And for a change, some Minolta shots...

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by f/otographer, May 5, 2014.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Went out on a bike ride with a friend and took the NEX 7 and a couple of Minolta primes, the MD 35/2.8 and the MD Rokkor PF 55/1.7. Since the A7 has become my main shooter the NEX 7 is relegated to second tier or 'dangerous' duty where I dont want to risk the A7. A 20 mile bicycle ride qualifies for that due to the possibility of wiping out and breaking the camera. But it is wonderful to be able to take such a small, portable high quality image maker with me on such trips. First two shots from the 35mm and the last from the 55mm.

    just east of desolation

    bridge over not so troubled water (in camera miniature effect)

    contemplation on the death of summer
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Always enjoy seeing your photos !!!
  3. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks Nick. Always a pleasure seeing your comments. :)
  4. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Feb 4, 2013
    That in-camera-miniature shot looks like something from a Wes Anderson film. I like it!
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Love the contemplation photo.
  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2013
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    Agree! Love that in-camera-miniature effect. Is that a LR thing, a Sony "effects" setting, or a proper photographer's "trick" of carefully selected settings and composition?
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
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    The first one is my favorite, strong atmosphere.
  8. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    jai- What a great compliment! Thank you very much. :) I love the Royal Tenenbaums !

    Amin- Glad you like that one. It was actually quite a bit of work to shoot it. The young man in the photo is actually sitting above what used to be a doorway. We had to climb up onto the top of the wall and then balance while we walked out to the rear of the building from the 1800's. Not really treacherous, but a nice break from the bike ride.

    Hawkman- That shot is basically straight out of the camera using the in camera Sony effect 'miniature'. All it does is blur a good chunk of the bottom and top of the photo leaving a thin rectangle not blurred in the middle of the photo. For some reason this really does magically transform a photo to where it looks like a small miniature set. Probably because it mimics the narrow depth of field that a real miniature shot would have. It is best used from a higher vantage point to get the most effect.

    addieleman- Thank you sir. The lake we rode out to is very, very low due to the drought here in California. So we were able to walk way out onto the lake bed which would normally be underwater. It was an eerie and surreal landscape. Down on the waters edge someone had arranged a bunch of driftwood into a door frame and some steps in the sand. As soon as I saw it I knew there had to be a picture in there somewhere.
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  9. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Very nice, as usual.

  10. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
  11. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
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    Artsy shots. Really like the first one. Was that an in camera setting or pp?

    Scribed henceforth from thy G pad.
  12. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Glad you like it unlo. I shot it originally in the in camera 'High contrast monochrome' mode, then gave it a light processing with