier





Both with Minolta 17-35/2.8-4.0 at 17mm F6.3
A99ii,M80-200/2.8,BC,28-70,28-135,16,20,50,100,135,200/2.8,28,35,100/2.0,28-105,35-105,24-85,24-105,100-2300 KM17-35/2.8-4 Sony 24/2.0 50/1.4,85/2.8,70-300G,70-400G2 S 105M,24-105A,12-24, T 28-75/2.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2019 at 18:19
For Day 18 I decided to head to Lauttasaari in Western Helsinki. I did pack two alternatives for today's lens, but eventually I didn't use SMC Pentax 1:3.5 18 mm at all...

HK18.1 Icy water

α7R II + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 18 mm, f/8?, 1/60 s, ISO 320

HK18.2 Frozen pier

α7R II + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 18 mm, f/8?, 1/60 s, ISO 500

HK18.3

α7R II + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 18 mm, f/8?, 1/60 s, ISO 640

HK18.4

α7R II + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 18 mm, f/8?, 1/60 s, ISO 800

HK18.5

α7R II + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 18 mm, f/8?, 1/60 s, ISO 1250
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