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Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:



It might be interesting to find out what people photograph when it is raining...


Raindrops on a window? LOL - an old favourite of mine....


We have heavy rain forecast for the next few days, going to have to get creative! I've googled "rain" for a few ideas, and Maarten's link was very interesting.
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I am quite happy to admit I will not balk at using other people’s ideas as a starting point if we get heavy rain here
Failing that, there may be a few more cat pictures appearing....
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Maarten, thanks for sharing that wonderful article on Rui Palha. Inspirational indeed.

As a follow-up to my Covid related wish-list of yesterday, the Samyang 24mm f3.5 Tilt-Shift lens that I bought in July and which had been stuck in an interstate mail sorting centre since early August, was delivered safe and sound today. So that will now be my second lens of choice, and I look forward to getting to grips with it, its foibles, and its capabilities.

Now all I want is for our 5km radius travel restrictions to be lifted before October is over....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2020 at 08:51
Originally posted by wetapunga wetapunga wrote:

@bigsi

I am quite happy to admit I will not balk at using other people’s ideas as a starting point if we get heavy rain here
Failing that, there may be a few more cat pictures appearing....



I'm not too proud either! I found these quite interesting and you don't have to get out of your car either! I might have a try.

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Anyway, we are go! Sorry for the late sign-up from me and also please accept my apologies for choosing such a boring lens (classic Sony AF 50/1.4). But, it is small and compact


There is no such thing as a boring lens - as ever, it's what you do with it that counts.
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Not able to post images for a couple of days, but plenty material available. Making good use of a dry day...
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Still have to get started and even make up my mind about the lens(es) of choice. Weather forecast is dreadful for the coming days , but we'll see how I can make the best of it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2020 at 23:17
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Anyway, we are go! Sorry for the late sign-up from me and also please accept my apologies for choosing such a boring lens (classic Sony AF 50/1.4). But, it is small and compact


There is no such thing as a boring lens - as ever, it's what you do with it that counts.


I didn't think 50mm lenses were permitted in Oktoberfest, being so close to "Week 50".
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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

Anyway, we are go! Sorry for the late sign-up from me and also please accept my apologies for choosing such a boring lens (classic Sony AF 50/1.4). But, it is small and compact


There is no such thing as a boring lens - as ever, it's what you do with it that counts.


I didn't think 50mm lenses were permitted in Oktoberfest, being so close to "Week 50".


Week 50 is too short, nothing wrong with spending October with a nifty. The difference is (ASFAIK) that you can use up to 7 different 50s in Week 50, but only two lenses in Oktoberfest (I did consider just using two 50s).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2020 at 08:22
Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:


I didn't think 50mm lenses were permitted in Oktoberfest, being so close to "Week 50".
Any one or two primes (or taped zoom ends) are allowed, no other requirements.

We only exclude something "around" 50 mm from the July challenge, two weeks wide angle and two weeks tele, but no fifth week for nifty fifties since that's happening in December.
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Today it was rainy - and i was hoping to get out between 15-17:00 - but the clearing up came while i was cooking. So i had to fix something to show you a tiny part of the tomato harvest this year. We where in time but all the big-tomato plants where gone - so we had to stick with the smaller kind (the cherry tomatos). They are amazing in flavour - tons better than the normal bad stuff you can find into the stores.

In case it continues to rain - i'll be photographing them with artificial lights - in different setups. Until you throw tomatos to me - or post spaghetti images .

There are no pear trees anymore - but the farmer did put pumpkins and solar flowers instead - are you there Fred? Do you still like them???

I was hoping to start yesterday - but something administrative happened at work - so we had to stay and fix those issues first (it's the same subject that causes so much funny cartoons about the white house)...

My first images won't be top-quality i'm afraid - it's good that i force myself to take some images to relax a bit.
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Joined a long(er) walk today, and realy felt my shoulder from carrying the 1.8/135 Have the feeling that I need more practice with this focal lenght so it will stay on the camera for now. I'll have to do some workout....
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Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:



There are no pear trees anymore - but the farmer did put pumpkins and solar flowers instead - are you there Fred? Do you still like them???

Yes I am here and still like pumpins. Loking forward to your shot.

I had some difficutltes to get started, but madeit today. I may get back to the pumpkins as well in case I lack inspiration (or time).
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Still have to get started and even make up my mind about the lens(es) of choice. Weather forecast is dreadful for the coming days , but we'll see how I can make the best of it...


Finally got started today. Decided to work with Trioplan 2.9/50mm (which had been neglected for a while), and the Trioplan 2.8/100mm.
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