dreaming in the grass and a party

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by f/otographer, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    All shots from the Yashica ML 50/1.7, probably my favorite lens ever. Some were taken with the Minolta Close Up lens No.2 attached. Actually, the camera photo (Relics) was shot on my Canon FDn 50/1.7. Hope you enjoy.

    did I dream I was the butterfly? or am I dreaming now...

    night after night the burning tree returned to me in my dream

    a self portrait with grass and angst

    soul keeper

    a photo from the party

    a photo from the party

    a photo from the party


    If you can believe it, the burning tree photo is actually straight out of the camera with only the reddish tone applied to suggest flame. I shot it with the camera down low to the ground in the high grass. Then with the lens wide open I focused on the tree in the distance. The caused the grass to blur out and give a dreamy, flame like effect. One of those happy accidents that come from experimentation. :)
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Such an excellent (and artistic) set of photos (as usual ;) ) :thumbup:
    I think "soul keeper" and burning tree are my favourites - Nice work :)
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Great artistic set
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
  5. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks guys for the comments :)

    Nick, Im very partial to the burning tree shot as well. As I started shooting it low down in the grass I was amazed at how the images were coming out. I have passed this old tree in the field many times as I have driven around town. I always wanted to shoot it but it is such a scraggly old thing it really needed to be extra special when I finally captured it. I am not disappointed at all. Im just fortunate I went when the grass was high or this shot never would have happened. I actually had to tromp thru about 200 yards of high grass to reach it. Definitely worth it. :)
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  6. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 2, 2014
    David K Fonseca
    Really nice set. I agree with Nick on my favs as well ;)
  7. leemik

    leemik TalkEmount Rookie

    Mar 17, 2014
    great pics loved the feeling of the first pic.. proof that a pic doesn't have to be in focus to have an impact :)
  8. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Nyartboy, thanks for the comment. :)

    leemik, glad you liked that one. I absolutely cherish that shot. I have exactly zero skill at painting but if I did this is the type of picture I would paint. My photography is becoming more and more of a quest to turn reality into a dream painting.
  9. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Great shots. You have quite the vision. Quite the artistic vision. I'm green.
  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    very nice shots... I have some yashica lenses but these are not the ML but the DSB version. Which adapter do I need? Currently I am selling those for 20 euros in ebay

    P.S If intrested let me know
  11. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Hawkman, thanks for the comment. I really appreciate it. :)

    alaios, DSB lenses use the same mount as ML lenses. Its the Contax/Yashica mount, or C/Y mount. DSB lenses usually had a cheaper coating then ML lenses and were considered the budget option.
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