playing with an old lens this morning

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Luke, May 13, 2016.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Sometimes when I'm bored with photography, I just need to grab an old manual focus lens and get down on the floor to shoot the dogs (or cat). Here's a few I like from this morning. Two are Oly art filters, and two are just heavily processed. All four shot with the Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 on an Olympus E-M1.

    Charlie is enjoying the watching the buds turn into leaves.

    26921098491_945f3f6c0f_h.jpg P5120046 by Luke, on Flickr

    Lucy rests peacefully as the new leaves shrink her sunny spot in the front window

    26956213726_574c58d93b_h.jpg P5120042 by Luke, on Flickr

    f1.4 and the grainy art filter are a guilty pleasure. It makes me feel like I shot film without the headache or expense.

    26385474753_38a1467091_h.jpg P5120050 by Luke, on Flickr

    And the dramatic tone filter always seems to match the dramatic look of our psychotic cat Oscar

    26895236072_daae06b1ce_h.jpg P5120056 by Luke, on Flickr
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    The first and last are really great. The last one has a lovely juxtaposition of elements. The first one is probably more personal taste. I like those sunny windows with dust on them because that's often the sight I get when I see my pets sitting in the sun.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    You should have seen the first shot BEFORE I cleaned the inside of the window. It was just a bunch of gross noseprints. Since I was still in my pajamas, I decided that washing the outside of the windows would wait for another day.