TalkEmount - Sony Alpha E-Mount Camera User Group
This is a touristy place in The Netherlands if ever there was one. And unlike many Japanese/Italian/American visitors we've never been there before, so now was the time because I wanted had to pick up a Minolta RF Rokkor 8/500mm in a village close-by. The Zaanse Schans is an industrial area from the 18th and 19th century, centered around mills as the machinery and accompanied by housing for the workers.
I grew tired of carrying a whole photo setup with me, so I decided to spend a few months using only 1650 and sometimes 12mm (16+UWA) and trying to see if I could live with all of it's limitations.
This Saturday, we went to the downtown Detroit, walked around, and took a boat tour along the shoreline. There was a tremendous amount of new construction, demolition and redevelopment in the past several years, and we wanted to see it - we only live about 40-45 minutes away, but very rarely go there. We were not disappointed.
I think the photos show both the weak points of that lens, and the fact that it can be made to work (if you don't pixel peep...)
The Detroit skyline as Canadians see it
DSC08568 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr
The most recognizable downtown building is in the middle - the Renaissance Center, built in 1979, now the headquarters of General Motors (also hosts a hotel, a number of stores and the like).
DSC08564 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr
New million+ dollar homes in front of a closed power plant. (It appears the architect was trying hard to keep them plain and industrial looking...)
DSC08552 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr
New condominiums that are popping up like the proverbial mushrooms...
My favorite adapted 35mm lens (I have C/Y 35/2.8, Flek 35/2.4). Here some samples.
Mystery at the Beach. by G. Don, on Flickr
Anchor Rope by G. Don, on Flickr
in the harbour by G. Don, on Flickr
sunset of peace by G. Don, on Flickr
Jim ? by G. Don, on Flickr
in the small streets II by G. Don, on Flickr
sweet dog by G. Don, on Flickr
vintage balls by G. Don, on Flickr