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    Posted: 11 January 2022 at 11:00
I have decided that my first year of a photo 150 (see here) will be succeeded by a 2022 Photo 150 challenge with different topics. I will use three broad subjects: Architecture, Landscape (can also be forest- or cityscape) and Closeup/Macro. It's three subjects I am relatively comfortable with but the challenge is going to be going out every week and shooting all three. Lens/camera choice is free, if possible I will use other lenses used in challenges that week (day prime or prime months) but if that doesn't fit so be it.

I'll try to blend in a fair amount of HDR, panorama, focus stacking, less conventional cropping ratio's and B&W conversion to generate extra variety.

And the thumbnails will also be added to this post, but mainly for myself to have one integrated tableau of my entire year.

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Week 1 - Architecture

The Saint Guibertus church and local cemetery in the center of Schilde

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Week 1 - Landscape

A forestscape near park Schildehof




Week 1 - Closeup/Macro

Winter fungi

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A good start, did you consider doing shot 1 as a black-and-white? It has a lot of textures and the gray sky would be less distracting.

The winter fungus looks great, my favourite from your set- when did you get the APO Lanthar 65/2?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2022 at 15:18
Thanks for the comment and suggestion. I'll take a look at #1 in B&W and if I like it post it in the greyscale thread. Usually I only convert to B&W if I think about it when taking the shot, allthough in some cases I will still do it when sitting at the computer.

I have the APO Lanthar 65/2 since 2018 when I found an almost new copy for a great 2nd hand price. It's an amazing lens, so good that I'm still tempted to buy it's bigger brother the 110 mm but so far resisted my GAS attacks to actually pull the trigger. I already have very good 100 and 180 mm macro lenses so do I "need" another one



Week 2 - Architecture

Montagne de Bueren in Liege (Luik)


Montagne de Bueren is a street in Liege that consistes of a staircase of 374 steps covering a height of 70 meter. It has many beautiful and well maintained houses like this one somewhere in the middle. It's nice to live there but just imagine the effort it takes to drag all your supplies up or down the stairs to get them in your house



Week 2 - Landscape

A cityscape of Liege (Luik) at night from the Belvedere viewpoint on the Citadel




Week 2 - Closeup/Macro
The grave of Louis Louis, a member of the resistance in Liege during WW2 and shot by the Nazi's in a fusillade of many resistance members on february 2nd 1944   


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Another stalwart starts the 2022 Photo 150 challenge, and I shall follow your progress with envy and awe Pieter

I'm especially looking forward to your architecture photos as it is an area I have been wanting to explore, especially since I bought a lovely little Canon FD 35mm f2.8 T_S with an FD-E mount adapter, and yet to give it any love

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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2022 at 19:11
Great to see your work get's high IQ right from the start. I like week 2 landscape for it unusual from the clouds perspective
 



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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Thanks for the comment and suggestion. I'll take a look at #1 in B&W and if I like it post it in the greyscale thread. Usually I only convert to B&W if I think about it when taking the shot, allthough in some cases I will still do it when sitting at the computer.


Sure, it may not work as B&W but I often find a scene with gray skies and buildings does work.

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I have the APO Lanthar 65/2 since 2018 when I found an almost new copy for a great 2nd hand price. It's an amazing lens, so good that I'm still tempted to buy it's bigger brother the 110 mm but so far resisted my GAS attacks to actually pull the trigger. I already have very good 100 and 180 mm macro lenses so do I "need" another one


I only have the APO Lanthar 110, not the 65, but yeah, if you already have a good Minolta 100mm you're probably not gaining enough to justify the cost of the 110mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2022 at 22:02
Well, for Week 2 I do like your shot selection.

The Montagne de Bueren in Liege is just fascinating with the colours and position (and clear blue sky background)

The cityscape is also a striking shot.

The grave shot is rather sombre, what a terrible waste of so many young men and women's lives
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I particularly like the cityscape.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2022 at 15:33
Thanks for the comments gentlemen, it's nice to know that a few people actually look at these year long challenges


Week 3 - Architecture

The reduit of fort 2 in Wommelgem

A7ii + MC Rokkor-W 17/4, panorama of 3 landscape oriented HDR captures

It's actually a very similar shot as what I posted for Day 12, but technically very different. The day 12 shot was just one single exposure and because of the strong backlight and resulting wonky colours B/W was the only way to salvage something. This time I went back with a 17 mm and took bracketed exposures, 3 shots left, 3 shots middle and 3 shots right which were then combined into 3 HDR shots and then stitched into a panorama and perspective corrected. Because of the HDR the colours came out much better this time and I like it much more than the day 12 "single shot" version.



Week 3 - Landscape

Strange reed/grass line in a small forest pond

A7ii + Tamron 20/2.8 Di III OSD




Week 3 - Closeup/macro

Hamamelis or Witch Hazel

A700 + Min 100/2.8 macro D, helicon focus stack of 9 frames
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The care and attention to capturing the frames for the third shot is particularly impressive - were they taken in the wild or in a garden or studio setup?
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Week 3 Comments-

Good to see the shots coming in for Week 3 Pieter.

I really like the Wommelgem Fort (Architecture) photo, and learning how you composed it was interesting. I agree it is much nicer than your Day 12 shot.

The standout for me this week though is your 3rd shot (Hamamalis macro). The flower heads look very striking against the smooth green background. And the composition has a nice balance.

I'm also impressed you managed to stack 9 frames without a breeze interfering with the composition! You must be pleased with this also. Did you use a macro rail or manually focus the lenses at different points?
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Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

I particularly like the cityscape.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2022 at 20:31
Thanks for the comments gentlemen.

The Hamamelis was shot in our front garden on a very quiet day without any breeze which certainly helps with focus stacking. I used a focus rail and moved in 9 steps from the furthest to the nearest point (~3 mm per step). I actually was surprised how well it came out


Week 4 - Architecture

Artchive for the future by Jacobus Kloppenburg at the Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke

A7ii + OM Zuiko 24/2.8
See this post for some bakground on this "Artchive"



Week 4 - Landscape

Capsule hotel in the lake at the Verbeke Foundation

A7ii + OM Zuiko 24/2.8



Week 3 - Closeup/Macro

Late blooming "orb"

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