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Nowhere near as interesting as the proceeding posts, but a B&W version of my day 10 entry.
Kind of what I experienced with the otherwise quite useful Olympus 14-150mm II - it had a couple of strong points (bokeh at the long end was fabulous), but quite a number of weaknesses, low maximum acuity being one of them. It was an okay lens overall, and really versatile - that's why I kept (and advocated) it for so long. But the truth is, even most cheaper (though shorter) zooms are sharper - some considerably so, like the tiny Panasonic 12-32mm; its nemesis was the clearly superior lens built into the cheap and cheerful Panasonic FZ1000. So, in the end, I had to move on. Anyhow, it's worth mentioning that the Nikon Z 24-200mm I'm now rocking as a superzoom is a totally different class of lens.A real jekyll and hyde lens. On the one hand I thought it managed to render my day 11 entry ok, but look at this - I purposely opened up the lens and it focused spot on the boat perfectly and exactly. If you zoom in on the boat you'll see what a dog's breakfast it made of it, well, at least compared to most lenses which I would expect to capture a lot more cleanly.
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Still, it blows the Summicron out of the water for sunstars
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To be fair, it captured this one ok:
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I have to say, Miquel, I like all four of these shots. Light and processing and composition give a real sense of "my home as an art gallery".Today - Day 11 - I wandered around the kitchen of my old house, photographing odds and ends. These are my 'outtakes' or alternatives from the day - but it was hard picking the official choice (a glass oil & vinegar 'dispenser', on a window ledge). The outtakes include pans, hanging suspended overhead from one of the pan-rack-hanging-thingies---
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This year's brightly-colored calendar which hangs on a nail in the wall--
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The old cabinets, which are 'original' and date back to the house's construction in 1902---
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And finally, though technically it's not actually 'in the kitchen', but in a small hallway that runs alongside - and old piece of sheet music that belonged to previous generations, which has somehow morphed, over the years, into an item of décor--
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I suspect each of the images has more sentimental value for me, than photographic value -- but there's something interesting and strange, to me at least, about seeing ordinary bits and pieces of my daily life, taken out of context and isolated in photographs.
This one really speaks to me.