Notes From The Top Left Corner

Discussion in 'Competitions, Themes & Blogs' started by Chris Bennett, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Ah, the explanation. Excellent stuff. Love it.
     
  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks gents
     
  3. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Two more with the pinhole lens.

    Pinhole church.JPG

    Pinhole teacup.JPG

    No, it doesn't do magic tricks with perspective, it's just that there's some weird stuff in our garden!
     
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  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    I am reminded of Alice in Wonderland.
     
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  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    A perfect description. Wonderfully surreal and the pinhole accentuates that perfectly.

    I take it you only take one bag of sugar these days though, Chris! ;)
     
  6. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Oi!
    I didn't get this shape by having a sweet tooth - I did it the hard way.
     
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  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    The postman was good to me this morning.
    He brought me a teeny, tiny 6x6 camera - Voigtlander Perkeo I

    Perkeo I.JPG
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Very perky(o).
     
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  9. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is small.
     
  10. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    How anyone could fit a medium sized anything in there is way beyond me!
     
  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    You don't have to fold the film as well do you, Chris?! :eek:
     
  12. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's it, Pete.
    I mean, look how they managed to cram that lens in there. Perhaps folding the film backwards and forwards like that will help.
     
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  13. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I snapped up an old Konica Autoreflex A in a charity shop in Kendal the other week. The lens is a 52mm f/1.8 and a suitable adaptor for it arrived yesterday. Out for a walk with it today...

    Where barrows go to die.JPG

    I like this lens very much!

    Stile the first.JPG

    Threshold sprig.JPG

    I'll be loading some film into the body some time, to see what I can manage with that.
     
  14. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    During my walk with the Konica, I harvested some teeny tiny flowers and, on bringing them home I set about snapping them with some extension tubes.

    Forget me not.JPG

    Celandine.JPG

    Fern.JPG
     
  15. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    What a great and productive day I have had!
    I learned a lot, not least, some valuable lessons about lighting small objects.
     
  16. Chris Bennett

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    Grater No3.JPG In the kitchen with a macro lens, off camera flash and sometimes diffusing it with a bottle of extra virgin olive oil.
     
  17. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Grater No1.JPG g Sieve No1.JPG
     
  18. Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith Active Member

    They look abstract. You are giving me new ideas. Off tp the kitchen then . :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Great. Can't wait to see the results!
     
  20. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Some nice detail shots of the barrow etc, Chris and I really like the tones.

    I like the initial macros too: the background adds some nice contrast. The second series are grate too. :)
     
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