Saturday, 30 January 2016

Hidey Hi!


While out EFRSing I had a go at some manual stuff as well. I've taken the plunge on a nice cheap 200mm f4 Takumar S-M-C Today was a perfect opportunity to give it a go. It's OK I suppose. 200mm is a bit long for this sort of stuff but hey ho!

A rather boring pic taken to extreme. It works for me

It can do it but not in very interesting way

I gave up and stuck the 50mm f1.4 back on and off we went

Now your talking

Fuzzy reeds again

Nice colours

The new Avalon Hide had lots of geometry to play with.

I don't do this as a rule but it was crying out to be done.

Big guns

That hide is brilliant. If you want to see what we saw have a look at our other site

I don't think the 200mm will be used much but I'm sure it will have it's day. I'll just have to make sure I have it with me!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Plastic fantastic


A game of two halves namely Saturday and Sunday. Both grey with a splash of welcome sunlight every now and then. Saturday was over at Hamwall trying to do a bit of EFRS stuff with very little luck they were all having a bit of a duvet day or should that be nest day!
But anyway there was little to inspire me so you'll have to make do with some hay bails. Yes really hay bails. It was pretty much all there was that caught my eye. Having said all that I'm not blaming the weather. It's the eye that doesn't see the new in the change of light. Work with what you have not wait for what you want.

So I did

Flappy longish exposure and a bit of texture with the 50mm f1.4 Takumar

When the sun did shine I plumped for the cliche with the sun in the reeds with the 135mm f2.5 Takumar.

And a bit more texture with the 50mm f1.4 Takumar again

So after being thoroughly underwhelmed on Saturday I went out to Stolford on the coast just down from Steart. It's a nice spot. Long shingle and rock banks of sea defences and wide far reaching muddy beaches overlooked by the monolith of Hinckley Point. It started with the Takumar 50mm f1.4 on the rock.

This didn't come out as well as I thought but oh well!

I camped down close to a water outlet. I assume its run off rather than sewage!!

Then on to the beach

And back onto the rocks with some serious shapes in them.

Walking back up onto the path I was met with a nice bit of yellow ball action

Final stop before home was this culvert on the path over the water outlet. It was so dark I didn't need to play with the settings much to bet that fuzzy water stuff. I love the colours as well as the geometry in this one.

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