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The High A7 III and Samyang 35mm AF F2.8 | f/8.0 | 1/1000s | ISO 100

One of the classic views of Oxford, emulating the painting by John Turner in 1830. In sequence here on the right you see the spire of St Mary's, that of All Saints (now Lincoln College Library), and Carfax Tower (at the time of the painting this was the tower of St Martn's church, since demolished).
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Week 13

Week 13, unlucky for some - on March 28 I tested positive for Covid after a weekend in London (DM Oxford people - I tested negative on the Friday after our meetup). So not much in new photography, though I did go out for a walk on the last day of the week.

A: Creative


Twin A7 stereo rig | A5000 and E PZ 16-50 | f/4.0 | @16.0 mm | 1/60s | ISO 200

The camera was set to the Illustration Picture Effect as I had just finished watching the film Apollo 10 1/2 the night before (which uses the Rotoscope technique for animation), and on Sunday I was out to take some stereo photos with this rig. Anyway, I don't imagine that the Linklater film was made with Sony A5000 cameras ... .
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B: This week in 2008


Gargoyles A100 and unknown lens | f/7.1 | @135.0 mm | 1/500s | ISO 200

On 30 March 2008 I was in Somerset and these are some gargoyles on Babcary church.

Edited by Howard_S - 08 April 2022 at 10:03
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Air ambulance lands at the JR A7 III and FE 28mm F2 | 1/800-1/1250s | F5.6 | ISO 200

This was the first time I had seen an air ambulance land at the hospital's temporary helipad, so you can imagine my excitement and the prospect of catching the event in stereo! Alas, one of the camera's batteries failed and I didn't have time to insert a replacement. (I did get a stereo view later of the helicopter on the ground, to be posted shortly in my Open View Adventures in Stereo Photography, here.) A larger version of the sequence is available on Flickr, https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51981451698_d53f16a14f_h.jpg.

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Week 14

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Balloon dog shapes A7 + LA-EA4 + 85mm F2.8 SAM | f/4.0 | 1/200s | ISO 100

Week 14 hasn't been hugely inspirational for me. I've been at the tail-end of isolating but am otherwise OK. I popped out one day and saw these over-sized pop-art sculptures installed in the Westgate Centre at the behest of a nearby 'fine art' gallery. These Jeff Koons knock-offs are by someone who styles himself as #whathisname. The same gallery is selling Bob Dylan paintings (reproductions I imagine) at £13,800 a pop.

I'm working up the courage to show the in my view NSFW view of the red stretching sausage dog which if unintentional is a hoot.

In the meantime I took this view across the two structures, blurred and desaturated the background leaving a very mild Orton Effect.
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B: This week in 2008


A100 and DT 18-70 kit lens | f/8.0 | @ 70.0 mm | 1/160s | ISO 100

I discovered that 2008 is as far back as I can go in my archive and stay within the parameters of Dyxum. So now I will go forward every week until I reach 2021, and then repeat the cycle again. That might even take me to 52 weeks.

I was surprised to discover that this week in 2008 we had a heavy blanket of soft snow. Here's the view at the bottom of the garden.
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Minolta Dynax 7000i with PB-7 A7 + LA-EA4 + 85mm F2.8 SAM | f/4.0 | 1/100s | ISO 2500

@alanfrombangor kindly donated this body to go to one of the Oxford Oxfam stores. I tested it with film, and you'll see samples in the Oxford DM thread. I was pleased to get the program back working - fitting the batteries was easy - and joy of joys - the date function goes happily into the 21st century.

Old film bodies don't generally command high prices, but the PB-7 takes this one out of the crowd and I think we can price it at £19.99 for some lucky collector out there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2022 at 21:29
I like the helicopter sequence Howard, even in mono .

And the polyester dog balloons are indeed strange artifacts, and indeed funny, intentional or not.

I never understood why printing a date on the front of a photo was a good thing, but I'm glad the Oxford Oxfam store will fare very well by selling something that does.
You can see the April Foolishness 2022 exhibition here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum
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Thanks, Pieter. One of my projects is to revive the Program Super 90 Back for my Maxxum 9000 and to see if (a) I can get it to work and (b) understand how to operate it. It apparently does date and data printing 'along the right edge of the frame in the area normally covered by a slide mount'.
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Sorry to hear about the Covid case Howard. I know I'm behind on commenting, but you have some lovely shots.

The Week 12 shot of Oxford is nicely framed with the buildings around the road. I've always liked Oxford with all their old buildings.

The Week 14 creative is also a striking shot. I like the touch of the Orton approach. It's a fun, vibrant shot.
The snow scene form 2008 is also a fascinating, 2008 is going back quite the way.
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Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Thanks, Pieter. One of my projects is to revive the Program Super 90 Back for my Maxxum 9000 and to see if (a) I can get it to work and (b) understand how to operate it. It apparently does date and data printing 'along the right edge of the frame in the area normally covered by a slide mount'.
That sounds very interesting and more useful. Hope you get it to work.
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Week 15

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Preening duck /mono A7 III + Sigma 70mm Macro F2.8 | f/8.0 | 1/40s | ISO 200

On a walk in The Wild Garden at Shipton under Whychwood I was watching ducks preen themselves very thoroughly. This one was really rooting in deep and with an exposure of 1/40s you can see that nevertheless she was keeping an eye open around her.
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B: This week in 2010


Planet Headington: clear skies over Oxford II A100 and 18-70 kit lens

Moving forward a week from last time I find that I made 'A polar coordinates distortion (or Planet) view of the sky over Oxford. A 360-degree panorama of 11 vertical format pictures taken at 18mm on an A100; stitched in PSE7; and converted using the polar coordinates filter.

This was at the time of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in Iceland which shutdown a lot of transatlantic flights.
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Moorhen A7 III + Sigma 70mm Macro F2.8 | f/2.8 | 1/320s | ISO 200

As well as ducks there were moorhens at The Wild Garden and the Sigma macro appears to have rendered the subtlety of the bird's feathers well.

Edited by Howard_S - 14 April 2022 at 16:25
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