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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Nice composition on the flower, but I would have probably liked a little more dof, so the whole core would be in focus. Colour and light are all spot on.


This probably explains my query on what focus stacking is all about (which I thought was primarily a thing for bugs). I've always been more of a fan of just a fairly fat sliver of focus (5.6 here). Most of my macro shots are between f4-f8 but are also pretty much all of flowers (or camera gear). I like having quite a bit of out of focus.

I shot my first 107 frames yesterday on my A7II with 28/2 and a Hoya +3 close-up (cheap/pretend macro). Every shot was at f2. Hey, I've been on m43 for a decade ... I gotta get razor thin focus out of my system for a bit. Promise to stop down a bit next week.
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Week 04 - Theme 2 - Digital Archive 366+ (2008-9)
::: dCap, the pimp! :::

Nikon D2H ~ 56mm ~ ISO 200 ~ f8 ~ 1/250 + studio flash

I had four shots (from this week in 2008) that would have fit nicely in here. This is not the strongest, but was shot today in 2008. So here it is. I still have this leather jacket. It was made in the 1980s and I bought it used about a year before this shot.

Part of my move from a 2-bed house + garage to my little 1-bed flat was a massive downsize. I'm selling (was selling) everything I own. I eBayed, Freecycled, GumTree'd, gifted, and skipped almost everything I owned before I moved. I have 24 small moving boxes of 'stuff' still packed and ready to sell when I feel that eBay and trips to the post office are a good reason to go outside (April?). Some of the tat I have left has some value though. I fully intend to gouge a rather big sum of money for this retro 1980s pimps jacket when I eBay it. Perhaps it can cover the price of a VG-C2EM grip for my A7II. I can then at least pretend I have a Nikon D3.
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Week 04 - Theme 3 - Lockdown Snapshots (2021)
::: White Black Yellow :::

iPhoneSE2 - Auto ISO (1250) - 3.99mm - f1.8 - 1/15

Taken on my walk to the food shop earlier this week. This is a night photo ... and is part of a 'double yellow' project I'm building. I liked the reflection of the white (van) on the black road.

I shop twice a week during the current national lockdown. Once by car to a big shop nearby and once on foot to a local food shop for some more fresh stuff. I do both shopping trips at night time as there are less people en route and less people in store.

This file is #SOOC (as per my own weekly iPhone shot rules) but I'll probably do some edit tweaks before this goes to a website portfolio. Working on the website next week.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2021 at 13:01
With 'Week 04' finishing today I seem to be getting into the rhythm of posting my Arch567 and Arch8 shots mid-week.
And waiting until Sunday for the iPhoneLockdown shot.

At the moment I've retained my 'shot this week' on my Arch8 part of this project.
That is the refresh of the 2008 selfie project (archive 2008).
Will try and maintain that bolt-on.

Next post will be a placeholder for the 'Week 05 to Week 08' thumbnails.

Edited by dCap - 31 January 2021 at 13:14
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2021 - week 05 to week 08

Theme 1 Thumbnails - Digital Archive A Mount (2005-7)


Theme 2 Thumbnails - Digital Archive 366+ (2008-9)


Theme 3 Thumbnails - Lockdown Snapshots (2021)


Click these links for
>> week 01 to week 04
>> week 05 to week 08 << you are here
>> week 09 to week 12 (to follow soon)
... etc.

The group thread and background to the project is over here - Photo 150 yearlong photo challenge thread.

Edited by dCap - 06 February 2021 at 19:07
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Week 05 - Theme 1 - Digital Archive A Mount (2005-7)
::: Roe Deer Buck :::

Dynax 7D - 200mm - ISO 1600 - f4 - 1/320

Roe Deer buck, during the transition from winter coat (grey) to summer (classic brown). Taken in the wild not in a park. The best color Roe Deer image I've ever taken.

It took me 18 years to take this photograph. My photography started in 1987 in a local woodland (not where this was taken) photographing deer and foxes. This shot was taken on the very first shoot with the Minolta AF 200mm f2.8 APO. I would always get my gear ready in the car park (or where I cabled up my mountain bike depending how I got there) so that I'd be ready while stalking straight from the entrance to this piece of woodland.

I'd been on location for about 5 minutes, literally just walked up the path from the car park and then up a steep bank away from the footpath. Camera was always on and ready and in hand. I very rarely sat and waited and would spend most of my 2-4 hour sessions slowly and quietly stalking. I knew their paths through the woodland and would often see them far in the distance at a field edge that meant I could sort of guess where they were headed.

