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goamules
27-Apr-2015, 17:42
Pictorial shots of Prickly Pear cactus = Prictorialism. It's cactus bloom time in the desert. Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8693/17269204446_df7ff089f5_c.jpg

Dallmeyer F1.9 cine Petzval:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5315/13996308925_665ee85b93_c.jpg

More shot with exotic cinema lenses here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/sets/72157644210179496/

richardman
27-Apr-2015, 17:43
Seeing the title, I was assuming bad mouthing of Pictorialism. I don't think your nomenclature is going to catch on :-)

Nice photos, BTW

William Whitaker
27-Apr-2015, 18:35
Very "sharp" images from a soft-focus lens! ;)

Michael Cienfuegos
27-Apr-2015, 18:52
Seeing the title, I was assuming bad mouthing of Pictorialism. I don't think your nomenclature is going to catch on :-)

Nice photos, BTW

+1! My "mind in the gutter" was picturing something else. Well done. ;)

m

cowanw
27-Apr-2015, 19:08
Well done!

goamules
27-Apr-2015, 19:15
I didn't think Photo suckcession sounded as good.

John Kasaian
27-Apr-2015, 19:32
Beautiful!

Old-N-Feeble
27-Apr-2015, 19:33
1. Move along, folks. Move along... no pron to see here.

2. Maybe this thread should be a stickery.

3. Those don't look tack-sharp to me.

invisibleflash
27-Apr-2015, 19:48
Purdy!

goamules
28-Apr-2015, 06:56
Here's one from this morning on a slightly larger format. My favorite 50mm lens, Nikkor 50/1.4 Japan.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8819/17113135160_0a1a2e4ccd_b.jpg

RSalles
28-Apr-2015, 09:02
But I prefer the Hugo Meyer, by far.

Nice shots,

Renato

Jim Galli
28-Apr-2015, 17:22
Beautiful shots G. Bravo!

Jim Fitzgerald
28-Apr-2015, 17:28
Garret, lovely. I do love the Hugo Meyer. Very subtle glow. It "feels" good.

goamules
28-Apr-2015, 19:06
Thanks all. I'll have to shoot the Hugo Meyer some more, lets see, still 15min of light....poof, I'm out there!

(some time later)....and...back! Here is another shot with the Kino Plasmat, at dusk, with the light almost gone. I like the first one's lighting a little better. These prickly pears are amazing to shoot macro, so beautiful, so painful to walk among them in flip flops.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7716/17305096542_0d37cf9277_c.jpg

Fr. Mark
1-May-2015, 20:54
My Christmas cactus just went thru a bloom cycle but I didn't take any pictures, not even with the iPhone!

Love cactus flowers.

DoK
2-Jan-2016, 07:24
Hand made 35mm meniscus lens + APS-C digital camera Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5305/175863513.9/0_d995c_7c2c05e3_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/891228/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Монокль 35мм из передней линзы Индустар 96У (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/434324/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

invisibleflash
2-Jan-2016, 08:03
Pretty!

DoK
2-Jan-2016, 13:09
Thank you!

More from this lens

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6838/175863513.b/0_e58b3_a700586c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/940211/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Монокль 35мм из передней линзы Индустар 96У (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/434324/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

goamules
18-Apr-2016, 13:39
It's cactus blooming time in Arizona again!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1493/26212643270_7cb9882cc7_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1574/26393178072_8fd81cd91a_b.jpg

More here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garrettsphotos/albums/72157644210179496

David Lobato
18-Apr-2016, 14:22
A couple of Ocotillos from Big Bend National Park.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Big%20Bend%20Ocotillo%20DSC_5539%20700LFF.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Big%20Bend%20Ocotillo%20DSC_5534%20800LFF.jpg

plaubel
18-Apr-2016, 16:07
It's cactus blooming time in Arizona again!



What happened to the beautiful Prictorialism, comparing with last year ?

