In the backyard ...

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by rst, May 22, 2010.

  1. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 25, 2010
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    Some images from the backyard, still very satisfied with the shallow depth of field possible with the f1.7/20mm.


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    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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  2. wdvaughn

    wdvaughn New to Mu-43

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    May 22, 2010
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    Looks better than anything I've done in my backyard with Olympus 17mm. Is there really that big a difference between the 1.7.and 2.8? Of course could be relative skill of the photog - my E-PL1 is first non-P&S camera.
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Very nice and the tone is beautiful......
     
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  4. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Yes that can make a difference if you go for shallow depth of field. It is not only the difference of f1.7 and f2.8 but also between 20mm and 17mm and probably the minimal focus distance of the lens. I do not know how near you can go with the 17mm lens but all of the above images are done around the nearest focus distance of the 20mm.

    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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  5. JoeG

    JoeG Mu-43 Regular

    Great images, as always. I've become a real fan of your work. I'd like to do more with b+w, if there were world enough and time, but I don't have a clue how to achieve that lustrous tonality.

    Do you use some special processing to get that glow?
     
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  6. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Not that I am aware of. Part of that glow may come from the unsharp areas in the images and the special bokeh of the Panasonic 20mm lens. The other part might be the split toning with a warm color in the highlights and a more cold color in the shadows. It is a kind of a standard processing, so I do not have to invest too much time.

    Cheers
    Ruediger

    PS: And in the meantime, thanks for the kind comments.
     
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  7. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Maybe I continue with a few more images. And since we were talking about bokeh and the 20mm lens, here is an example of the bokeh of an adapted lens, an old Tamron f4/80-200mm with a Nikon mount. The nice part about this lens, the near focus distance is only 90cm, which is pretty close for a non-macro lens of that focal length.

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    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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  8. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    And two more ...

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    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Ruediger,
    These remind me of my old Deardorff days.....The tones are exceptional......
    Keep em' coming....
     
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  10. rst

    rst Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Germany
    Here is another with the old Tamron zoom lens.

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    Cheers
    Ruediger