Although I have not been posting recently that is not to say that I have not been taking photos. Whilst I have been away from the computer I have had two trips up into the Blue Mountains and have brought back a small collection of images.
The first set is a very small one from Gordon Falls, taken with the Sony SLT-A65V and a combination of the SAL1680Z and SAL30M28.
The second trip was out to Kings Tableland, taking a short trail that I have never visited before, but it was worth the walk. The Sony ILCE-7 did the work in conjuntion with my CV12/5.6, CV35/2.5 and M-Rokkor 90/4.
As always click through to see larger and explore the rest of the set.
Last weekend I managed to sneak off to meet up with a friend down in Cronulla in an almost feeble attempt to catch the sunrise. Although the skies were relatively clear, there was a bank of cloud on the horizon. As a result we were treated to extended pre-sunrise light but a very small window to catch the sun climb over the clouds.
The Sony A7 did the duties, combined with the SEL35F28Z, LA-EA4 + Minolta Maxxum 17-35mm f/2.8-4 and Novoflex NIK-NEX + Tamron SP 90mm f/2.5 Adaptall-2. As always, click through for larger and to check out the rest of the set.
Another month has passed, life is still just as busy but I am still taking photos. If forced to make a decision I would definitely prefer to be about and about with a camera than behind a computer editing. This means I am currently sitting on a lot of undeveloped film from the last year or so and hoping that when I finally get around to having it all developed I am able to get the scans cleaned as quickly as possible with the minimum effort. I love film but the workload makes it difficult to process and edit in a timely fashion.
Enough complaining, I should have some film posted soon, but in the mean time here are some miscellaneous images taken during August for the 365Project. The bulk of these images have been shot with my Sony A7 and my Nikon J1. As always click though for larger and to see the rest of the images.
Last week was the monthly photo jaunt with a few close friends, the destination this time was Glen Davis in the Central Tablelands. The drive out that was was mostly uneventful, but for others is must not have been judging by the amount of roadkill that lined the roads. The kit for this trip included:
- Hasselblad 503CX + 80mm f/2.8
- Nikon D700
- Nikon D80IR (720nm conversion)
- Zoom Nikkor AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 17mm f/3.5
- Tamron Adaptall-2 25mm f/2.5
- Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIN
- Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II
- Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 90mm f/2.5 Macro
As per the normal rules, everything that was brought out saw use. It was a great change to be using the odd ball collection of primes on the D700. The older Adaptall2 lenses do not give up anything on digital cameras, they really are underrecognized and overlooked too often. The Voigtlander lenses are simply good lenses, modern built lenses with the feel and character of their classic lens designs, defintiely worth a try.
Without any more boring details, here are some pictures, remember to click through for larger and to see the rest of the album.
Another month has escaped me, time really is flying past, and I have been busy. However I have managed to keep up with my 365 Project, but here are some of the images from the month that were taken for this project, including the miscellaneous ones that didnt quite make the cut.
As always click on the images for larger and to view the rest of the album
Juat a quick post with some images from the recent trip out to Homebush and the remains of SS Ayrfield. It is an easy location with good access, and I keep meaning to tryto visit for a sunrise but still have not managed it yet.
The Sony A7 was called upon to perform the capturing duties, it was a good call as the Voigtlander Ultra Wide Heliar 12mm f/5.6 proved to be useful, as did the Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye, when the close to full moon provided us with a very interesting halo in the clouds. The Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II and M-Rokkor 90mm f/4 also saw use.
As always, click through for larger and more images.