A couple of test images from my Sigma 10–20mm lens. You have to get really close to things; for example, the front element of the lens was about a hand’s breadth away from the muzzle of the field gun.
The lens handles flare pretty well (the Super Wide Heliar 15mm sometimes went to pieces), and the D70 meters the wide lens accurately. I’m happy.
meep! A picture of mine has been frontpaged on treehugger. And it’s not one of my best, either.
Snapping turtle, as seen as a paranoiac-critical image in a discarded gyro wrapper, Chester TTC
I found we had some of the best mini traffic cones ever in the office. They’re really tough, made of a kind of squishy plastic. We also have full-sized ones of the same material. Don’t know where we got them, but if Robyn Hitchcock ever starts up his cone artwork again, these would be perfect for miniatures.
My Future Photo just arrived. I didn’t know that Canada Post could move so quickly. The quality’s great, too.
I’ve just ordered some digital prints from Future Photo. Their website seems to work pretty well. Let’s see how they turn out.
I do have one complaint — they send your username and password in clear
text by e-mail when you register. Bad futureshop, no FMCG!
I want to print some of my D70 pictures, so I asked the GTABloggers what they used:
I’m looking for a non-proprietary upload system, so Ofoto is out. I’d like to try photocentre.ca, but I know no-one who has tried them.
We found a baby bunny by the side of the road. He seems a bit stunned, but otherwise okay.
ZoÃ« has veterinarian training, so she’s looking after him.
He fits in the palm of your hand, and is unbearably cute.
Here’s a better picture (thumbnail links to larger image):
Both pictures by Dave.
A small selection of the photos I took are here: http://scruss.com/gallery/scotland2004.
More will follow shortly.
more than somewhat subjective:
- don’t make the blades blur into a propeller-style disc
- don’t show parked turbines
- don’t show a windfarm with the turbines all pointing in different directions
- don’t make ’em loom
I’ll expand on this later.
I’ve decided I really loathe all those composited, over-sharpened retouched images that folks spew out of photoshop. Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should.
To this end, I will mostly photograph without lenses for a while, using pinholes. A small gallery of mostly pinhole images is hereÂ (or possibly here: Pinhole).
After all, as Cartier-Bresson once remarked to Helmut Newton: “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.”
I would have told you about my success with pinhole photography last night, but Toronto Hydro decided we didn’t need electricity. Here’s our backyard during a thunderstorm, taken on a 8×10″ paper negative in a modified mailing box. Effective aperture is f/75, exposure time 24’45”. Photo paper makes slow film!