This Roe Deer buck was almost in this position when I got there, he was actually slowly walking along a ridge. I was a little below him in height as can be seen from the foreground ferns. Lifted the camera, popped off 3 frames (single shot) and then stopped. I just stayed there - obviously had his attention by this time. And I waited for him to slowly walk away. I hunched down and just sat there.

Field craft I doubt I'll forget. And it was always my intention to let the deer walk away from the shot and not try and get too close (if you get too close or spook them they bolt and even bark to warn others).

Taken with a 200mm lens, this is a tiny crop to straighten and I was lucky that I got his feet in the frame.

Others probably have better deer images than this. And I've got clearer and cleaner shots from deer parks and wildlife centre since. But this is a wild animal in a patch of countryside. Woodland frequented by many dog walkers.

This photo is so much better than anything else I'd taken before it that I doubt I'll ever show a previous frame. If I haven't already then I will probably delete every image before this. I think I have 3-4 decent images since this that I kept. But it was pretty much one of the last wild Roe Deer photos I took. I knew it would take me another 15 years to best this or car priced equipment.

I'll remember this photo forever - as a mark of how good I got and the day I knew I was done here. I'm sure the deer appreciated being left alone as I spent a LOT of time there.

Edited by dCap - 04 February 2021 at 23:42
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2021 at 21:08
Very nice archive shots, and thanks for the details!
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Week 05 - Theme 2 - Digital Archive 366+ (2008-9)
::: dCap, with the fish :::

Nikon D2H ~ 15mm ~ ISO 200 ~ f8 ~ 1/250 + studio flash

All this talk of FishEye lenses at the beginning of the year in the Prime Day thread. Been waiting a while to release this one. Looks like I had a Sigma 15/2.8 FishEye when I was shooting the Nikon F mount. Don't remember much about it. But did pop a few selfies with it.

Again, taken 'this week' in 2008. I hope I can retain that bolt-on.

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Week 05 - Theme 3 - Lockdown Snapshots (2021)
::: A NICE RINK & ARENA :::

iPhoneSE2 - Auto ISO (20) - 3.99mm - f1.8 - 1/1250

A rare sunny day today, snapped on my way for a walk to the end of the Pier and back. This is an ice rink. Or a nice rink. Well, neither, as it is disused. Have shot this sign many times but it is nice to see it with sunshine and blue sky and clouds.

EDIT - oops, a day early with my iPhone shot ... better not snow tomorrow!

Edited by dCap - 06 February 2021 at 19:15
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 19:53
I do miss "my" Roe Deers, think there will be one or two in the future in my #150
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I've seen a couple of foxes here since I moved. And some herons (never did get into proper bird photography). Enjoyed watching the foxes and not even thinking about ways to snap a shot. Longest real lens is 50mm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2021 at 15:58
@dCap
Enjoying your shots here but ref a comment you made on one of the other project 150 threads about shooting in B & W, I reckon it would take you about a day to get back into it, in my experience you can either 'see' in BW or you can't, if you take my meaning - go get it lad !
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Originally posted by RichardT RichardT wrote:

@dCap
Enjoying your shots here but ref a comment you made on one of the other project 150 threads about shooting in B & W, I reckon it would take you about a day to get back into it, in my experience you can either 'see' in BW or you can't, if you take my meaning - go get it lad !
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Thank you. I spent most of my 17 years of film in mono. Kinda became a habit.

This (from CYC, Sunday) was fun to shoot - shot in color but 'as mono' - and I enjoyed the simple post processing (and the silly ISO 25,600) ...


... currently have a scrap of paper with a couple of manual focus one-lens options on it. Would also mean I'd keep my RX100 IV for AF and color and square walkabout shots (annoyed that the A7II doesn't have 1:1 as an in-camera option). Then perhaps dedicate the "a7 II + one prime" as a manual focus mono rig.

Edited by dCap - 08 February 2021 at 16:33
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eddyizm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2021 at 17:18
These shots never get old and this one is great! I'm still trying to get mine!

Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

Week 05 - Theme 1 - Digital Archive A Mount (2005-7)
::: Roe Deer Buck :::
https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/photo-150-dcap_topic139056_post1641386.html#1641386
Dynax 7D - 200mm - ISO 1600 - f4 - 1/320


Edited by Micholand - 08 February 2021 at 17:39
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