Ritchie

DoK
18-Apr-2016, 23:22
Hand made 35mm meniscus lens + APS-C digital camera Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9493/175863513.9/0_d9436_78969f17_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/889910/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Монокль 35мм из передней линзы Индустар 96У (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/434324/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

goamules
19-Apr-2016, 06:01
Hi Ritchie, you are right, I started this thread to be about cactus taken with soft focus. It's just that the blooms appear for a very short time, so I have to grab shots with what camera I have. These last were with a 1950 Nikkor 50/1.4, which can be a little soft wide open. But it was too bright for wide open.

Here is one I just took by dawn's early light, with a Kern 25mm 1.5 lens, more Pictorial to me. I'll get the Dallmeyer tiny Petzval out next, and I'll try again soon!

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1474/26249865250_c819f0d293_b.jpg

plaubel
19-Apr-2016, 06:19
Fortunately my cactus blossoms raise and stay for many days, so hopefully I can deliver one or two pricklepics next time :-)

Ritchie

Wayne
19-Apr-2016, 08:04
Sometimes the language barrier can make for interesting threads. Considering the title, it could get more interesting yet. :)

plaubel
19-Apr-2016, 09:58
Translating sometimes is prickly to me :-)
Some minutes ago, I made some experiments with my Sony, and the 90mm Makro Tamrom combined with a tiny meniscus:

149792

149793

Ritchie

DoK
19-Apr-2016, 11:43
Hermagis Cinema 80mm (Petzval) + APS-C digital camera Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4122/175863513.11/0_105196_89f79777_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1069462/)

[more]
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/34/175863513.11/0_105ba7_872d243c_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1072039/)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15484/175863513.11/0_105bb2_b2429a78_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1072050/)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3407/175863513.11/0_105192_38068d7e_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1069458/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Hermagis Cinema 80mm (Petzval) (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/486284/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

goamules
27-Apr-2016, 18:39
Trying out a 1930 Hektor 50mm 2.5 Leica lens. Nice lighting in the yard this afternoon.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1564/26593192632_9174412a6c_h.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1607/26080204964_e4056539d0_h.jpg

Maris Rusis
19-Jul-2016, 17:24
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5050/5270527552_7bb003a528_b.jpg
Sharp Agave

Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant III VC FB, image dimensions 16.3cm X 21.5cm, from a Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB 67 camera with a 360mm f6.3 lens

David Lobato
19-Jul-2016, 19:19
Agave, Rolleiflex

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Agave%20011%20600LFF.jpg

Miguel Coquis
20-Jul-2016, 03:25
[QUOTE=DoK;1324281]Hermagis Cinema 80mm (Petzval) + APS-C digital camera Ricoh GXR

Nice mood, particularly the low/dim light pics !

Here is one from this last WE,
enjoy !

DoK
21-Jul-2016, 14:07
Thank you, Miguel!
FED-35 2.8cm/4.5 - prewar uncoated soviet lens + Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/52127/175863513.15/0_125ca2_94e9a587_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1203362/)

Фотографии в альбоме «ФЭД-35 28/4.5 (довоенный, без просветления) (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/511253/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

Miguel Coquis
3-Aug-2016, 04:44
Chez Monet
27620 Giverny France

drew.saunders
3-Aug-2016, 08:34
Does a soft focus (Imagon) image of a cactus get me extra points for "Pricktorialism?"

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5570/14809472796_24a1f7299b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oyEqiS)
08-03-14-3 (https://flic.kr/p/oyEqiS) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

https://c6.staticflickr.com/4/3915/14645811549_8e9ae718f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ojcBwe)
08-03-14-1 (https://flic.kr/p/ojcBwe) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

stawastawa
3-Aug-2016, 16:05
That agave looks HUGE! but of course it must be deceptive scale. wonderful!



https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5050/5270527552_7bb003a528_b.jpg
Sharp Agave

Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant III VC FB, image dimensions 16.3cm X 21.5cm, from a Tmax 100 negative exposed in a Mamiya RB 67 camera with a 360mm f6.3 lens

Maris Rusis
3-Aug-2016, 17:05
That agave looks HUGE! but of course it must be deceptive scale. wonderful!
It's huge all right; about 2 metres high at the topmost point. I photographed it from a safe distance....wouldn't want to fall into it.

