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    Posted: 10 March 2019 at 20:15
This set shows images of the remains of the Convento de San Buenaventura, a Franciscan monastery in the former capital of Fuerteventura (Spain), Betancuria.

This is one of my first attempts to use the Voigtlander Heliar F/5.6 12mm. Here the lens is compared to the F/4 16-35mm CZ Vario-Tessar lens (with a B+W C-Pol filter).

#1 The nave (Heliar)



#2 Arches (Vario-Tessar @ 16mm)



#3 Arches and a column (Vario-Tessar @ 16mm)



#4 Side entrance (Heliar)



#5 Two double arches (Heliar)



#6 Intersections (Heliar)



#7 In between



#8 Shadow arch



#9 Bonus: Benches at the high street



#10 Bonus: Cactus


Sony A7 with Sony FE F/3.5-6,3 24-240mm (#7, #8, #9, #10).

Thanks for viewing! C&C always welcome!

Edited by waldo_posth - 10 March 2019 at 20:40
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2019 at 02:57
Very fine images, Harald.
Don't know whether I'm imagining it, but I find the Carl Zeiss images have a bit more 'zing' about them in their rendering of the sky.
Something I remember being impressed by when I bought my first CZ T* coated lens which I thought gave the images taken with it an almost circular polariser effect.
Whatever, all of these are very fine, and the ultra wide Heliar impresses in its capturing of its subjects without any noticeable distortions.
My favourites are #2 and #3.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2019 at 04:06
Very enjoyable to view thank you Harald. The perspective, shapes and textures are very appealing. TFS
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2019 at 07:49
A great subject very effectively rendered. I love the ultra-wide lens, it adds to the appeal of the every geometric images (#'s 1-8). #'s 7 and 8 might be even more interesting and effective with a black and white treatment. I am very partial to blue and, thus, the vibrant blue sky, juxtaposed with the soft architecture is very appealing to my eye but I would want to also try black and white to see what the look is because, while the blue is a wonderful element, it is the shapes and lines that are exceptional and often, as you know, black and white accents them even more. A great set as presented for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote paso144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2019 at 09:16
Like nr.4, might have even been more catchy with the focus on the tree and have the first arc oof.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 March 2019 at 09:43
TFS Harald
I'm interested in the 12mm Voigtlander, so it's always good to see example shots.
And these are fine shots, both in the subject as in the composition and lighting.

The slight advantage of better skies with the Vario-Tessar is probably caused by the C-Pol filter (I assume).
Anyway, I love the arches and you picked a great hour, rendering beautiful shadows.
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#8 was well-seen and well-captured. Has the feel of one of those early renaissance paintings, emphasizing perspective and geometric shapes. Lovely graceful curve to the shadow across the top. Arched doorway on the left for balance and interest.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote noonespecial Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2019 at 11:08
Very nice pictures of a place where I have been a few times myself. nr 2 is my favourite

Looking back at the pictures I took, I have a picture simular to nr 1, not as good as Haralds, but what I noticed is that the plastering around the doors and at the backwall (under the arch) is in much better condition compared to 2015.
Do the Spanish repair and maintain the ruines?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2019 at 12:53
Yesterday I passed the monastery again on a hiking path above it - and I saw that it got a new rain protection on top of the walls - so yes, it seems that these ruins are kept in good shape and are cared for.
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Tremendous stuff... I have to say, for me, I like number 4 as much as the one picked for the "weekly" for the really well executed "pictures in a picture" composition. I might just like it best actually. :)

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