Stills V3

March 19, 2011

Things change

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 19:34

Actually a quick test shot playing with a 1961 135 elmar

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6 Comments »

  1. From what I have read over the years, I wonder how many Leica owners use a lens of this focal length. Seems to do the job though.

    The unruly top could be a fringe of hair, which adds to the pedal toy to give a childlike air to the shot, notwithstanding the very serious stack of wood. I do worry for the flowepot though, as the wood could take it flying any time!

    A fun collection of objects that make for a very English garden, rather like one of your earliest shots.

    Comment by zavaell — March 24, 2011 @ 07:36

  2. Mmm. I have a bit of a fascination with the english archetype… not trying to copy or ape, but I’ve spent too much time looking at Ravillious (as well as Bown and Wylie in the Hebrides) perhaps.

    The 135 wasn’t an obvious choice, but actually works quite well on an rf – and allowed me to give up the slr:)

    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 24, 2011 @ 22:16

  3. Well I looked up the lens and followed the photographers mentioned, so an interesting evening.

    An abandoned car and a pile of wood, it could be any number of british gardens.

    Comment by Rex — March 25, 2011 @ 21:46

  4. Indeed, a classic location shot in content but with that slight twist. Amazing how the plastic materials date it ot the present.

    Comment by doonster — March 27, 2011 @ 06:32

  5. As one unfamiliar with what makes “a very English garden”, I’m still enjoying the image for its content and arrangement. Also unfamiliar with the lens, but the look and tonal range here is certainly pleasing.

    Rex, your “abandoned car” comment gave me a smile. Thanks.

    Comment by Christina — April 2, 2011 @ 14:31

  6. a good collection of tones and textures, well balanced and continues to be interesting.

    I feel like I would like to see just a bit more of the bottom of the wheels to see where this scene connects to the ground. So for me a little to much ‘cropping’ from what may have been there.

    Comment by rhoehne — April 5, 2011 @ 10:22


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