Maris Rusis
3-Aug-2016, 17:22
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1504/25117466285_8e86dfe84e_b.jpg
Rake, Shadow
Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford MG FB photographic paper, image size 16.7cm X 21.4cm, from a TriX negative exposed in a Pentax ME Super camera fitted with a 70-210mm zoom lens.

goamules
3-Aug-2016, 18:25
Thanks Drew, this thread was intended to be soft focus of sharp cacti, or other sharp things!

Other people can use common sharp lenses to take photos of sharp things. Or sharp pictures of seascapes????.... I suppose.

goamules
3-Aug-2016, 18:44
Nikkor 50/1.4 LTM:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8352/28721516156_71427c7c3e_b.jpg

Leica Hektor 50/2.5 LTM:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8647/28648075692_43629ae1e8_b.jpg

drew.saunders
5-Sep-2016, 22:04
A couple more with the 250 Imagon at Stanford's Arizona Cactus Garden:
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8242/29202336430_9ebb6004c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBe9)
09-05-16-002 (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBe9) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8162/29202336370_0ac7f83e13_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBd7)
09-05-16-003 (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBd7) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8121/29491403775_241cb0baa4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LW49ST)
09-05-16-004 (https://flic.kr/p/LW49ST) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

goamules
6-Sep-2016, 11:30
Nice ones Drew, thanks!

Fr. Mark
6-Sep-2016, 18:00
I think I like the middle one best, but I'm not sure why. It may be that it plays best on an iPhone.

Tin Can
6-Sep-2016, 20:01
I think I like the middle one best, but I'm not sure why. It may be that it plays best on an iPhone.

The middle one reminds of Ansel's 'Shingles' print that i saw again today. http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/82460

drew.saunders
7-Sep-2016, 08:57
I think I like the middle one best, but I'm not sure why. It may be that it plays best on an iPhone.

It's also my favorite of that day's shoot, even though it's the least "soft focus" of the batch. Thanks!

Drew

drew.saunders
7-Sep-2016, 09:35
This one has the most views and "faves" on Flickr:
https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7514/29202336490_18bb4d9dba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBfb)
09-05-16-001 (https://flic.kr/p/LuvBfb) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

Jim Galli
7-Sep-2016, 19:53
The middle one above is great. The repeating patterns. I confess I glanced at the others (remember I live in the environment of cacti) but I stopped and spent a good couple of minutes on the one in the middle. It works like an abstract. It isn't what it seems and yet, clearly, it is.

Peter De Smidt
7-Sep-2016, 21:21
I agree. The middle one is really good.

David Lobato
30-Oct-2016, 20:06
New Mexico, near the Navajo Reservation, earlier this month.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55432652/Cactus%20DSC_3044%20750LFF.jpg

Daniel Unkefer
6-Nov-2016, 09:37
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5513/30160624653_36f14ee418_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MXc5VT)Makiflex Std 250 Imagon Foma 200 2 (https://flic.kr/p/MXc5VT) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

Innis Woods, Columbus, Ohio.

Plaubel Makiflex, 250mm Imagon, H5.8 Imagon Disk + Imagon ND filter, Foma 120 roll film, Legacy Pro Mic-X, Replenished

goamules
15-Feb-2017, 08:46
Shooting another new cine lens last night, sort of a petzval emulator, it gives a very pictorial effect, to me:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2386/32102838123_d84cb33ef9_c.jpg

goamules
3-May-2017, 15:23
Time shoot in the pricktorialism style again around here!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2857/33485584184_ca8885f4ff_b.jpg

goamules
7-May-2017, 06:17
Got a new lens to try for softness, a Voigtlander Prominent with a Nokton 50/1.5. I'm liking it.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4173/34122485400_62d0efe32b_b.jpg

Fr. Mark
8-May-2017, 10:06
A soft lens for cactus spines! I love it!

Are the prickly pear blooms in different colors on the same plant? I've seen color variations close to each other but not on the same plant yet. But, I'm new to TX.

goamules
11-May-2017, 06:26
Yes, they change as the blooms develop. And the blooms on each hand start at slightly different times, about 2-5 days apart.

Fr. Mark
11-May-2017, 19:33
A local photographer has been giving me some of his film gear as he's not using it much any more (much of it not at all in the last 20-30). Today I received some portra160 in 120 size and I've got a TLR from him...maybe I should go hunting cactus flowers. He also gave me some Ilford Chromogenic B.W. film. I'd kind of thought to start with that, but then the cactus season will be over. Choices!

