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Some comments:

Snegren - 12.1: Planet 336: I like it. Just a pitty that you didn't frame it perfectly centered, I think. One of my fisheye pictures is also shifted a bit towards the left side and it bugs me each time I look at it...

pegelli - 12-6: Nieuwe Rijn: Nice starbursts and an interesting, natural (as in not PP'd) duotone.

Dopol - #3 Leiden Rijn: The same duotone and an interesting (a)symmetry: The bridge divides the frame equally top/down and left/right, but the subjects tip and down or left and right of the bridge aren't symmetric. This creates just the right amount of tension.

Snegren - 12.3: Planet Pumpkin in the Fiery Universe: You took several great pictures of this cool subject. In this picture I like the fact that the ring around the picture is the same orange colour as in the picture. A nice side effect of this reflection. Oh, and the composition is cool, too, of course.

Snegren: a stunning set! Great dynamic and contrast in the first and a distinct sense of depth in the others.

Hezu: You managed to convey this feeling of depth, too, by chosing the foreground wisely. I wouldn't center the horizon on every of the first three pictures. By lowering it, you could probably achieve an even greater sense of depth.

clk230: the cockpit shot doesn't do much to me, but the rest I like a lot. Good move to get this close in #1, great composition and timeing in #2 and nice colours and well spotted subject in #3.

Micholand - 10.3 - "Rope bridge": I can literally see the bridge wanking when I look a couple seconds at this picture!

4paul - 12.1 #Mulchfest: This one didn't catch my eye whe I saw it for the first time. But looking at it again and a bit more in-depth it really has grown on me. Well composed, good use of depth of field and good story-telling with the foreseeable future of the trees in the background.

darosa - you never cease to find interesting subjects, Leo!

pegelli - 17-7: "Framed": and well framed it is, this picture. Good framing, good light, good PP - a pleasure to look at.

mariuszlo - Once upon a time in America: Great composition of a striking image.

clk230 - 16.4 Cushions: those cushions must be huge! And they make for a great, colourful foreground.

Hezu: You keep posting great winter pictures. I like the whole set, but particularly HK18.3 and HK18.5. Makes me want to visit the winterly north again, someday.

Snegren: I like the whole set, particularly the first three. Pictures like that make me miss a truly big city in Switzerland (compared to other countries we rather have big villages than big cities) from time to time. And a big port with cranes and such. Oh, and your next set turned out very nice, too.

Micholand: Interesting to compare the two sets. All in all I like the second one better, but the portrait orientation of the second picture of the first set is in my opinion the better choice.

Phil Wood - Tavistock Pannier Market - Bob's Cafe: This is so film noir! I'd like to see bit more of the guests. The mood is great, though.

darosa - 1 Frozen geometry: it took me a good while to recognize the subject. Well spotted and nicely executed, as usual.

darosa: 2 Battered art and 4 The blue sky is the limit are my favourites. They are so well composed that the poor corner sharpness becomes only visible after a closer look.

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Originally posted by Wilu Wilu wrote:

Some comments:

darosa: 2 Battered art and 4 The blue sky is the limit are my favourites. They are so well composed that the poor corner sharpness becomes only visible after a closer look.


Thanks for your comments Wilu!
Yes the corners are mushy (they are not meant to be seen and that's what happens when you use an APS-C lens on FF) but like you say, they are not distracting.
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Day 40

1 Church of light and shadow


2 Get me to the church on time


3 Converging


4 Topless pyramids


all with a7 + CZJ Biotar 1:2 f = 4cm (M26; Robot)
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More of my "Day 35"...

35.3 - "Empty Theresienwiese @night"

a7 + Voigtländer M Nokton 35/1.2 II



35.4 - "St. Paul's Church, Munich "

a7 + Voigtländer M Nokton 35/1.2 II

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35.5 - "Bavaria"

a7 + Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35/2.8 (shifted top)



35.6 - "Hall of Fame"

a7 + Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35/2.8 (shifted top)



35.7 - "Ruhmeshalle (w/ Zuiko shifted)"

a7 + Olympus OM Zuiko Shift 35/2.8 (shifted top+right)
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35.8 - "Ruhmeshalle II (w/ Pentax unable to shift)"

a7 + SMC Pentax-K 35/3.5



35.9 - "Bavaria Statue"

a7 + SMC Pentax-K 35/3.5



35.10 - "Hall of Fame and Bavaria Statue, Munich

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More Day 40

1 X-rated The Hague


2 Red and stacked


3 R160


4 Locus delicti


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Last Day 40

1 Shadows on the wall


2 Composition with tree


3 Cleaning windows


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Today, Monday February 11, is the start of week 7 of Day Prime 2019:


    DAY     DATE             DotW     Week     Focal lengths
    42     11-2-2019     Monday     week 7     42 to 48
    43     12-2-2019     Tuesday          
    44     13-2-2019     Wednesday          
    45     14-2-2019     Thursday          
    46     15-2-2019     Friday          
    47     16-2-2019     Saturday          
    48     17-2-2019     Sunday
             
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More comments:

Micholand: You have two very nice sets of Schloss Nymphenburg. My favourites are 20.2 - "Schlossgartenkanal b&w" (a symmetric composition is the obvious - and well working - choice of such a subject. Good that you have also tried something else. It paid off, I think), 20.4 - "iced" (those bits of ice in the foreground look great. While I'm generally a sucker for shallow DOF, I'd like to have a bit more DOF in this image) and 20.5 - "Schloss Nymphenburg" (the black ice and the seagulls in the foreground are gorgeous. This image would also work well in 1:2 panoramic format, I think).

pegelli: Also an interesting set, particularly 21.5: Remains of the spanish wall around Antwerp (ok, mostly for the content). Is this a construction site because they are preserving it? 24.2: Antwerp University College (the sunny side) is also very nice; good light and the tree and its shade are that tiny factor that adds so much value to this picture. 21.7: A fully stripped "Antwerp Tower". Good move to aligne the framing to the rusty fence at the bottom edge. This helps to turn this into a rather bold picture - I like this. Some added vignetting and colour (mis)treatment would make it even bolder.

darosa: Nice duotones. To place the trunk like this in 3 Diagonal tree is a ...bold move. And a good one. My favourite from the set, though the others are no slouches either.

pegelli - 24.7: Cliché winter shot: cliché or not, it works really well, thanks to the snow.

