Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
A shot of a polished stone for Theme Thursday's Mineral Challenge. I built an adapter so that I could use my old FD lenses and bellows on my 5D. I had to get very close. The stone is sitting on a dime.
This is my setup for shooting the stone (excuse the mess on my table.) The stone can be seen sitting on the dime. The depth of field is very shallow and so it all looks quite fuzzy. It was an experiment and needs lots of fine tuning, especially with the light.
My original thought for Mineral was to post a shot of a friend Al who a miner in a play. Yep, Miner Al. I opted for this instead.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
When you are shooting photos, it is always nice to have a good piece of Glass. Not essential of course but very helpful.
The glass in this Kodak No. 3-A Folding Brownie Camera from 1902 (before I born) doesn't have great glass by today's standards but it works very well none the less. It has been decades since I used it but it worked well when I did.
You can bypass the glass altogether and use a pinhole camera but I do like some good glass in my cameras. Or, as in this camera, glass and brass.
Posted by Michael Rawluk at 10:27 AM
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
- I got my first camera, a Canon Ft QL, in 1974. It was supplemented by a Canon F1 in 1976 so that I could have a camera for black and white and one for colour. I still have those beauties but now they have eased into retirement. They relax on my shelf beside many other old beauties.Now I use a Canon 5D MK II. How convenient to use one camera for both colour and black and white.