Bill_1856
12-May-2017, 08:59
What film did you shoot these with?

Bill_1856
12-May-2017, 11:28
Pricktoralism = Alfred Stieglitz

DoK
18-Nov-2017, 01:07
Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF prewar uncoated + Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/893194/175863513.1c/0_188eae_69969949_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1609390/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/543909/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

alanbutler57
18-Nov-2017, 18:56
I'd forgotten about this one. Testing the push on Zeiss "Portrait" filter on the Super Ikonta 532/16.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4213/35600644385_81998b9ecd_b.jpg

DoK
20-Nov-2017, 13:11
Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF prewar uncoated + Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/373630/175863513.1d/0_18b6ea_aa7e916c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1619690/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/543909/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

Barry Kirsten
20-Nov-2017, 22:07
Superb image. Amazing what these old lenses are capable of. Congratulations.


Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF prewar uncoated + Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/373630/175863513.1d/0_18b6ea_aa7e916c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1619690/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/543909/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

Salmo22
22-Nov-2017, 05:38
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38579914161_f37a61cf66_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21Mb9nP) GIGANTEA SHAQTUS v.4 (https://flic.kr/p/21Mb9nP) by Jeff D. Welker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwelker/), on Flickr

DoK
22-Nov-2017, 12:44
Barry Kirsten, thank you!

Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF early, uncoated + Ricoh GXR

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/878590/175863513.1d/0_18b352_fbb6284d_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/view/1618770/)

Фотографии в альбоме «Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/album/543909/)», автор serkol64 (https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/serkol64/) на Яндекс.Фотках

Salmo22
16-Dec-2017, 22:18
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4731/27323628839_f2399acee8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCuJUX) SAGUARO CACTUS (https://flic.kr/p/HCuJUX) by Jeff D. Welker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffwelker/), on Flickr

goamules
17-Dec-2017, 16:41
Good job Jeff, right in the topic!

Playing with a fun tiny petzval. Not really soft focus Pricktorialism, but still kinda weird.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4693/24256369777_f7c8875033_b.jpg

jamesaz
2-Apr-2018, 13:23
I have these. #1 began life as a color neg. Expired polacolor 200 in a Mamiya 1000176657, testing a 500mm mirror lens gifted to me. Digital negative, Van Dyke print and oil colored. The craft isn't there yet but 1st attempt.

#2 is from 6x6 delta 100 neg. Same process, digital neg, vdb, oil color. Just exploring. 176658

My first image post so I hope I get it right. Thanks.

chris73
7-Apr-2018, 06:45
Some tests with a stopped down magnifying glass on a m4/3 camera...

176768

176769

176770

Mark Sawyer
7-Apr-2018, 10:13
Quite lovely, Chris! A very impressionistic, "painterly" effect.

chris73
7-Apr-2018, 10:28
Thank you Mark. I didn't realize while shooting through the small screen of the panasonic gm1. Then a generous amount of Vibrance and a little dehaze etc did the job.
I think i will give another try these days as spring doesn't last long here.

It is a small magnifying glass with a diameter of about 35mm and of 110mm focal length aprox. Mounted on a cardboard tube with a stop of 10mm in dia. so, something like an f11 and 220mm equivalent for FF cameras.

Moogie
17-Apr-2018, 07:04
Here my first tryout to make a soft focus pictorialism image.
While still waiting for my ordered soft focus lens for my 4x5, I remembered I had a softar I around.
I hope a rose counts as well as it has some stings on it.

Used a Hasselblad 501c/m, Sonnar 150mm F/4, Softar I filter, Acros 100 in Microfine Stock slightly longer developed


https://farm1.staticflickr.com/865/41428182362_6001b03d0b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/267Sghf)
White_Rose (https://flic.kr/p/267Sghf) by Miguel Buschhauer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/144562239@N03/), on Flickr

tgtaylor
19-Apr-2018, 00:02
View in the Diablo Range California.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/885/26477111977_5824ca5834_z.jpg

I shot this some time back hand-held with a Pentax K1000 but didn't didn't think much of it because of the camera motion and/or the slightly out-of-focus look. I ran across it again this evening after admiring a An October Day in the White Mountains, 1854 - an oil on canvas painting by John Fredrick Kensett and changed my opinion of it.

