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early year ML moodiness

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by f/otographer, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    196
    Aug 20, 2013
    The dark time of the year is full upon us (although you wouldn't freaking know it out here in sunny California) so my mind and my photography turn toward a more somber, darker vision. Well, thats not really true. I kind of shoot this way all the time. What else can you do when you admire the works of artists such as Masahisa Fukase, Meatyard and Diane Arbus except follow in their footsteps and hope for the best.

    But really tho, the eternal sunshine is depressing...

    Some shots from an evening walk and an outing with my wonderful daughter at a local fairy tale town. All made on the NEX 7/speedbooster combo I have come to love and trust. Most are straight out of the camera, but a few have minor tonal processing. The lens used for the majority of these shots is the nifty little Yashica ML 28/2.8, except for 'solar wind' which was the ML 50/1.7. The two Olympus camera shots were done with the ML Macro 55/4.

    Hope you enjoy.

    a place unfamiliar to me
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    untitled
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    contemplation
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    those who saw her pass, wreathed in flame, knew not if she were angel or demon
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    post industrial dreaming
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    out of the night a beacon of light shone bright, and our fear drove us there
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    teaching the master to fish
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    hair blown by a solar wind
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    daughter mine
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    the creaky way
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Yep, those are way moody. Nicely done. :)
     
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  3. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    196
    Aug 20, 2013
    ...and now the rest.

    a little girl, her shadow and her reflection all find the door to be locked
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    true happiness this way lies
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    our shadows taller than our souls
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    olympus pen ee-2
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    half frame wonder, still works after all these years
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    i remember my childhood in a dream
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    time to go home
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  4. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Awesome sequence. Quite jealous of your abilities!
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    That's indeed a great set of photos!!! Can't really pick a favourite since there are many that are excellent :thumbup: Brilliant work :)
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    The ones with the kid, are great.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Great mood and tones in these. The poetry isn't bad, either.

    Tony
     
  8. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    196
    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks everyone, great replies. Now lets just hope some of this sunshine gives way to a week of rain. Otherwise Im going to be depressed for a while The clouds you see in the evening walk pics were the first we have had for months. :)
     
  9. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Great shots!
     
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  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Well done friend.
     
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