Fred_S: Black and white works very well here, thanks to the structures in the sand. The clouds appear like a soft echo of those structures. Very nice, indeed.

darosa - 1 Treeo and 5 White bench after snow: Love that the viewer has to make all up based on the sparse green surfaces and lines. Great abstracts!

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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Extremely busy with work so the little time available for photography (if any) tends to be in the evening, which is basically night in winter.
Well, from a purely artistic point of view this is not a bad thing at all! I like each and every picture in it, many are simply great. My favourite is 1 inch.4: Up through the gutter. Works great in black and white and the asymmetric background makes for a nice additional suspense.
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Working the iron while it is hot, sunshine during my lunch break! Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm from Agfa Optima 200 Sensor rangefinder. The lens, a classic triplet, has a square aperture.

42.1: Winter Aconite

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.006 sec (1/160)
ISO: 100

42.2: Snowdrops

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640)
ISO: 100

42.3: Squares and Circles

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.004 sec (1/250)
ISO: 100

42.4: Circular Stairs

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125)
ISO: 100

42.5: The Anatomy of a Bench

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/500)
ISO: 100

42.6: Solid Spheres

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 100

42.7: Bicyle Storage

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Agfa Color-Apotar Paratic Lens 1: 2.8 / 42mm
Aperture: Square
Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/640)
ISO: 100




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The Mino 45/2 is often praised for its cheapness, but don't let that and its modest dimensions (it is a pancake after all) fool you. Superb ergonomics and blistering sharpness!

45.1: Windmills #1, #2 and #3 cascade in Aarlanderveen

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Minolta MD Rokkor 45 mm 1:2
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 1
ISO: 100
Filter: LEE Little Stopper (6 stop ND)


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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

The Mino 45/2 is often praised for its cheapness, but don't let that and its modest dimensions (it is a pancake after all) fool you. Superb ergonomics and blistering sharpness!
Fully agree Paul, and a nice composition on the row of running mills as well, you made that ND stopper work well

I recently acquired a cheap but pristine set of MD extension tubes, so why not have my first day 45 set testing this new toy of mine .
Didn't have to go any further than our front yard and I liked the results quite a bit.


45.1: Signs of spring I



45.2: Log



45.3: Calocephalus Brownii



45.4: Signs of spring II


All A7ii + 13 mm extension tube + MD Rokkor 45/2, wide open or f2.8
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Continuing with some comments:

4paul: Some sensational mood here! Like every pic of this set.

Phil Wood - Marine engine: Some serious engine, here! It's nice how the engine is illuminated while the background is darker, yet still well perceivable.

Dopol - 21.2 Ice patterns: Very cool trees growing under the ice. Well spotted. I did a quick conversion in black and white with added contrast and think it looks even better. You might want to give it a try, too.

Bob J - b20.1 Shopping basket: Well spotted! It would be interesting to do comparison shots of this subject between the 20mm and something longer, e.g. a 50mm or 100mm.

Snegren - 1 inch.5: Helleborus orientalis: The bokeh reminds me of my Helios 44-2 with reversed front element, but the area of sharpness in the center is larger with your lens. Central composition is still a necessity, given the lens' characteristics, but the flower in the background helps to detract a bit from this and helps to give a more dynamic impression of the composition.

Micholand: I love the reflections in 21.1 - "Allianz Arena" as well as the black, non reflecting surfaces on the pavement. The red and - to a lesser degree - the white lines from the passing vehicles in 21.3 - "Traffic on A9"
are sort of a repetition of the stadium's colours. I like this. Also, the inclusion of the banister is a good move, and a well executed one, too. I would've probably tried to avoid it, but this would've resulted in a less interesting picture.

Snegren: I like the whole set, but 24.1: Rebar I and 24.3: Rebar III are true pieces of art.

Hezu - HK24.3 It was bit hard to keep people out of the frame: I like this one. And before I even read the title I thought "oh, people!". But then I thought a bit further (yes, this happens from time to time). Why not see them as a subject, rather than a disturbance. By waiting another 20s or so the two people would've been in the right third of the frame. They would've made a proper subject of their own, in front of that beautiful warm light in the background. To get rid of them instead, you could have waited just 5s and they would've been hidden behind that triangular piece of ice, leaving you with only one rather unobtrusive person in the left third of the frame. Of course I wasn't there and don't know if waiting was really an option or if it meant that other people would've walked into the frame...

Macca - Top of the steps: I would like this picture to be leveled or a bit more inclined so it was clear that this was your intention. Other than that it is in my opinion a fine black and white presentation of an interesting subject.

darosa: Another impressive set of yours. 1 Chaos under our feet is my favourite. You recognised the humour in this trivial subject and captured it so well that the viewer gets the message, without a single word. It's one of those pictures that make you smile.
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