Thomas

goamules
20-Apr-2018, 18:29
Well, the 2018 Prictorialism season is about to start in Arizona! Dallmeyer 25mm 1.9.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/861/27721413388_d37bc238f5_c.jpg

goamules
24-Apr-2018, 17:45
With the Pictorialist notion that composition is king, and with a nod to Georgia Okeefe, this shot:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/955/41681218221_4527586c2c_c.jpg

Louis Pacilla
24-Apr-2018, 18:02
That's a nice one Garrett!

goamules
3-May-2018, 17:53
Thanks pal! Some more just now, variety of lenses. These are so beautiful this time of year it hurts. Knowing that in 1 month it will be 110 degrees and a furnace like blast when you open the door, makes it all the more bittersweet.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/969/41158594784_f0f28e3da5_c.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/949/41158595414_5c8546aa70_c.jpg

goamules
4-May-2018, 17:57
And a true soft focus one. Kino Plasmat.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/967/41179164874_363d32993b_b.jpg

ScottPhotoCo
4-May-2018, 18:50
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/426902a13147b36d4a331ed48badccb9.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/a983e8be245a849d9d7804e71c76d8e6.jpg

Would these count?

Daniel Unkefer
5-May-2018, 15:02
In the "sharp and soft but not particularly prickly" vein, my contribution.

Plaubel Makiflex, hacked 180mm F2.8 CZJ Sonnar wide-open, Foma 200, Legacy Mic-X

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/24225980099_50879a5c8a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CULtS4)Makiflex 180mm Sonnar Foma 200 (https://flic.kr/p/CULtS4) by Nokton48 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/18134483@N04/), on Flickr

drew.saunders
31-Jul-2018, 20:49
After a 16 month hiatus (short answer: Cancer sucks! Long answer: Cancer really really sucks, and chemo is a pain!), I'm able to shoot with my Ebony again, so I took the Imagon and a 135 Symmar to the Arizona Cactus Garden here on the Stanford Campus and shot four sheets. First, the two with the Imagon (both with the 7.7/9.5 disk at H7.7):
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1816/43059335574_948b939240_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28B1miu)
07-29-18-001 (https://flic.kr/p/28B1miu) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1797/43059335424_b357aa2099_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28B1mfU)
07-29-18-002 (https://flic.kr/p/28B1mfU) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

And the two with the 135 Symmar-S, first at f/22, second at f/45. Everything on Delta 100:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1773/43059335234_20cd864f14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28B1mcC)
07-29-18-003 (https://flic.kr/p/28B1mcC) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/938/43059334854_93daec94f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28B1m65)
07-29-18-004 (https://flic.kr/p/28B1m65) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr

Fr. Mark
2-Aug-2018, 06:41
Drew,
Sorry that you have cancer. Lord have mercy!

I enjoy this thread and moved to TX over a year ago and even have cacti in my yard, but haven’t pointed a LF camera at them yet!

I especially like the ?yucca? picture. I like the sense of movement and the contrast/value range. I suspect that b/w is part of the key to it, in color the dried out tips would be too distracting.

drew.saunders
2-Aug-2018, 08:17
Drew,
Sorry that you have cancer. Lord have mercy!

I enjoy this thread and moved to TX over a year ago and even have cacti in my yard, but haven’t pointed a LF camera at them yet!

I especially like the ?yucca? picture. I like the sense of movement and the contrast/value range. I suspect that b/w is part of the key to it, in color the dried out tips would be too distracting.

Thanks!

Hopefully I've gone from have cancer to had cancer, but it'll be another 2 years of scans etc. before I get the "cancer free" sticker. Everyone: get your colonoscopy! Get one now! (Well, maybe not while at your computer, but you know...)

