North East England, Manual Focus

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by OpenCS, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    A couple of scenes from North East England over the past week or so, all taken with manual legacy lenses (Sigma 24 f/2.8, Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, Zuiko 135mm f/3.5).

    Tyne Bridge, Newcastle
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    North Northumberland, from halfway up its second-highest hill
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    The top of said hill (Hedgehope)
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    Cotton Grass
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    Cotton Grass, again
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    Stone Ripple (a cup-and-ring mark, prehistoric rock art)
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    Summer
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    I never even use my automatic focus stuff any more. So satisfying to get results from kit like this - a second hand EPM1 and a collection of prime lenses, gear that cost me only around £200 in total.
     
  2. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Lovely indeed, I really like the second and the last :)
     
  3. burdickjp

    burdickjp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2013
    I like the B&W cotton grass one. Great shot.
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Yeah the "Cotton grass.again" is really something.
     
  5. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    168
    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    Thanks all :) I find myself enjoying photography much more again when I'm forcing myself to use manual primes, brings back something of the old challenge.
     
  6. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

    168
    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    A couple more, then I'm done :)

    Cheviot Hills
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    Forest Floor
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    Grass & Bokeh
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    Baby Fern
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  7. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Beautiful set once again :)