Anyway, the late evening light was quite nice in color, and probably would have worked on the spiky plant (I think it's the "tree yucca" as listed on the map here: https://lbre.stanford.edu/bgm/documents/arizona-garden). The contrast was insane, and I was worried after seeing all the clear areas on the negative, but I think it scanned well, and the black parts work OK, even if they lack any detail in them. I should learn the proper names for the "beach ball cactus" and "spiky tree like thing" and "tall, thin, cactus with pretty flowers" etc.

tgtaylor
2-Aug-2018, 11:08
I'm glad to hear that you have survived colon cancer. I believe that I have met you on a LF outing a few years back but do recall you at a print viewing at Tim's house a couple of years back. You seem to be quite young for colon cancer. When I was around your age I started to get polyps and read that 400mg daily of Vitamin D gets rid of them. So I started taking a vitamin D supplement daily (I still do) and the condition disappeared and never came back. For years I put off having a colonoscopy but finally gave in around 10 years ago with no abnormalities. So my doctor put another one off for 10 years and now prescribes the non-invasive test.


Thomas

goamules
2-Aug-2018, 12:42
Good shots all. Glad to see you Drew!

drew.saunders
2-Aug-2018, 13:34
I'm glad to hear that you have survived colon cancer. I believe that I have met you on a LF outing a few years back but do recall you at a print viewing at Tim's house a couple of years back. You seem to be quite young for colon cancer. When I was around your age I started to get polyps and read that 400mg daily of Vitamin D gets rid of them. So I started taking a vitamin D supplement daily (I still do) and the condition disappeared and never came back. For years I put off having a colonoscopy but finally gave in around 10 years ago with no abnormalities. So my doctor put another one off for 10 years and now prescribes the non-invasive test.


Thomas

Yes, we met at Tim's a few years ago. I was 49 and 9 months when my colon cancer made itself known in April 2017, but a huge tumor like mine (T4a for those who follow those things) would have taken 5-10 years to get to that size. No risk factors, no family history, just bad luck. I'm now taking high doses of vitamin D and calcium, as well as baby aspirin, as they've all been shown to reduce the recurrence of colon cancer. I will also get to "smile for the camera" every 3-5 years for my colonoscopies! Oh goody!

The non-invasive tests are definitely a good idea for everyone's 40th birthday. I wish I had them at 40 and 45, as one of them would have caught my cancer early enough to likely avoid chemo. Cancer was inconvenient, chemo was hell.

Drew

tgtaylor
2-Aug-2018, 14:37
Actually I misspoke - it's Calcium w/Vit D supplement that I have been taking and earlier this year I switched to taking 1/2 pill (250mg) daily instead of the 500mg it now comes in. As I said when I started to get polyps I started taking the Calcium supplements and the condition disappeared. But I wasn't drinking milk which, contains 35% of the RDA of calcium, as I now do. Milk, along with the 250 mg supplement and the multivitamin bring the total up to the 100% RDA. But note this article that I just ran across:

https://www.consumerreports.org/dietary-supplements/calcium-supplements-may-raise-the-risk-of-colon-polyps/

Thomas

goamules
11-Apr-2019, 12:41
It's prictorialism season again! Finally getting to use my vintage Voigtlander Nokton F1.5 in Prominent mount.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7859/33711131008_78eefe14cf_c.jpg

Mark Crabtree
12-Apr-2019, 07:36
It's prictorialism season again! Finally getting to use my vintage Voigtlander Nokton F1.5 in Prominent mount.


Nice. So, original Voigtlander, not the modern stuff. I remember seeing some work on the rangefinder forum with one of those and have to say it has about the most unusual out of focus rendering I've ever seen. You've made great use of it here. It reminds me just a little of something I saw years ago (maybe by you) with a Canon 1.5. But like that lens on steroids.

goamules
12-Apr-2019, 12:47
Thanks. Yes, I have the 1.5 Canon, and the Jupiter 3, all sonnar types. I think the Nokton is too. It's funny, but there is a new "Vintage Line" Voigtlander lens type, but how can a modern made lens be "vintage?"

cowanw
12-Apr-2019, 13:03
Yes, a wonderful background treatment; I suppose partly background, partly lens, but very expressive.

goamules
13-Apr-2019, 06:29
Thanks, I really like the early efforts to make very fast lenses for 35mm cameras in the 1940s and 1950s. This Nokton 50/1.5 I got on a Prominent exactly 2 years ago. I never shot the camera, I have way too many, and sold it and a couple less famous lenses. Then I started searching for an adapter to put it on Leicas. But I discovered that whereas most adapters cost $20, the Prominent adapters were around $230. After selling the camera, I had less than that much in the lens itself. The reason they are so expensive is they have to have the focusing helical. The Prominent camera does the focus, the lens just rides the mount. I'm a stubborn guy when it comes to prices, and decided to just watch and wait. 2 years later I got an excellent, CNC made Amedeo adapter for Leica M (https://live.staticflickr.com/7850/40565893883_eb8bd3a110_z.jpg), for a good price. I'm enjoying this lens a lot. Stopped down it becomes very sharp. As sharp as a Sumicron easily.

Mark Crabtree
13-Apr-2019, 09:49
Thanks, I really like the early efforts to make very fast lenses for 35mm cameras in the 1940s and 1950s. This Nokton 50/1.5 I got on a Prominent exactly 2 years ago. I never shot the camera, I have way too many, and sold it and a couple less famous lenses. Then I started searching for an adapter to put it on Leicas. But I discovered that whereas most adapters cost $20, the Prominent adapters were around $230. After selling the camera, I had less than that much in the lens itself. The reason they are so expensive is they have to have the focusing helical. The Prominent camera does the focus, the lens just rides the mount. I'm a stubborn guy when it comes to prices, and decided to just watch and wait. 2 years later I got an excellent, CNC made Amedeo adapter for Leica M (https://live.staticflickr.com/7850/40565893883_eb8bd3a110_z.jpg), for a good price. I'm enjoying this lens a lot. Stopped down it becomes very sharp. As sharp as a Sumicron easily.

I share your interest in fast lenses, but also like the designs coming out into the 1960's. My interest is for the speed, which I often need when shooting film, but I also have learned that I prefer the look of the earlier lenses. My main users are a mid 30's 5cm 1.5 Sonnar and a 1960's 35mm Summilux. If a more general thread pops up on classic era fast lenses I should have some contributions, but I mosty photograph people, and tend to avoid the prickly ones. I'm enjoying looking through the images here though.

goamules
16-Apr-2019, 06:38
Here are more from the Nokton 50/1.5. I think the background looks like a Monet:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47618400761_0a82ff4333_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46894095934_bfe4f19281_c.jpg

Tin Can
16-Apr-2019, 06:53
Like!

Double Like!

goamules
7-Nov-2019, 05:59
I got out the other evening and got a shot that looks in the style, except for no prickers you can see! We did find them, bushwacking back to the trail. (click for larger)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49027189682_3404244a57_h.jpg (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49027189682_3404244a57_h.jpg)

goamules
9-May-2020, 07:49
It's May in the desert again. 1956 Jupiter 8.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49874355221_c4afeb39f9_b.jpg

drew.saunders
17-Mar-2021, 19:18
Two more from yesterday's visit to my usual "sharp and spiny plants" location, the Arizona Cactus Garden at Stanford University. Both shot with the Imagon 250mm, and both rather under-exposed, which surprises me, as they were both in direct light, and I was worried about over-exposure.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51047854321_9f38b96444.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kLVABk)
03-16-2021-04 (https://flic.kr/p/2kLVABk) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr
Arizona Cactus Garden, Stanford University. Ebony 45SU, Rodenstock Imagon 250mm. H7.7/9.5 disk at H7.7, 1/100". Ilford Delta 100 film.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51047126333_af03b68635.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kLRScP)
03-16-2021-06 (https://flic.kr/p/2kLRScP) by Drew Saunders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_saunders/), on Flickr
Arizona Cactus Garden, Stanford University. Ebony 45SU, Rodenstock Imagon 250mm. H5.8/7.7 disk at H5.8, 1/100". Ilford Delta 100 film.

1/100 is what my shutter actually does when set to 1/125. I used the "4x" ND filter on both, and probably should have set the shutter to 1/60. Oh well, it was still fun to get out and shoot for the first time since September. Lockdown and cancer have made it inconvenient to get out and shoot.

Drew